Crown Princess Mary shows message of support to LGBTQ community
17th August 2021

Reigny day! Crown Princess Mary dons pink trousers and whips out a rainbow umbrella as she joins the head of Copenhagen Pride at a human rights forum

  • Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary attended Human Rights Conference today
  • Australian-born royal, 49, donned a stylish pair of tailored pink flare trousers  
  • The conference took place in connection with WorldPride and EuroGames

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed a message of support to the LGBTQ community as she stepped out holding a rainbow umbrella today. 

The Australian-born royal joined Lars Henriksen, the representative for Copenhagen Pride, for the second day of the Copenhagen 2021 Human Rights Forum where Princess Mary gave the opening speech yesterday. 

Mary, 49, opted for a stylish pair of tailored pink flare trousers teamed with a silver belt and white blouse with oversized sleeves for the event.  

The mother-of-four – born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania – paired the look with matching pink heels, a brown leather handbag, dainty gold hoops and matching bangles. 

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed a message of support to the LGBTQ community as she stepped out holding a rainbow umbrella yesterday

The Australian-born royal joined Lars Henriksen, the representative for Copenhagen Pride, at the Copenhagen 2021 Human Rights Forum

Crown Princess Mary, who wore her brown hair down in a loose blow-dry, opted not to wear a face covering to the event and was seen chatting and laughing alongside the Pride chairperson.  

The conference takes place in connection with WorldPride and EuroGames and sees activists, elected officials, academics, media and Pride organisers come together to tackle issues facing the LGBTQ community. 

Sharing an image of Mary delivering her moving speech yesterday, a caption on the Danish royal family’s Instagram read: ‘Human rights, love and world goals were in focus when Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess gave the opening speech at the Copenhagen 2021 Human Rights Forum in the UN city of Copenhagen on Monday afternoon.⁣

‘Copenhagen 2021 is the common name for the LGBTI + events WorldPride and EuroGames, which take place in Copenhagen on 12-22. August, and the purpose of the Human Rights Forum is to put human rights and inclusion in relation to LGBTI + people on the agenda.⁣⁣

Crown Princess Mary, who wore her brown hair down in a loose blow-dry, opted not to wear a face covering to the event and was seen chatting and laughing alongside the Pride chairperson 

Mary, 49, opted for a stylish pair of tailored pink flare trousers teamed with a silver belt and white blouse with oversized sleeves for the event

‘The 14-year-old winner of the British Embassy’s Ambassador for a day ‘competition, Alice Meregalli, presented a bouquet of flowers to the Crown Princess. 

‘”Ambassador for a Day” is a competition that encourages young people to become the leaders and representatives of change of the future. 

‘In connection with the human rights conference, Her Royal Highness attended a number of panel debates with the participation of both activists and senior representatives of international organisations.⁣ 

‘The opening of the Human Rights Forum was held jointly by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Copenhagen 2021, both of which have the Crown Princess as patron.

The conference takes place in connection with WorldPride and EuroGames and Mary made a moving opening speech yesterday at the event 

Human rights, love and world goals were in focus when Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess gave the opening speech at the conference 

Mary is patron of Copenhagen 2021 as well as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and has been an advocate of LGBTQ rights for years. 

In 2016, on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Mary gave a speech on LGBT rights at a forum in Copenhagen hosted by the Danish government calling for an end to discrimination against LGBTQ people. 

In January 2018, she delivered her speech about LGBTQ+ equality at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

In April the same year, she became the first ever member of the royal family to attend the Danish Rainbow Awards after being invited to present an award.  

Mary is patron of Copenhagen 2021 and was seen laughing as she walked alongside Lars Henriksen of Copenhagen Pride

The mother-of-four – born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania – paired the look with matching pink heels, a brown leather handbag, dainty gold hoops and matching bangles 

Mary is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, 53, and the couple share children Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 14, Prince Vincent, 10, and 10-year-old Princess Josephine.  

Last month Mary was made a regent  by her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, meaning she can perform duties as head of state when the Queen is otherwise engaged. 

Mary was the fourth member of the Danish royal family to be named regent after Frederik, his brother Prince Joachim, and the Queen’s sister Princess Benedikte, who are all official stand-ins for the monarch.

The Crown Princess will become Queen of Denmark when Frederik ascends to the throne, following the death or abdication of his mother. 

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