Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Latvia

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark are on an Official Visit to Latvia on December 6th and 7th, to celebrate the Centenary of Independence. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex are among the other Royals that have also visited Latvia this year as part of visits to the Baltic States to mark their Centenary of Independence.

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary started their day at an Official Welcome Ceremony at Riga Castle, where they were received by President Raimonds Vējonis and First Lady Iveta Vējone, before they signed the guestbook and had a meeting with the Presidential Couple. Afterwards, the Crown Princely Couple laid flowers at the Freedom Monument in Riga, before participating in a Book Donation Ceremony at the Latvia National Library to mark the Centenary of Independence.

Following, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended an Official Luncheon hosted by the Chairman of the Latvian Parliament, followed by a Reception in the Great Guild Concert Hall, and a Concert by Concerto Copenhagen. In the evening, President Raimonds Vējonis and First Lady Iveta Vējone hosted an Official Dinner in honour of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, and the Danish Delegation at Riga Castle. Both the President and Crown Prince gave speeches.


5 thoughts on “Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Latvia

  1. Oh, that is such a nice jacket that Crown Princess Mary is wearing! It’s probably a jacquard print on velvet or something wonderful like it. I read in your story that they had an official dinner. Was it white tie? Was a tiara involved?

    1. I expected black tie (like the Norwegian, British, and Dutch visits), but it appears she wore the jacket for the Official Dinner, after the Reception!

      1. Well, that leaves tiaras out of the picture, right? I guess it must have been just like a nice dinner in a nice restaurant. Sigh! Sometimes the definition of Official Dinner is quite casual, isn’t it?

      2. That’s the odd thing! It was still in Riga Castle, but suit and tie! However, Queen Margrethe attended a Gala in London today, and so we might get a gown from her (I have the article pre-written, just waiting for the pictures)!

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