She might have been born and raised in Australia, however Princess Mary Frederik will fly the flag of Denmark tonight and cheer for the Matildas to lose of their essential Women’s World Cup sport.
Princess Mary of Denmark, born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, is the spouse of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
Born in Hobart, Tasmania, she met Crown Prince Frederik on the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
With the Matildas taking up Denmark in an elimination spherical of 16 within the Women’s World Cup on Monday evening, robust choices needed to be made by the royal couple.
Princess Mary’s Aussie roots weren’t sufficient to get her to cheer for the Matildas, with the pair saying on their joint Instagram account that they had been each heading to Denmark.
Princess Mary of Denmark could also be from Australia
Princess Mark of Denmark posted a picture along with her canine Grace and Danish face paint, but additionally a picture of Grace holding a soccer ball in Australian colours
Denmark and Australia performed one another within the Men’s World Cup – and Matildas followers will hope the crew follows within the footsteps of the Socceroos, who emerged victorious in Qatar
“We’ll be cheering from “Top Over” to “Down Under” as the sport towards Australia kicks off quickly on the World Cup,” the submit, which was written in Danish, learn.
‘Come on, Denmark. Signed, The Crown Prince Couple.’
The submit featured a picture of Princess Mary with the household canine Grace, each with Danish flags painted on their faces.
However, it additionally included one other photograph of Grace holding a soccer ball coloured in Australia’s iconic inexperienced and gold.
“Hard to choose who you’re looking for… but it doesn’t matter what it is, it doesn’t matter who wins,” one follower commented.
“I wonder if Mary is a little attached to the homeland,” one other responded with emojis of affection and laughter.
“Wondering if Crown Princess Mary also hopes that her home country of Australia is doing well?” requested one other.
Princess Mary’s kids play soccer with their father Prince Frederik in Denmark jerseys in the course of the Men’s World Cup
Princess Mary returned to Australia this 12 months for a tour that additionally included Vanuatu and Fiji
Earlier, Princess Mary refused to pledge her allegiance when Denmark took on Australia on the Men’s World Cup in Qatar.
While Prince Frederik and their sons appeared on footage kicking a soccer round whereas sporting Danish jerseys, Princess Mary was conspicuously absent.
She had beforehand stated she supported the Danes, however made no public look in the course of the World Cup.
Now it appears her loyalties could also be divided in any case.