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An Australian who is likely to become Queen of Denmark in the future – 1972.

An Australian who is likely to become Queen of Denmark in the future – 1972.

The Danish Crown Princess Mary has no Danish blood at all but an Australian was born.

On February 5, 1972, Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, the likely future Queen of Denmark, was born. Specifically, she is the wife of the Crown Prince of Denmark Frederick, the eldest son of the present Queen Margaret II. from Denmark. Interestingly, Crown Princess Mary (dan. Kronprinsesse Mary) has no Danish blood at all, as far as she is known, but an Australian born.

Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born on February 5, 1972 in Hobarth, Tasmania. Her father, John Dalgleish Donaldson, was born in Scotland, where he grew up, and only moved to Australia in his twenties with her husband, also of Scottish ethnicity. Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was their youngest daughter and was born in a new homeland.

Crown Prince Frederick met Mary in 2000 during the Sydney Olympics. They were married in Copenhagen the following year. Her English was her native language, and Danish only later began to learn. If she becomes queen, Mary will be the first queen in Australian-born history.

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