When my brain isn’t occupied with a jumble of other thoughts, I reflect on the issues royals face when finding winter coats. There are so many factors to consider; is it warm enough, visible enough, appropriate, and not accentuating bulk distribution in the wrong places? It’s a minefield. Poppins Princess Mary has most of it figured out. Case in point, this Claes Iversen pink number has served her well.
Claes Iversen is a relatively new designer in the Crown Princess’ closet. She was first seen wearing their designs in 2017. Iversen uses relatively thick fabric (which hits the “warm” requirement) and typically adds some embellishment to the design. They are also known for using a lot of colors, often in slightly different tones.
Mary was first seen in this pink embellished coat on a visit to Latvia in December 2018. She accessorized with a pink hat, as one does when one goes a-visiting in a royal capacity.
It’s a statement piece, so she left it in the closet until everyone forgot about it. Last week she broke it out for the opening of the Crown Princess Mary Exhibit. This was not a hatted appearance but those earrings are a festive match.
Just in case you haven’t gotten enough of pink, here’s a new pink piece. The Crown Princess gave a series of interviews and the court released new photos to accompany them. Mary was photographed in a new gown by Jenny Packham. The pink sparkly dress has a strong resemblance to another princess gown owned by the Duchess of Cambridge. Per Royal Fashion Police on Instagram Crown Princess Mary is wearing the “Georgia” (with updated sleeves) and the Duchess of Cambridge wore the “Tenile”.
#NEW New pictures of Crown Princess Mary for her interview with Danish Financial Times ahead of her 50th birthday 🇩🇰
They were taken at Amalienborg Palace by Hasse Nielsen pic.twitter.com/galiPry1zm
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) February 2, 2022
Not quite pink but in the family, here she is in a new velvet suit by Temperley London. If I were a Princess running around grey, cold Denmark in February, I’d wear it every day! They seem to have found a good use for the Zoom Room – Mary’s clothes have really worked against this backdrop.
I’m throwing in the towel on the pink theme because Mary kept appearing in great outfits. Here she is with the twins, checking out the “Mary’s Australian Garden” at the Copenhagen Zoo wearing a Hobbs checked coat.