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Mystery as Princess Mary of Denmark is nowhere to be seen at the Queen’s funeral

Eagle-eyed royal commentators have famous the distinct absence of Australian-born Princess Mary of Denmark at the Queen’s funeral, regardless of her husband and tearful mother-in-law sitting in the entrance row by the coffin.

The Danish royal household had been mentioned to be attending in full drive once they made an official announcement on September 13 however six days later the 50-year-old mother-of-four was nowhere to be seen. 

‘HM The Queen and the Crown Prince Couple [will be] current at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on 19 September 2022 at Westminster Abbey in London, Great Britain,’ the assertion final week mentioned.

Photos and video footage shot at the funeral confirmed Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe – now the solely reigning Queen left in the world – sitting reverse King Charles III and his household on Monday.

But Mary wasn’t beside the subsequent inheritor to the Danish throne and he or she wasn’t in the row behind them both.

Eagle-eyed royal commentators have famous the distinct absence of Australian-born Princess Mary of Denmark at the Queen’s funeral

The Danish royal family were said to be attending in full force when they made an official announcement on September 13 but six days later the 50-year-old mother-of-four was nowhere to be seen

The Danish royal household had been mentioned to be attending in full drive once they made an official announcement on September 13 however six days later the 50-year-old mother-of-four was nowhere to be seen

Photos and video footage shot at the funeral showed Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe - now the only reigning Queen left in the world - sitting opposite King Charles III and his family on Monday

Photos and video footage shot at the funeral confirmed Prince Frederik and Queen Margrethe – now the solely reigning Queen left in the world – sitting reverse King Charles III and his household on Monday

‘No Princess Mary of Denmark?’ one questioned on Twitter.

‘Prince Frederik of Denmark was along with his mom [Queen Margrethe] sitting reverse King Charles III. Shame our Princess Mary could not attend (she’s Australian),’ mentioned one other.

‘Oh, no Princess Mary of Denmark subsequent to Prince Frederik,’ a 3rd wrote.

A fourth added: ‘I’m nonetheless confused why Crown Princess Mary could not have gone, when the Jordanian Royal Family bought three tickets, proper?’ 

According to BT, a Danish tabloid, Princess Mary’s preliminary invitation to the funeral was made in error.

‘There has been a regrettable error in the invitation from the British Foreign Office’s protocol. It is thus solely the Queen and the Crown Prince who, from the Danish facet, will take part in Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on Monday,’ The Royal home confirmed.

Every royal and dignitary invited was permitted to carry one additional particular person with them, which is maybe why Mary was excluded this time. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Danish royal household for additional remark. 

The last time she was seen: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at Christiansborg palace for the gala diner during the 50 years anniversary of Her Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accession to the throne on September 10

The final time she was seen: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at Christiansborg palace for the gala diner throughout the 50 years anniversary of Her Queen Margrethe II of Denmark accession to the throne on September 10

According to the Danish royal’s official program Prince Frederik will be flying to the US on Tuesday for the 77th annual UN General Assembly in New York.

Princess Mary is mentioned to be becoming a member of him on Wednesday, September 21. 

Nine ‘on a regular basis Australians’ who had made ‘extraordinary contributions to their communities, and who signify Australian tradition and values’ had been invited to Westminster Abbey to farewell the Queen.

But Chris Waller, who educated champion horse Winx and cared for a lot of of the Queen’s horses, revealed that he would not be in attendance for ‘Covid-19 associated causes’.

‘Unfortunately due to Covid-19 associated causes I’m unable to attend the funeral,’ Mr Waller wrote by way of Twitter.

‘Like so many others I’ll reside and cherish for the relaxation of my life the fond reminiscences I’ve of Her Majesty; her love of horses and all animals; her ardour for all times and the respect she gave on a regular basis folks’.

Queen Margrethe held a detailed relationship with Queen Elizabeth II and was amongst the first worldwide monarch to pay tribute to Her Majesty.

She was additionally noticed shedding a tear in entrance of the Queen’s coffin earlier than the funeral on Monday. 

