King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark announce first royal tours together since ascending the throne – as they plan to sail historic yacht to Sweden, Norway and Greenland

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Pictured: King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark seen participating in the 'Royal Race' at the Rockwool Denmark Sail Grand Prix in August 2022

King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark have announced their first royal tours together since ascending the throne.

The royal couple – who became King and Queen following Queen Margrethe’s abdication last month – will visit Sweden, Norway, Greenland and the Faroe Islands this summer.

Announcing their upcoming trip, the Palace’s Instagram account confirmed that the King and Queen will travel on board the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.

In early May, the couple – who have been married for almost 20 years and share four children – will visit Sweden first. 

The following week, Frederik and Mary will then undertake an official state visit to Norway. 

Pictured: King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark seen participating in the ‘Royal Race’ at the Rockwool Denmark Sail Grand Prix in August 2022

The Palace also outlined plans for the King and Queen of Denmark to visit the Faroe Islands and Greenland in June and July.

However, the Firm highlighted that the dates for these two trips had not been confirmed.

The Palace said in a statement: ‘The first state visits will provide the occasion for the new King and Queen to meet with the sovereigns in Sweden and Norway, and they will thus mark the close relations between the Nordic monarchies.’

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog has served as the Danish Royal Family’s cruise ship since May 1932 and has travelled over 800,000 miles.

The luxury yacht hosts the Royal Family on both their private holidays and during official overseas engagements. 

The yacht’s royal compartment still contains furniture and fittings dating back to 1879 that that was on board the family’s previous yacht.

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Frederik and Mary are keen sailers – and took part in a yacht race in Sydney in December 2017 when they visited the Queen’s hometown for Christmas.  

In August 2022, the couple competed against one another in a sailing ‘Royal Race’ at the Rockwool Denmark Sail Grand Prix – with Mary narrowly beating her husband.  

Pictured: Royal Yacht Dannebrog. The yacht has served as the Danish Royal Family's cruise ship since May 1932 and has travelled over 800,000 miles

Pictured: Royal Yacht Dannebrog. The yacht has served as the Danish Royal Family’s cruise ship since May 1932 and has travelled over 800,000 miles

Pictured: King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark wave to crowds outside Christiansborg Palace following Queen Margrethe's abdication

Pictured: King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark wave to crowds outside Christiansborg Palace following Queen Margrethe’s abdication 

Earlier this month, the Danish Royal Family marked Queen Mary’s 52nd birthday by sharing a photo of the royal with her father John Donaldson. 

Late last year, King Frederik, 55, and Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova, 47, were pictured taking a stroll in a park, going to an art exhibition and having a meal while watching flamenco.

The images – which sent shockwaves through the Institution – were first published by Spanish magazine Lecturas in November 2023, which prompted the mother-of-two to deny the ‘malicious’ rumours about her friendship with the royal.

King Frederik and Queen Mary of Denmark met in the Slip Inn pub in Sydney in 2000 when the royal, then 32, travelled to Australia to support Denmark’s sailing team in the Olympics.

Mary – who was working in advertising – supposedly had no idea the handsome European tourist she had been chatting to for hours was actually the future king of Denmark.

To mark her 52nd birthday, the royal shared a photo with her father, 82, that was taken on a family trip to Australia in December (pictured)

To mark her 52nd birthday, the royal shared a photo with her father, 82, that was taken on a family trip to Australia in December (pictured)

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Frederik and Mary make their first official appearance together at the Tasmania Yacht Club ahead of the Dragon Boat World Championship on January 19, 2003

Frederik and Mary make their first official appearance together at the Tasmania Yacht Club ahead of the Dragon Boat World Championship on January 19, 2003

Princess Mary shows off her engagement ring to the media during a press conference at Fredensborg Castle October 8, 2003

Princess Mary shows off her engagement ring to the media during a press conference at Fredensborg Castle October 8, 2003

After the pub encounter, then 32-year-old Fred asked Mary for her phone number and a romance blossomed.

‘The first time we met we shook hands. I didn’t know he was the prince of Denmark. Half an hour later someone came up to me and said, “Do you know who these people are”?’ Mary revealed in an interview about meeting the heir to the Danish throne.

They maintained a long-distance relationship for a year, with Frederik making secret trips Down Under before Mary moved to Denmark to study Danish language at Copenhagen’s Studieskolen in 2001.

In early 2003, Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged the relationship and the couple announced their engagement at Amalienborg Castle later that year on October 8.

Frederik and Mary married on May 14, 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral, with the newly minted Crown Princess opting for a beautiful gown by Danish designer Uffer Frank and a veil first used by Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden in 1905.

Their first child, Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John, was born October 15, 2005; Princess Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe followed on April 21, 2007.

Almost four years later Mary and Frederik welcomed twins, Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda and Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on January 8, 2011.

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The family has returned to Mary’s native Australia on many occasions, visiting famous landmarks in Sydney, Canberra and the Northern Territory and even spending Christmas Down Under.

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