Queen Consort Mary

Queen Consort Mary

Queen Consort of Denmark, wife of King Frederick X of Denmark
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Short biography

Queen ConsortMary (born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson ) is Queen Consort of Denmark (since January 4, 2024), wife of King Frederick X of Denmark.

Brief biography

Mary's parents John and Henrietta Donaldson emigrated from Scotland to Australia in 1963.

Mary was born on February 5, 1972 and is the youngest of four children.

Mary attended junior high school in Texas, USA, where her parents worked.

Later in Australia, she graduated from Gobart College and studied commerce and law at the University of Tasmania.

She worked for advertising agencies DDB Needham and Mojo Partners in Melbourne and Young&Rubicam in Sydney.

After moving to Denmark, she worked for a while at Navision/Microsoft Business Solutions in Copenhagen.


The then Crown Prince of Denmark Frederick and Donaldson met in a Sydney pub during the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Mary subsequently moved to Europe, where she taught English in Paris before moving to Denmark and becoming engaged to Frederick in October 2003.

The wedding took place in May 2004. On the day of her marriage, she received the title Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. After the marriage, Mary also took Danish citizenship, renouncing her British and Australian citizenships.

The couple is raising four children - Prince Christian Valdemar Henry John (born 2005), Princess Isabella Henriette Ingrid Margrethe (born 2007), and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine (born 2011).

Queen of Denmark

On January 14, 2024, Prince Frederick ascended to the throne of Denmark and became King Frederick X, and Mary was given the title of Queen Consort.

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