BABY BUMP REVEAL!
The royal couple are over the moon about their happy, little surprise
Looking resplendent at a royal gala recently, Princess Mary made no attempt to hide what appears to be a baby bump – in fact, her glittering gown seemed designed to accentuate it!
Now, in what’s being described as miracle news, royal watchers in Copenhagen are abuzz with chatter that the Aussie-born future Queen of Denmark has fallen pregnant with a surprise fifth child.
Pictured by her husband Prince Frederik’s side at a diplomatic reception at Christiansborg Palace on January 4, it didn’t take long for onlookers to speculate the royal, who looked dazzling in her favourite Julie Fagerholt Heartmade gown, could be pregnant.
BUMP ON SHOW
“She’s worn that dress four times now, and you couldn’t see a bump the other times. It was an odd choice given that she’s looking a bit rounder around the middle – you’d expect she’d usually try to hide that,” reveals an excited onlooker. “Frederik was very attentive to his wife and they kept whispering. It was obvious something was going on between them.”
Now, royal fans in Denmark and Australia are waiting for an official announcement – which sources say won’t be far off, if she’s expecting.
“She would have told immediate family over the holidays, which would have no doubt both shocked and delighted everyone,” says a Danish royal source with knowledge of the inner workings of the palace.
“It’s not customary for the Danish royals to keep such big news from the public for too long, so if she’s pregnant, they’ll tell everyone as soon as she gets the medical all-clear.
“She really does seem to be showing very quickly though – wouldn’t it be fabulous if she has twins again? They do run in the family, after all.”
At 46 and already mum to Christian, 13, Isabella, 11, and twins Vincent and Josephine, eight, Mary will be being closely monitored by her dedicated medical team.
“The people will be so happy for her,” a Danish palace aide tells Woman’s Day. “Mary has been very busy the last few years, and if she is pregnant it’ll be a challenge, especially with all the new tasks she is going to take on in the coming years. But despite being bi older, ld she h i is fit and d healthy, and would receive the best medical attention.”
Although it is exciting news for the couple, it will also come as a big surprise.
“Mary adores kids but never expected to have a fifth child,” reveals a friend. “She loves her little family just the way it is and figured her pregnancy days were probably behind her. Fred always wanted five kids so it wasn’t like they’re actively avoiding getting pregnant –they’re happy to leave it up to chance.”
Making the baby mystery all the more intriguing is the fact that 50-year-old Fred’s mum, Queen Margrethe, 78, is facing ongoing health issues and is tipped to hand the crown to her son and Mary within months – which would make the Aussie the h fi first pregnant queen in i Denmark’s recent history.
“If the rumours of a pregnancy are true, you can bet there’ll be a huge party in Denmark,” says our source.
“We love a royal baby, especially when it involves Mary and Fred. The country fell in love with Mary when she married him, and they’ve given us some gorgeous children. To have one more to celebrate, especially when no one was expecting it – let alone Mary! – would be huge.”
‘It was obvious something was going on between them’
A happy Fred was very attentive to his wife at a reception in Copenhagen.
7 months ago! Despite loving a large family, the news will come as a surprise to the couple.