Both Queens are great-great granddaughters of Queen Victoria – making them third cousins – with Margrethe usually trying up to Elizabeth like an enormous sister.   

In May, Margrethe informed the UK’s ITV news that Elizabeth, 14 years her senior, was a ‘enormous inspiration’ to her as the solely different dwelling Queen.

With the death of Elizabeth II, Margrethe II of Denmark has become the only living Queen in the world

With the loss of life of Elizabeth II, Margrethe II of Denmark has develop into the solely dwelling Queen in the world

‘[Queen Elizabeth] was 26 when she grew to become Queen. When I used to be rising up, I hoped I would not be as younger as that when my father died. It made an infinite impression on me. The undeniable fact that she was dedicating her life. I understood what that meant. This is for all times. That is the entire level of my life. And I do know she sees that too,’ she mentioned. 

‘When I used to be rising up, my mom and father mentioned to me, “look at what they do in England” and I may see that it may be finished and it was worthwhile and you possibly can reside a really full life with it, even with a heavy schedule and demanding job.’

The mother-of-two added that each Queens see their roles as ‘dedication’ and ‘a job’ and the method that Elizabeth ‘confronted her duties’ ‘impressed her’.

‘The method she has confronted her duties, the method she has devoted her life, and he or she does it with a smile. She has been via many issues,’ she added. 

‘When you get to my age, you do not have the vacancy, what am I going to do tomorrow? I do know jolly nicely what I’m going to do tomorrow, and the subsequent day, and the following year.’

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has lead the foreign royals paying tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96. They are pictured in 2000 at London's Natural History Museum

Queen Margrethe of Denmark has lead the overseas royals paying tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96. They are pictured in 2000 at London’s Natural History Museum

The pair, additionally had candy nicknames for each other. Margrethe known as Elizabeth by her childhood nickname ‘Lilibet’ whereas Elizabeth known as Margrethe ‘Daisy’.

The Danish monarch is identified as ‘Aunt Daisy’ to many in her household as she was named after her grandmother, Princess Margareta of Sweden, and her identify is related to the Nordic phrase for the daisy flower.

‘We are positively affectionate, however I do not need to splash it throughout the place,’ she informed ITV of Elizabeth II.

The pair even have a love of canine in widespread. While Elizabeth will ceaselessly be related to corgis, Margrethe is identified in Denmark for her love of canine.

While Elizabeth bought her first corgi as a toddler, it was Margrethe’s late husband Prince Henrik who launched her to dachshunds. 

The Danish royal family, including Hobart-born Mary, shared a close connection with Elizabeth. Pictured in 2016

The Danish royal household, together with Hobart-born Mary, shared a detailed reference to Elizabeth. Pictured in 2016

Margrethe was additionally amongst the first royals to pay tribute to the Queen upon her loss of life final week. 

In a press release she wished the new King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla her ‘deepest ideas and prayers’ after Elizabeth II handed away peacefully at Balmoral.

Speaking on behalf of the Danish household she was ‘deeply moved’ by the unhappy information of her ‘beloved mom’s loss of life’.

‘I ship you and Camilla my warmest ideas and prayers,’ she mentioned.

‘She was a towering determine amongst the European monarchs and an awesome inspiration to us all. We shall miss her terribly.

‘Her 70 years of reign and repair to the folks of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth are an unprecedented and noteworthy achievement.

In February, Margrethe and Mary, met with Kate Middleton, who and officially welcomed her to Copenhagen

In February, Margrethe and Mary, met with Kate Middleton, who and formally welcomed her to Copenhagen

'She was a towering figure among the European monarchs and a great inspiration to us all. We shall miss her terribly,' she wrote

‘She was a towering determine amongst the European monarchs and an awesome inspiration to us all. We shall miss her terribly,’ she wrote

‘We shall all the time keep in mind her vital contributions to their growth and prosperity.’

The Danish royal household, together with Hobart-born Princess Mary, shared a detailed reference to Queen Elizabeth.

In February, Margrethe and Mary met with Kate Middleton, and formally welcomed her to Copenhagen. 

Mary has additionally beforehand attended Royal Ascot horse race with the Queen and Prince Edward.

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