Crown Princess Mary participated in a dressage show in Heslegård

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman
On October 4, 2020, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark participated in a dressage show at Heslegård Sportsrideklub in Heslegård. The competition was the second dressage show that the Crown Princess participated in this year. The Crown Princess scored 70.65% and placed first with the horse Edelman. Crown Prince Frederik accompanied Crown Princess Mary.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman
At the first dressage show held in Frederiksværk three weeks ago, Princess Isabella accompanied and supported her mother. In Frederiksværk, the Crown Princess scored 72.05% and placed fourth with the horse Edelman.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Isabella. The Crown Princess placed first with the horse Edelman

37 Comments

  1. He used to be a good looking young man....

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    1. He still looks way better and happier than other royal men, icluding younger men like Prince Daniel.

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    2. There comes a time when a beard should be cut until it is completely white. Because this salt and pepper thing tends to look like a beard with gaps. Mary is, as always, a picture of elegance and attractivity. (-Ann.)

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    3. He still is so very handsome, I would even say nowadays more than ever. I love his grey hair and the beard.

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    4. He is still very handsome.

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    5. He's now a good-looking middle aged man...

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    6. For me, more handsome than ever.
      I'm going to write to the Palace to see if I can have a photo of him.
      Of course, I won't tell them it's for putting under my pillow at night :-))

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    7. He is looks much better now. The beard suits him, as does the graying hair.
      Becca

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    8. I don't believe you people.

      Middle-aged, my foot! Who wants a boy toy?
      I was sorry when the barbers opened back up and he cut his hair.

      Now, if he just had some hair on his chest....

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    9. He looks 65, rather unkempt anything but regal. I hope Mary will give him a talk about showing up like this. Halfway stable-keeper.
      Lily A

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    10. Thx deadeggs - what a joyful comment.

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    11. lol Deadeggs! You're too funny :)
      Maybe you should tell them. The photo you receive might then come with a message scribbled on the back...
      (From Fredrik... but more likely from Mary, saying 'Back off!' :-) )
      - Anon 9:13

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    12. I think he has always been a handsome man and is ageing beautifully, I'm not a big fan of his beard and it does have a more scruffy look in these pictures but will overlook it as it is a semi private day and he just looks so happy and proud of Mary. He is a wonderful husband I think.

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    13. I don't understand some of you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a man that has a well trimmed beard. Beards are very in right now. They don't necessarily look good on every man, but they are not the mark of Satan for goodness sake!

      "He used to be a good looking young man...."
      "There comes a time when a beard should be cut until it is completely white."
      "He looks 65, rather unkempt anything but regal...Halfway stable-keeper."

      Well, we have a made up rule about beards having to be one color or they must be shaved off, a declaration that a once good-looking man is, what, now heinous?, and that he looks like an unkempt 65 year-old, non-regal-halfway-stable-keeper.

      I find it refreshing to see a royal man that actually knows how to dress down. Too often they are still overdressed for a casual event. It is a sign to me that they are not quite in touch. Frederik looks like a guy that is down to earth and he certainly looks sharp, beard and all!

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    14. Dear - Anon 9:13.
      Now you're making me laugh with your "back off" comment.
      Princess Mary knows that there are many hungry hands like mine waiting on the sideline :-))

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    15. Anon 1:31 - I honestly don't care about your foot. He's 52 years old - that's middle aged which last time I looked wasn't an insult - and wasn't meant as one.

      I don't believe your reaction - talk about seeing negativity where none exists!!!

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    16. Lily A. : I don't think a wife in a 20 year old marriage will gain anything by telling her husband how to dress up for 'her show'. He'd probably run off to younger and happier looking women.

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  2. Gorgeous family, gorgeous horse. I wish I was wealthy enough for dressage!

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  3. Félicitations à la princesse Mary qui a un superbe maintien de cavalière. Quel plaisir de voir le prince Frederik qui l'a accompagnée ; je suppose que lui aussi doit monter à cheval !

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  4. Maria from Italy10/5/20, 6:39 PM

    Mary is simply perfect in every possible way and on every occasion.
    10/10 again!

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    1. I'm happy to push that out to 10,5/10

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    2. I agree totally. What I love most about her is that she persues her own interests, while as well being a hard working princess, having an eye Level marriage, being a devoted mother and always stylish!
      Chapeau!

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  5. I don't know anything about dressage nor the rules for participating in a contest. I am just wondering if it is normal that the other competitors are teens when Mary is end 40?

