Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has unveiled a new Australian War Memorial in Copenhagen dedicated to fallen soldiers who lost their lives in Denmark during the first and second world wars. The Australian-born royal, 48, was joined by Australian Ambassador Mary Ellen Miller for the unveiling at Churchill Park on Thursday.
The Danish royals released several images from the occasion on Instagram, which showed the mother-of-four wearing a beautiful black-and-white floral dress matched with a black peplum blazer. She coordinated the elegant look with nude heels, a matching nude clutch, a black belt, and she wore her up in a sophisticated bun.
“At a ceremony in Churchill Park in Copenhagen today, Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess together with Australian Ambassador Mary Ellen Miller dedicated a war memorial in honour of the fallen soldiers from Australia who lost their lives in Denmark during the first and second world wars,” they captioned the post.
“With the inscription ‘For our tomorrow, they gave their today’, the memorial honours, among others, the 68 Royal Australian Air Force crew members who, during the second world war, died while here in the country on missions that, among other things, helped to liberate Denmark from the Nazi occupation.”
It’s been a busy week for the Princess who recently participated in a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting to discuss the plans going forward amid the global pandemic at the 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.
In her speech at the time, she praised the dedication and bravery of health works as well as the commitment and creativity of health leaders and decision-makers.
The Danish royal family shared a snap of the event on their official Instagram showing Mary, 48, sporting a burnt orange top with puffed sleeves and a line of buttons down the front while her hair was perfectly sleeked down and sitting over one shoulder in a fairly old-style, timeless fashion.
“As this group gathers virtually to map the way forward, I hope that we all have the humility to be taught and the openness to learn – from what we have experienced individually and collectively during this pandemic, and from each other. The path ahead may seem daunting. The challenges we face are, indeed, great… But I have faith in the dedication and bravery of our health workers, and in the commitment and creativity of our health leaders and decision-makers…
“Working together to make the world a safer and healthier place for everyone is the most fitting of legacies to honour those we have lost as a result of this virus, and an invaluable gift to the children of the future.”
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