Expectation in the heir: The next generation waiting to ascend the throne

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Expectation in the heir: The next generation waiting to ascend the throne

Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, 44, once said. "I want to be a good ambassador for my country. But I will not shut myself away in a castle. I will be myself. I will be a human being."

So far, the royal has stayed true to those words, establishing a down-to-earth personality which is perfectly complemented by his Australian-born wife Mary.

That magic touch will be perfect when their reign follows on from that of Frederik's mother, Queen Margrethe