Shannen Findlay

Princess Mary celebrates 15 wonderful years of marriage

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederick met Crown Princess Mary of Denmark when she was simply just Mary Donaldson in 2000 during the Sydney Olympic Games.

Their engagement was announced three years later in October of 2003 and Frederick married his Aussie bride on May 14, 2004.

Today marks 15 years since the fairy-tale dream happened for one of our very own.

The stunning reception took place at Copenhagen Cathedral, where Princess Mary wore an ivory satin dress and a six-metre train following behind her.

Despite being married into a royal family, that didn’t stop our beloved princess from wanting her Australian heritage at the forefront, as her bridal bouquet was made up of eucalyptus, roses and a sprig of myrtle from Fredensborg Palace.

One of the most memorable moments from the wedding was Prince Frederik letting a few tears slip as he watched his bride walk down the aisle with his brother, Prince Joachim, proudly standing by his side with tissues on the ready.

The prince wore his Danish navy military uniform.

“I don't recall wishing that one day I would be a princess,” Princess Mary said shortly after the engagement.

“I wanted to be a veterinarian.”

 Since marrying, the royal couple have had four children, Prince Christian, 13, Princess Isabella, 11 and Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, who are 8.  

Scroll through the gallery above to see images of Prince Frederick and Princess Mary’s beautiful wedding day.