Crown Princess Mary shared a poignant message about hope for an end to the coronavirus pandemic on the Danish Royal House’s Instagram account.
The post, shared Wednesday afternoon, comes after the Crown Princess attended a meeting of the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe earlier in the day, where the ambassadors for the region received an update on the coronavirus and a status on vaccinations.
“What I took with me from the briefing was that even though there is still a long way to go, there is reason to be optimistic – infection rates are falling in several places, we are constantly building up new important knowledge… and then we now have the vaccine. I can feel in myself and others around me that it feels heavy right now and that our patience is being put to the test. Therefore, it is good to hear that we can be hopeful – it can give us energy to persevere and hold on.”
The Crown Princess has long been associated with the World Health Organisation and has championed vaccinations, both in Denmark and in developing countries as a way to promote health.
Crown Princess Mary posted a photo of the sunrise from her home to accompany the status, writing that, “Instead of a screenshot, I have chosen one of my own images, which should signal that with each passing day, we are moving towards brighter times.”
Crown Princess Mary’s son, Prince Christian, was revealed to have tested positive for the coronavirus last fall. In line with health protocols, he was quarantined away from family members for a period of two weeks, and no other member of the Crown Prince Family were revealed to have tested positive.
On 1 January this year, Queen Margrethe became the first European royal to publicly reveal that they’d received the coronavirus vaccine and reported that she would receive the second shot three weeks later.