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Queen Mary of Denmark recently undertook her inaugural solo engagement since ascending to the throne alongside her husband, King Frederik X. The monarch ventured to Cologne, Germany, to attend the Handball European Championships, witnessing her nation secure a coveted silver medal.

For the sporting event, the royal donned an elegant ensemble, featuring a tailored maroon blazer paired with a cream blouse and black culottes. Her long, bouncy mahogany hair cascaded over round pearl earrings and a delicate necklace. Completing the look, she wore light brown glasses and sported natural, rosy-cheeked makeup.

The Danish Queen’s presence at the game was documented in an Instagram post shared by the official Danish Royal Family account. The post reflected on the closely contested match, capturing the Queen’s radiant smile from her royal box. The caption conveyed, “It was a very close game. The picture was taken just before the second half started. Well-fought Denmark. It was close and nerve-wracking to watch. Congratulations on the silver medal which I had the honor to present.”

During the medal presentation, Queen Mary stood alongside German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and shook hands with Denmark’s Handball coach Nikolaj Jacobsen. Social media users praised her commitment to sports, applauding the Royal Family’s modern approach to continuing their engagement in such activities.

One Instagram user commented, “I think it’s wonderful and modern that the Royal Family participates in such things…just because you’ve become King and Queen, you don’t have to stop doing what you’ve always done and probably like, namely backing up our sport.”

Known for her passion for sports, Queen Mary is an avid equestrian with a history of participating in dressage events. In an interview with the Financial Times, she expressed her love for horses, stating, “It’s always been a happy place for me in the stables. It’s a place where I’m just Mary. It’s very meditative.”

The transition in Danish royalty occurred in January when Queen Margrethe II officially abdicated the throne after 52 years, paving the way for her son, Frederik, to assume the reigns of leadership.

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