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New book to be published for Crown Princess Mary’s 50th birthday


A new book detailing Crown Princess Mary’s royal life will be published ahead of her 50th birthday in February.

Mary – HRH The Crown Princess (in Danish: Mary – HKH) will be released on 31 January by Danish publisher Politikens Forlag as a photographic book featuring work by Danish and international photographers. According to the publisher, these photographers will “give a rare insight into [Crown Princess Mary’s] official as well as private life as a royal, spouse, mother, patron of a number of Danish and international landmarks, keynote speaker in Denmark and abroad, sportswoman, amateur photographer and fashion icon.”

This new book will also feature remembrances from Crown Princess Mary about royal moments of significance in her life. A special chapter focusing on 2004, the year she married Crown Prince Frederik, will share never-before-seen pictures of their wedding day.

According to the publisher notes: “Out of thousands of photos, a team led by graphic designer Claus Due and photographer Franne Voigt has selected the ones that best tell the story of the Crown Princess’ transformation from the Australian businesswoman Mary Donaldson to HRH Crown Princess of Denmark.”

Crown Princess Mary will celebrate her 50th birthday on 5 February. A number of engagements have been announced by the Danish Royal House between 27 January and 4 February. These include a celebration with the Mary Foundation; two exhibitions dedicated to Mary, her role as Crown Princess, and the historical nature of that royal role; and a gala dinner at Rosenborg Castle.

A newer birthday feature will be the opening of a Crown Princess Mary Knowledge Centre at the University of Copenhagen. The Danish Royal House has announced that further celebrations of Crown Princess Mary’s milestone birthday will be announced in due course.

Royal Central will provide complete coverage of Crown Princess Mary’s milestone birthday celebrations.

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Jess is the Senior Royal Reporter and Editorial Assistant at Royal Central. Her interest in royalty started in her teenage years, coinciding with The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 and grew from there. She specializes in the British Royal Family (with emphasis on the Cambridges) and the Danish Royal Family, and has provided royal commentary for media outlets in Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia.