From Crown Princess To Queen Of Denmark: A Look Back At Queen Mary’s Work And Influence

Queen Mary of Denmark has only been consort for a few months since her husband, King Frederik X, ascended the throne on January 14, 2024. Who can forget the incredible work that Queen Mary has put into preparing for her long-awaited role? Her path to becoming Queen hasn’t been without controversy.

From Frederik’s alleged infidelity to an alleged social-climbing Princess looking to get close to Crown Prince Christian for publicity to Mary’s true motives for being with Frederik, it’s all happened to the Danish royal family.

There are so many people in Denmark who love their royal family. Yet, some want to see Queen Mary and her work diminished. However, we’re only here to celebrate her achievements before becoming consort.

Queen Mary: Had To Learn A Whole New Culture

After becoming the girlfriend of the then-Crown Prince Frederik, Mary Donaldson had to learn a whole new language. She was learning French during her courtship and learning to speak Danish, her then-boyfriend’s native tongue.

Upon her marriage, Mary had to convert religions from Presbyterianism to Lutheranism. She became a Danish citizen.

The Closeness Between Queen Mary And Other Royal Women

Mary is seen to be close to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. She is the godmother of Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel’s daughter, Princess Estelle, and is the future Queen’s namesake. She is also the godmother of her nephew, Count Henrik, the son of her brother-in-law, Prince Joachim.

Her Majesty, The Queen of Denmark, is also seen to have a good relationship with Catherine, the Princess of Wales.

Queen Mary Work
[Credit: Town and Country]

Causes Most Other Royals Wouldn’t Touch

Queen Mary’s work inspires because she works with causes most others won’t touch. She’s a longtime advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights. She is also has worked with causes involved in fashion, immigration, culture, research and science and health.

The Queen also has a cancer centre named after her in Sydney.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!

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