1/1/16: Tiaras at the Danish New Year’s Day Reception

Happy New Year from Royal Tiaras! We hope that you have a sparkly, tiara filled 2016. The Danish royal family got the year off to a great start with their annual New Year’s Day reception featuring gowns, orders and tiaras galore.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrived first. Marie wore an embroidered cream two piece gown and the Danish Diamond Floral Tiara. She also added some pretty sparkly accessories to this rather bland outfit–silver shoes and clutch along with a lovely aquamarine cocktail ring on her right hand.

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik were next to arrive. The windy evening gave Mary’s dress some lift to show off the beaded pencil skirt below the amazing velvet train. This dress is has a similar silhouette to the red velvet dress she wore to last year’s New Year’s Day celebrations. Mary wore her (and my) favorite Danish tiara–the Ruby Parure Tiara. Similar to Marie’s floral tiara this gem has quite the presence and Mary has shown that she can make the rubies look fantastic with any color.

Last to arrive (and with much traditional fanfare, see video below) was Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. Margrethe wore a classic style beaded blue gown, the most fabulous fur wrap and the Pearl Poire Tiara. This tiara is another one of my favorite Danish tiaras, simply because, to me, it is the quintessential royal tiara. Queen Margrethe announced in her New Year’s speech that Prince Henrik will be ‘retiring’ from royal duties, something that wasn’t exactly shocking to hear, but it was a little unusual for such an announcement to come in the Queen’s speech instead of through a formal press release.

Make sure to go watch this video posted on the royal family’s YouTube channel to see the wind give life to Mary’s dress and to see the sparkle of these tiaras in HD.