TL;DR news on Crown Prince Frederik at April 22, 2023
"She got to know and love Frederik as the man he is, not as the Crown Prince," Mary's friend Chris Meehan later told the authors of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark. Perhaps the person most surprised by the royal romance was Princess Mary herself. In 2009, Frederik was inducted into the International Olympic Committee. Frederik, 54, and Mary, 50, also revealed that their daughter Princess Isabella, 15, would no longer enroll at the prestigious private boarding and day school this fall as planned. The royal couple cited the decision as "difficult" for their family and pointed to their "special position as Crown Prince Couple" as a factor. Prince Christian started studying at the elite school last year, which the Danish royal family proudly announced on their Instagram page. Click the image to explore Imperial Fashion's latest collection or emulate Princess Mary's look using our carousel. In early 2003, Frederik's mother Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged the relationship and the couple announced their engagement at Amalienborg Castle later that year on October 8. Their first child, Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John, was born October 15, 2005; Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe followed on April 21, 2007. Almost four years later Mary and Frederik welcomed twins, Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda and Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on January 8, 2011.