Crown Princess Mary says “ja”

She is the first Australian to join a European royal family.

Later, the new Crown Princess held back tears at their reception dinner at Fredensborg Castle, as her new husband made a loving tribute to her in his wedding speech.

“The joy and the strength you give me is like the sun in the daytime which, with its radiance, melts all doubts and darkness on earth,” he said.

“And like the moon at night, you shine with a watchful and delicate beam of gentleness, which extinguishes the mischief and deceit used by the symbols of darkness.”

Princess Mary visibly choked up as he closed his speech in Danish, saying: “I love you Mary. Come, let us go, come let us see. Throughout a thousand worlds, weightless love awaits.”

Earlier, Queen Margrethe II, Mary’s new mother-in-law, noted that Mary’s deceased mother Henrietta Donaldson was sadly missed.

“This is a day of celebration in which we all share, but for you and your family it is not without a note of sadness,” said the Queen.

“For one person is greatly missed – Mary’s mother, who we in Denmark shall never know, but who should have been at her daughter’s side on this day of happiness.”

During the hour-long Lutheran ceremony, Mary wept as the congregation sang the hymn Eternal Father, which was dedicated to her mother.

The congregation included members of every European royal family, Asian royals and the Aga Khan.

Australia was represented by Governor-General Michael Jeffrey and his wife Marlena, as well as Tasmanian governor Richard Butler.

Hundreds of thousands of people packed the squares and streets of Copenhagen to watch the ceremony on giant TV screens.

They let out resounding cheers and waved Danish and Australian flags when Frederik and Mary replied “ja” to Lutheran Bishop Norman Svendsen in the cathedral.

Since you have promised one another that you will live together in marriage and have now confirmed before God, and before us who are present, I declare you to be man and wife before God and all of mankind,” said the bishop.

The romance was sealed with a kiss on the balcony of Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg Square.

The couple’s honeymoon destination is secret, however is known to be a warm location which required them to take a number of inoculation shots.

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