The princess Mary of Denmark was one of the big absentees at the Queen’s State Funeral Elizabeth IIwhich took place this Monday, the 19th, at Westminster Abbey, in London.
The day after the event, which brought together 2,000 people and representatives of 22 Royal Houses, the reason for the absence of the Crown Princess of Denmark, whose presence was confirmed, was explained, but who did not travel to England with her husband, Prince Frederickand the mother-in-law, the queen Daisy.
The British Foreign Office sent its “profound apologies” to the Danish Royal House, after the Crown Princess was mistakenly invited. OForeign office sent an apology to the Royal Family through the Danish embassy.
After receiving the invitations, the queen and the Danish crown princes confirmed their presence in a statement. “Her Majesty the Queen and Crown Princes of Denmark will be present at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on 19 September 2022 at Westminster Abbey, London”the statement said.
When the day arrived, it was only possible to see the monarch accompanied by her son, where they took their seats, in the front row, next to the king. Charles III. The initial invitation led the Danish Royal House to mistakenly think that the invitation also extended to the Crown Princess. In a statement issued days after confirmation, it was mentioned that only the Queen and Prince Frederick would be present, without any reference to Mary.
It was explained that this “unfortunate mistake” it was due to the fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had to send out a large number of invitations in a short period of time.