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Isn’t She Lovely? No. 7 | feat. Mary in Vogue

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The Crown Princess of Denmark has once again, graced the cover of Vogue Australia.  It’s been twelve years since her first appearance on the cover of Vogue Australia in 2004.   Since that interview, the Crown Princess’ life has transformed from becoming the wife of the Crown Prince of Denmark to carving out a very successful career for herself and becoming a mother to four beautiful children.  In the interview, the Crown Princess shares her passion and commitment to her patronages and also to her family. See a full transcription of the interview here.

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Isn’t She Lovely | No. 6 feat. Kate

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Since her wedding to the future King of England, I personally considered the Duchess of Cambridge’s style to be rather plain and yes, perhaps a little boring at times.  That was, until I saw her don the gorgeous L.K. Bennett Lasa Poppy Print dress for engagements in Brisbane, Australia. The combination of a light blue clutch, navy heels and hair pulled back into a half up/down do, complemented the ensemble perfectly.

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What do you think of Kate’s royal style?

In my opinion, this is one of her best ensembles of the royal tour, however here are a few more favourites…

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See more from this column:

Isn’t She Lovely No. 5 | feat. Julianna Margulies

Isn’t She Lovely No. 4 | feat. Princess Mary

Isn’t She Lovely No. 3 | feat. Princess Letiza of Spain

 

 

 

 

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Isn’t She Lovely No. 5 | feat. Julianna

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When Julianna Margulies stepped out in this full-length, sienna colored coat I knew instantly she had gained a spot on the Isn’t She Lovely column.

Julianna kept the look sophisticated by pairing the statement coat with black heels and a black leather satchel and her hair pulled back in a sleek ponytail.

What’s your thoughts on Julianna’s look?

Love it or loathe it?

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Isn’t She Lovely? No. 1 | feat. Kendra Spears

Isn’t She Lovely? No. 2 | feat. Rebecca Hall

Isn’t She Lovely? No. 3 | feat. Princess Letiza of Spain

Isn’t She Lovely No. 4 | feat. Princess Mary of Denmark

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Isn’t She Lovely No. 4 | feat. Mary

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Here at Grace and Poise its no secret, Princess Mary is our poster girl.  She eludes everything we represent: grace, elegance, femininity, responsible values and a caring heart.  So when she appeared on the cover of Women’s Weekly magazine this month we were thrilled with the results!

What’s your thoughts on Mary’s new portraits?

Love it or loathe it?

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Isn’t She Lovely? No. 2 | feat. Rebecca

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Rebecca Hall epitomised understated chic when recently attending a event in Venice.  Her gown was by designer Prabal Gurung and she accessorized with a black and gold clutch and hair pulled back in a simple ‘do.

What do you think of Rebecca’s style?

Love it or loathe it?

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Isn’t She Lovely No. 1 feat. Kendra Spears

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Belgium’s Queen of Hearts

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Today, Belgium gained a new King and Queen. Within weeks before his 20th anniversary on the throne, King Albert II signed a formal act of abdication before his son, Prince Philippe. The naturally, shy and introverted King Philippe was graced with a stunningly, elegant Queen by his side as he took the sacred vow: “I begin my reign with the desire to put myself at the service of all Belgians. I will work for it in perfect agreement with the government and in accordance with the constitution.”

It all began with a surprise announcement from the royal court of Belgium in 1999, announcing the engagement of Prince Philippe to Miss Mathilde Ghislaine. The public were very much unaware of the courtship and even asked the prince if the marriage was arranged?  It was with great joy that the Belgium people learned that the twenty-six year old speech therapist had been secretly courting the Crown Prince for over three years previous.

Whilst many of Europe’s future queens such as Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark or Crown Princess Letizia of Spain were born ‘commoner’s’, Queen Mathilde was born into an aristocratic family.  Before meeting the prince, she was graduated with the highest honors from the Institut Libre Marie Haps in Brussels.  She had her own speech therapy practice from 1995-1999 and was very successful in the field.

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Since her winter wedding in 1999 to the Crown Prince, Mathilde has won over the people of Belgium with her warmth and charisma. The King and Queen have welcomed four children into the royal family over the years, including Princess Elizabeth who follows her father to the throne.

Princess has worked extensively with UNICEF and UNAIDS, traveling to such countries as Niger, Mali, Tanzania, China, India, and Senegal.  In 2000, she created the “Princess Mathilde Fund,” which awards an annual prize of 10,000 Euros “in recognition of a specific initiative focused on strengthening the position of vulnerable people.” The project was initially funded with donations the couple received as wedding gifts.

As the new King faces challenging times in the coming months he will be blessed to have his strongest supporter standing by his side throughout it all: Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

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Princess Mary: the world’s most stylish royal

Wedding Celebrations in Sweden

The Princess In Waiting: Kate Middleton

Queen Elizabeth: the epitome of sophistication and style

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