Princess Mary of Denmark has graced the cover of this month’s Vogue Australia, and boy, does she look incredible. Arm-in-arm with Prince Frederik, the Australian native (yep, we’ll always claim her) wears a simple black gown. Oh, and a tiara – she is a princess, after all.
As she’s quick to point out, though, it’s a role that carries weighty responsibilities.
Speaking to Vogue's Editor-in-Chief, Princess Mary discusses being a role model for a generation of young women.
"I always find it difficult to speak of myself as a role model, you know, because I think it is other people and their impression of you that makes a role model... it's not something I consciously think about," she said.
"But at the same time, I am very aware of my role and my responsibility. If I can inspire others and if others see something in me that can inspire them or motivate them, then that's a big compliment."
In addition to Mary's public role as monarch, the Vogue shoot captures her in her equally important work as a mother to Christian, ten, Isabella, nine, and Vincent and Josephine, both five.
The August issue of Vogue goes on sale on Monday 11th July.
Watch the controversial scene in Mary: The Making of a Princess where Mary and Frederik go skinny dipping together.