Royal fans spot awkward detail in official Princess Mary portrait following title-stripping controversy in the Danish royal family: ‘It’s clear as day’
- Princess Mary fans have pointed out awkward detail in latest official portrait
- They claim the family feud is still alive and well and visible in the photograph
- Prince Joachim is set to the back of the portrait, with Frederik angled away
- This is the first official portrait since Queen Margrethe ‘trimmed’ official royals
Princess Mary delighted fans with her family’s Christmas trip to Australia – but eagle-eyed observers have picked out an awkward detail in the royal family’s recent portrait.
The photograph shows the Danish Royal Family, Princess Mary, Prince Frederik, Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, and reigning monarch Queen Margrethe.
It’s the first time the five have been pictured together officially since the Queen declared Prince Joachim’s children would lose their royal titles on January 1.
The most recent royal portrait from the Danish court has royalists talking
Royal fans couldn’t help but notice Prince Joachim and Princess Marie standing behind the Queen, with favourites Princess Mary and Prince Fredrik by her side.
The couple were also tilted away from the other prince and princess in the picture – adding to the already icy appearance of their relationship.
The Royal Family gala portrait was taken by Per Morten Abrahamsen in conjunction with the Queen’s anniversary and then posted on Instagram.
‘Beautiful people, but a strangely unharmonious arrangement of the family,’ one person noted on the snap.
‘A little strange that Frederik is angled so he also turns his back on Joachim,’ said another.
‘What a staging. I don’t understand why Joachim and Marie are participating,’ added a third.
Others saw nothing wrong with the portrait and claimed it to be ‘perfect’.
‘That is something to be proud of,’ one person wrote.
‘This is what a queen looks like and a crown prince and a crown princess and all of them,’ one person remarked.
Prince Joachim has said he was ‘very sad’ about his mother’s decision to officially call his children ‘his/her excellencies’, instead of by their old royal titles.
The two family units definitely looked more relaxed around each other in this picture
The picture without Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie is much more relaxed
‘It’s never fun to see your children being harmed. They are been put in a situation they do not understand,’ he said at the time, noting he had just five days to tell them before the news went public.
Following shock news the prince revealed he would be moving to Washington DC with his wife Marie and their youngest two children.
Prince Joachim is currently sixth in line to the thrown, behind his brother Crown Prince Frederik and his four children.
Both Mary and Marie wore family heirloom tiaras in the portrait while their husbands were pictured in military regalia.