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The message hidden in Queen Mary of Denmark’s stunning outfit that almost no one noticed

Queen Mary of Denmark hid a touching message in an easy-to-miss detail on her outfit during a state visit to Sweden.

The Australian-born royal donned a stunning brooch with Swedish and Danish roots as he attended a day of formalities in Stockholm.

Mary received the brooch from her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, after the birth of her eldest child, Prince Christian, 18, who was unable to visit his parents.

The sparkling brooch has been passed down from generation to generation since Margrethe received it from her mother, Queen Ingrid, who was born in Sweden.

Queen Ingrid inherited the inheritance from her mother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden.

Queen Mary of Denmark donned a stunning brooch with Swedish and Danish roots as she attended a welcome ceremony in Stockholm.

Queen Mary of Denmark donned a stunning brooch with Swedish and Danish roots as she attended a welcome ceremony in Stockholm.

Mary received the brooch from her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, after the birth of her eldest child, Prince Christian, 18, who was unable to visit his parents.

Mary received the brooch from her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, after the birth of her eldest child, Prince Christian, 18, who was unable to visit his parents.

Set in gold and silver, the historic brooch features a large sapphire surrounded by diamonds and pearls.

As the brooch was a maternity gift, Mary wore it on several occasions to celebrate her son, including his baptism and confirmation.

Pinned next to the sentimental jewelry was a small rosette that was awarded to Mary during her visit.

The rose window dates back to the 19th century and represents the Order of the Seraphim, Sweden’s most distinguished order.

As the brooch was a maternity gift, Mary wore it on several occasions to celebrate her son, including his baptism and confirmation.

As the brooch was a maternity gift, Mary wore it on several occasions to celebrate her son, including his baptism and confirmation.

Pinned next to the sentimental jewelry was a small rosette representing the Order of the Seraphim, Sweden's most distinguished order and awarded to Mary on Monday.

Pinned next to the sentimental jewelry was a small rosette representing the Order of the Seraphim, Sweden’s most distinguished order and awarded to Mary on Monday.

She and Frederik arrived aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog and stayed warm in a navy blue shawl and gloves and had their hair swept back with a matching hat.

For the afternoon formalities, Mary pinned her hair to one side with a barrette and teamed her woven dress with a dark blue belt and chic pumps.

For the morning formalities, Mary stayed warm with a navy shawl, gloves and hat and in the afternoon she pinned her hair to one side and teamed her dress with a blue belt and pumps.

Mary was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, which Frederik received in 1993.

The 52-year-old attached both pins to an elegant white dress by Copenhagen designer Mark Kenly Domino Tan.

She and Frederik arrived aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog and stayed warm in a navy blue shawl and gloves and had their hair swept back with a matching hat.

For the afternoon formalities, Mary pinned her hair to one side with a barrette and teamed her woven dress with a dark blue belt and chic pumps.

Mary and Frederik were in Sweden for their first royal visit together as king and queen on May 6 and 7.

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