Princess Mary of Denmark, 49, and her family have been reunited with Queen Margrethe for Easter, after the 80-year-old ‘became the first European royal’ to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
The mother-of-four appeared alongside her husband Crown Prince Frederik, 52, and their children Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 13, and ten-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, in photographs released to mark the occasion.
Margrethe II was the first European sovereign to officially announce the news of her vaccination, having been inoculated on New Year’s Day, according to a brief statement issued by the Royal Court at the time.
It was also confirmed that the monarch would receive the second dose in around three weeks as is usual with the batch.
Princess Mary of Denmark, 49, and her family have been reunited with Queen Margrethe (pictured together) for Easter, after the 80-year-old ‘became the first European royal’ to receive the Covid-19 vaccine
In one of the vibrant snaps shared online, the family are seen crossing the grounds of their Danish estate together.
In several other photographs, the family sit together at a dining table to paint Easter eggs – an annual tradition started by Queen Margrethe and her late husband Prince Henrik with their sons in the early 1970s, according to 9Honey.
Easter for the Danish royals is usually celebrated at Marselisborg Palace but last year they were kept apart due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While the country remains under a few social distancing regulations, more restrictions are due to be eased from April 6, as long as case numbers continue to decrease and the vaccine rollout continues.
The mother-of-four appeared alongside her husband Crown Prince Frederik, 52, and their children Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 13, and ten-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, in photographs (above) released to mark the occasion
In February, Mary celebrated her 49th birthday with a low-key affair at Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg, the family’s official residence in Copenhagen.
The mother-of-four also celebrated the 10th birthdays of her twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
Mary, who was born in Hobart, Tasmania, met her husband at the 2000 Sydney Olympics when she was working as an advertising executive.
With the royal introducing himself simply as ‘Fred’, Mary had no idea she’d just met a Danish royal.
Shared on the Danish Royal Family’s Instagram account, the images (above) showed Princess Mary and her loved ones joining her mother-in-law Queen Margrethe to paint eggs at Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus
The pair quickly hit it off and maintained a long-distance relationship for one year, with Frederik making secret trips to Australia before Mary moved to Denmark to study Danish language at Copenhagen’s Studieskolen.
In April 2003, Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged the relationship, and the couple announced their engagement later that year on October 8.
Frederik and Mary married on May 14, 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral, with the now Crown Princess opting for a beautiful gown by Danish designer Uffer Frank and a veil first used by Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden in 1905.
In a nod to her heritage, Mary carried a bouquet of Australian snow gum eucalyptus and blooms from the Palace garden.