Princess Mary preg­nant at 45!

First Kate, now the Princess – in­side the royal baby an­nounce­ment that’s got Den­mark talk­ing!

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t’s royal baby fever! Just weeks af­ter Kate an­nounced her third preg­nancy, Aus­tralia’s own Princess Mary is set to re­veal her own ex­cit­ing baby news. Well-placed palace sources in Copen­hagen tell New Idea that the Dan­ish royal fam­ily is poised to make an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment that Mary and hus­band Prince Fred­erik are set to be­come par­ents once again. The cou­ple – who are al­ready par­ents to Chris­tian, 11, Is­abella, 10, and sixyear-old twins Vin­cent and Josephine – have re­fused to con­firm or deny grow­ing preg­nancy re­ports in re­cent weeks, lead­ing spec­u­la­tion to rise even more. A sur­prise visit from Mary’s Aussie rel­a­tives to Den­mark last week has only spurred on the royal baby whis­pers, with palace sources re­veal­ing that Mary would’ve used the face-to-face visit to an­nounce her special news. ‘Mary and Fred were seen cel­e­brat­ing with her fam­ily and friends one night last week at a restau­rant,’ says a Copen­hagen royal watcher. ‘They were all toast­ing Mary – but she was sus­pi­ciously the only one not drink­ing al­co­hol. ‘They were all in very high spir­its, and ev­ery­one was hug­ging the princess and con­grat­u­lat­ing her. It’s no se­cret in royal cir­cles that a preg­nancy an­nounce­ment is im­mi­nent.’

It’s claimed the baby news is the rea­son that Mary didn’t travel with Fred, 49, to Aus­tralia re­cently for a Hamil­ton Is­land sail­ing meet, choos­ing to stay at home and rest. The royal mum also raised con­cerns when she ap­peared very faint at a royal event re­cently, in what was claimed to be the early stages of her preg­nancy.

‘Now Mary is feel­ing stronger than ever, and rest­ing has re­ally worked won­ders for her,’ says a source. ‘But she still won’t con­firm the baby talk.’

It’s be­lieved that the real rea­son Mary and Fred have cho­sen to hold off mak­ing a for­mal an­nounce­ment is the de­clin­ing health of Fred’s fa­ther, Prince Hen­rik.

The palace re­cently con­firmed that the 83-year-old had been di­ag­nosed with de­men­tia, shin­ing new light on a string of em­bar­rass­ing and dis­parag­ing re­marks he made about wife Queen Mar­grethe, 77.

Sources tell New Idea that Fred felt that it would be ‘poor taste’ to cel­e­brate their fifth child while the coun­try was still reel­ing from his fa­ther’s shock health di­ag­no­sis – but Queen Mar­grethe is now keen to ‘move on to hap­pier times’.

‘Queen Mar­grethe feels that Hen­rik’s di­ag­no­sis and the whole scan­dal with his in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ments about her “treat­ing him like a fool” have hit Den­mark hard and she’s keen to turn things around,’ says a source.

‘She’s seen the im­mense joy that Wil­liam and Kate’s baby an­nounce­ment has brought to the Bri­tish monar­chy and in­deed the world, and she would love to see the same thing to hap­pen in Den­mark.

‘Mary and Fred have said that when they feel it’s time to make an an­nounce­ment, they will talk to Queen Mar­grethe – so ev­ery­one is just wait­ing.’

The cou­ple – who’ve been mar­ried for 13 years – have made no se­cret of their de­sire to have a large fam­ily. But while many thought they had put their baby plans on hold af­ter the ar­rival of their twins in 2011, Mary, 45, has told friends she’s ready to have one more.

‘The twins have just started school and Mary feels now’s the time to have an­other baby,’ says a palace source. ‘While she’s poised to take the throne af­ter Queen Mar­grethe retires and loves her royal life, Mary

‘While she’s poised to take the throne... Mary feels that moth­er­hood is her best role’

feels that moth­er­hood is her best role yet.

‘All her chil­dren are so easy now and she knows they’d love to have an­other lit­tle one in the fam­ily. Is­abella es­pe­cially has been say­ing she’d want a new baby brother or sis­ter.

‘Fred took a lit­tle con­vinc­ing, be­cause he’s lov­ing hav­ing a lit­tle more free­dom now that the chil­dren have grown older. But Mary fi­nally got her own way.

‘He just wants Mary happy – she has sac­ri­ficed so much to be his bride and works so hard for his fam­ily and the Dan­ish peo­ple, he couldn’t deny her this. Plus, he loves be­ing a dad.’ NI

Could that be a hint of a bump? Mary’s preg­nancy ru­mours are swirling!

Mary was re­cently seen sus­pi­ciously emp­ty­ing the con­tents of her wine glass at a func­tion. Af­ter four kids and with the twins at school (be­low), the royal cou­ple are set to add one more to their brood. A BABY ON T HE WAY? Mary and Fred, who are poised to take the throne, al­ways wanted a large fam­ily. The prince went to the Hamil­ton Is­land Race Week alone, while some say Mary rested at home.

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