The Queen of Denmark is celebrating her 52nd birthday today, and to honour her first big day in her new royal title, 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 Queen 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 in Sydney as part of theQqueen's itinerary of backpacking around the world.
Since then, the 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 Queen's heart. She has been spotted attending Copenhagen Fashion Week in the past, and her love for fashion is evident from her wardrobe, symbolising the effortless yet sophisticated Scandinavian style. Frequently sporting designers such as Prada, Hermès and Chanel – as well as more local design talent – the 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 Queen of Denmark's most memorable looks to date.