Queen Mary Makes Solo Appearance at Handball European Championship, Presents Silver Medal to Denmark

Royal Solo Engagement: Queen Mary at Handball European Championship

In a significant display of her regal duties, Queen Mary marked her first solo engagement since ascending the throne by attending the Handball European Championship in Cologne, Germany.

The royal, aged 51, graced the event to support Denmark’s men’s team on the tournament’s final day, following her recent elevation to the throne after her mother-in-law’s abdication.

Regal Fashion Statement at the Championship

Queen Mary, mother of four, made a stylish statement at the championship, choosing a smart tailored burgundy blazer paired with a white silk shirt and black trousers.

Her minimalistic jewelry, featuring dangly diamond earrings and a delicate pendant necklace, complemented her ensemble.

The Danish Queen showcased her dedication to fitness with a radiant makeup look and loose waves of her long brown hair.

Burgundy glasses added a finishing touch that coordinated seamlessly with her blazer.

Denmark’s Handball Defeat and Queen’s Medals Presentation

Denmark, the reigning world champions, faced a tough battle against France, ultimately losing 33-31 in extra time.

During the intense game, Queen Mary graciously posed for a photo from the royal box, capturing the closely contested moments.

The Queen later took to the court to congratulate the players and presented the silver medal, expressing her admiration for Denmark’s impressive effort at the European Championship.

Royal Presence and Ceremony Highlights

Queen Mary was not alone in her regal duties; she was accompanied by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during the medal presentation.

The royal exchanged greetings with Denmark’s Handball coach Nikolaj Jacobsen, showcasing the unity of the sports community.

Handball, introduced to the Olympics in 1972, holds special significance for Denmark, with their women’s team securing the highest number of gold medals.

Insights from King Frederik’s Book: A Royal Perspective

Earlier this month, Queen Mary’s husband, King Frederik, unveiled a bestselling book that delves into personal insights and outlines his plans for his reign.

The book, already acclaimed in Denmark, explores Frederik’s childhood, his intricate relationship with his late father Prince Henrik, and provides glimpses into his marriage with Queen Mary.

While discussing his 20-year-long marriage, Frederik addresses the influence of his “patriarchal” upbringing and subtly glosses over recent affair rumors.

Author Jens Andersen collaborated with King Frederik for 18 months on the book, which was sent to publishers on New Year’s Eve, coinciding with Queen Margrethe’s abdication announcement after 52 years.

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