Birthday of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark Date in the current year: February 5, 2016

Birthday of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark Birthdays of the members of the Royal Family are not public holidays in Denmark, but on these days the state flag is traditionally flown. For instance, February 5 is the birthday of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark.

Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born on February 5, 1972 to Scottish-Australian mathematician and professor John Dalgleish Donaldson and Henrietta Donaldson (née Horne). She studied commerce and law at the University of Tasmania. After graduating in 1995, she worked in advertising.

Mary met Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark during the 2000 Summer Olympics that were held in Sydney. They started a long-distance relationship. It was made public in November 2001, but the couple preferred to keep it low-profile. Later that year, Mary moved to Europe. On October 8, 2003, Queen Margrethe II gave her consent to the marriage and the couple became officially engaged.

Crown Prince Frederik married Mary Donaldson on May 14, 2004. The Danish parliament passed a special law giving her Danish citizenship upon her marriage. Mary also had to convert to the Church of Denmark. The couple has four children together, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine. Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent are twins.

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