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Crown Princess Mary to her husband: “I am so happy that you swept me off my feet”


Your Majesties. Your Royal Highnesses.
Your Highnesses. Excellences.
Ladies and gentlemen. Family and friends.
All the things I would like to say.
All the things I could say.
All the things I shouldn’t say.
And all the things there is room to say.
50 years old today.
Father of four. Naval Special Force Soldier. Art lover.
Music lover. Military man. Sportsman.
My man.
Business ambassador. Son.
Adventurer.
Greenland explorer. Brother.
And a good friend.
How does one in words capture a person like you?
Without leaving out too much of what makes you, you…
I have pondered over this many times as this day has approached. You are a person of many dimensions.
Complex and straightforward at the same time.
You come in many guises so to speak.
You are in constant movement.
Nevertheless, you stand firm.
By being in constant movement, you, if any, are a person who truly knows yourself. You are yourself.
It takes courage – and time – to find oneself.
You have done so and you continue to do so.
You have trod your own path since
you were a very young child, –
– despite the fact that your course in life had
been charted in many ways, –
and at times you encountered opposition
and particular expectations along the way.
You have always pushed the boundaries
and you have insisted –
on shaping the world around you to fit the person,
and have not allowed the structures in that world to define you.
Your passion has been your compass.
You have lived by your father’s approach to life:
That in the unconventional and in the
surprising there is often a hidden treasure.
You meet people with a directness
and an openness –
that gives you access to hearts and
minds in an extraordinary manner.
Your impact on people is unique.
And I really don’t think that you
realize that you have this gift.
You can talk to anyone and you believe
that we all can contribute, –
that we can always learn from each other
because we all have different perspectives.
You perceive people as connected despite differences.
And the greater the number of perspectives,
the greater the potential. You take pleasure on the success of others.
You are a positive person –
– and you are easily moved to laughter.
And you are not stingy with your laughter… or your jokes for that matter.
And often the two come together;
you always laugh (a lot) at your own jokes.
And I have quite simply lost count –
of the times I had to hear you
tell the same jokes over and over again.
It is as if you are trying to continuously
perfect how they are delivered…
Those who have had the pleasure of eating
out with you, will know, for example, –
that if a waiter asks, “Are you finished?”, –
– you can be dead certain that
you will answer, “No, no, I’m Danish”.
Every time.
And laugh. Every time.
“To dare is to lose one’s footing for a moment.
Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
With these words you invited me
into your world and the world of the Danes, –
-after we had only known each other for a short time.
And there were, indeed, many unsure
steps when we started our common journey, –
– side by side and separated
at one and the same time.
We dared to lose that part of our hearts,
– which we allowed the other to hold in their hands.
It takes courage to dare, but without
daring we lose what could have been.
I am so happy that you swept me off my feet –
and that we dared to fall for each other
– not for a moment, but for life.
And life with you is never boring.
As I have already said:
You come in many guises.
We never know if you’ll come
through the door dressed in uniform, –
a business suit, a wetsuit,
or as a “Mamil”.
For those of you who are not familiar with the concept “Mamil”. I can tell you that it is an English term –
– now officially recognised in the Oxford English Dictionary for a growing sub-culture –
of “Middle-aged men in lycra, who
ride expensive racing bicycles, –
wearing professional style
body-hugging jerseys and shorts.”
Opinions differ as to whether lycra and men
that are 40 plus are a good combination.
And in this case, we are actually
talking about 50 plus.
But darling, you still look rather sharp in lycra.
I do, however, find it a bit difficult when it comes to the combination of lycra, helmet, and roller skis.
And when you and your teammates for
your first Vassaloppet –
decided to participate wearing a white lycra…
To be brutally honest…
it simply didn’t work.
And I believe you could see
it yourself afterward.
You challenge yourself physically, and you definitely don’t compromise when it comes to gear.
You have demonstrated physical strength, yes, but behind that lies an incredible mental strength.
You have an iron will which most people have
witnessed from your physical accomplishments.
– As I see it, you carry this mental
strength with you, in all aspects of life.
You find great satisfaction in pushing
your physical and mental limits.
You live by the motto “it is the will to
want that fosters the ability to do” –
and you have passed that on
to me and our children:
The conviction that we can if we want
– no matter the expectations.
Lycra or not.
I got to know you in shorts and T-shirt, –
– and I remember very clearly the first
time you changed from casual to gala.
It was during my first visit to Denmark where
we had celebrated our first New Years together.
I was sitting on the couch in your
living room when you said –
that you should get ready for dinner,
a dinner that is always held on 1st of January.
At that time, –
I really didn’t know
so much about that part of your world.
So, I didn’t give it much thought.
You left the room, as the man I knew,
and came back in full gala uniform.
And if I had known Danish at the time, –
I would probably have thought to myself
“aij, hvor har jeg scoret over evne”
(wow – I’ve really scored above my league).
It was suddenly a very different image
of you that was new to me.
Deeply impressive and daunting at the same time.
But your eyes and your smile were the same.
Gala or not.
And that’s the way you are.
You have found the roots of your being by making a diversion from your Childhood Street (ref. text from a Danish song and novel) –
– by going your own way.
You are a determined person.
You go after what you set your sight on.
And you usually succeed.
And according to your children,
you are also a very successful father.
They describe you as sweet, fun,
wonderful, wise, brave, helpful, cool and handsome.
You’re their everything.
They describe you as being true
to yourself and your beliefs are not easily changed.
They know that you believe in them –
also when they doubt themselves.
You encourage them to believe in themselves.
And when on the rare occasion you get cross,
you quickly put it behind you, just as your father did.
They know nothing better than
being together with you –
it is not a matter of what you
do together, but that you are together.
You allow yourself to be carried away by our children.
You easily find your inner child
and your children love it –
when that side of you takes
over through imagination, play, and games.
But you should also know that
they think you are a bad loser.
And they agree that Vincent is the
one who has inherited this trait strongest from you.
For me, it is in our family moments –
that I feel most grateful, most united, most in love.
Sometimes we hit the target without even aiming.
That is what I think of our first meeting.
A stroke of good luck that became a choice.
We have become so close by giving each other space.
And you, in particular, have supported
me in finding a foothold and my way –
– in the world that was yours
and is now ours.
You love your country
and you have long ago imparted this love to me.
So much that I’m deeply moved when I sing:
“I Danmark er jeg født, der har jeg hjemme” (“In Denmark, I was born, this is my home”).
Well aware that although I’m at home
here, I belong here, I was not born here…
My own explanation is that our roots continue to grow throughout our lives. We can always find our home.
I started my speech by asking:
How does one in words capture a person like you?
The answer is:
You simply cannot.
You can dare to walk together.
On our wedding day, you invited me to come and to see –
what awaited us in love, and
I have loved every step and every view.
Of all the things I have chosen to say, –
– I choose to finish with the words
from another beautiful song:
Congratulations! I love you.

