Australia’s Mary Ascends as Queen of Denmark


In a turn of events that seems lifted straight from the pages of a storybook, Australia’s own Mary has been crowned Queen of Denmark. Yes, you read that right – Princess Mary, the Tasmanian-born commoner who captured the heart of a prince, is now a queen.

The journey from an Australian professional to royalty is nothing short of a fairytale. Mary met Prince Frederik of Denmark in Sydney during the 2000 Olympics, a meeting that would forever alter the course of her life. Their love story, brimming with romance and bridging continents, has captured the imaginations and hearts of people around the world.

Australia's Very Own Fairytale: Mary Ascends as Queen of Denmark
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On January 14, 2024, a significant day in this fairy tale, Crown Princess Mary departed from Frederik VIII’s Palace, en route to Christiansborg Palace. Dressed in a snow-white ensemble, her smile radiated through the car window, acknowledging the adoring crowds. This historic outfit, a masterpiece of impeccable tailoring, was the creation of Danish designer Soeren Le Schmidt. Expressing his gratitude on Instagram, Schmidt wrote, “Beyond grateful. Thank you for choosing me.” The new Queen’s choice of attire was not just a fashion statement but a nod to her long-standing admiration for the Danish designer, whom she famously wore to King Charles III’s coronation. Le Schmidt’s designs, known for classic tailoring and the use of dip-dyed satin silk, have attracted a fashionable and stylish cohort, including Queen Mary herself.

Australia's Very Own Fairytale: Mary Ascends as Queen of Denmark
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Australia's Very Own Fairytale: Mary Ascends as Queen of Denmark
Photo by Getty Images

As she stepped into her role as Queen of Denmark, Mary brought a touch of Australian charm to the Danish monarchy. The streets of Copenhagen were abuzz with excitement, with crowds gathering to catch a glimpse of their new queen, who embodies grace, elegance, and a sense of warmth that resonates well beyond the Danish borders.

The historic moment unfolded at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, where Queen Margrethe II formally signed her abdication, making way for King Frederik X to ascend the throne. Accompanied by the stroke of a pen, this significant event marked the beginning of a new era for Denmark.

Australia's Very Own Fairytale: Mary Ascends as Queen of Denmark
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With church bells ringing out in celebration, the Danish capital was filled with a festive atmosphere. Danish citizens and Australians alike, gathered outside the palace, were witness to a moment of royal affection as the new King Frederik X and Queen Mary shared a kiss on the palace balcony, reminiscent of their fairytale wedding two decades ago.

At precisely 3pm, the doors to the Christiansborg balcony opened, and the new king appeared. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen ceremonially proclaimed the change of throne, announcing “Long live King Frederik the 10th” three times, symbolically facing all corners of the kingdom.

Australia's Very Own Fairytale: Mary Ascends as Queen of Denmark
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Mary’s ascension is not just a win for Denmark but a proud moment for Australians everywhere. It’s a testament to the belief that love knows no boundaries and that fairytales can happen in real life. As she takes on her new duties, we can’t help but feel a sense of pride and wonder at this incredible journey from Tasmania to the throne.

As we celebrate Mary’s new chapter, let’s take a moment to admire the power of love, the importance of embracing new adventures, and the beauty of a story that seems like it was written in the stars. Here’s to Mary, Australia’s gift to Denmark and the world’s newest queen. Long may she reign!

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