This month, Princess Mary will celebrate 15 years married to Prince Frederik, but it seems that might not be the only thing the royal couple will be popping the champagne over.
According to reports, the Tasmania-born mum-of-four is set to become Queen, after being told by Queen Margrethe that it’s time for her to hand over the reigns to the younger generation of the Danish royal family.
“You are ready and you will be amazing at your job,” the 79-year-old monarch told Mary and Fredeik at a family event at Amalienborg Palace last week, according to New Idea.
“The Queen is slowly handing over some duties to Frederik and Mary, and she sees the future of the royal family is in safe hands.”
A royal insider told the magazine that Queen Margrethe is certain Frederik and Mary will do a great job ruling the country, especially as Mary is ‘already the de facto Queen in many people’s eyes’.
The rumour mill went into overdrive that Frederik and Mary would step up to the plate and become King and Queen last year, when Frederik’s father, Prince Henrik, sadly passed away.
It was claimed the Queen wanted to retire and focus on enjoying her days without the burden of royal duties, especially as she has herself suffered with her health in the last few years.
It was even reported that Queen Margrethe was putting Princess Mary through princess training, as they were both pictured at Greve Museum, where the 47-year-old looked like she was taking in a lot of pointers from the Queen.
“When Queen Margrethe brings Mary to an event she has been attending herself for years, it is her very clear way of saying to her daughter-in-law ‘This is something you will be taking on yourself one day’,” a royal insider told Woman’s Day.
Queen Margrethe has always insisted that she will rule Denmark until the day she dies, however her husband’s death paired with her own ailing health may be reason enough for her to abdicate sooner rather than later.
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