Randall Smitham

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100 COMMENTS

  1. rsatya paru Posted on June 17, 2019 at 11:21 am

    What a heartouching speech by queen πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ€

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  2. Prevaricatous Posted on June 17, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Awww he’s so cute 13:00 you can see that they truly loved each other 😍

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  3. Leon Au Posted on June 17, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    She made me want to learnt his language

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  4. parvana mammad-zada Posted on June 19, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Wow

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  5. Celeste Salas Posted on June 20, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I just wish the subtitle is english

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  6. Alexandra Cuco Posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:58 am

    All monarchies in world with the help of Good guide the world, food, water, air, fire land to alll

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  7. danghippies Posted on June 20, 2019 at 10:15 am

    What a lovely speech! I wish I could say I was swept off my feet. What a fairytale

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  8. True Blue Posted on June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I hope immigration doesn't ruin the beauty and culture of Scandinavia and it's traditions.

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  9. Sharon Barnes Posted on June 20, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Toooooo long, and why am I HERE!? Pardon.

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  10. Marissa Rivera Posted on June 21, 2019 at 3:55 am

    That's because he is a Gemini.

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  11. methnee senevirathne Posted on June 21, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Woman of elegance, grace and royalty! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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  12. Marissa Rivera Posted on June 21, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    OMG! I just noticed that all the ladies are wearing a tiara! Are they all royals?

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  13. Candace Shirley Posted on June 21, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Truly beautiful, her speech is lovely

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  14. Armando Sanchez Posted on June 22, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Tipdkfuifl
    Clicks

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  15. Andreea Suciu Posted on June 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Such a strange language

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  16. Shankar Das Posted on June 22, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Still world has this stupid prince king ass crap

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  17. Inika Inika Posted on June 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Lovely to hear the Australian accent still!

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  18. Inika Inika Posted on June 22, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Anyone know the song she was quoting at the end?

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  19. Huma Gull Posted on June 22, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    This is the place β€œmy heart wants to be”. Wow. ❀️

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  20. LissetteLissie Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Beautiful couple….

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  21. genegirl Posted on June 23, 2019 at 11:38 am

    What an amazing speech. What an amazing woman.

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  22. Adonis Top of Men Posted on June 23, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Great Speech ……..

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  23. Gail Sarno Posted on June 23, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    English subtitles please 😍😭

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  24. Benoit Ndi Posted on June 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Just Amazing Just perfect ! Hey man, If your wife dont talk about you like that …

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  25. langelihle chimanya Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Lovely

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  26. Sara Rehar Posted on June 23, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I don't understand Danish, so I am certain a certain amount got lost in translation, but this is the most perfect, the most romantic speech/proclamation I have ever heard/read.

