Queen Margrethe invited the entire family to Tivoli to see Nøddeknækkeren (The Nutcracker). The Queen herself has designed the scenography and all the costumes for the ballet.
... is a two-act ballet which original is choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The story comes from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann. I had premiere in St. Petersburg, 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre.
With her husband and children, Mary attended The Nutcracker ballet dressed in a new (?) light blue jacket. This jacket matched perfectly her mother-in-laws blue jewellery. As a mother you need a practical handbag, Mary's is differently this one she wore at the ballet - the black Bottega Veneta bag. On her feet she wore a pair of black boots.
Bag: Bottega Veneta Bag in Black