Princess Mary Of Denmark attends an event to spotlight Denmark's achievements in sustainability. Picture: Supplied
Princess Mary Of Denmark attends an event to spotlight Denmark's achievements in sustainability. Picture: Supplied

Princess Mary cracks a beer in the Big Apple

PRINCESS Mary of Denmark has showed off her funny side as she cracked a beer while in New York for UN week.

Mary pulled a mock grimace as she cracked open a can of Carlsberg - one of Denmark's biggest exporters - at an event to highlight her adopted country's achievements in sustainability.

Princess Mary Of Denmark attends an event to spotlight Denmark's achievements in sustainability. Picture: Supplied
Princess Mary Of Denmark attends an event to spotlight Denmark's achievements in sustainability. Picture: Supplied

The royal, 46, then pretended to hold it up for a toast before taking a sip.

Mary, who was born in Tasmania but moved to Denmark in 2001 to be with future king Crown Prince Frederik, has spoken about her passion for sustainability before.

"I believe that in order to find solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges of today we need to take a holistic approach that requires us to consider the social, environmental and economic aspects and work together in new and innovative partnerships, maybe with people and organisations we wouldn't have thought about working with before," she told Vogue in 2016. "It will require a continuous effort and patience, and strong and authentic leadership: it takes time to create real and sustainable change.

"I try, as effectively as possibly, to use the platform that I have built up over the years to advocate and work for the empowerment of women and of their human rights," she said.

 

Princess Mary Of Denmark. Picture: Supplied
Princess Mary Of Denmark. Picture: Supplied

 

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the UN. Picture: AP
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the UN. Picture: AP

Mary and Frederik have four children together; Prince Christian, 12, Princess Isabella, 11, and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, seven.

In December, in a candid interview with Australian Women's Weekly, the Crown Princess revealed that moving to the other side of the world was difficult.

"I did experience a feeling of loneliness - short-term - when I first moved to Denmark," she told the magazine. "Moving to Denmark was a huge change in my life - a new culture, new language, new friends, and another way of life. So, I see it as quite natural that at times I felt quite alone or a little bit like I was on the outside looking in."

 

From Left, back: Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Crown Princess Mary. From left, front: Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine. Picture: Franne Voigt
From Left, back: Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Crown Princess Mary. From left, front: Prince Vincent, Princess Josephine. Picture: Franne Voigt

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