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  27. Florence Filiai Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:09 am

    β™₯️

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  28. Florence Filiai Posted on June 24, 2019 at 5:10 am

    They will make a great monarch for the Danish Royal Family and the Danish country

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  29. Katrina Fernando Posted on June 24, 2019 at 11:20 am

    can someone tell me where that last lyrics came from? what song?

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  30. Lesly Segara Posted on June 24, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    What is the language?

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  31. Annxibasco Posted on June 25, 2019 at 2:28 am

    This is what my SIMS speech sounds like on her wedding day

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  32. teresa duffy Posted on June 25, 2019 at 5:37 am

    You allow ypurself to be carried away by our children……
    I love this.

    Definitely wouldnt see this from the brits

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  33. Kate Apted Posted on June 25, 2019 at 9:44 am

    When they married, I was worried Mary would be subsumed by her husband's strong character and the pomp and ceremony of royal life. This proves my fears were unfounded. Mary has blossomed instead.

    Please continue to cherish Mary, Frederik.

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  34. Emcstea Posted on June 25, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Tyllykke med førselsdag😍

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  35. jeanne rose Posted on June 25, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Why am I crying? Setting aside their royalty, you can feel their pure love for each other that not everyone were blessed to haveπŸ’–

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  36. Ron Haskell--ELE of AIR Posted on June 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    His Phallus is his Palace, she is in Love! πŸ™‚ You don't have to be so Magnificent to know such Love, but on this end of Life's Riches, it is never held in High Regard. If ever!

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  37. Mary Macdonald Posted on June 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    An example of a virtuous wife.

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  38. janey rekats Posted on June 25, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Real love xx

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  39. EverythingWonderful Posted on June 26, 2019 at 12:40 am

    How can I do speeches as good as hers?

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  40. Isaac Wheeler Posted on June 26, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Wow, this speech is heavenly – the true qualities of the honour, royalty and love of marriage!

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  41. ading adormeo Posted on June 26, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    They are Born for each other. Fate as it can be.. congratulations

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  42. Abu Sayed Posted on June 27, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Anybody here please tell me what happening here!!? Why someone princess need to stool her husband…. πŸ™„πŸ€”

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  43. Ber P. Posted on June 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Puke! She's just a golddigging beachbunny that half of Australia visited before she got her claws on the dumm Dane

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  44. Justin Igger Posted on June 27, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    what a gem of a woman! He would never have found that among the fugly inbred Royalty, thats for bloody sure!

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  45. blue15rose Posted on June 30, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Wat a lovely moment that was. Pure love. They both so well made for each other. She so stunning and his ever so handsome

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  46. Wendy Elsey Posted on June 30, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    A lovely speech by a lovely lady very much in love with her husband.

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  47. blep blep cat Posted on July 1, 2019 at 8:55 am

    They make such a beautiful couple oh god😍😍❀

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  48. Shruti Posted on July 1, 2019 at 11:52 am

    This was beautiful! And I'm Indian.

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  49. C B Posted on July 2, 2019 at 4:54 am

    That twinkle in her eyes for that man! She truly loves him.

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  50. Mar Martinez Posted on July 2, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Don't buy so much dresses, Manu people are poor

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  51. realmakebelieve Posted on July 3, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Crown Princess Mary is like a renaissance lady, from olden days, magical, intelligent, regal. It is a great blessing to see & hear such love. Thank you_I am glad I discovered your channel & have subscribed.

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  52. Trevor Mwendwa Posted on July 3, 2019 at 4:52 am

    πŸ˜’πŸ‘

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  53. Monica Martinez Posted on July 3, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    So romantic ❀

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  54. Mary Sanchez Posted on July 3, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I agree with those comments that say she was not born a princess but she was meant to be

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  55. Haritha Telugu Posted on July 3, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Beautiful coupleπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  56. Andre Malan Posted on July 4, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I don't speak Danish, but I watched the entire video, mesmerized. Their love is clear … her very being is classic, elegant yet loving and relaxed. He is a lucky man… she is a lucky woman. They are a lucky couple. Denmark is a lucky nation.

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  57. Cheler Orit Posted on July 4, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I just hope there was english sub

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  58. C E Posted on July 4, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I'm don't like that the royalty are the only one in this planet that can have a decent life. But it's suite see him get emotional.

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  59. κΉ€μ•€μ΅Έ Posted on July 4, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Princess Mary grace and wonderful
    l think she is best

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  60. κΉ€μ•€μ΅Έ Posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:39 am

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  61. sarahspeaks144 Posted on July 5, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I'm wondering now if Princess Mary might not be the most elegant and intelligent Royal in Europe and the UK ????

