King Frederik and Queen Mary crush infidelity rumours with stunning debut gala portraits

The Danish royals' have consistently put up a united front since ascending the throne. Source: Getty Images.

Graceful and poised, King Frederik and his Australian-born queen, Mary, have unveiled their official gala portraits presenting a unified front amidst persistent speculation about the state of their marriage.

The stunning images are the royal pair’s first official gala portraits since they ascended the Danish throne in January this year.

The portraits, which were posted to Instagram, show their majesties wearing the Order of the Elephant on chains.

The Order of the Elephant is one of Europe’s oldest and most distinguished orders of chivalry. Established in 1693, it is awarded to members of the royal family and foreign heads of state for outstanding service to Denmark.

Their majesties’ portraits will from herein be hung in state institutions around the world and on Danish vessels.

One of Queen Mary’s Australian followers was quick to praise the Tassie-born Queen who looked every inch the regal monarch.

“I can’t help but think of the young girl from Taroona who would never have dreamt of this moment! She looks every inch a Queen, and as a fellow Tasmanian, I feel so proud of her. And I’m sure Frederik does too. Magnificent photo!” they wrote.

Others weighed in on the couple, quick to praise the pair for their grace and elegance.

“She’s beauty and she’s grace, he’s elegant and powerful in such a warm way!” one commented.

“Think we definitely have the most beautiful royal couple in the world.”

“What a wonderfully beautiful photo of our handsome regent couple – and not least a very talented photographer.”

“Beautiful couple & seems to be very down to earth. Congratulations Denmark.”

The royal couple ascended the Danish throne earlier this year when King Frederik’s mother, Queen Margrethe, unexpectedly abdicated the throne. 

The former queen revealed her unprecedented plan during her traditional New Year’s Eve speech. Reflecting on her decision, she cited that a successful back operation had prompted her decision.

“The surgery naturally gave rise to thinking about the future – whether the time had come to leave the responsibility to the next generation,” she explained.

“I have decided that now is the right time. On 14 January 2024 – 52 years after I succeeded my beloved father – I will step down as queen of Denmark.

“I leave the throne to my son, Crown Prince Frederik.”

The move set the stage for her son, Frederik, to ascend the throne alongside Australian-born Mary.

Their coronation came amidst speculation that their marriage was on shaky ground after rumours of infidelity on King Frederik’s part.

However, the royal couple have consistently put up a united front starting with their first kiss as King and Queen on the Christiansborg Palace balcony in Copenhagen. 

The two also shared a special outing in March where they visited Roskilde Cathedral on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. 

They were spotted sharing a warm embrace as they immersed themselves in the cathedral’s grandeur, an iconic symbol of the Danish monarchy’s enduring legacy.



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