Royal bridesmaid reveals real truth behind Prince Frederik and Princess Mary’s “fairy-tale” meeting
Princess Mary and her husband Prince Frederik shook the world when it was revealed they met by chance at a Sydney pub during the 2000 Olympics.
However, a bridesmaid of Mary Donaldson, now the Crown Princess of Denmark, has revealed her friend’s seemingly “random” meeting with the royal isn’t quite the fairy tale we all thought it was.
Amber Petty says Mary actually met her then-future hubby at an exclusive private dinner party with a group of royals who were in Australia for the Olympics.
“I’m sorry to break everybody’s hearts, but it’s not always about randomly bumping into princes in pubs,” Petty told Seven’s Sunrise.
“It wasn’t just a random meeting.
“It was an organised small dinner during the Olympics and Mary happened to be invited and most of the guests happened to be royals.”
“That’s really the truth... it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”
Mary Elizabeth Donaldson's bridesmaids, sisters Jane Alison Stephens, Patricia Anne Bailey and friend Amber Petty.
Petty went on to say that Mary and Frederik were seated close together and quickly developed a “really lovely connection.”
“I think they were sitting across from each other, which is obviously the perfect position to be talking and bonding with someone,” she said.
“It was a very civilised, lovely dinner and it was the start of what would become a very big chapter for both of them.”
Amber Petty is still relatively to the Princess and has just released her memoir, called This Is Not A Love Song.
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