Mary Donaldson’s wedding dress on her 2004 wedding to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark designed by Uffe Frank
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born on 5 February 1972 in Tasmania, Australia, to Scottish parents.
In 2000 Mary met Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark at the Slip Inn, a pub in Sydney when the prince was visiting Australia during the 2000 Summer Olympics, and on 8 October 2003, she was engaged to the prince.
The next year, on 14 May 2004, Mary was married to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in Copenhagen Cathedral, thus becoming Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
For her wedding, she wore a ivory silk duchess satin gown 31 metres of tulle edged in French Chantilly lace underneath. The full skirt is overlayed with panels opening from her hip, revealing 8 meters
The lace was part of the original wedding gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, Fredrik’s great-grandmother.
The veil worn by Mary Donaldson also belonged to Crown Princess Margaret. It was anchored with Mary’s wedding tiara, which she paired with earrings of diamonds set in platinum with South Sea Island pearls created by Marianne Dulong.
The back of Mary’s wedding gown featured a detachable train comprised of 23.5 metres of satin.
The dress, was designed by a Danish designer, Uffe Frank, and was sewn by Birgit Hallstein, a Danish seamstress.
Mary’s bouquet, incorporating eucalyptus, roses and a sprig of myrtle, was sentimental tribute to her Australian root. After the wedding, she had the bouquet sent to Scotland to rest upon her mother’s grave.