How Australians feel about one of their own becoming Queen of Denmark

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is the first Australian to become queen of a reigning royal family.

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Mary Donaldson met her future husband in the Slip Inn in Sydney during the 2000 Olympic Games. They married in 2004, and Australians were happy to see someone from Down Under become royal.

Now that she’s become the Queen of Denmark upon her husband, King Frederik X’s accession, how do Aussies feel to see one of their own as a queen?

Royal News spoke to Australian royal commentator Kylie Wallace to hear how Aussies have been reacting to the news Mary will soon be Queen of Denmark.

“There has been great excitement since it was announced that Crown Princess Mary would be becoming not only the Queen of Denmark but the first queen from Australia.

“As part of the Commonwealth, King Charles is the monarch of Australia too and a large portion of the population loves the royals, with tens of thousands of people turning out to see the then-Cambridges during their visit in 2014 and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018. But of course, there is a growing republican movement Down Under, too. Whether you are a royalist or a republican, everyone seems to support the Crown Princess taking on the top job,” Wallace said.
Praising Mary’s role as Crown Princess, Wallace said the future queen has made Australia proud and never put a foot wrong.
“Obviously, she is gorgeous and very fashionable but she hasn’t been afraid to get in there and really tackle issues of importance too, like sustainability. Her foundation made combatting social isolation one of its key areas long before the pandemic made it trendy,” she added.
Mary is known for her impeccable fashion and has made sure to fly the flag of some Australian brands, which Wallace says is important for Aussie fashion. She has been seen wearing “labels such as Moss and Spy, Zimmermann and Scanlan Theodore, giving the brands unmatched international exposure.”
While King Charles may be the head of state Down Under, Wallace thinks many Aussies have their fingers crossed for a royal tour from the new King and Queen of Denmark soon.
The royal commenter summed up the Australian view on Mary becoming Queen of Denmark with one concluding sentence: “Australia has a lot to be proud of when it comes to our Mary.”
Are you Australian? How do you feel about an Aussie becoming a queen?

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Brittani Barger
Brittani is from the United States and has been researching, writing and reporting on the royals for over a decade. Successfully gaining exclusives and interviews with royals across the globe, Brittani left her role as an editor for another news site to help bring you Royal News. She's been seen on BBC World, WION News and other news programs to discuss the royal families.

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