Princess Mary 'in floods of tears' after terrifying burglary

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

Princess Mary was reportedly in “floods of tears” after the Danish palace was burgled over the festive period.

According to Woman’s Day Marselisborg Palace, where Queen Margrethe spends her summers, went through a security breach on January 3, just three days after Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and their four children left after the Christmas break. 

Princess Mary was reportedly "in tears" after finding out Marselisborg Palace was burgled. Photo: Getty Images

A burglar alarm is reported to have gone off at 1:15am and police were dispatched to the palace but the incident has left Princess Mary shaken. 

“Mary’s confessed that it was way too close for comfort and is very frightened that someone could even get in,” a source told Woman’s Day. 

“She has always been assured that all royal residences are among the most secure in the world so she never bothered to ask any questions.”

However, now the source claims Mary’s questioning “everything Fred has ever told her about their safety”. 

The alleged break-in came just before Prince Mary packed up and moved overseas to Switzerland with her children, Prince Christian, Princess Josephine, Princess Isabella and Prince Vincent. 

The Danish royal family are pictured here at Marselisborg Palace. Photo: Getty Images

Over the course of 12 weeks, the royal kids will attend the Lemania-Verbier International School and while Mary will stay with the children throughout their stint, their father, Prince Frederik will visit them in between his royal duties. 

Mary steps up for duty

It was a whirlwind 2019 for Princess Mary, who accepted the responsibility of being acting monarch in the event of Queen Margrethe’s absence, a huge jump for the woman who will one day be the queen in her own right.

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

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