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Background Information

Employment History

Job

Microsoft Corporation

Project Consultant

Microsoft Corporation

Education

law degree

University of Tasmania

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Hernando Today - Online Edition

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Their 15 seconds of fame was beamed around the world as the playboy prince, often spotted with fast women and even faster cars, said "I do" to Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, a 31-year-old marketing and computer whiz who once worked for Microsoft.How times have changed!Imagine, real royalty vowing to "obey" a commoner.At least Ms. Donaldson has a couple of royal forenames, Mary and Elizabeth.Like the old British Queens of the same names.

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Once dreaming of becoming a veterinarian, Mary has already endeared herself to the five million Danes, even learning Danish, which sounds much the same as gargling Chinese.
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Mary has taken a fancy to several Danish designers; their fashionable clothing is now en route to Australian boutiques.


Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was ...

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Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born February 5, 1972 in Hobart, Australia.

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Mary began her education in Houston, Texas, where the family was living at the time. They returned to Tasmania and she continued her schooling there. Following the completion of her secondary education, she enrolled in the University of Tasmania, receiving a degree in Commerce and Law. She also received graduate certifications in Advertising and Marketing and worked in those fields in Australia and Scotland. As her relationship with Frederik became more serious, she left Australia, first working in Paris as an English tutor before moving to Denmark and working for Microsoft.
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In September 2000, during the Olympic Games in Sydney, Mary met Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark on an evening out with some mutual friends. The two quickly began a relationship, with Frederik making several private trips to Australia before Mary eventually relocated to Denmark. Their engagement was announced in October 2003, after Queen Margrethe had given her formal consent to the marriage. Frederik and Mary married on May 14, 2004 at the Copenhagen Cathedral. (Read more about the wedding here!) They now reside at Amalienborg Palace (Frederik VIII's Palace), and the Chancellery House at Fredensborg Palace, with their four children:


The Mercury: Fairytale now a reality for Mary [25sep03]

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After three years of dating and intense speculation, the Danish royal family announced yesterday that Mary, 31, will marry Crown Prince Frederik, 35.

No date has been set for the wedding, but speculation is rife it will be held in the European spring -- next March, April or May.
Mary, who has been living in Copenhagen, yesterday quit her job with Microsoft to become a full-time princess.
Once she marries the prince, who is heir to the Danish throne, she will be the queen in waiting -- believed to be the first-ever Australian royal.
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Yesterday no further comment was coming from the palace, although every media outlet in Denmark was trying to track down Miss Donaldson.
Miss Donaldson has never given an interview, although royal magazines and daily newspapers in Denmark are constantly snapping her photo.
Yesterday Danish television was busily reprogramming to air portraits of the new princess and her prince.
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Nielsen said all of Denmark was besotted with Mary.
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"Everybody loves Mary, she is very popular," he said.
"Because she seems down to earth, like a normal sort of girl.
"Everybody can relate to her."
Nielsen said the royal magazines devoted several pages to Mary every week.
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Miss Donaldson recently said her first Danish words publicly in response to a question about a fashion show.
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Miss Donaldson is especially respected in Denmark because she is credited with being a positive influence on Prince Frederik.
Before meeting Mary, Frederik was depicted as the "wild prince".
He was reported to have many girlfriends and enjoyed adrenalin sports such as parachute jumping.
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Spain's Crown Prince Felipe introduced Mary to Prince Frederik at a city bar called the Slip Inn.
As a former Olympic yachtsman, Prince Frederik was at the Olympics to support the Danish team.
At the time Mary was working at advertising agency Young and Rubicam.
The couple maintained a long-distance romance for more than a year before Mary finally moved to London at the beginning of 2002, and soon after to Copenhagen.
The journey is a long way from Miss Donaldson's beginnings in suburban Hobart.
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born in Hobart on February 5, 1972.
Her father John and mother Henrietta -- who died in 1997 -- had four children: Jane, Patricia, Mary and John.
Mary grew up in Taroona and studied at Taroona High School and Hobart College -- where she played hockey and basketball.
She graduated with a commerce-law degree from the University of Tasmania in 1994.
After graduation Mary moved to Melbourne to take up a position with an advertising agency and later moved to agencies in Sydney.
Her latest job, which she quit yesterday, was as a project consultant with Microsoft Business Solutions in Denmark.
Miss Donaldson and Prince Frederik were in Hobart together in January when the prince competed in the world dragon boat championships.


dailyrecord - SCOTS ROYAL BRIDE FLEES

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The engagement of Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson whose family come from Edinburgh was announced on Wednesday.

It's thought the couple have gone on holiday to escape massive media interest in their relationship.
Mary, 31, has often been pictured with the 35-year-old heir to the Danish throne.
But she has maintained a discreet silence about their blossoming romance.
And when their engagement was confirmed, the Microsoft project consultant simply handed in her resignation and left the company.
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Mary, who is an Australian citizen, met her prince in a pub during the Sydney Olympics in 2002.
Once married, she will be Crown Princess Mary.
Her sister Jane said the family were "very thrilled and excited and very happy".
The engagement will be formalised on October 8.


Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and ...

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Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson

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Mary Donaldson
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Learn More about Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson
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Mary Donaldson
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Mary Elizabeth Donaldson was born in Hobart, Australia on February 5, 1972, the youngest child of Professor John Donaldson and Henrietta Horne.
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Mary began her education in Houston, Texas, where the family was living at the time. They returned to Tasmania and she continued her schooling there. Following the completion of her secondary education, she enrolled in The University of Tasmania, receiving a degree in Commerce and Law. She also received graduate certifications in Advertising and Marketing, and worked in those fields in Australia and Scotland. As her relationship with Frederik became more serious, she left Australia and worked in Paris as an English tutor before moving to Denmark and working for Microsoft.
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Frederik and Mary met on September 16, 2000, during the Olympic Games in Sydney. A friend of Mary's was meeting Bruno Gómez-Acebo (a nephew of King Juan Carlos) for dinner at the Slip Inn in Sydney, and invited Mary and another friend to join them. A friend of Mary's was meeting Bruno Gómez-Acebo (a nephew of King Juan Carlos) for dinner at the Slip Inn in Sydney, and invited Mary and another friend to join them.
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Over the next year, Frederik made many private trips to Australia to see Mary, and in 2001, she left Australia and moved first to Paris and then to Denmark.
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The engagement of Crown Prince Frederik and Miss Mary Donaldson was formally announced on October 8, 2003, following a meeting of the Council of State, at which The Queen had given her formal consent to the marriage. Following some official photos, a balcony appearance and a luncheon, the newly engaged couple sat for a brief press conference and photographs with the world's media in the Garden Hall at Fredensborg Palace. At this time, the world was able to see the wedding ring Frederik had given to Mary.
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For her wedding dress, Mary selected Danish designer Uffe Frank.
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Following speeches by the Prince Consort, The Queen, Professor Donaldson and the Crown Prince, the guests dined on a menu of predominantly French cuisine:
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Learn More About Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson

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