Her chance encounter with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in 2000 catapulted the then Mary Donaldson, now Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, into one of the most magical fairytale romances of the 21st century. Marrying four years later in a gorgeous ivory gown by Danish designer Uffe Frank, the young royal cemented herself as a certified sovereign style star.
Over the years, Princess Mary—whose family has recently made headlines with royal title drama, as featured in Tatler’s February 2023 issue—has amassed a cult following of adoring fashion fans for her elegant daytime looks and glamorous eveningwear. Whether in a blouse and pink Phillip Lim wide-leg trousers at the Copenhagen Human Rights Forum or dazzling in a Jesper Høvring floral design and royal jewels at the New Year’s Eve ball, when it comes to style, Mary is never contrary.
Bearing a resemblance to the Princess of Wales’s ensembles, many have likened the two royals’ wardrobes. They both know how to pull off princess perfection in ultra-chic tailoring, graceful gowns, and delectable dresses, while celebrating local designers in their respective kingdoms. Some would go as far as to say she’s the Kate of Copenhagen.
As she prepares to become queen, we take a look at Princess Mary of Denmark’s greatest style hits.
Original story from Tatler.