- Entertainment and Media»
Princess Mary of Denmark
Princess of Denmark
The Story of how Mary Donaldson became The Princess of Denmark could be of pure Fairytale and except it isn't. The truth as has been said is stranger than fiction. It is now ten years since the couple tied the knot. This is one of those Fairy tales that is in fact true and one that manty a young girl may have dreams about.
Prince Frederik of Denmark was visiting Australia to compete in an Olympic Yachting Challenge to do with the Sydney Olympics
Frederik (Fred) the heir to the Danish throne, Was with his team members having drinks in the Slip Inn a trendy Bar in down-town Sydney when they both met exchanging glances across the trendy Wine Bar.
Somehow they both met exchanged glances and then phone numbers and Voila The single and eligible Frederick was hooked onto a girl from Tasmania.
Mary was then working as a Sales Consultant in Sydney's Real Estate Industry in the exclusive and expensive Suburb of Double Bay.
Over the next three years the two were often seen together in both Australia and Denmark.
"Frederik is one of those people who being around makes you happy. His intelligence and kindness - and he's quite funny as well. We have a connection of the mind," says Mary.
It wasn't until April 2003 that Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged the relationship, though, fuelling rumours of a pending engagement.
Six months later the couple announced a Royal Wedding would take place the following Spring.
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born on February 5, 1972, in Hobart, Tasmania, the youngest of Scottish-born maths professor John Donaldson and university secretary Henrietta Clark Donaldson's four children.
The princess-to-be's parents had emigrated from Edinburgh to Australia in the early Sixties, becoming citizens of the country in 1975. (Mum Henrietta passed away in 1997, and John married author Susan Elizabeth Moody four years later.
Mary immediately took to the role has has groomed and educated herself further into making the most popular Princess since Princess Diana.
On May 14, 2004, the pretty brunette with the captivating smile walked down the aisle with her prince in a bridal outfit which encompassed both her Australian heritage and the history of the family she would now be joining.
A gown by Danish designer Uffe Frank was topped off with a veil first used by Crown Princess Margret of Sweden in 1905. While her bouquet consisted of Australian eucalyptus - known as Snow gum - plus flowers from the palace garden.
Their first child, Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John, was born October 15, 2005, and their second, Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe, followed on April 21, 2007.
Mary's grace, beauty and professionalism have won over her the people of her new homeland,
with one poll finding 75 per cent of Danes believed she would make a good Queen. Mary has made numerous trips back to Australia to see her family and friends in Tasmania and Sydney...