In a dazzling display of regality, the first official portraits of Queen Mary have been unveiled, capturing a historic moment at the Throne Hall in Christiansborg Castle.
The palace’s social media accounts shared the three captivating portraits of the family, which were taken by photographer Dennis Stenild just moments after Mary’s husband King Frederik was officially proclaimed on the palace balcony on January 14.
The first photograph captures the complete royal family, featuring not only King Frederik and Queen Mary but also their heir, Crown Prince Christian, 18, along with their other three children – Princess Isabella, 16, and the thirteen-year-old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
In the following image, the focus shifts exclusively to the newly anointed King and Queen, while the third photograph captures the recently designated Crown Prince.
“The Throne Hall at Christiansborg Castle forms a frame for the first official portraits of Their Majesties The King and Queen,” the caption read.
“The portrait series was taken by photographer Dennis Stenild a few moments after the King’s proclamation, which took place from the balcony of Tronsalen on the 14th. January 2024
“The Royal Couple is pictured together with The Crown Prince, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince, and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.”
A wave of admiration flooded the comments section of the post as fans and well-wishers celebrated the newly crowned Queen Mary.
“Congratulations, especially Queen Mary,” one wrote.
“These are some lovely pictures.”
“Such a lovely family. Take care of each other,” commented another.
“Nice moment lovely royal couple with family So fine, beautiful and epic moment.”
“Beautiful, lovely pictures of a beautiful and lovely royal family with their hearts in the right place.”
As fans continue to revel in the recently unveiled photos, their enthusiasm is dwarfed by the resounding cheers that occurred when the royal couple exchanged a heartfelt kiss on the parliamentary balcony.
The poignant scene unfolded following King Frederik’s inaugural speech, where he expressed his vision of becoming a unifying monarch for the future—a role he had diligently prepared for throughout his lifetime.
“My hope is to be a unifying King of tomorrow,” he told the crowd.
“It’s an assignment I’ve been preparing for my entire life.
“It’s a responsibility I’m taking on with respect, pride and immense joy.”
The 55-year-old King said he started this new journey comforted by the fact that he had his wife and family by his side.
“I need all the support I can get from my beloved wife, my family and from God,” he said.