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Inspired by Meghan? Princess Mary of Denmark looks chic in wide-legged trousers - days after Ms Markle stepped out in a VERY similar pair by Burberry

  • The royal, 45, was opening the Christmas Seal Home Liljeborg in Roskilde
  • Looked stylish in grey coat, green and blouse blouse and black trousers
  • Christmas Seal home provides support to children with social issues
  • Teaches them healthy eating and how to deal with challenges such as bullying  

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is back in the full swing of royal duties for 2018, and today she was at the Christmas Seal Home Liljeborg in Roskilde to officially open the new premises. 

The mother-of-four, 45, looked impeccably stylish as she arrived wrapped up in a grey coat to keep out the winter chill. 

Once inside, she revealed a blue and green patterned blouse, and wide-legged black trousers – similar to the pair worn by Meghan Markle for her first engagement of 2018 earlier this week. 

The latest of five Christmas Seal homes provides a safe place for children who are facing social challenges and dealing with issues such as bullying, loneliness, social isolation and low self-esteem.

There can be 48 children at a time living in one of the homes run by the charity Julemærkefonden of which Mary is patron. 

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wrapped up in a grey coat as she arrived to open the latest Christmas Seal home in Roskilde

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wrapped up in a grey coat as she arrived to open the latest Christmas Seal home in Roskilde

Mary, 45, looked chic in wide-legged trousers, days after Meghan wore a similar pair on her first engagement of 2018 

Mary, 45, looked chic in wide-legged trousers, days after Meghan wore a similar pair on her first engagement of 2018 

The royal joined a cookery lesson, designed to teach young people about healthy eating 

The royal joined a cookery lesson, designed to teach young people about healthy eating 

The mother-of-four flattered her toned figure in a pair of wide-legged black trousers 
Meghan rocked a similar look on her visit to Reprezent 107.3FM in Pop Brixton earlier this week

The mother-of-four flattered her toned figure in a pair of wide-legged black trousers. Right: Meghan rocked a similar look on her visit to Reprezent 107.3FM in Pop Brixton earlier this week 

The Crown Princess joined children in the kitchen for a cookery session and also visited the gym. 

The initiative was founded in 1903 by former office clerk and later post master Einar Holbøll who came up with the idea of selling a Christmas seal and using the proceeds to fund charitable projects for sick children. 

More than 700 children each year are now helped by the Christmas Seal Foundation, as they battle a rang of issues including psychosocial issues and obesity. 

Children staying at the Foundation’s homes learn about healthy eating and exercise, and learn tools to deal with issues such as bullying. 

Princess Mary who is patron of the charity Julemærkefonden officially opened the new home 

Princess Mary who is patron of the charity Julemærkefonden officially opened the new home 

The royal paused to chat to young wellwishers who had gathered to greet her outside 

The royal paused to chat to young wellwishers who had gathered to greet her outside 

The initiative supports young people facing social problems, obesity and bullying 

The initiative supports young people facing social problems, obesity and bullying 

The royal joined a session in the gym during the visit to the new children's centre 

The royal joined a session in the gym during the visit to the new children's centre 

It has been a busy start of the year for Mary, who celebrated the birthday of her and Prince Frederik's twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine on Monday.

On Tuesday evening, she attended a new year concert at Copenhagen City Hall held by the Home Guard.

The royals recently returned from a relaxing Christmas break in Australia, where the family were seen hitting the beach.

Princess Mary got stuck into a cookery lesson, inhaling the aroma of fresh herbs 

Princess Mary got stuck into a cookery lesson, inhaling the aroma of fresh herbs 

The mother-of-four looked fresh and natural, keeping her make-up to a minimum 

The mother-of-four looked fresh and natural, keeping her make-up to a minimum 

Mary, who is back in the full swing of duties for the New Year, looked delighted to greet royal fans outside 

Mary, who is back in the full swing of duties for the New Year, looked delighted to greet royal fans outside 

A young girl presented the Crown Princess with a pretty bouquet of flowers 

A young girl presented the Crown Princess with a pretty bouquet of flowers 

 

 

 

 

 

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