Crown princess Mary was accompanied by her husband when she officially received the Women's Prize awarded by Danish women's magazine Alt for damerne.
Mary received the 25th Kvindepris because she is "a role model who is able to balance her professional career with her role as a mother and a wife". The 50,000 Danish kroner she won were donated to Mary Fonden's projects on domestic violence.
Mary said in her speech: "It's been almost five years since I became crown princess and it has been a challenging and exciting journey, to arrive to where I am today...
I quickly realised that I should pursue what my heart burned for and I was aware that I could help to put more focus on areas I chose to get engaged in. If the way I can fulfill my role can inspire others, then I'm very flattered. To be appreciated means a great deal to me".