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  62. macmac Posted on July 5, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Ok yeah I live in their country but why tf am I getting this recommended???

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  63. Caro Leota Posted on July 6, 2019 at 4:17 am

    She is so beautiful and yes she was born to be a princess of a far away country. Great princess of Australia.

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  64. goldenhoney14 Posted on July 6, 2019 at 7:02 am

    The royal penis is clean your Highness. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  65. Alia Agency Posted on July 7, 2019 at 3:38 am

    I don't know why now days we have Monarchs! I just don't get it !! Please give me an explanation ?

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  66. res nullius Posted on July 8, 2019 at 2:04 am

    My favorite royal couple of all time. Everything about them is genuine. πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’š

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  67. Albert Zote Posted on July 10, 2019 at 1:41 am

    How can one make jokes and make one fall in love at the same time
    😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  68. Angela Carleton Posted on July 10, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Lovely Crown Princess Mary – in the way she speaks and shows intelligence and affection for her husband.

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  69. S R Posted on July 10, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Good for her to have learned Danish!

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  70. Hairy Wombat Posted on July 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    You should go back to Sydney lol must b depressing living in Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡° lol too much bullshit life and there language is horrible yuk πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

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  71. Ing`utu Siziya Posted on July 10, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    I love these guysπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜­

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  72. Mia K Posted on July 12, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Being an American, I’m not well versed in how royalty works but she’s definitely IT! I’m sure he’s all the amazing things she said but if you ask me, he married up!

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  73. Bobby Rentalam Posted on July 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Indah sekali πŸ‘

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  74. creature57 Posted on July 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Mary quoted a Simple Minds song. Fantastic!

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  75. Spasoje Kulasevic Posted on July 15, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Tamo gde je kraljevo, gde je skandinavia. Hahaha πŸ™‚

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  76. Sheila Rider Posted on July 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Charming, beautiful, and truly it’s love.

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  77. furz kolio Posted on July 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful this is my fairytale Cinderella story xx

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  78. Tsewong Chazotsang Posted on July 19, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Wonderful

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  79. mclanaford Posted on July 21, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Gosh they are my favourite Royals. !!!!

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  80. Mobius Strip Posted on July 26, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    They truly love each other. It is so rare. She is so beautiful and meant to be a princess.

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  81. yesica uzal Posted on July 27, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    A g…ld d.gg.r that got lucky.Next.

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  82. Toulouse de la Poubelle Posted on July 28, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Mary is wonderful!

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  83. Bella Brooks Posted on July 29, 2019 at 2:32 am

    So gracious and loving to her dear husband

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  84. Erna Wiyati Posted on July 29, 2019 at 3:30 am

    The best perfectly idea for you to follow me thanks very much more than this so beautiful girl with for you to find any more 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 I like this performance so sweet 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

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  85. κΉ€μ•€μ΅Έ Posted on July 29, 2019 at 9:06 am

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  86. manic hairdo Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Superb tribute.

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  87. Jenna Connor Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Besides will and Kate, Mary and Fred are my fav royal couple β™₯οΈπŸ’‹

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  88. Contact Please Posted on August 5, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I believe they are truly soulmate.

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  89. K.T. Posted on August 7, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Omg. She is such a bad actress.

    Reply
  90. Gabrielle Yolande Faehndrich Posted on August 8, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    I donβ€˜t think he is very handsome, but she is a beauty, even now she getting older.

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  91. MissAspka Posted on August 8, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    I love these two SOB

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  92. Keith Myers Posted on August 9, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    The English subtitles have disappeared.

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  93. james thomas Fuentes Posted on August 10, 2019 at 9:44 am

    That's how speeches are delivered.

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  94. Rajiv Murkejee Posted on August 12, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Always sad when a person cannot find a marriage partner from their homeland

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  95. Aswathy_ V Posted on August 12, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    This feels like listening to a magical fairy-tale romantic poetry in a pure & unknown language.. Danish is a beautiful language πŸ‘wowπŸ’›

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  96. Jack D. Flippin Posted on August 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    We are very lucky with our crown prince and princess.
    They're often seen driving around on bikes in Copenhagen, and no one makes a fuzz about it.
    On the other hand they're at least as great a couple when they're in their finest outfits on official trips around the country.
    They can do both, and that's why we love them so much.
    They're royalty, but still (somewhat) approachable.
    There is still this social 'distance', like there's supposed to be. πŸ€—

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  97. iam JK's Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:14 am

    I have watched and still watching this, the best speech ever😊 Frederick must be very2 lucky,so is Mary😍

    Reply
  98. mata hari Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:43 am

    What language is she speaking ? I like how it sounds

    Reply
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