Official ambassadors for the Opera House’s 40th birthday, the royal couple were all smiles as they were embraced by Australian crowds who had come to wish them well.
In celebration of the Opera House’s Dane designer Joern Utzon, the couple were an obvious first choice for the ambassador duties.
A radiant and natural Mary pushed royal formalities aside as she slipped back into the normal, charismatic Aussie girl that Frederick first fell for on that fateful night at Sydney’s Slip Inn bar during the 2000 Olympics.
Immaculately dressed in a spring blue floral dress and nude pumps, the Princess quickly won over fans with her warm and relaxed demeanour.
Her husband, the Crown Prince remained by her side, sporting a single button grey suit and gold tie with a ruffled holiday salt and pepper beard.
After greeting crowds, Frederik and Mary were guided on a private tour of the Opera House and took the time to view an exhibition of Danish contemporary design.
The couple also took the opportunity to express their well wishes to victims and firefighters who had worked throughout the week’s devastating bushfires throughout the state.
“We’ve been monitoring the situation for the past eight days from Denmark,” Princess Mary said.
“Our deepest sympathies go to those who have been affected. Out upmost respect goes to those who are working to control these fires that are really scary. It’s always heartbreaking to see people who are losing possessions and homes.”