“The Crown Princess signed the necessary declaration about acting in conformity with the constitution in the presence of the Queen, his royal highness the Crown Prince and the government,” the statement continued.
Princess Mary’s husband, Prince Frederik is set to ascend the throne upon his 79-year-old mother, Queen Margrethe’s death, promoting Australian-born Mary to Queen.
Princess Mary – formerly known as Mary Donaldson – was just an ordinary girl from Tasmania when she met Prince Frederik at Sydney’s Slip inn pub during the 2000 Olympics.
They spent the first year of their relationship in a long-distance romance, with Frederik making secret trips to Australia. A year later Mary moved to Denmark.
Just two years later in 2003, the couple announced their engagement, walking down the aisle on May 14, 2004, at Copenhagen Cathedral in the nation's capital.
The rest, as they say, is history.