The Age article (Melbourne)
There is a lovely photograph of the couple.
Mad about Mary
By Paul Mulvey
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik loved the barramundi, his fiancee the lamb and both warmly accepted Australia's official wedding gift.
Governor-General Michael Jeffery presented Prince Frederik and former Hobart lawyer Mary Donaldson with a plaque last night to go with the nine Tasmanian trees that Australia has given them for their wedding in Copenhagen on Friday.
Major-General Jeffery wished the couple a "long and fruitful marriage" as he and his wife, Marlena, made the presentation at a dinner at Fredensborg, 35 kilometres north of Copenhagen.
General Jeffery sat between Queen Margrethe and Ms Donaldson at the private dinner he hosted for 52 guests to honour the wedding and the new union the couple has forged between Australia and Denmark. Mrs Jeffery sat between Frederik and his father Prince Henrik.
After calling Prince Frederik and Ms Donaldson from their seats to make the presentation, the Governor-General suggested the plaque be put somewhere near the native trees, which are already standing in the gardens of Fredensborg Castle.
The guests dined on a five-course menu prepared by Sydney chef Luke Mangan, with all the ingredients and wine flown in from Australia on Thursday and Friday.
Prince Frederik said he loved the roasted Northern Territory barramundi and Ms Donaldson said she preferred the Gippsland lamb. Opinions were evenly spread on the head table, with the monarch favouring the sashimi kingfish from South Australia.
Australia's 1983 America's Cup-winning skipper John Bertrand sat next to Ms Donaldson, presumably so they could talk tactics for the yacht race against Prince Frederik on Copenhagen Harbour in which the future princess will crew for her fellow Australian. Tasmanian Governor Richard Butler also welcomed guests to the Fredensborg Storekro, including Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen who said the wedding would improve the close ties between the two countries. "It's a wonderful wedding," he said.
Security was tight around the Storekro, an exclusive restaurant and hotel just outside the gates of Fredensborg Castle, where Friday's wedding dinner will be held for 400 guests.
Police were dotted around the hotel and castle as hundreds of well-wishers crowded outside to cheer the couple who met in a pub during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Food and wine wasn't the only Australian touch at the dinner, with Sydney's Tankstream Quartet providing the music as guests arrived.