Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is attends the 2021 EliteForsk Awards

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark stepped out to support endeavours in the sciences on Monday. 

The royal, 49, attended the 2021 EliteForsk Awards – a prestigious award given by the Danish Council for independent research – in Copenhagen.  

Mary opted for a head-turning deep pink dress, which featured long sleeves and a pleated drop skirt. 

Good cause: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (pictured) stepped out to support endeavours in the sciences on Monday

Good cause: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (pictured) stepped out to support endeavours in the sciences on Monday

She added a pair of nude high heels to the ensemble, and went light on accessories but for a ring, earrings and a dainty gold necklace. 

The princess carried a red cushioned clutch purse, and wore her brunette hair down around her face. 

Mary opted for a natural makeup palette, highlighting her youthful features with soft blush and a hint of eyeshadow.    

Support: The royal, 49, attended the 2021 EliteForsk Awards - a prestigious award given by the Danish Council for independent research - in Copenhagen

Support: The royal, 49, attended the 2021 EliteForsk Awards – a prestigious award given by the Danish Council for independent research – in Copenhagen

Pretty in pink: Mary opted for a head-turning deep pink dress, which featured long sleeves and a pleated drop skirt

Pretty in pink: Mary opted for a head-turning deep pink dress, which featured long sleeves and a pleated drop skirt

The famously down-to-earth royal, born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania, is known for championing small Danish businesses and putting her name to charitable initiatives, particularly those that support women and children.

She serves as patron for more than 25 organisations in addition to raising the four children she shares with husband, Crown Prince Frederik, 53. 

They are parents to Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 14, and 10-year-old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.

Details: The princess carried a red cushioned clutch purse, and wore her brunette hair down around her face

Details: The princess carried a red cushioned clutch purse, and wore her brunette hair down around her face

Be regal like Princess Mary in a No.21 dress

Princess Mary attended an official event in Copenhagen and looked elegant as ever.

Mary added a pop of pink for the occasion, and teamed with a pink dress by No.21 which she teamed with Prada pumps.

If you’re getting a sense of deja vu, you’d be correct – Mary’s worn this number on numerous occasions over the last four years, proving a statement look can be an investment.

The trick to keeping a bold look classic is to look for a simple shape – Mary’s dress is cut in a gently tailored shape with chic pleats which flatter her figure.

Mary’s dress is no longer available but click right to shop the new collection from No.21 at Farfetch.

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Mary’s husband of 17 years will ascend to the throne following the death or abdication of his mother, Queen Margrethe, 81.

The Princess was made a regent by her mother-in-law in October 2018, meaning she can perform duties as head of state when the Queen is otherwise engaged.

Mary was the fourth member of the Danish royal family to be named regent after Frederik, his brother Prince Joachim, and the Queen’s sister Princess Benedikte, who are all official stand-ins for the monarch.

Champion: The famously down-to-earth royal, born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania, is known for championing small Danish businesses and putting her name to charitable initiatives, particularly those that support women and children

Champion: The famously down-to-earth royal, born Mary Donaldson in Hobart, Tasmania, is known for championing small Danish businesses and putting her name to charitable initiatives, particularly those that support women and children

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