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Princess Mary makes radiant special appearance to speak out in support of LGBTQ+ rights

“Everyone has the right to be who they are.”

By Maddison Leach
Crown Princess Mary has made a stunning appearance for an event – and a cause - that's very close to her heart.
The Crown Princess of Denmark gave a moving opening speech at the Copenhagen 2021 Human Rights Forum on Monday.
The forum is an international LGBTQ+ experience that covers events including WorldPride and EuroGames in Copenhagen, Denmark this month.
Its focus is to put human rights and LGBTQ + inclusion on the agenda, something Princess Mary is passionate about.
Princess Mary has spoken up about the importance of LGBTQ+ rights. (Getty)
She is patron of Copenhagen 2021 as well as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has spoken before about the importance of acceptance and inclusion.
After her appearance at the forum, Princess Mary met with Executive Director of UNFPA Nathalia Karnem and her team to discuss the challenges that COVID-19 has presented for UNFPA.
"The conversation was also about the fact that human rights apply to all people regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity," read a translated caption on the Danish royal family's Instagram.
"And how important it is that human rights are respected worldwide and that everyone has the right to be who they are."
The mother of four wore a chic cobalt blue dress for both engagements, with the frock featuring a high neckline and sleeves cropped at the elbow.
She paired the outfit with her staple nude point-toe pumps and understated jewellery and wore her hair long and loose for the events.
Mary has been advocating for gay and transgender rights for years, saying in 2016: "We must be united in the fight against discrimination [in the hopes of] a life of dignity for all."
Last year she attended the Danish Rainbow Awards, where she presented awards to businesses and organisations that support the LGBTQ+ community in Denmark.

"The right to be who we are means that we all feel valued and accepted – unconditionally," the Danish royal said in 2020 as part of Copenhagen Pride Week.
"That we are included – because everyone has the right to belong."
The Australian-born princess has previously said that she's proud of Denmark's progressive attitudes towards LGBTQ+ rights.
"I feel it on journeys where I am met with admiration all over the world because we in Denmark dare to take the lead in securing rights for all people regardless of gender, gender identity and sexuality."

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