Contrary to reports in the Australian and British media, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will not be returning home next month to attend the Invictus Games.
The Danish Royal Court confirmed to Royal Central that only Crown Prince Frederik would attend this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney.
The Royal Court explained this morning, “HRH The Crown Princess will not attend the Invictus Games in Sydney in October. It will only be HRH The Crown Prince.”
The exact dates of His Royal Highness’s attendance have not yet been revealed.
Crown Prince Frederik, an avid supporter of the Invictus Games, visited the Danish Invictus team members last month and held a reception for the Danish participants in May of this year.
This will not be the first trip to the Invictus Games for Denmark’s future king. He also attended the inaugural Invictus Games in London in 2014. He was in London alongside the Danish Minister of Defence Nicolai Wammen and Chief of Defence, General Peter Bartram from 10 and 11 September.
The 2018 Invictus Games will last from 20 October to 27 October with 500 participants from 18 countries taking part.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also be in attendance during the Games which coincide with their autumn tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. The Duke of Sussex founded the Invictus Games and launched the sporting event for wounded military personnel in March 2014.