Princess Mary celebrates winning the special 'Royal Race'

Princess Mary beams with happiness as she poses alongside husband Prince Frederik after beating him sailing in the ‘Royal Race’

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark won the special ‘Royal Race’ against her husband, Prince Frederik at the Rockwool Denmark Sail Grand Prix.

Hobart-born Mary, 50, joined Tom Slingsby’s Australian SailGP team in the race, and competed against Frederik, who sailed with the Denmark team.

She couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she celebrated the win alongside captain of the Australian sailing team Tom.

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Princess Mary was all smiles as she celebrated winning the special ‘Royal Race’ against her husband Prince Frederik

Before the race, Mary was spotted boarding the Australia F50 sail boat, which had a yellow kangaroo logo on the side.

Mary famously met her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark by chance at Sydney pub the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics.

After their encounter, Fred – who was in Australia to support Denmark’s Olympic sailing team – asked Mary for her phone number and a romance blossomed.

Hobart-born Mary, 50, joined Tom Slingsby’s Australian SailGP team in the race, and competed against Frederik, who sailed with the Denmark team

‘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.

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She couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she celebrated the win alongside captain of Australian sailing team Tom Slingsby

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.

Mary famously met her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark by chance at Sydney pub the Slip Inn during the 2000 Olympics

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