Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed off her dancing skills and shared a touching moment with husband Prince Frederik at a lavish party.
The Australian-born royal, 50, attended a gala dinner at Christianborg Castle in Copenhagen on Friday night where more than 350 guests took part in a choreographed dance.
Mary and Fredrik pranced around the dance floor, switching from partner to partner then back again and again to kiss.
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The couple Crown Prince Mary and Frederik of Denmark shared a sweet moment on the dance floor during an official party at Christianborg Castle in Copenhagen on Friday night
The Australian-born royal, 50, attended a gala dinner where more than 350 guests took part in a choreographed dance called The Lancers
Wearing a fuchsia one-shoulder dress by Danish designer David Anderson that she donned in 2017, Mary looked radiant as she bowed, spun, jumped and held hands with other guests.
The Crown Prince couple, who celebrated their 18th birthday in May, shared a sweet smile each time they were together in the dance known as The Lancers.
The Lancers is a square dance performed by guests at a party at the Royal House, a tradition that dates back to the late 1950s.
The Crown Prince couple were seen bowing, spinning, jumping and holding hands with the other guests before sharing a sweet smile each time they were joined in the dance
Friday night’s party was held for the Danish Government, Parliament and Danish Members of the European Parliament to mark Queen Margrethe II’s Golden Jubilee
Friday night’s party was organized for the government, the Danish Parliament and Danish Members of the European Parliament to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Margrethe II.
The Queen was not present as she had tested positive for Covid a few days before, but Mary and Frederik seemed more than happy to represent the family alongside Princess Benedikte, Margrethe’s sister.
The Danish royal family offered a glimpse of the glamor and fun of the gala on their Instagram page showing guests dancing together after dinner.
The Queen was not present after testing positive for Covid, but Mary and Frederik seemed happy to represent the family alongside Princess Benedikte, Margrethe’s sister.
The event is the first we have seen Mary since she was reportedly uninvited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last Monday
The images are the first we have seen of Mary after she was reportedly not invited to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last Monday.
Eagle-eyed royal commentators noted the distinct absence of Australian-born Mary, despite her husband and mother-in-law sitting in the front row of Westminster Abbey, which was packed with royalty from around the world .
The Danish Royal Family were due to be in full attendance after making an official announcement on September 13, but six days later Mary, the 50-year-old mother of four, was nowhere to be found.
Eagle-eyed royal commentators noted the conspicuous absence of the Australian-born Princess Mary of Denmark from the Queen’s funeral
‘Her Majesty The Queen and the Crown Prince couple [will be] attending the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain,’ the statement said last week.
Princess Mary’s initial invitation to Monday’s funeral was made in error, according to a statement from the Danish Royal Family.
“There was a regrettable error in the protocol invitation from the UK Foreign Office. It is therefore only the Queen and the Crown Prince who, on the Danish side, will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday. ‘, the royal household confirmed to Danish tabloid BT.
The Danish Royal Family were supposed to be in full attendance when they made an official announcement on September 13, but six days later the 50-year-old mother of four was nowhere to be found.
Each visiting royal and dignitary was allowed to bring one additional person with them, which is likely why Mary was excluded.
BT royal correspondent Jacob Heinel Jensen said the Danish royal house would have been “shattered” by the eleventh hour change.
“It’s really awkward and unfortunate… It means the Royal House now has to say a mistake has been made, and that’s embarrassing,” he said.
Photos and video footage shot at the funeral showed Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe – now the world’s only reigning queen – seated opposite King Charles III and his family on Monday
“I think the Royal Household easily understands that a mistake has been made. I wondered when I was in London and the British media wrote that there were only two guests per country.
“After all, you have the feeling that there must really be very close ties between Denmark and the British royal house if we receive three invitations.”
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Danish Royal Family for further comment.