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Denmark's Crown Princess Mary stuns in recycled raspberry cape gown

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrive at the Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrive at the Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Queen Margrethe of Denmark (L), Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during the Queen's Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by the Queen at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrive at the Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, enjoy an Australian holiday with their family at the beach. Picture: Media-Mode / Splash News
Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary pose with their twins Prince Vincent (R) and Princess Josephine (L) in front of Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen on the sibling's first day of school on August 15, 2017.
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, enjoy an Australian holiday with their family at the beach. Picture: Media-Mode / Splash News
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Who doesn't have a soft spot for a cape?

Denmark's Crown Princess Mary (44) marked her first official engagement of 2018 in typical elegant style, choosing a deep berry gown by Danish brand Lasse Spangenberg Copenhagen, choosing a matching ankle length cape on arrival. Taking a page out of Kate Middleton's royal style playbook, this week marked the third time Mary donned the cape - she first wore a near-identical version of the look at the same event last year.

Mary was joined by her husband Prince Frederik (49) at the Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by her mother-in-law Queen Margrethe of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen on Wednesday.

Both she and Frederik wore the traditional Order of the Elephant blue sashes. This time around, she opted for a half-up/half-down hairstyle instead of a chignon and a Hugo Boss clutch.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrive at the Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark arrive at the Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by Queen Margrethe of Denmark at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Among royal followers, she has long been considered a style queen, but it seems like she will make it official later this year when her husband ascends the throne. His mother Queen Margrethe is expected to announce she will be abdicating later this year but a date has not been set. Last year, the Danish royal family confirmed that Margrethe's husband Henrik had been diagnosed with dementia.

The family are fresh from a Christmas celebration in Mary's native Australia: Mary, Frederik and their four children Prince Christian (12). Princess Isabella (10) and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine (six) enjoyed a two-week jaunt to Sydney over the holidays.

The couple first met at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and Mary moved to Copenhagen in 2002 before they wed in 2004.

Queen Margrethe of Denmark (L), Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during the Queen's Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by the Queen at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Queen Margrethe of Denmark (L), Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary during the Queen's Traditional New Year's Banquet for foreign diplomats hosted by the Queen at Christiansborg Palace on January 3, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, enjoy an Australian holiday with their family at the beach. Picture: Media-Mode / Splash News
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, enjoy an Australian holiday with their family at the beach. Picture: Media-Mode / Splash News

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