Royal blunder: Princess expresses sorrow after FORGETTING coronavirus safety protocol
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Crown Princess Mary, the wife of 16 years of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, took to Instagram to make amend after she was caught on camera shaking hands and not wearing a face covering. The Danish royal wrote: “On land, at sea and in the air – we have to get used to wearing face coverings.
“It is important that we follow the recommendations of the health authorities together.
“Yesterday I was in Grenaa for my first official visit after the summer holidays.
“At sea and in the air it went fine, but on land it slipped for me and I, unfortunately, came to shake hands.
“It reminded me how important it is that we help each other live up to the recommendations.
“Take care of yourself, and take care of each other.”
This heartfelt post was shared alongside two selfies, showing Crown Princess Mary wearing a surgical mask while on a boat and on an aeroplane.
Denmark has counted 16,056 coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic and a total of 621 deaths.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a direct impact on the Danish Royal Family.
As announced in mid-March, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary’s four children had to cut short their 12-week-long study programme at the Swiss Lemania-Verbier International School because of the outbreak.
In a statement, the Danish palace said: “In view of the worsening situation in Denmark in dealing with the spread of COVID-19, the Crown Prince couple has decided that the family will leave home from Switzerland.
“On January 6, 2020, your Royal Highnesses Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine embarked on a 12-week school break at Lemania-Verbier in Switzerland.
“Thus, the school stay is discontinued ahead of time and all four children, when public institutions re-open in Denmark, will continue their schooling at Tranegårdskolen in Gentofte.”
Crown Princess Mary’s royal faux pas took place on Wednesday when she carried out her first engagement as the new president of the WWF’s World Wide Fund for Nature in Denmark.
During her visit, the royal helped to release 50 sea rays in the wild.
With this new commitment to the marine wildlife, Crown Princess Mary is following in the footsteps of her late father-in-law, Prince Henrik, who has been the president of the WWF’s World Wide Fund for Nature between 1972 to 2018, when he died.
Crown Princess Mary’s appointment was first announced in late June by the royal herself.
She said in a statement: “We only have one globe, and we need to take good care of it and the animals if our children and the generations after them are also to have a safe and natural world to grow up in.
“The projects that the WWF World Natural Fund works with around the world are important in our efforts to preserve our forests, coral reefs and diverse wildlife, and it is imperative that we jointly find new solutions for how humans can live in balance with nature.”
The news was welcomed by the Fund’s Secretary-General, Bo Øksnebjerg, who said: “I am very proud that the Crown Princess has agreed to help raise awareness of the work to ensure a better future for nature and animals.
“With the Crown Princess as president, we can continue with unabated strength the good work that Prince Henrik started 48 years ago in Denmark.
“The Crown Princess has an outstanding ability to bridge decision-makers, businesses and citizens, and she can contribute to important lasting changes.”
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