Denmark’s Princess Mary isn’t a ‘role model’
Denmark’s Princess Mary doesn’t see herself as a “role model”.
The 44-year-old royal has admitted she finds it “difficult” to credit herself as a model figure because she doesn’t “consciously” try to be an inspirational female.
Speaking about people’s perception of her, 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.”
However, the mother of four – who has sons Christian, 10, Vincent, five, as well as daughters Isabella, nine, and Josephine, five, with her husband Prince Frederik – has revealed she is aware of her prestigious title and the duty she has to motivate others.
Speaking to Vogue Australia, which sees her and her spouse grace the cover of the publication, she explained: “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.”
Meanwhile Mario Testino – who shot the brunette beauty and her 48-year-old partner for the cover shoot – has admitted it was a “pleasure” to shoot the couple who posed at their home at Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen, for the feature.
The 61-year-old Peruvian fashion photographer – who has collaborated with Kate Moss, the late Princess Diana and other catwalk icons – shared images from the photography session on his social media.
Alongside one post he wrote: “SUCH A PLEASURE SHOOTING HRH CROWN PRINCESS MARY AND HRH CROWN PRINCE FREDERIK OF DENMARK FOR THE COVER OF @vogueaustralia
“UN GRAN PLACER FOTOGRAFIAR A SAR LA PRINCESA HEREDERA MARY Y SAR EL PRINCIPE HEREDERO FREDERIK DE DINAMARCA PARA LA PORTADA DE VOGUE AUSTRALIA (sic).”