• King Frederik and Queen Mary celebrate 20 years of marriage
  • The royal couple married on 14 May 2004
  • They will likely mark the moment in private

The Danish royals' love saga began on a beautiful day in May 2004, in Copenhagen, where Frederik and Mary exchanged vows, promising each other a lifetime of companionship. Fast forward to 2023, and the couple is still going strong, celebrating two decades of marriage. Their journey from the altar to the thrones of Denmark has been nothing short of a fairy tale.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark And Mary Donaldson

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On their anniversary, Frederik and Mary will embark on the Royal Ship Dannebrog, setting sail towards Oslo for a two-day visit filled with official ceremonies, heartfelt reunions, and commemorations. They will be warmly welcomed by Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja, alongside the future king, Crown Prince Haakon, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, showcasing the deep-rooted friendship between the two royal families.

A celebration of love and duty

The visit promises a packed schedule, including a poignant wreath-laying service to honor World War II victims, a luncheon at the royal palace, and a visit to the innovative Oslo Science City organization. The highlight? A state banquet where the royal ladies are expected to dazzle in tiaras, and where speeches will likely pay homage to Frederik and Mary's milestone anniversary.

This trip marks the couple's second state visit since Frederik ascended the throne earlier this year, following his mother, Queen Margrethe II's abdication. It's a testament to their commitment to duty and their enduring partnership, which has captivated the world since Mary, a Tasmania-born beauty, walked down the aisle in an exquisite gown by Danish designer Uffe Frank, merging her Australian roots with her new Danish identity.

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A Royal Love Story for the Ages

As King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark celebrate 20 years of marriage, their love story continues to inspire and enchant. From their fairy-tale wedding to their unwavering service to their country and beyond, the royal couple embodies the essence of a modern monarchy - grounded in tradition, yet forward-looking and relatable. Here's to the next 20 years of their reign!