Friday, 15 April 2016

Mary leads the way on day two of Mexican State Visit

She totally wowed at the State Dinner on day one and as the State Visit to Denmark by the President of Mexico and his wife continued, Crown Princess Mary kept on sparkling. Throughout a day of engagements and then a glittering evening event hosted by the guests, day two was led by Mary.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark on day two of the State Visit by the President of Mexico and his wife

Mary began by taking the First Lady of Mexico, Angelica Rivera, on a school visit to see her Free of Bullying work in action.  The went to a kindergarten which uses the no bullying  methods and ideas that have been developed by the Mary Foundation. These include discussion boards and special books.

Mary explains some of the work of her foundation to the First Lady of Mexico during the State Visit

The two women spent time hearing about the initiative and seeing it in action with the children. The scheme also runs in primary schools.

The Crown Prince of Denmark and the President of Mexico on day two of the State Visit

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Frederik accompanied the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, to a business conference for discussions, speeches and the signing of an agreement.

The four then met up to go to another school and again it was Mary leading the way.  This visit was to Tjornegaard School in Gentofte.

For the day events, Mary chose a chic navy blue dress with draping effect on the front and added a pale coat to keep out the chill.

The evening saw the Crown Princess of Denmark go summery as she and other members of the Royal Family attended a dinner at the Hotel d'Angeleterre in Copenhagen given by Enrique Pena Nieto and Angelica Rivera. Mary chose a light print skirt and black sleeveless top with the merest wisp of a shawl.

 But while Mary looked ready for summer, her sister in law was feeling the chill. Princess Mary attended in a heavy black coat with white details and a white skirt underneath.

And while Mary might have dominated the day, it's all about how you finish and the night belonged to Queen Margrethe. As we found out her husband has dropped his title of Prince Consort, the Queen of Denmark emerged wearing regal red, a cape that means business and carrying a bag so fantastically jewelled and adorned it needs several looks just to start with. Margrethe looked majestic and while Mary might have led the way, it was Denmark's queen who ruled the visit.

There is more about April's State Visits on the special page here.

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