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Crown Princess Mary’s latest outfit proves you don’t need bright colours to make a style statement

We can't get enough of this look.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has reminded us all that you can never go wrong with a chic black and white outfit.
Stepping out for a special Christmas-themed engagement today in Copenhagen, the Australian-born royal flexed her fashion muscles and showed off her shorter hair.
Dressed in a black turtleneck and tailored black pencil skirt, Mary continued the colour trend in her shoes and accessories.
She donned black tights, black stiletto pumps and even carried a sturdy black clutch.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wowed at a Christmas engagement. (Getty)
The all-black ensemble made the perfect canvas for her luxe white coat, which totally stole the show with its plush fabric and subtle black-spotted trim.
Mary wore her hair, which she recently cut to just below her shoulders, in loose waves that fell effortlessly around her face.
The 49-year-old headed to the city hall to presents this year's Danish Christmas stamps, which were designed with the theme "Home for Christmas".
Photos of the event were shared to the Danish Royal Family Instagram page, alongside a caption that read: "Since the world's first Christmas stamp was sent on the streets of Denmark in 1904, the small stickers have been sold over three billion times.
"Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess was able to publish the 118th Christmas badge in a row today together with illustrator Peter Bay Alexandersen, who is the artist behind this year's badge."
The 2021 stamp depicts a ship moored to the quay, as people rush home to families and friends laden with Christmas trees and presents.
Not only is it a sweet festive touch, the stamps will also help raise money for five "Christmas stamp homes" across Denmark that support children who have been affected by bullying.
"Here, children who are bullied feel alone and do not believe they are worth anything, can get a 10-week stay... and become part of a community with the support of both children and adults," the Instagram caption read.

Bullying is a cause close to Mary's heart, and has been a key focus of her charitable work for years now.
"In Denmark, the way we view bullying is changing," Mary told The Weekly in 2017.
"Today the focus is more and more on the group and each child within the group, no longer just the children who bully and the children who are being bullied.
She went on to say that the focus is now on "creating a common set of values and a common understanding of what it means to be a good friend."

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