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    1. That's perfectly normal in dressage. Nothing strange at all. And her results are quite good as well.

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    2. It is normal. There are competitors of different gender as well.

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    3. The main criterion is having the money to participate in the sport I think. A good dressage horse is expensive, not to mention stabling, feeding and transporting, plus the clothes and equipment. Hats off to her for learning something new. She has the fabulous Danish Royal stables at her disposal - lucky Mary - but she is clearly working hard to learn - it's not easy. Elle.

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  6. Hahaha, the second picture is very funny. I am curious to know what was Mary saying to Fred, "hurry up, you need to shape up, enough munching Danish pastries in front of the TV, the lockdown is over, get some exercise..." - my imagination, of course :-) But Fred doesn't seem to mind, so all is well. She has a fabulous physique, slim and trim but not anorexic or painfully skinny (some British counterpart comes to mind...), rather fit and strong. Genetics plays a huge part, of course , but she works on it too, it requires discipline and dedication. Chapeau Princess Mary!

    E.McM.

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    1. Really?! Why would you throw out a dig about another woman? That speaks very poorly of you.

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    2. @ E.M.cM. Can’t you simply compliment Mary without disparaging another woman? I find your use of the word anorexic highly offensive as well as wrongful applied, surely you know that it’s a medical condition and not an insult that comes handy for mean people, you should feel ashamed for making such an awful comment.
      Mary looks fantastic, and so does her husband :-)

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  7. mon dieu ! Quelle allure en Cavalière !

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  8. How did Mary come 1st;she is not sitting square in the saddle, the hands are sloppy; who are the judges? Fred is looking a bit unkept. You do not drag your horse into the float; and they call themselves horse people.

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  9. amazing cp.mary bravo. so. stylish talented is she. wonderful.

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  10. Congratulations to CP Mary, how lovely to see her husband there to support her, he must have been very proud. He is aging beautifully, he is a handsome man.

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  11. Just love both of them and those gorgeous children

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  12. @Anon 6:28, "I don't understand some of you": Well you don't have to , do you? Differing opinions are fine. - F. is ageing, of course, as we all do. His beard and hair are just not very well groomed in these pics. But I am ready to somewhat revise my previous opinion about cutting the beard and change it to "cut short and groom it daily". ;-) (-Ann.)

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    1. Awesome! If I pushed my personal preferences, all men and boys would have very short, closely cut hair on the sides with a little more length on the top. Beards would be "scruff" or a little longer, never more than that. Of course that is not realistic and would be boring. I would never come on here and attack every man with hair that is longer than my personal preference. That is what happens here when it comes to beards. Some hate them so much that some outlandish things have been said. From a trend standpoint, beards are on trend. Not scraggly beards, but as you said, neatly groomed beards. The longer beards are in style as well, but are for hipsters, not royals, and these men worship their beards. They have as many products for their beards than women have for their hair. All in all, Frederik looks good, especially being out of doors with a breeze ruffling his hair. He is happy and relaxed, spending a day with his wife, off duty. I don't think it is a day to judge too harshly. We all need those days.

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  13. Well then, this is turning interesting (haven’t checked this in a week). At least we’re having some decent exchanges here, despite differences in opinion. Too tempting for me to not weigh in. So... here I go on my (personal and humble) assessment: Mary looks great always. She is well aware of the role and image she needs to play. Not sure she always wants to dress up and go through the motions, but she does it anyway. Also, well, a wife should always be able to have an honest dialogue with her husband. If telling him he looks unkempt sends him in the arms of a younger woman, that’s really not a real marriage. I am sure these two are way above that. Second, as the next king, one should care about looking groomed. Not formal, but nor disheveled either. Otherwise you could in fact confuse him with the stable keeper (and, by the way, if that is the gentleman wearing the navy vest, he looks more regal - again, in my opinion). Beards are trendy, but there are beards and beards. Frederick’s is not the latter (assuming everyone gets the reference to ‘there are dinner jackets and there are dinner jackets. This is the latter’. If you don’t, maybe you should watch Casino Royale). Frederick could do a much better job at keeping his beard in check. Assuming he isn’t planning on joining some religious cult/monastery (I do expect with anticipation all the indignant responses. Although can’t promise when I will have a chance to check this one again, life has a way of getting in the way of it). Thank goodness for all of us seeing this as a little silly thing we do on the side, indeed! CH

    CH

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