International Royals

Crown Princess Mary delivers a stirring speech on women’s rights in a virtual royal first

Powerful words from an empowered woman.

By Jess Pullar
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has delivered an impassioned speech on women's rights - and its sentiment has struck a chord with fans.
The stunning Danish Royal filmed a clip which was shared to the official royal Instagram account, and within mere hours it was clear it would make a lasting impression.
In the clip, the Crown Princess opens the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, though given the global pandemic, the sentiment is completely virtual.
This years panel is focused on something Mary is incredibly passionate about as she works to raise awareness and support towards - girls sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The royal's work has reflected this issue for many years, with Mary's travels to lesser fortunate countries often focussed on female empowerment and education.
Crown Princess Mary shared an impassioned speech as she virtually opened the UN Summit. (Danish Royal Palace)
In the video Mary wore a smart white shirt, with her hair loosely styled.
The seven-minute clip is impressive as she lists off some of the issues surrounding girls sexual and reproductive health especially amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In the caption, the Palace elaborates.
"Denmark has a special focus on strengthening women's and girls' rights, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights, so that women's right to decide over their own bodies is secured."
The statement continues: "This is particularly relevant in the light of the COVID-19 crisis, which has - and will continue to have - disproportionate consequences for women's and girls' rights globally."
The Danish royal has spent many years campaigning for women's rights. (Getty)
Within hours, fans had already flooded the comments section with praise about the poised Princess and her stirring words.
"Well spoken," one said.
Another told her: "What a fantastic speech!"
The Crown Princess, 48, has slowly started her return to in-person work after remaining in lockdown with her family for several months.
Around this time, the Danish royals usually travel for their summer holiday - though it looks like this years summertime break will be spent locally.
And that said, it looks like things of great importance still take precedent no matter what time of year it is. We're looking forward to seeing the next update from Mary!
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