Crown Princess Mary proved she’s not afraid of outfit repeating as she stepped out in her favourite green skirt for a glittering engagement on Saturday.
Denmark’s future queen, 49, looked radiant in the $265 H&M Conscious dress she had tailored into a skirt at the Crown Prince Couple’s Awards, a collection of cultural prizes she presents each year with husband Prince Frederik, 53.
The awards were established 17 years ago as a wedding gift from the Bikuben Foundation, after the couple married at Copenhagen Cathedral on May 14, 2004.
It is the fourth time in three years that Mary has been spotted in the customised skirt since she first wore it to the launch of Copenhagen Fashion Summit in 2018.
Crown Princess Mary proved she’s not afraid of outfit repeating as she stepped out in her favourite green skirt for the annual Crown Prince Couple’s Awards on Saturday
Denmark’s future queen had this $265 H&M Conscious dress cut into a skirt back in 2018
The mother-of-four, born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania, styled the statement piece with an elegant black top and a pair of $1,225 mesh panelled pumps from one of her favourite footwear designers, Gianvito Rossi.
Mary, who is known for recycling expensive fashion pieces and re-wearing them with effortless flair, was immaculately made up and wore her hair in an elaborate chignon at the nape of her neck.
Photos uploaded to the Danish royal family’s official Instagram account, Det Danske Kongehuset, attracted widespread praise, with dozens raving about Mary’s beauty.
‘Her Royal Highness is always so elegant,’ one woman wrote, while a second called Mary and Fred the ‘most beautiful couple ever’.
Mary and Fred were the picture of elegance as they posed for photos ahead of the Crown Prince Couple’s Awards, founded 17 years ago after they married in Copenhagen in 2004
The mother-of-four styled her statement skirt with an elegant black top and a pair of $1,225 (AUD) mesh panelled pumps from one of her favourite footwear designers, Gianvito Rossi
Mary was immaculately made up and wore her hair in an elaborate chignon at the nape of her neck
The Princess is a passionate advocate for sustainability, throwing her support behind environmental initiatives including the Global Fashion Agenda and Fair Festival, Denmark’s largest digital showcase of sustainable products.
Known for her sartorial creativity, the former advertising executive is often seen in the same outfits and loves to wear one of her jewel-encrusted necklaces as a tiara.
In June, the Princes paid tribute to her Australian roots by wearing one of her favourite dresses from a Sydney fashion label to a concert in Odense, 167km south of the capital, Copenhagen.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore one of her favourite dresses from a Sydney fashion label at the ‘Mind of Music’ concert in Odense on June 4, 2021
Mary last wore the $825 Moss & Spy gown on a three-day tour of Paris in October 2019 when she visited with her husband, Prince Frederik, 52.
She wore the same blue silk heels from Gianvito Rossi that she wore in France almost two years ago and carried the same midnight coloured clutch bag.
That trip came days after Mary was made a regent by her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, meaning she can perform duties as head of state when the Queen is otherwise engaged.
Mary was the fourth member of the Danish royal family to be named regent after Frederik, 53, his brother Prince Joachim, 52, and the Queen’s sister Princess Benedikte, 77, who are all official stand-ins for the monarch.
Mary last wore the gown (right) on a three-day tour of Paris in October 2019 (left) when she visited with her husband, Prince Frederik, 52
Mary (left) shares four children – Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 14, and 10-year-old wins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – with her husband, Crown Prince Frederik (right)
The Crown Princess will become Queen of Denmark when Frederik ascends to the throne, following the death or abdication of his mother.
When Mary met Frederik at the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics, she had no idea he was the heir to a European throne.
The couple maintained a long distance relationship until Mary moved to Copenhagen where they married in May 2004.
Denmark’s future king and queen share four children, Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 14, and 10-year-old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.