Princess Mary on her 'lonely' days in Denmark

Sarah Carty

She was the envy of people all over the world when she fell in love with a dashing prince after meeting at a Sydney bar but now Princess Mary has revealed the downside of her fairytale story.

The 45-year-old mum-of-four, has claimed that it was hard for her to up sticks and move from Tasmania to Denmark in 2004, admitting that she felt very “lonely”.

Speaking in an interview with Australian Women’s Weekly, Princess Mary said it was hard for her to adapt to the new culture but she soon settled ind, picked up the language and now loves everything about her adopted country.

Princess Mary has revealed that she felt alone when she first moved to Denmark. Photo: Getty Images
She said moving to Denmark was a massive change for her in 2004. Here she is pictured with Prince Frederik at their engagement shoot. Photo: Getty Images

“I did experience a feeling of loneliness - short-term - when I first moved to Denmark,” she said.

“Moving to Denmark was a huge change in my life - a new culture, new language, new friends, and another way of life.

“So, I see it as quite natural that at times I felt quite alone or a little bit like I was on the outside looking in.”

Princess Mary married Prince Frederik of Denmark in 2004 in a lavish ceremony and the couple went on to have four adorable kids together.

The couple went on to have four adorable kids together. Photo: Getty Images

Recently, the Tasmania beauty revealed that a tarot card reader actually predicted that she would meet a handsome prince and fall in love.

The now 45-year-old was just a 28-years-old advertising executive when she was wandering through the Paddington flea market in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

Speaking to Jens Andersen, author of Prince Frederik's new biography Under the Bar, Mary said she stopped to have her tarot cards read.

The psychic was very clear about what she saw in Mary’s future, telling the young woman that she would meet a man from abroad and move overseas to be with him.

“So, I left there and thought, ‘Well yes, that was a lot of fun, but nothing more”, Princess Mary told Andersen in the book.

The night Mary met Prince Frederik at the Slip Inn pub in Sydney also comes up in the book, with the princess saying she had no idea who he was.

“I didn't know he was the prince of Denmark,” she said.

Princess Mary's royal future was laid out in front of her by a psychic at Paddington Market. Photo: Getty Images
Princess Mary was just 28-years-old at the time and hadn't even met Prince Frederik. Photo: Getty Images

“Half an hour later, someone came up to me and said, ‘Do you know who these people are?’,” she said.

She goes on to say that she “believes in fate” and doesn’t think everything that has happened to her in her life came about randomly.

“But I don’t try to look ahead and say, ‘Can I predict my destiny for the next two years?’,” she says.

“I don’t want to talk to anyone who claims they can. No one should read anything about me and my future.”

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