Crown Princess Mary of Denmark puts on an animated display as she watches the FEI World Championships
Crown Princess Mary appeared in good spirits as she was spotted watching the FEI World Championships in Herning, Denmark on Monday.
The Australian-born royal, 50, put on an animated display as she cheered some of the best equestrian athletes who came together to battle for glory.
Mary oozed elegance in a black shirt which she teamed up with a beige trench coat.
Crown Princess Mary appeared in good spirits when she was spotted watching the FEI World Championships in Herning, Denmark on Monday
She was accompanied by her close friends Malou Skeel, Karin Nissen and Helle Krasnik Trolle.
Mary styled her hair tied back in a low bun and wore natural-looking foundation and black mascara.
She accessorised her look with an array of jewellery which included a gold chain around her neck and hoop earrings.
The Australian-born royal, 50, put on an animated display as she cheered some of the best equestrian athletes who came together to battle for glory
Mary – born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson – is one of the most respected women on the international scene.
She famously met her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark by chance at Sydney pub the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics.
After their encounter, Fred – who was in Australia to support Denmark’s Olympic sailing team – asked Mary for her phone number and a romance blossomed.
Mary oozed elegance in a black shirt which she teamed up with a beige trench coat
She was accompanied by her close friends Malou Skeel, Karin Nissen and Helle Krasnik Trolle
‘The first time we met we shook hands. I didn’t know he was the prince of Denmark. Half an hour later someone came up to me and said, “Do you know who these people are”?’ Mary revealed in an interview about meeting the heir to the Danish throne.
They maintained a long-distance relationship for a year, with Frederik making secret trips Down Under before Mary moved to Denmark to study Danish language at Copenhagen’s Studieskolen in 2001.
In early 2003, Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged the relationship and the couple announced their engagement at Amalienborg Castle later that year on October 8.
Princess Mary and her husband, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, are pictured attending a ballet gala honouring the Queen’s 50th jubilee
Frederik and Mary married on May 14, 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral, with the newly minted Crown Princess opting for a beautiful gown by Danish designer Uffer Frank and a veil first used by Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden in 1905.
Their first child, Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John, was born October 15, 2005; Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe followed on April 21, 2007.
Almost four years later Mary and Frederik welcomed twins, Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda and Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on January 8, 2011.
Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark married on May 14, 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral. L-R: Princess Josephine, Frederik, Princess Isabella, Mary, Prince Vincent and Prince Christian