WW Prime Minister Mark McGowan invites the Danish royals to stay in Perth for the Women’s World Cup – here’s why Princess Mary isn’t keen on taking up the offer
- McGowan invites the Danish royals to Western Australia for the World Cup
- Denmark will make Western Australia their home base for the tournament
- Matildas will only play on the East Coast
Western Australia’s prime minister, Mark McGowan, has invited the Danish royal family to stay in Perth for this year’s Women’s World Cup – but since Matilda won’t be playing in Australia, Princess Mary may not be thrilled with the idea.
The Danish national team from Western Australia will make their base for the soccer tournament that kicks off in four months, and the prime minister would like the Australian-born princess and her family to stay down as well.
“Denmark has chosen Perth as a base for its team, and with two matches to prove here it would be fitting that HRH Prince Frederick and Princess Mary visit Western Australia as part of the tournament,” McGowan said.
Western Australia will warmly welcome Australian Princess Mary and her husband here in Perth.
Unfortunately for those who live in Western Australia, all of the Matildas’ matches will take place on the East Coast.
Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan has invited the Danish royal family to stay in Perth for the Women’s World Cup – but the tournament schedule may not impress Princess Mary
Unfortunately for those who live in Western Australia, all of the Matildas’ matches will be played on the east coast (Sam Kerr has been pictured playing for the national team)
Perth’s rectangular stadium will host Denmark and China on July 22, the Republic of Ireland against Canada on July 26, Jamaica against Panama on July 29, Denmark and Haiti on August 1, and Morocco against Colombia on August 3.
The Danish royals are famous football fans, and have been photographed supporting Denmark at various events over the years.
“The Women’s World Cup is more than just a sport, it will create a festival of football and culture throughout the tournament,” said Mr McGowan.
“It will also promote the world game locally and hopefully inspire the next Sam Kerr, creating a lasting legacy for women’s football.”
“If you are available, your visit will also provide an exciting opportunity to further deepen the bilateral relations between Western Australia and Denmark and showcase the investment of Danish companies in the state’s renewable energy sector,” McGowan said in his message.
“In this context, we have been very impressed with the interest of many Danish companies in investments in Western Australia, across many sectors, and we look forward to working closely with all companies to enable them to succeed.”
Princess Mary might feel torn if the two countries close to her heart go head-to-head later in the tournament.
The royal – formerly known as Mary Donaldson – grew up in Tasmania and spent 28 years of her life in Australia before moving to the Scandinavian country and marrying Frederick at Copenhagen Cathedral in 2004.
Princess Mary might feel torn if the two countries close to her heart go head-to-head later in the tournament
The royal – formerly known as Mary Donaldson – grew up in Tasmania and spent 28 years of her life in Australia before moving to the Scandinavian country and marrying Frederick at Copenhagen Cathedral in 2004
They first met in a pub in Sydney while watching the Olympics in the city in 2000. Then advertising director Marie spent hours chatting to the heir to the Danish throne.
More than two decades later, the couple, who share four children, could become fairy tales living proof.
The Danish royals have not yet responded to Mr. McGowan’s call.
(tags for translation) Daily Mail