It has been announced that Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be awarded the Berlingske Honorary Award in January 2017.
Her Royal Highness has worked with numerous organisations and projects since she became a member of the Danish Royal Family in 2004 when she wed Crown Prince Frederik, and much of her work has centred around her namesake foundation.
After her wedding to Crown Prince Frederick, the people of Denmark and Greenland raised and donated close to £123,000 (1.1 million Danish kroner) in celebration of the union as a national gift. Much of this money was used to create the Mary Foundation (Mary Fonden) in 2007, which focuses on bullying, well-being, domestic violence, and loneliness.
All of the hard work of Crown Princess Mary will be rewarded on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. The Berlingske Honorary Award is presented by the Berlingske Foundation to a person “who has done something unusual for Danish society,” according to Danish news Billed-Bladet.
Billed-Bladet also reported that the Berlingske Foundation was particularly impressed with the Mary Foundation and the work for the less fortunate and vulnerable in Denmark by the Crown Princess.
Her Royal Highness is a hard working and beloved member of the Danish Royal Family, and this award will show appreciation for her dedication to those in Denmark and all over the world.
Denmark’s future queen, along with the Mary Foundation, hosted a Christmas party for the sponsors of her foundation at in Frederik VIII’s Palace on 6 December. Frederik VIII’s Palace is one of the four palaces that make up Amalienborg in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.
Her Royal Highness also recently visited Moldova in November as part of her work as the patron of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. She was there to “highlight regional progress in immunisation, maternal and child health, and in tackling antimicrobial resistance,” according to WHO.