Some new facts about Mary's early days in Denmark were revealed:
* Mary had a hard time accepting that Frederik was still in touch with his Danish ex-girlfriends and their families. Her insecurity about this culminated in tears when they were at the Ritz in Paris somewhere in 2003, for the 40th birthday of Ulrik Garde Due. When Frederik leaned over to talk to his ex, Bettina Ødum with whom he was dancing, Mary thought he was kissing her and burst into tears on the dance floor. Bettina was at the party with her fiancé Kim Bernov and went over to Mary, but she refused to talk to her. The next day Frederik attended the birthday luncheon on his own.
* Moving to the other side of the world and having to fit into Frederik's 'dysfunctional family' was hard for Mary.
* After the birth of their two children, Mary 'locked herself up' at home to care for her children while Frederik still enjoyed nights out with friends. This caused some strain on the couple.
Villeman also deplored the fact the Mary had become a stiff, nearly overly professional princess, and missed the spontaneous Mary Donaldson the Danes had seen at the start of her time in Denmark.
Villeman's book was translated into English in 2008 for the Australian market.