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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Crown Princess Mary reveal their warm bond as they reunite in Denmark 11 years after they first met

They both looked masterfully elegant.

By Faye Couros
Ever since Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Denmark this week, Australian royal fans have looked forward to her reunion with Crown Princess Mary.
On Tuesday local time, the Duchess, 40, finally visited the Danish royal family at Christian IX's Palace in Copenhagen, where she met with Queen Margrethe II and Crown Princess Mary.
As the three women posed for a photo op, the two queens-to-be looked stunning in their winter garb and their warm bond was palpable.
Catherine and Mary reunited in Copenhagen for the first time since 2011. (Image: Getty)
The Danish royals shared their meeting on Instagram to warmly welcome the Duchess during a reception at Amalienborg.
In fact, Christian IX's Palace has a special link to the Danish and British royal families as its namesake was the great-great grandfather of both Queen Margrethe and Queen Elizabeth. The king resided in the palace during his 42-year reign, and the familial bond between the two royal families thus goes back many years.
They revealed that the opulent building they met in also shared a connection to the British family because it's named after the Danish Queen and Queen Elizabeth's great-great-grandfather.
"The familial bond between the two royal families thus goes back many years," read the post's caption.
In a statement released by Kensington Palace, they echoed a similar sentiment as they honoured Queen Margrethe, who is celebrating 50 years on the throne and Queen Elizabeth, who is marking 70 years.
"A timely reminder of the longstanding relationship between the two Royal Families and will coincide with The Platinum and Golden Jubilees being enjoyed this year," read the statement.
We love their winter attire! (Image: Instagram)
Catherine and Mary went on to share a private lunch at Frederick VIII's Palace and then visited the Danner Crisis Centre.
The centre helps support women and children exposed to domestic violence, which is supported by The Mary Foundation, an organisation the Danish queen-to-be founded in 2007.
The last time Catherine and Mary met in Copenhagen was in 2011, shortly after the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding to Prince William.

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