Mary of Denmark wears new tiara in Oslo

The wife of King Frederik mother, Queen Margrethe II.

Queen Sonja’s emeralds, Princess Mette-Marit’s amethysts, Princess Astrid’s turquoises… A state banquet wouldn’t really be a state banquet without a parade of tiaras. A tradition to which Queen Mary of Denmark willingly complies… While in Sweden, for her first state visit, she wore Queen Ingrid’s ruby ​​set – which she has had since her marriage in 2004 – this 14 May 2024, it was the pear and diamond pearl tiara that she had chosen, reserved for queens and queen consorts. A jewel inherited from Princess Louise of Prussia, wife of Prince Frederick of Orange-Nassau, then bequeathed to their daughter – also named Louise – who became Queen of Denmark by marrying the future Frederick VIII.

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King Harald V alongside Queen Mary, Queen Sonja on the arm of King Frederik Oslo. © Heiko Junge /NTB/Scanpix Norway/ABACAPRESS.COM

Why such a choice ? The pear pearl tiara, as precious as it is, is not part of the Crown Jewels… Mary of Denmark can therefore wear it abroad, unlike the four adornments exhibited at Rosenberg Castle, the most important of which is set with large diamonds. It is also one of them – the emerald set – that Mary wore in the first official portrait of the royal couple, released last April and intended to be exhibited in institutions and state services. , Danish embassies and consulates.

During his toast, King Harald V praised the quality of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Norway before a more personal tribute… © Heiko Junge /NTB/Scanpix Norway/ABACAPRESS.COM

In Oslo, however, this avalanche of stones and pearls did not detract from the good-natured atmosphere of the banquet. With, as a climax, the touching speech of King Harald, only too happy to make the Danes applaud for their 20th wedding anniversary.

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Gala dinner in Oslo for the state visit of Danish sovereigns
From left to right, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, King Frederik X of Denmark, Queen Mary, King Harald V of Norway, Queen Sonja and Princess Astrid. © @DetNorskeKongehuset /Kimm Saatvedt
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