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Princess Mary of Denmark braves the rain to play football with kids

May 13, 2015
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Not even the heavy rain could stop Crown Princess Mary of Denmark from carrying out an official engagement on Tuesday. The beautiful royal braved the elements to take part in an event with local children in Aalborg, the fourth largest city in the country.

Mary, who has four kids of her own with Crown Prince Frederik, swapped her usual glamorous outfits for more casual wear, sporting a waterproof jacket, black cropped trousers and a pair of trainers.

The Australian-born beauty was visiting the Aalborg Football Club, where the youngsters were participating in a training session with Klubfidusen.

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark travelled to the city of Aalborg to meet local children

Klubfidusen is a children's leisure and welfare programme backed by the princess' charitable organisation, The Mary Foundation. The aim of the programme is to teach kids the values of tolerance, respect, care and courage both on and off the pitch.

At the event, Mary showed off her football skills, enjoying a kickabout with the children. Despite the pouring rain, the 43-year-old looked to be enjoying herself and was pictured smiling broadly and laughing.

On the same day in Aalborg, the Danish princess, who is a patron of Mother's Aid, launched a special course called "Advice for Life". The course offers free economic, legal and social counselling to vulnerable women.

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The princess, who is a mother-of-four, enjoyed a kickabout with children

Mary had changed back into her more formal attire for the opening – donning a pale gold and peach embroidered blazer, black trousers and a stylish black turtleneck top.

Ever since she joined the royal family after marrying Frederik in 2004, the brunette beauty has been championing various causes. Her patronages range across areas of culture, science research, humanitarian aid, sport, and health welfare among other issues.

Her foundation also aims to give those who feel socially isolated or excluded the sense that they belong and can contribute to society.

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Princess Mary scored high in the style stakes with a tweed embroidered jacket 

Last month the future queen of Denmark opened up about her own battle of loneliness, which she experienced when she lost her mother Henrietta Donaldson at the age of 25.

"I felt alone in my pain," Mary told Danish TV and radio station DR. "As if nobody understood what I was going through and I had come to a standstill while the whole world around me kept moving forwards."

"[Loneliness] is a real and big problem that's gone unnoticed, so I'm glad that it's drawing some attention now," she added. "There's still a lot of taboo around it, it's an issue we have to talk about."

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