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Princess Mary’s Choice for Women

When thinking of what to write for my first post as Royal Central blogger, my wish is that it was a meaningful post, which translates what for me it means to be a royal watcher.

I wanted to share with you an interview recently given by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark to Berlingske newspaper.

The future Queen Consort of Denmark is one of the most active royal faces, who lends her voice to causes such as gender equality and protection of rights of women and girls in areas such as domestic violence, education and health.

As you know, recently we celebrated International Women’s Day. A controversial day where some argue that it makes no sense to celebrate it.

After all women now can vote, they have professional careers and, in many cases, they really are householders.

Well, isn’t it so? Not in the all world…

In a candid interview, the Danish Princess born in Tasmania, talks about her role as Crown Princess to the service of some patronages as the United Nations Populations Fund and the Danish Refugee Council, as well as the work she does with the Mary Foundation for women and girls worldwide.

The Princess is said to be someone with a great sense of justice since her early years, and someone who is naturally curious.

These are more than enough reasons for her to take an interest and work daily with several organizations and NGOs on this topic, which eventually become her golden cause.

Soon, Mary will attend the Women Deliver Conference 2016 to be held in May in Copenhagen, as patron of the event. An event aimed at sharing knowledge and promoting strategies for the implementation of gender equality, which is one of the goals for a Sustainable Development set by the United Nations for 2030.

Denmark’s Crown Princess received in 2014 the Bambi Award, given in recognition for her work and dedication on the fight against domestic violence.

In my first post, I wanted you to stay with the idea that there is more behind a palace or a tiara, on these people’s lives. There is a work and several causes to speak for.

Because in the twenty-first century, there is still much to be done.

Featured Photo Credit: VisitCopenhagen via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.0

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