Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was beaming as she stepped out to attend the Danish Industry Award 2022 on Tuesday night – after news her mother-in-law did not remove any of her children’s royal titles.
Mary, 50, looked ever-so-chic in a grey checked blazer and matching trousers by Alexander McQueen as she entered the Royal Arena in Copenhagen.
She paired the sophisticated power suit with a simple blue ribbed shirt, Mulberry handbag, understated jewellery and grey suede pumps.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was all smiles as she attended the Danish Industry Award in Copenhagen on Tuesday night
Mary, 50, looked ever-so-chic in a grey checked blazer and matching trousers by Alexander McQueen as she entered the Royal Arena
She paired the sophisticated power suit with a simple blue ribbed shirt, Mulberry handbag understated jewellery and grey suede pumps
The Aussie-born royal made a speech at the ceremony, presented the night’s main award and attended panel discussions and corporate presentations.
According to the Danish Royal Family’s Instagram page, more than 2,000 guests applauded as Mary announced the winner of the DI Award which recognises one company that ‘has made special effort within a topical theme in business and society’.
Her appearance comes as the royal family announced that Queen Margrethe stripped four of her grandchildren of their royal titles – but Mary’s kids were lucky enough to keep theirs.
The Aussie-born royal made a speech at the ceremony, presented the night’s main award and attended panel discussions and corporate presentations
According to the Danish Royal Family’s Instagram page, more than 2,000 guests applauded as Mary announced the winner of the DI Award
The monarch, 82, removed prince and princess as well as ‘His/Her Highness’ titles from Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, ten.
A statement on Wednesday said Queen Margrethe hopes the move will allow the siblings to ‘shape their own lives without being limited by the special considerations and duties’ that a formal affiliation with the Danish Royal Family involves.
The children of Prince Joachim, her second son, will be known instead by His Excellency Count of Monpezat or Her Excellency Countess of Monpezat starting on January 1, 2023.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark has stripped four of her grandchildren of their royal titles, the Danish royal household has announced. Pictured, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie with Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena of Denmark in September
The monarch (pictured in September 2022) has removed prince and princess as well as ‘His/Her Highness’ titles from Nikolai, 23, Felix, 20, Henrik, 13, and Athena, 10
The siblings, who are currently seventh through tenth in the line to the throne, will maintain their places in the order of succession.
Nikolai and Felix, who are both models, are the sons of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. Prince Joachim remarried Princess Marie in 2008, and the pair share Henrik and Athena.
Queen Margrethe’s decision does not impact the four children of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, who is heir to the throne.
Prince Christian, 16, Princess Isabella, 15, and 11-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine will all continue to hold royal titles and be part of the royal household.
Prince Nikolai, from left, Princess Marie, Prince Joachim and Prince Felix arrive for the command performance at the Danish Royal Theatre to mark the 50th anniversary of Danish Queen Margrethe II’s accession to the throne in Copenhagen, Saturday, September 10, 2022
Prince Nikolai of Denmark celebrated his 23rd birthday in August at home with his parents and siblings in Copenhagen. Pictured left with Prince Felxi, 20, Prince Henrick, 13 and Princess Athena, ten
The statement said: ‘In April 2008, Her Majesty the Queen conferred the titles of Count, Countess and Comtesse of Monpezat on her sons, their spouses and their descendants.
‘In May 2016, it was also announced that His Royal Highness Prince Christian, as the only one of the Queen’s grandchildren, is expected to receive an annuity from the state as an adult.
‘As a natural extension of this, Her Majesty has decided that with effect from 1 January 2023, the descendants of His Royal Highness Prince Joachim can only use their titles as Count and Countess of Monpezat, as their previous titles as Prince and Princess of Denmark will lapse.
Nikolai with his stepmother Princess Marie, siblings, and father Prince Joachim, on the balcony of Amalienborg palace during the Danish Queen’s 78th Birthday in April 2018
Princess Marie with Prince Joachim, Prince Felix, Prince Nikolai, Princess Athena and Prince Henrick with Joachim’s first wife’s Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg in 2020
‘Prince Joachim’s descendants will henceforth have to be addressed as Excellencies. The Queen’s decision is in line with similar adaptations that other royal houses have implemented in different ways in recent years.
‘With her decision, Her Majesty the Queen wants to create the framework for the four grandchildren to be able to shape their own lives to a much greater extent without being limited by the special considerations and duties that a formal affiliation with the Royal House of Denmark as an institution involves.
‘All four grandchildren maintain their places in the order of succession,’ concluded the statement.