Queen Mary and King Frederik Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Royal Tour of Norway

Queen Mary and King Frederik of Denmark mark their 20th wedding anniversary with a royal tour of Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. The tour includes state visits, meetings with dignitaries, and showcases Queen Mary's impeccable fashion choices.

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Bijay Laxmi
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Queen Mary and King Frederik Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Royal Tour of Norway

Queen Mary and King Frederik Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Royal Tour of Norway

Queen Mary and King Frederik of Denmark are marking their 20th wedding anniversary in a unique way - with a royal tour of Norway. The couple, who tied the knot on May 14, 2004, at Copenhagen Cathedral, have chosen to forgo a romantic day together and instead embark on their first State Visit from Denmark since King Frederik X's accession to the throne in January.

The royal tour, which will also include visits to Sweden, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland throughout the spring and early summer, sees the couple currently in Oslo. They are set to meet with the President of the Storting and Prime Minister during their time in Norway's capital. The Royal Yacht Dannebrog will serve as their residence throughout the visits.

Queen Mary, known for her impeccable fashion choices, has already showcased her sartorial prowess during the Swedish leg of the tour. "During the Swedish leg of the tour, Queen Mary showcased her impeccable sartorial choices, featuring timeless tailoring, feminine silhouettes, and rich jewel tones with a Scandinavian sensibility," a fashion commentator noted. From a bespoke white tweed dress by Danish designer Mark Kenly Domino Tan to a striking beige and burgundy ensemble by Jesper Hovring, the Queen has been turning heads with her stylish outfits.

The Queen's jewelry choices have also been noteworthy, often featuring Scandinavian designers such as Ole Lynggaard and Rebekka Notkin. Her blue brooch, an heirloom from her mother-in-law Queen Margrethe, has been a mainstay accent throughout the tour. For the state banquet in Sweden, Queen Mary wore the stunning Danish Ruby Parure Tiara, along with matching earrings, necklace, brooch, and bracelet set.

The royal couple's 2004 wedding was a grand affair, attended by numerous royal guests and relatives from around the world. Queen Mary, then Crown Princess, wore an elegant Uffe Frank gown of ivory duchess satin lined with silk organza, paired with the Diamond Wedding Tiara, a gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik, and Marianne Dulong South Sea Pearl Earrings. King Frederik, then Crown Prince, donned the dress uniform of the Royal Danish Navy with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Elephant and the Neck Badge and Star of the Order of the Dannebrog.

As Queen Mary and King Frederik continue their royal tour of Norway, marking two decades of marriage, their commitment to their royal duties and each other shines through. The couple's decision to celebrate this milestone with a State Visit underscores their dedication to strengthening ties between Denmark and its Scandinavian neighbors, even as they reflect on 20 years of love and partnership.

Key Takeaways

  • Queen Mary and King Frederik of Denmark celebrate 20th wedding anniversary with a royal tour of Norway.
  • The tour includes visits to Sweden, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland throughout the spring and early summer.
  • Queen Mary showcases her fashion sense with stylish outfits and Scandinavian jewelry during the tour.
  • The royal couple's 2004 wedding was a grand affair with royal guests and relatives from around the world.
  • The State Visit underscores their commitment to strengthening ties between Denmark and its Scandinavian neighbors.