Princess Mary has once again proven she is one of the most stylish women in the world, stepping out in a gorgeous floral frock as she visited a children’s hospital in Rome on Thursday — concluding her three-day Italian tour.
The Danish royal and her husband Crown Prince Frederik are visiting Rome as part of an ongoing program to promote Danish businesses in the Italian capital. The trip focusses on water, energy and urbanisation and how local businesses are creating more sustainable products and services.
Mary, 46, showed off her flair for ladylike fashion in the lovely patterned dress that fell below the knees. Meanwhile, Frederik, 50, looked dashing in a navy suit with a matching dress shirt and tie.
Earlier in the morning, the royals held a private audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican. Mary dressed appropriately for the occasion donning an elegant black dress and matching veil.
The royals have enjoyed a busy few days in Italy. On Tuesday, the pair joined Italian President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura Mattarella as they toured the ancient city and its many beautiful sights.
Kronprinsparret fik her til eftermiddag indblik i en meget betydningsfuld del af det antikke Roms vanddistribution, da Deres Kongelige Højheder besøgte Terme Di Caracalla i Rom. Termerne er blandt de bedst bevarede badeanstalter fra det antikke Rom.I romertiden var badeanstalten én af de største, der dagligt husede mellem 6.000 og 8.000 besøgende. Samtidig fungerede termerne som et socialt og kulturelt samlingspunkt, hvor romerne yndede at tilbringe flere timer hver dag for at pleje krop og sind.Besøget er en del af Kronprinsparrets program under det igangværende erhvervsfremstød i Italien, der blandt andet fokuserer på vand, energi og urbanisering. ???? Mads Claus Rasmussen, Ritzau Scanpix ©
The trip is the latest in a long line of similar visits throughout Europe for Mary and Frederik.
Earlier this year, Mary undertook a solo tour of Finland’s west coast where she visited a number of local business and spoke about Denmark’s own progressive approach to environmentally friendly energy and urban planning.
Both Mary and her husband have been taking on increasing royal responsibilities in recent years as they prepare to ascend the throne. While there is no talk of Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe II relinquishing her reign anytime soon, at 78, she is understandably winding back on her day-to-day duties.
Frederik’s father Prince Henrik died in February aged 83 after a short battle with with dementia. He had been in hospital for lung infection and a benign lung tumour and succumbed to his illness.
Although he had retired from royal duties years earlier, Henrik’s death sparked a movement of change within the royal family that saw Frederik and his brother Prince Joachim’s royal workloads increase.
Frederik and Mary have made sure to include their children regularly during their local royal engagements and earlier this year toured the Faroe Islands as a family.
The couple’s four children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine are already learning about their country’s history and the role they will play in its future.