Crown Princess Mary doesn’t consider herself a role model
Crown Princess Mary doesn’t see herself as a role model.
The 44-year-old Danish royal – who has children Prince Christian, 10, Princess Isabella, nine and their five-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine with her husband Crown Prince Frederik – hopes that she can inspire others but being a role model is not something she consciously thinks about.
Speaking to Vogue Australia, she said: “I find it difficult to speak of myself as a role model, as role models are defined by the individual.
“It is what they see in a person that gives meaning or inspiration to them that makes another person a role model for them. It’s not something I consciously think about.
“But at the same time, I am very aware of my role and my responsibility. If I can inspire others and if others see something in me that can inspire them or motivate them, then that’s a big compliment.”
Vogue Australia’s editor-in-chief, Edwina McCann praised the Australian-born royal and her 48-year-old husband for using their influence to help others.
She said: “I have enormous admiration for both HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary and the work they do.
“We discovered a woman at ease with her public life and position, who is driven to use her influence and the privilege it awards her to further causes close to her heart: gender equality and sustainability.
“She is knowledgeable, fiercely intelligent and well-informed about the issues. The Crown Princess is making her mark as a world leader and passionate advocate in these areas. With her energy and drive I suspect this is still only the beginning of the enormous contribution she will make.”