Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

Synopsis

The modern-day, real-life fairy tale of the young Australian commoner who became the Crown Princess of Denmark is detailed in this definitive biography. When Mary Donaldson walked into the Slip Inn restaurant in Sydney on the first Saturday of the 2000 Olympic Games, she met Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark, by chance, and her life was never the same again. The world watched as the Prince wooed Mary, and women everywhere swooned as Frederik shed a tear as he watched his bride walk down the aisle. This biography chronicles the incredible story of the thoroughly modern and elegant woman who has risen to the formidable challenge of being the Crown Princess of Denmark with grace and style.

Excerpt

Can you write a sober biography about a crown princess without prying? Can you draw a credible portrait without the subject being actively involved? Can you write a book about Crown Princess Mary at all, without being accused of wanting to either criticise or romanticise the royal family? We have made an honest attempt and it has been a fascinating experience to piece together a picture of the woman who in the coming years will make her mark on history as Crown Princess and, one day, as Queen of Denmark.

It has also been a difficult task because the royal family and the court have been protective of Mary and also exceedingly taciturn. But rather than indulging in speculation and then risk being accused of passing on rumours and innuendoes, we have chosen to stick to the facts and in this way let readers get to know the Crown Princess; her childhood, homeland and cultural roots.

Many family members and friends clammed up when journalists approached them. ‘No thank you. We do not wish to talk about Mary,’ was a refrain we heard time and time again. Mary is a very privileged person in that her network protects her to an incredible extent, both in Australia and in Denmark. Friends and family must have a tremendous respect for her . . .

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