We were going to wait until next week’s Bits to cover this, but I saw Daisy’s arrival outfit and thought I might put up a post tomorrow. Then Daisy, bless her heart, busted out a tiara, and all plans were thrown to the wind. Maybe she saw the excitement in Norway and decided that she wanted to do some tiara-ing too? Whatever the impetus, here we all are.
On November 10-13, 2021, HM The Queen and HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark will lead a business delegation to Berlin, Germany, where Danish companies have the opportunity to participate in networking events and meetings with potential business partners.
The overall theme of the state visit is sustainability. Sustainability is on the political agenda in Germany – especially within energy, the health sector and food and agriculture – and Germany is looking towards Denmark for inspiration. The visit will provide platforms for high-level discussions and exchange of experience within the above-mentioned sectors.Healthcare Denmark
The full program can be found here.
Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik arrived arm-in-arm to visit the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. The Danish queen and her son are conducting a state visit to Germany, including the country’s federal capital, Berlin, and that of its largest state, Munich, from November 10-13. I believe most of Daisy’s ensemble is a repeat, however, I don’t have previous outings at hand. She is well put together here, no doubt, and I love these slightly different colors for autumn.
The real reason that we have all gathered here unexpectedly is that Daisy decided, black-tie only or not, she was going to wear a tiara for this visit. The Pearl Poiré set came out to play. It’s a lovely historic choice for the visit. The green lace dress is also a repeat – our theme for the week – worn, among other times, for the 2015 New Year’s Levees.
Excellent hair, Your Majesty.
There was a little drama added to the proceedings, too. Let us hope the pearl was retrieved and is in the care of a hofdame offstage!
At some point between Queen Margrethe’s arrival and greeting the guests at tonight’s State Banquet in Berlin, one of the pearls of the historic Danish Pearl Poiré Brooch has fallen off!
— The Royal Watcher (@saadsalman719) November 10, 2021
The royals are bringing the drama this week sartorially. I so appreciate high-impact Daisy, and that is what she is here.
The Queen had a busy day of events and she brought perfect Queen style along. The day brought a visit to several cultural centers, which as we know, is one of Daisy’s passions. Among other stops, she opened a business conference, visited the Pierre Boulez concert hall, and viewed the sobering exhibit of Holocaust survivor portraits at the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation.
I want to write an ode to hat pins, hats, and true Queens. Let’s just drink in these photos of the chapeaus worn during this trip. This type of royaling is fast retreating, and I am going to absorb it while I can.
We have not forgotten that Fred is on this trip, too. He has been doing his part of the work, albeit in a more understated style.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Elke Büdenbender, his wife, Fred, and Daisy all attended a reception at the Historisches Museum Berlin. Bless Daisy for bringing TWO tiaras on this trip. She knows how we have been thirsty for them. She nestled the Baden Palmette into her hair, put on one of my favorite gowns, and dazzled. Thanks to our Hofdame LuckeyGirl we know she wore this previously at the New Year’s Levees in 2020 and in 2017. She’s glad to be back. I’m glad she’s back.
The Queen is back with a vengeance. Here is full-on hatted, scarfed, and be-ringed Daisy, holding forth as a Queen should. She is shown on the roof of the Humboldt Forum prior to and during a press conference. Excellent ensemble Your Majesty.
She handed out orders in quite the glamorous room.
Große Ehre: Habe heute den Dannebrogorden, den dänischen Verdienstorden, durch Königin Margrethe II. verliehen bekommen. Der Sage nach soll der Orden schon im Jahre 1219 gestiftet worden sein. Danke für diese Auszeichnung und willkommen in Bayern, Eure Majestät! pic.twitter.com/m03xjNYK3V
— Markus Söder (@Markus_Soeder) November 12, 2021
You know the drill. Post your pictures if you have them, and we’ll circle back with official photos as they appear. A two tiara week – WHEEEEE!!!! Tomorrow’s post is here today. Get busy everyone!