Crown Princess Mary makes a tough decision regarding the FIFA World Cup

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Poor Princess Mary, who was born and bred in Australia but is now the Crown Princess of Denmark, had a tough decision to make during round 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

In case you missed it, Australia’s team the Matildas played against Denmark’s De rød-hvide (which translates to ‘the red and whites’) last night.

Ultimately, Mary, who is destined to become the Queen Consort of Denmark one day, chose to support the De rød-hvide.

Taking to the Danish royal’s official Instagram, Mary shared a photo of herself and her adorable pup both sporting temporary tattoos of Denmark’s red and white flag.

Princess Mary chose to support Denmark over Australia for the FIFA World Cup.

The Crown Princess also shared the caption:

“We cheer from ‘Top Over’ and all the way ‘Down Under’, when the match against Australia starts at the World Cup.”

“Come on Denmark,” the caption continued.

Many fans flooded the comment section to point out how divided Mary must feel.

For instance, one fan commented, “You must be torn – though I am sure [you’re] wishing both teams the best,” while another said, “Wonder if Crown Princess Mary also hopes it will go well for her homeland Australia … But hoping that her new homeland Denmark wins.”

Caitlin Foord of Australia dribbles Janni Thomsen of Denmark during the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Ultimately, Australia won its FIFA World Cup match against Denmark.

Despite Mary’s support, the Denmark team ended up losing to Australia 0-2 after an exhilarating game.

This morning, the hosts of the Triple M Sydney radio show interviewed Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and joked that Mary should lose her Australian citizenship after barracking for Denmark.

“I think she’s done that already, mate. I think that’s how you get to be a princess,” Mr Albanese quipped back.

Mary was born in Hobart, Tasmania. In 2000, at age 28, Mary first met her future husband Crown Prince Frederik during the Sydney Olympics.

The couple wed in 2004 at Denmark’s Copenhagen Cathedral and went on to have four children together – Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine.

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