There's something about Mary: What the Danish princess can teach Kate

She's the glossy brunette who has won plaudits for her fashion sense and impeccable sense of occasion.

And, despite the luxury and privilege that is part and parcel of her new life, the commoner-turned-royal has remained level-headed and down-to-earth. 

That's the reputation the Duchess of Cambridge has earned since marrying into the Firm. But it could just as easily apply to Mary of Denmark.



And, while it's very clear that Britain's royal rookie has got off to a flying start, she'll probably be out to pick up tips from the striking crown princess on her visit to Denmark with Prince William next week.

In this special report, we look at the lessons Kate could learn from the Australian-born former businesswoman who has been universally praised for her poise and charisma since marrying her own Prince Charming in 2004.