HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, together with husband HRH Prince Frederik of Denmark have graced the cover the August 2016 issue of Vogue Australia. The cover photo, captured by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino shows the elegant couple arm in arm, strolling through a leafy corridor in Copehangen.
This is the second time Mary has graced the cover of Vogue Australia. The first in 2004, just months after the royal wedding and as Editor-in-Chief McCann admits “this was meant to be the next chapter in the fairytale”. “This was going to be the story of a beautiful princess in a faraway kingdom surrounded by her handsome prince and adorable children living happily ever after”.
When she flew to Copenhagen to exclusively cover the story, McCann got more than she bargained for. Refreshingly, she notes “…her [HRH Mary of Denmark’s] presence is commanding, but what is most striking is her intelligence: she is a focused and dedicated woman who is making her mark as a global leader and agent for free change on the world stage.” The Tasmanian- born Princess is a fierce campaigner for sustainability in fashion and gender equality and she passionately addresses these two issues in her interview with McCann.
The princess is pictured with her husband and their children- Christian, Isabella, Josephine and Vincent. McCann notes “From what I witnessed, this young royal family manages duty, majesty and an admirable amount of normality…Priorities, love and discipline seem to be keys.”
“Inspiring people to do better seems to be somewhat of an innate talent of the Crown Princess…and I was certainly not immune.” McCann remarks of the woman formally known as Mary Donaldson. Read the full story in the August Issue of Vogue, Australia, on sale today.
Images via Vogue.com.au
Original article “Crown Princess Mary talks sustainability, gender equality and her love of family with Vogue editor Edwina McCann” written by Edwina McCann, 11th July 2016