Princess Mary, 49, shows off incredible beach body on family holiday in Skagen, Denmark
Denmark’s future king and queen on Thursday showcased their incredible beach bodies on a family day out at their favourite domestic holiday destination.
Princess Mary, 49, and Prince Frederik, 53, looked age-defying as they swam with their youngest children, 10-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, in the ocean at Skagen, a seaside town on the northerly tip of the country.
The Crown Princess, born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania, was reminiscent of a Bond girl as she emerged from the water in a leopard print one-piece with a plunging neckline.
Her husband of 17 years, who will ascend to the throne following the death or abdication of his mother, Queen Margrethe, 81, looked similarly svelte as he walked topless along the sand with the family’s dog, Grace, in tow.
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Princess Mary looked every inch a Bond girl she emerged from the water at Skagen, northern Denmark, in a leopard print one-piece with a plunging neckline
Prince Frederik looked similarly svelte as he walked topless along the sand with the family’s dog, Grace, in tow
The royals have holidayed in Skagen throughout the pandemic, proving they’re just like the rest of us by posting cosy Instagram photos from their living room and shunning overseas travel in favour of family ‘staycations’ along Denmark’s coast.
After cooling off from the hot summer heat, Mary changed into activewear and ran along the sand, playing fetch with Grace as she went.
The mother-of-four was also seen strolling along the shore with her youngest daughter, Princess Josephine, and standing on the sand beside her son, Prince Vincent.
There was no sign of the couple’s eldest children, Prince Christian, 15, or Princess Isabella, 14, who could have remained at Fredensborg Palace where the family relocate for summer each year.
The 49-year-old mother-of-four looked age-defying as she dried herself after a dip in ocean
After cooling off from the hot summer heat, Mary changed into activewear and ran along the sand, playing fetch with Grace as she went
Denmark’s queen-in-waiting was also seen strolling along the shore with her youngest daughter, Princess Josephine, 10
The Crown Prince couple are holidaying with their 10-year-old twins, Prince Vincent (left) and Princess Josephine (right), but there is no sign of their eldest children, Prince Christian, 15, or Princess Isabella, 14
Prince Frederik gave daughter Princess Josephine a surfing lesson
The relaxing trip comes weeks after Mary jetted to Paris, France, for a conference on gender equality.
Denmark’s queen-in-waiting oozed elegance in a black and white polka dot midi-dress as she posed for photos on the red carpet outside the event.
The Australian-born royal – who wore a protective face mask to comply with Covid guidelines – was a vision in the frock, which featured large gold buttons down the centre and across the waistline.
Despite much of her face being shielded with a mask, the Princess looked visibly youthful as she enhanced her features with just a touch of makeup.
The relaxing trip to Skagen comes weeks after Mary jetted to Paris for a conference on gender equality, where she oozed elegance in this polka dot midi-dress
She wore her hair in a wavy style, and accessorised with a pair of pearl earrings.
Princess Mary is a long-time advocate for gender equality, once saying it is ‘the single most important thing we can strive for to improve our world.’
Between raising her children and appearing at diplomatic events, the Princess has worked tirelessly to prove her commitment to charity, becoming a patron of more than 25 international organisations.
Mary’s patronages include the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe and the United Nations Population Fund, where she supports their work to promote maternal health in more than 150 developing nations.
The Australian-born royal was a vision in the polka dot frock, which featured large gold buttons down the centre and across the waistline
In 2007, she launched The Mary Foundation, a charity focused on stamping out domestic violence, bullying and loneliness.
Each year The Mary Foundation hands out 2,000 rucksacks for children in shelters with their mothers in Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
In November 2014, the Tasmanian-born Princess accepted the prestigious Bambi Charity Award in Berlin, which honoured her work against domestic violence.
‘I accept this Bambi as a torch of hope for every girl who lives with violence or fear of violence,’ Princess Mary famously said in her acceptance speech.
The Princess often speaks at forums on gender equality and is a passionate advocate for the rights of marginalised women and children
Other women and children-focused organisations that have named Princess Mary as patron include The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, the Children’s Aid Foundation and the Royal Danish Academy of Music Children’s Choir.
A woman of many talents, Mary looks equally at home promoting Denmark on the world stage, visiting hospitals in Ethiopia, playing soccer in the rain with schoolchildren and participating in muddy military exercises.
In March 2019, the Princess was appointed Captain of the Danish Home Guard under the proud gaze of Queen Margrethe.