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The greatest fashion moments of Crown Princess Mary

By Linnéa Pesonen

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The future Queen of Denmark is celebrating her birthday this weekend, and to honour the Crown Princess' big day, Vogue Scandinavia has gathered her best sartorial moments so far

An heir to the throne of one of the world’s oldest monarchies, Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark became a part of the Danish royal family in 2004, when she married Queen Margrethe II’s eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik. The couple met when the Crown Princess was backpacking around the world.

Since then, the future Queen has been very much in the spotlight, being heavily involved in humanitarian work that has developed her into a strong advocate for women’s rights, maternal health, sexual and reproductive rights in developing countries and international LGBTI+ rights, to name a few.

Fashion and its’ environmental impacts are also close to the Crown Princess’ heart. And she is often spotted attending Copenhagen Fashion Week, and her love towards fashion is evident from her wardrobe, symbolising the effortless yet sophisticated Scandinavian style impeccably. Frequently sporting designers such as Prada, Hermès and Chanel, the future Queen’s polished looks are a lesson in elegance that perfectly reflect the idea of today’s modern royalty.

Below, we take a look back on some of the future Queen of Denmark's most memorable looks to date.

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Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the future Crown Princess of Denmark together in public for the first time in Tasmania, January 2003. Photo: Getty

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Pre Wedding Royal Opera Gala in Copenhagen, 2004. Wearing a gown by Frank Uffe. Photo: Getty

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Leaving the Danish Parliament in 2004 prior to their upcoming wedding in a few days. Photo: Getty

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The wedding reception of Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson on May 12, 2004. Photo: Getty

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The wedding of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, and Mary Donaldson on the 14th of May, 2004. The wedding dress was designed by Uffe Frank. Photo: Getty

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Danish royal visit to Observatory Hill in Sydney, Australia in 2005. Photo: Getty

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The Red Cross Gala in Canberra, Australia, 2005. Photo: Getty

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Visit to Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia, 2005. Photo: Getty

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Visiting the tsunami victims in Khao Lak, Thailand, 2005. Photo: Getty

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At Aichi Expo in Japan attending a ceremony for the Danish National Day on April 20, 2005. Photo: Getty

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Attending a fashion show at Holmen during the 25th Copenhagen International Fashion Fair in 2005. Photo: Getty

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A state visit to Bulgaria in 2006. Photo: Getty

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Attending a service at Roskilde Cathedral in 2006. Photo: Getty

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Meeting the President of Brazil at Copenhagen Airport in 2007. Photo: Getty

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About to go on a summer cruise on the royal yacht in 2008. Photo: Getty

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Attending the Danish Royal Life Guards Dinner in 2008. Photo: Getty

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Attending the 75th birthday celebrations of Prince Henrik of Denmark in 2009. Photo: Getty

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Attending a gala for the celebrations of Queen Margrethe II's 70th birthday in 2010. Photo: Getty

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Attending the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling in 2010. Photo: Getty

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At the Crown Prince and Princess' summer tour in 2011. Photo: Getty

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Visiting Melbourne, Australia in 2011. Photo: Getty

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At the wedding of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Stephanie de Lannoy in 2012. Photo: Getty

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Attending the inauguration of King Wilhelm Alexander in Netherlands, 2013. Photo: Getty

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Attending the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill in 2013. . Photo: Getty

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Attending a photocall at Chateau De Cayx, France, 2014. Photo: Getty

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At Bambi awards in Berlin, 2014. Photo: Getty

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Greeting the arriving Dutch King & Queen in Copenhagen, 2015. Photo: Getty

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In Paris in 2019. Photo: Getty

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In Paris in 2019. Photo: Getty

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In Paris in 2019. Photo: Getty

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Visit at the European Hospital "Georges Pompidou" in Paris, 2019. Photo: Getty

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At a wreath laying ceremony in Warsaw, Poland, 2019. Photo: Getty

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Attending an opening of a language centre in Copenhagen, 2021. Photo: Getty

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Donning a coat dress by Claes Iversen in Latvia in 2018 and in Copenhagen in 2022. Photo: Getty

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At Copenhagen Fashion Week for spring/summer 2019. Photo: Getty

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Attending the Copenhagen zoo opening with her children on her 50th birthday week in 2022. Photo: Getty

Crown Princess Mary attends a reception at the end of her two day visit to the Netherlands on June 21, 2022. She is wearing a Beulah dress with Chanel slingback shoes. . Photo: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visit the Dinner Crisis Centre on February 23, 2022. She is wearing a white boucle coat with Gianvito Rossi pumps. . Photo: Getty Images

Crown Princess Mary attends an official dinner in conjunction with the opening of the new National Museum on June 10, 2022. She is wearing a floor-length pink dress with a Dolce and Gabbana leather crystal belt and Bottega Veneta clutch. . Photo: Getty Images

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at Christiansborg palace for a gala dinner on September 10, 2022. The princess is wearing a Jesper Hovring dress with royal ruby jewels and tiara, previously belonging to Queen Ingrid. . Photo: Getty Images

Crown Princess Mary arriving at the official opening of the Cancer Society’s visitor centre on January 12, 2023. She is wearing a Mark Kenley Domino Tan jacket and skirt with Prada knee boots. . Photo: Getty Images

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark arrive at Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s New Year’s levee and banquet at Amalienborg Royal Palace on January 1, 2023. The princess is wearing a Lasse Spangenberg gown with royal jewels. . Photo: Getty Images