Denmark's royal leading ladies have been showing their arty side this week. Princess Alexandra stepped out on Wednesday to open an exhibition at the NB Gallery in Roskilde, while her sister-in-law Princess Mary did the honours at another show in Copenhagen.
Alexandra, who was her usual elegant self in a grey floral-print suit complemented by a cream hat, was making her first official appearance since the announcement that she and Prince Joachim are to divorce. A large crowd of well-wishers were there to greet the royal visitor, who seemed to be in good spirits throughout the event.
The Hong Kong-born princess' appearance comes hot on the heels of the news she is moving out of Amalienborg Palace. Royal officials have confirmed newspaper reports that she has bought a 270-square metre villa for £665,000. The 40-year-old will live in the former embassy in the Danish capital with her sons Nikolai and Felix.
Mary, meanwhile, received an equally warm welcome when she opened a new exhibit by the famous French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Wearing a sharply-cut black suit with a mauve hat, Prince Frederik's pretty wife was given a guided tour of the show by the snapper himself.