|Crown Princess of Denmark|
Countess of Monpezat
|Born||Mary Elizabeth Donaldson|
5 February 1972
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (m. 2004)
|House||Glucksburg (official) Monpezat (agnatic)|
|Father||John Dalgleish Donaldson|
|Mother||Henrietta Clark Horne|
|Religion||Church of Denmark (Lutheran) |
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Years of service||2008–present|
|Danish royal family|
|Extended royal family|
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, (born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson; 5 February 1972) is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. Frederik is the heir apparent to the throne, which means that should he succeed, Mary will automatically become Queen consort of Denmark.
Early life[change | change source]
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born in Queen Alexandria Hospital in Hobart, Tasmania. She is the youngest daughter of John Dalgleish Donaldson, a professor of applied mathematics, and Henrietta Clark Donaldson. Her parents were Scots. She has two sisters and one brother. She graduated from University of Tasmania in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Law.
On May 14, 2004, Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark were married in Copenhagen Cathedral. They have four children: Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine. The Crown Prince Couple live both in Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg and in the Chancellery House at Fredensborg Palace.
Titles and Styles
5 February 1972-14 May 2004: Miss Mary Elizabeth Donaldson
14 May 2004-29 April 2008: Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark
29 April 2008: Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat