Princess Mary has stepped away from the spotlight in recent months due to the coronavirus outbreak, but this week she recommenced her royal duties and attended her first official outing since the pandemic was declared, with a visit to a local museum.
The 48-year-old looked absolutely gorgeous in a summery ensemble, which included a floral patterned full-length skirt, paired with a simple white blouse. She completed the outfit with a pair of light blue heels and carried a gold clutch in her hand as she inaugurated the Nordic region’s new museum for glass, Holmegaard Works.
Mary’s beautiful brunette locks were styled down with slight waves for the outing, while she accessorised with dangly, pearl earrings and a dainty silver necklace. The visit to the museum marked a special occasion for the community, with the museum telling the history of the Danes over the last 200 years through arts and crafts.
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Designmuseet Holmegaard Værk, som er Nordens nye museum for glas, keramik og design, blev i dag indviet af H.K.H. Kronprinsessen. Museet fortæller om danskernes historie gennem de sidste 200 år – formidlet gennem kunsthåndværk som glas og keramik. Holmegaard Værk er bygget op om Holmegaard Glasværk, som har ligget på matriklen siden 1825. Glasværket måtte lukke i 2008, men ovnene og værkstederne fra det gamle værk er bevaret som museets kerne. Under besøget mødte Kronprinsessen en række af de glaspustere, som nu for første gang siden 2008 skaber nyt og moderne design i de gamle værksteder. Hendes Kongelige Højhed fik også mulighed for at se en af Nordens største glassamlinger med 42.000 Holmegaardglas og verdens største Kählersamling med flere end 6.000 originale Kählergenstande.
The new building is built on the Holmegaard Glassworks, which has been on the land since 1825, but was unfortunately forced to close in 2008. Thankfully, the furnaces and workshops from the old workshop were preserved and now serve as the museum’s core.
During her visit to the museum, the princess met with a number of the glass blowers, who are creating new and modern designs in the old workshops for the first time since 2008. Her royal highness was also given the opportunity to view one of the largest glass collections in the Nordic countries, with a whopping 42,000 pieces, and the world’s largest Kähler collection, which features more than 6,000 original Kähler objects.
Mary’s appearance has excited royal fans who haven’t seen her out and about for some time now, with many taking to social media to share their love for the princess and thanks for celebrating the opening of the museum.
“Always nice to see our crown princess,” @spl.med.hjertet wrote on Instagram. “She’s so beautiful and looks so sweet and summery. Isn’t this the first official event in the royal house since Denmark closed down March 11? Denmark is on its way back to normal again. Thank you crown princess Mary for visiting the new Holmegaard Words museum, whose art is worth a visit for everyone.”
“Big thanks to an incredible interesting, sweet and engaged HRH Crown Princess Mary for visiting the new Holmegaard Words Museum today,” @fritidsfotograf.sidsel commented. While @cecilienielsen820 said: “Beautiful Crown Princess Mary – so interesting and sympathetic.”
Although Princess Mary has been self-isolating like everyone else across the world due to the pandemic, she hasn’t disappeared from public life altogether. During the lockdown period the Danish royal family celebrated Princess Isabella’s 13th birthday and the occasion was marked with the release of a series of gorgeous photos of Mary’s eldest daughter.
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🇩🇰 Det er Hendes Kongelige Højhed Prinsesse Isabellas 13-års fødselsdag, og i dagens anledning er det en glæde for Kronprinsparret at dele et nyt billede af Prinsessen. Derudover markerer Kronprinsparret, at Prinsesse Isabella nu er teenager ved at offentliggøre fire private billeder fra Hendes Kongelige Højheds liv. 📸 H.K.H. Kronprinsessen©️
“It is Her Royal Highness Princess Isabella’s 13th birthday, and for today’s occasion it is a pleasure for the Crown Prince couple to share a new image of the Princess,” a post on the Danish royal family’s Instagram page read. “In addition, the Crown Prince couple marks that Princess Isabella is now a teenager by publishing four private photos from Her Royal Highness’s life.”
The first image was a brand new photograph of the teenage princess, taken by her mother Crown Princess Mary. In the photo, Isabella can be seen smiling sweetly at the camera, with the youngster bearing a striking resemblance to her mother.
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, who also share children Prince Christian, 14, and nine-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, also shared an adorable baby photograph of Isabella, as well as an image of her with her grandmother, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
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