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Princess Mary of Denmark spotted in Melbourne with childhood friend on surprise visit to Australia

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been spotted in a cafe and filling up petrol beside her Australian most effective buddy Amber Petty in Melbourne in what appears to be a surprise return Down Underneath to see her loved ones.

On Wednesday Brighton’s The Pantry was graced by the 50-calendar year-outdated royal’s presence as she dined on a mild lunch ahead of traipsing down the suburb’s primary searching district for some retail remedy.

Wearing Chanel ballet flats, a white blouse and large waisted white denim trousers she looked angelic in accordance to onlookers, experiences The Herald Solar, pausing to browse in HOSS, Carla Zampatti, Saba and Morrisson.

A single fan who was in Scanlan Theodore at the time the royal strode in claimed she walked out with a new designer suit.

With only a small security depth and her bridesmaid Petty by her facet the surprise stop by went unnoticed by a good deal of royal enthusiasts.

On Thursday the friends reunited once more, this time in Elwood, in which they were being witnessed driving the wheel of a crimson hatchback filling up the vehicle with petrol

With no security and just her bridesmaid Petty (pictured) by her side the surprise visit went unnoticed by plenty of royal fans

With no protection and just her bridesmaid Petty (pictured) by her side the surprise go to went unnoticed by a great deal of royal fans

Princess Mary was on the phone while her best friend Amber Petty drove them around

Princess Mary was on the phone when her ideal friend Amber Petty drove them all over

On Thursday the pals reunited again, this time in Elwood, wherever they were being viewed guiding the wheel of a red hatchback filling up the car with petrol.

It is comprehended by the publication that Princess Mary will fly on to Tasmania, in which she was born and lifted, to see family just before heading back again to Denmark.  

She was previous noticed publicly at a media levels of competition in Denmark on March 22, just more than a 7 days in advance of her Melbourne jaunt. 

Her last regarded visit to Australia was in 2017 on a further non-public relatives vacation.

Petty, who has remained near to the royal, saw the commencing of her friend’s fairytale romance with Prince Frederik.

On March 22 the royal attended a media competition event with Mary Fonden

On March 22 the royal attended a media level of competition party with Mary Fonden

Petty, who has remained close to the royal, saw the beginning of her friend's fairytale romance with Prince Frederik. Pictured in 2008

In an interview Stellar Magazine in 2021 Petty revealed the Crown Prince and his wife were just like any other couple, but the 'surreal' experience of seeing her best friend fall in love with a prince changed the friendship

Petty, who has remained shut to the royal, observed the commencing of her friend’s fairytale romance with Prince Frederik. Pictured in 2008 (proper and still left)

Amber Petty (in bright pink) was a  bridesmaid at Princess Mary's nuptials in 2004

Amber Petty (in brilliant pink) was a  bridesmaid at Princess Mary’s nuptials in 2004

In an interview Stellar Magazine in 2021 Petty exposed the Crown Prince and his spouse have been just like any other few, but the ‘surreal’ knowledge of looking at her most effective buddy tumble in appreciate with a prince adjusted the friendship. 

Petty tells the magazine: ‘For a prolonged time, one particular of my coping mechanisms with the surreal aspect of where that friendship went was just to just anchor it down to the fundamental human components of what it was, and is, which is in fact just a story of two people falling in appreciate and deciding on to do life alongside one another.’

In her ebook This Is Not A Love Track Petty discusses attending Princess Mary’s marriage but warns that she is scant on particulars. 

‘I have tried to honour the reader by sharing some insights, true times that I enjoy, whilst also being aware to honour the non-public us, and the personal her,’ she says. 

The Australian advertising executive, who remains close to Princess Mary, saw the beginning of her friend's fairytale romance with Frederik, 52, which she details in her new book, This Is Not A Love Song. Mary and Frederik are pictured in 2002

The Australian advertising govt, who remains near to Princess Mary, noticed the starting of her friend’s fairytale romance with Frederik, 52, which she particulars in her new guide, This Is Not A Like Music. Mary and Frederik are pictured in 2002

Petty tells the magazine: 'For a long time, one of my coping mechanisms with the surreal side of where that friendship went was simply to just anchor it down to the basic human elements of what it was, and is, which is actually just a story of two people falling in love and choosing to do life together.' Pictured in 2004

Petty tells the magazine: ‘For a very long time, a person of my coping mechanisms with the surreal aspect of exactly where that friendship went was basically to just anchor it down to the fundamental human features of what it was, and is, which is actually just a story of two persons falling in like and picking out to do daily life collectively.’ Pictured in 2004

Petty confirms that Mary has read the e book, but ‘wouldn’t want to say on report how she feels, but I will say she understands the objective of the book and all related specifics to the overarching theme’. 

She goes on to call Mary her ‘soulmate’ and irrespective of the women of all ages dwelling in diverse nations – with Petty based mostly in Australia – they stay close. 

‘Distance has always been really hard, and not realizing when you can see and hug the individuals you enjoy once again is perhaps more challenging than ever,’ Petty tells Stellar. 

Love: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary was 'just' Mary, a marketing manager at an advertisement company, when she met Crown Prince Frederik in a pub in Sydney during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The couple's engagement was made official in October 2003

Enjoy: Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary was ‘just’ Mary, a marketing and advertising supervisor at an advertisement business, when she met Crown Prince Frederik in a pub in Sydney during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. The couple’s engagement was produced official in Oct 2003

Romantic: On May 14, 2004, Mary married her Prince in a lavish ceremony attended by royals - and media - from across the globe in Copenhagen Cathedral in the Danish capital

Romantic: On May perhaps 14, 2004, Mary married her Prince in a lavish ceremony attended by royals – and media – from throughout the globe in Copenhagen Cathedral in the Danish cash

‘But I have learnt that we just have to have to be patient and grateful that we are nonetheless alive and healthful, and foreseeable future reminiscences are however there to be experienced.’ 

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary was ‘just’ Mary, a internet marketing manager at an ad company, when she fulfilled Crown Prince Frederik in a pub in Sydney for the duration of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Online games.

Mary, a daughter of two Scottish immigrants, has formerly mentioned she ‘never dreamed of getting a princess, I desired to be a veterinarian,’ and did not know who the gentleman who launched himself as ‘Fred’ was at initially.

Sweet: Mary, a daughter of two Scottish immigrants, has previously said she 'never dreamed of becoming a princess, I wanted to be a veterinarian,' and did not know who the man who introduced himself as 'Fred' was at first. Pictured in 2019

Sweet: Mary, a daughter of two Scottish immigrants, has previously stated she ‘never dreamed of getting to be a princess, I wished to be a veterinarian,’ and did not know who the male who released himself as ‘Fred’ was at 1st. Pictured in 2019

The couple embarked upon a long length partnership, some thing which in the pre-smartphone app era was confined to emails, cellular phone calls and letters.

Inspite of getting noticed jointly several times in equally Denmark and Australia, and Mary shifting to Europe in 2001, it was not right up until April 2003 that Queen Margrethe publicly acknowledged their romantic relationship.

The couple’s engagement was created formal with, what else, a press meeting in Copenhagen in Oct 2003.  

On May 14, 2004, Mary married her Prince in a lavish ceremony attended by royals – and media – from throughout the globe in Copenhagen Cathedral in the Danish cash.

It was explained as the final pleased fairytale ending with the prince marrying the wonderful commoner, and the guestlist bundled the Kings and Queens of Sweden, Norway, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands as Prince Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. 

The Crown Prince pair are mothers and fathers to Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.