Princess Mary's 'second wedding'

Bianca Soldani
Acting Lifestyle Editor

It’s been 14 years since Tasmanian-born Mary Donaldson walked down the aisle and married her prince charming.

And with Frederik’s 50th birthday coinciding with their anniversary, the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark decided to do it all again, according to New Idea.

A royal insider tells the magazine that the couple treated Frederik’s birthday celebrations at Copenhagen’s Christiansborg Palace, as a second wedding.

Love was in the air for Frederik’s 50th birthday celebrations. Photo: Getty

“They saw it as a chance to get married all over again,” they said, “Fred and Mary have always talked about renewing their vows”.

Mary had the dress, the tiara, and a heartfelt speech prepared, and there’s no denying that love was in the air.

After reminiscing about the early days of their relationship – with Mary saying, “I’m so happy you swept me off my feet” – they even shared a sweet kiss on the dance floor.

The insider added that the couple plan to “renew their vows officially during a private holiday later in the year”.

Mary famously met the Danish prince at a popular nightclub during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and four years later, they tied the knot on the 14th of May.

The couple have just celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary. Photo: Getty
Mary gave a very romantic speech and her husband was seen tearing up. Photo: YouTube

The mother-of-four took to the mic at her husband’s birthday to deliver a romantic speech about how they fell in love and overcame their “unsure steps” during the early days of their romance.

“We dared to lose that part of our heart which we allowed the other to hold in their hands,” she said.
“We dared to fall for each other not for a moment, but for life. And life with you is never boring.”

Mary’s speech wasn’t all romance though, with the Crown Princess joking about Frederik’s predictable sense of humour and how she’s “simply lost count of the amount of times that you have told the same joke over and over again”.

An insider says the birthday celebrations were being seen as a second wedding. Photo: Getty

The mum, who shares parenting duties of their kids Prince Christian, 12, Princess Isabella, ten, and seven-year-old twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent with Frederik, also paid tribute to the prince’s incredible devotion as a dad.

“They describe you as sweet, fun, wonderful, wise, brave, helpful, cool and handsome,” Mary explained in the moving speech.

“You’re their everything. They know that you believe in them even when they don’t believe in themselves.”

The couple look like newlyweds. Photo: Getty

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