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New portrait of Princess Mary and family released

Princess Mary looks stunning a new portrait released to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 76th birthday

The Danish palace has released a beautiful portrait of Crown Princess Mary alongside her family.

The official portrait was taken at Queen Margrethe II’s 76th birthday by Photographer Steen Brogaard.

Writing on its Facebook page, the palace said the portrait was taken shortly after the family appeared on the balcony at the Queen’s birthday celebrations.

Saturday the 16th of April marked the Queen of Denmark’s 76th birthday, so to celebrate the special occasion, members of the Danish royal family came together.

Taking a break from the celebrations, the family stood on the balcony of the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.

Crown Princess Mary was seen waving and flashing her pearly whites, wearing a stunning magenta coat adorned with a glittering broach over a white blouse and a black skirt.

Standing alongside her was Crown Prince Frederik, who looked more than happy to be celebrating his mother’s milestone birthday.

The couple’s four children, Prince Christian, 10, Princess Isabella, eight and their youngest, five-year-old twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent also joined in with their grandmother’s festivities, smiling and waving to the crowd.

The family were joined by her majesty herself, who stepped out to acknowledge and thank onlookers, wearing a bright blue dress and long matching coat.

Prince Henrik, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were also in attendance.

It had been a big week of proceedings for Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, who grew up in Tasmania.

The Crown Princess braved the April chill to welcome the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera to Helsingor, to Denmark.

Later that evening, the Australian-born royal and her husband attended a formal state banquet at Fredensborg Castle, to officially welcome the Mexican President and the first lady.

To honour Queen Margrethe II on her 76th birthday, Enrique Peña Nieto stood to deliver a message of praise in a touching speech.

“Denmark is an advanced country led by a great woman: Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II,” he said in his native tongue.

“Thanks to your political vision and sensibility, the Danish people rally around you and have respect [for you]. The people recognise their [the monarchy’s] intellectual background, artistic talent and their willingness to help Danes.

The Spaniard continued, “Their international leadership and ability to bring the Danish people together is recognised throughout the world.”

The Danish monarch celebrates her day of birth just days before Queen Elizabeth II turns 90.

“That is an extraordinary occasion, isn’t it?” Queen Margrethe said to the Telegraph of the British monarch, who is her long-term friend.

“She’s wonderful. I really admire the way she has lived her life, the way she continues to live her life. She’s so dedicated and she has a marvellous sense of humour.”

“I’m lucky enough to know her privately and I do enjoy that sense of humour.”

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