Princess Mary puts on brave face amid Christmas heartache

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

She’s known for her impeccable style when she steps out for official engagements, and Denmark’s Princess Mary has done it again, looking amazing in a repeat outfit in Poland. 

Despite reports the 47-year-is going through some heartache over her family’s Christmas plans, Mary dazzled as she re-wore a blue coat, matching skirt and a white and black high-neck top while laying a wreath in Warsaw.

Princess Mary is currently in Poland with her husband, Prince Frederik. Photo: Getty Images
The Tasmanian-born beauty put on a brave face at the event. Photo: Getty Images

The Tasmanian-born beauty showed no sign of anguish as she stood alongside her husband, Prince Frederik, with poise and grace at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen.

Princess Mary wore the exact same outfit last year, when she stepped out in the snow in Latvia during her two-day tour of the country - proving she’s just as thrifty as the rest of us.

Princess Mary wore the exact same outfit in December last year in Latvia. Photo: AAP

Princess Mary’s heartache

The Aussie royal’s appearance comes after New Idea reported that the mum-of-four is devastated that she won’t be returning home to Australia with her family for the festive season. 

In 2017, Mary and her kids, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent were all spotted enjoying a dip in the ocean in Palm Beach. 

The family was joined by Princess Mary’s best friend and bridesmaid, Amber Petty on the day. 

However, as Mary’s role as future Queen of Denmark gets closer by the day, it’s likely that her jaunts overseas to her native country will become less frequent. 

In October, she was announced as an official regent, meaning she is now able to act on behalf of Queen Margrethe, who turns 80 this year. 

It's thought Princess Mary is devastated she won't be returning to Australia for Christmas this year. Photo: Getty Images

Princess Mary slammed by PETA

Her Christmas plans might not be the only thing bothering Mary at the moment, as just last week, she was slammed by PETA for her involvement in a recent hunt that saw dozens of deer killed.

The annual 'King's Hunt' was hosted by the Danish royal family at Gribskov forest on Wednesday, with a ‘hunting parade’ - which saw the slain animals laid out in rows on the lawn - taking place at nearby Fredensborg Castle.

Photos of the event show Mary, her husband Crown Prince Frederik, 51, and 80-year-old Queen Margrethe, standing in front of the deer carcasses, smiling and chatting with other members of the crowd.

In one photo, Frederik is seen walking among the rows of dead deer - which appear to be a mix of does and stags - inspecting the ‘proceeds of the day’.

Last week, Princess Mary was slammed for taking part in a hunt. Photo: Getty Images

While Mary and Frederik’s children - Prince Christian, 14, Princess Isabella, 12, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, eight - weren’t present at Wednesday’s hunt, the couple has copped criticism for their ‘poor’ parenting choices.

In a statement supplied to Yahoo Lifestyle, PETA blasted the royal pair for supporting a ‘violent blood sport’ and stressed the negative impact the practice may have on their four children.

“There is nothing noble about shooting defenceless animals for fun. Given the now well-established link between cruelty to animals in childhood and violent behaviour in adulthood, not only is it insensitive for Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to teach their children that killing animals is acceptable, it’s also a poor parenting decision,” a PETA spokesperson said.

“Few people today view hunting as anything other than a violent blood sport, a cheap thrill at taking a life and a display of wanton power over the powerless. It is surely the parents’ responsibility to help children grow into compassionate leaders for their country, with respect for all living beings,” they added.

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