A Big Day Out for “Aunty Mary”

  May 5, 2009 at 1:09 am by

It was a big day yesterday for the Danish Royal Family. Princess Marie gave birth to a son early in the morning; while Crown Princess Mary was also out and about, performing two official engagements.

Click to see the images from Billed Bladet

Click to see the images from Billed Bladet

Mary first attended the baptism of a new tulip, the ‘Kronprinsesse Mary Tulipan’ (Crown Princess Mary Tulip), at Gavnø Castle, south of Copenhagen. Accompanied by her close friend and the lady of the castle, Baroness Helle Reetz-Thott, the Crown Princess dipped her hand in a glass of champagne and sprinkled it over the tulip to perform the baptism.

From Gavnø, Crown Princess Mary returned to Copenhagen, where she attended the ‘The Art of Saving a Mother’ meeting arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Population Fund at the State Art Museum. The meeting brought light to the 1,440 third-world women who die each year during childbirth.

Here, Mary was congratulated by journalists and reporters on the birth of her new nephew, and said that she was very happy for the new parents. “I got the news directly from my brother-in-law,” Mary said. She also said that she and Frederik would probably visit Princess Marie and the new baby later today, Danish time.

Click here to read more about Mary’s attendance at these events.

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