Mary & Frederik at the christening of Emilie, the first child of Peeter & Caroline Heering, at Øster Egede Kirke in Sydsjælland.
Mary's friend Amber Petty is also present.
Mary and Amber have known each other since 1996 when they were colleagues at MOJO advertising/marketing in Melbourne. Their friendship developed after 1998, after Henrietta's death, when Mary decided to go backpacking through Scotland/Europe. Amber's words in a workplace farewell card really stuck with Mary. After returning to Australia, Mary moved to Sydney. They had a long distance friendship (Mary in Sydney and Amber still in Melbourne) when Mary met Fred in 2000.
Peter Heering is Frederik's lifelong friend. His mother, Susanne Heering, is one of Margrethe's best friends. Frederik and Peter both joined the military - with Peter becoming a major. Afterwards he made a career for himself in the IT insurance company Scalepoint, that Mærsk bought into. His wife Caroline is one of Mary's closest friends. She was her lady in waiting and private secretary for a few years and is a board member of the Mary Foundation. Peter and Caroline have two kids, Emilie and Rosemarie. They are godparents to princess Isabella and prince Vincent.