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Princess Mary rugs up against the cold weather as she explores Greenland with local families


Princess Mary rugs up against the cold weather as she explores Greenland with local families during visit for WWF World Nature Foundation

Crown Princess Mary was all smiles as she explored Greenland with local families during a visit for WWF World Nature Foundation on Tuesday.

Hobart-born Mary, 50, kept warm in black pants, brown boots and a green coat as she visited local sites.

She walked around the town and cleaned up litter with young children.

Princess Mary rugged up against the cold weather as she explored Greenland with local families during visit for WWF World Nature Foundation

Princess Mary rugged up against the cold weather as she explored Greenland with local families during visit for WWF World Nature Foundation

At one point, she wore gloves as she separated recycling from waste with the local families.

Mary famously met her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark by chance at Sydney pub the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics.

After their encounter, Fred – who was in Australia to support Denmark’s Olympic sailing team – asked Mary for her phone number and a romance blossomed.

Hobart-born Mary, 50, kept warm in black pants, brown boots and a green coat as she visited local sites

Hobart-born Mary, 50, kept warm in black pants, brown boots and a green coat as she visited local sites

She walked around the local town and cleaned up litter with young children

She walked around the local town and cleaned up litter with young children

‘The first time we met we shook hands. I didn’t know he was the prince of Denmark. Half an hour later someone came up to me and said, “Do you know who these people are”?’ Mary revealed in an interview about meeting the heir to the Danish throne.

They maintained a long-distance relationship for a year, with Frederik making secret trips Down Under before Mary moved to Denmark to study Danish language at Copenhagen’s Studieskolen in 2001.

In early 2003, Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged the relationship and the couple announced their engagement at Amalienborg Castle later that year on October 8.

At one point, she wore gloves as she separated recycling from waste with the children

At one point, she wore gloves as she separated recycling from waste with the children

Frederik and Mary married on May 14, 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral, with the newly minted Crown Princess opting for a beautiful gown by Danish designer Uffer Frank and a veil first used by Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden in 1905.

Their first child, Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John, was born October 15, 2005; Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe followed on April 21, 2007.

Almost four years later Mary and Frederik welcomed twins, Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda and Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on January 8, 2011.

Mary famously met her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark by chance at Sydney pub the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics

Mary famously met her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark by chance at Sydney pub the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics

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