COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A former Australian real estate agent has been given royal permission to marry the heir to the world's oldest monarchy, Danish Crown Prince Frederik.
The Australian newspaper said Mary Donaldson, who moved to Copenhagen at the end of 2001, has spent the past year learning Danish. A Tasmanian-born law graduate, she will have to convert to Denmark's Lutheran Evangelical Church and give up her Australian passport for the wedding.
No date has yet been set for the union, which must be officially approved by the Danish parliament when it meets Oct. 8.
The 35-year-old prince is Queen Margrethe's eldest son.
The BBC said Donaldson, 31, would be Australia's first European princess and would become Denmark's queen upon the death or abdication of Queen Margrethe.
The couple met while the prince was attending the 2000 Sydney Olympics.