Currently enjoying the northern summer, Princess Mary has been called out by the Danish media for having “dangerous” sunspots that could lead to cancer.
Mary’s hyper-pigmentation was on show when she stepped out recently. But Mary is very sun-smart.
“Like most others from Australia, I respect the sun … I was therefore surprised to see that the Danes have a completely different attitude to the sun,” she previously said.
Meanwhile, as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe, Denmark’s royal family have had to adjust to their new version of normal.
Australian-born Crown Princess Mary, 48, and her husband Crown Prince Frederik, 51, were forced into isolation since the Danish government implemented a nation-wide lockdown on March 11.
The virus had thrown a spanner into the works for a number of events and celebrations on the royal family’s calendar. With a ban on all large gatherings until August, Queen Margrethe II’s official 80th birthday celebrations in both April and June were cancelled, as was Prince Christian’s impending confirmation.
While in lockdown, the royals took to their official Instagram account, Det Danske Kongehus, to post a heartwarming video of the family in the backyard of their home at Amalienborg Palace.
The rare glimpse into their home lives was part of a TV program called Denmark Stands Together, a documentary showing the varying experiences of Danish families during the coronavirus lockdown.
Standing in casual puffer jackets and jeans, Mary, Frederik and their children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, 13, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, both 9, told viewers about their daily routines, and how they have been staying active and positive.
“The world looks completely different today than it did just a few weeks ago,” Frederik said.
“We all miss our normal everyday lives.”