The Danish Royal Family celebrated Princess Mary’s birthday after the royal did not return from the US to celebrate King Frederick’s Proclamation.
The royal mother of two, who moved to Washington DC with Prince Joachim and their two children last year, celebrates her 48th birthday today.
To commemorate the occasion, the official Instagram account of the Royal Family shared a portrait of Princess Mary, second wife of Prince Joachim.
In the image, Princess Marie looks effortlessly chic in a gray plaid blazer and black top.
The mother opted for minimalist jewelry and is seen wearing a pair of elegant diamond earrings and a silver necklace.
To commemorate the royals’ 48th birthday, the official Instagram account of the Royal Family shared a portrait of Princess Mary, second wife of Prince Joachim.
To finish her look, Marie opted for a smoky brown eyeshadow and nude lipstick.
The Danish Royal House captioned the post: “Her Royal Highness Princess Mary’s birthday and today she turns 48.”
The publication comes a few weeks after the accession of King Frederick and Queen Mary, from which Princess Mary and her children, Count Henrik and Countess Athena, were notably absent.
Instead, Prince Joachim traveled alone back to Denmark to see his mother abdicate the throne, making her the first Danish monarch in more than 900 years to do so.
In January 2023, Queen Margaret officially stripped Prince Joachim’s four children of their HRH titles and later justified her decision by saying that she did not want to leave the burden to her son Frederik.
Tensions first arose in the Danish royal house after the monarch decided to strip four of her grandchildren of their HRH titles in 2022. She later apologized for the timing of the announcement but stood by the move.
Joachim had spoken out against his mother’s decision in the following days, stating that her two sons, Counts Nikolai, 24, and Felix, 21, born from his first marriage to Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg, and Henrik and Athena had been ‘harmed’ in the process.
Months later, the sixth in line to the throne said there was a “lack of communication” within the Royal Family in the run-up to the shock announcement.
Princess Mary and Prince Joachim of Denmark photographed in January 2020, before moving to Washington DC
Count Felix, Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Countess Athena, Count Henrik and Count Nikolai photographed in September 2022
The Danish queen (pictured with her children and their wives) has said the decision was aimed at allowing Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20 – born from Joachim’s first marriage – and Henrik, 13, and Athena , out of 10, lived normal lives without royalty. obligations
Prince Joachim’s children, Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10, lost their titles on January 1, 2023.
Joachim told Danish tabloid BT: ‘There is a lot to work on. What was missing was communication. Now we have found each other and we are on the right path.’
In February 2023, Queen Margaret gave a rare interview in which she shed light on her decision to strip Joachim’s sons of their titles.
In an interview with a Danish publication Ekstra Bladet She said: ‘It’s been important to me that Frederik should never make that kind of decision.
‘It’s better that he did. Because then it is the old woman who makes the decision. To be honest, I’m not really looking forward to getting into that.
‘I could mention some things, but you shouldn’t have to tell everything. But he is still too private to talk about it.
They are now Counts and Countesses and known as Their Excellencies, and in January this year the Danish Royal Family updated their website to show the new status.
In her 2022 televised New Year’s speech, Margrethe admitted: “It pains me that the relationship with Prince Joachim and (his wife) Princess Mary has had difficulties.
‘In any family, including mine, difficulties and disagreements can arise. The entire country has witnessed this.”
She added that she was “confident that the family will be able to begin the new year together with trust, understanding and new courage.”
Shortly after his children were stripped of their titles, Joachim claimed that he had only been given five days’ notice before the news became public.
Following the Queen’s announcement, Joachim spoke to Danish publication Ekstra Bladet outside the Danish embassy in Paris, where he used to live with his French wife, Princess Mary, and their two youngest children, and said that his four children had been ” hurt” by his grandmother’s decision.
Before yesterday’s proclamation, a palace spokesman said: “Prince Joachim will be there, but the children are going to school, there is no special reason.”
Elsewhere in the statement, the Palace confirmed that Joachim will return to the United States later today.