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Sydney welcomes Princess Mary home

Sydney welcomes Princess Mary home

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederick at Government House gardens with Governor Marie Bashir.

The second stop on Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik’s whirlwind tour of Sydney saw them getting a fabulous Aussie welcome from NSW Governor Marie Bashir and her husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie at Government House.

With the Opera House sails glinting in the background the royal couple took a tour of the gardens, situated within Sydney’s Botanic Gardens and posed for a bevvy of media including a large contingent from Denmark where “our” Mary is the nation’s most popular female figure.

As with earlier in the day, the plight of bushfire victims and firemen and women was on Crown Prince Mary’s mind and she was eager to offer the couple’s “deepest sympathy to those affected” and “deepest respect to those fighting the fires”.

She also spoke of “the resilience of Australians to bounce back” with some pride. With no official engagements for the rest of the day and night, it’s likely the Crown Prince Couple who are staying in a hotel in Sydney will be catching up with friends in Mary’s former home city.

A special place for the couple was always Bondi Beach and the coastal walk around to Tamarama.

Indeed the Sculpture By the Sea exhibition which currently runs was so beloved by the Crown Princess that she instigated something similar in Denmark.

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