Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary have confirmed that they will be in attendance at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place this year in their home city of Copenhagen.
The annual competition is now in it’s 59th year and will be held in a former shipyard in the capital of the country.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary
Both the Prince and Princess are expected to attend the final on 10 May, however Princess Mary will also attend the family dress rehearsal for the second semi-final to be held on 4 May.
Her four children, Prince Christian, eight, Princess Isabella, six, and three-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, are all expected to attend.
The Australian-born Princess Mary, 42, will also be able to catch a mid-rehearsal performance from 25-year-old Australian singer Jessica Mauboy, who is a guest performer during the semi-finals.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary skiing with their family in 2014
Copenhagen was selected as the chosen city after Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest won in 2013 with 281 points after a performance of her song Only Teardrops.
As a member of the ‘Big Five’, the United Kingdom automatically qualifies for a place in the final, along with France, Spain, Germany, and Italy.
The UK’s entry, female singer-songwriter Molly Smitten-Downes who goes by the singular Molly, was selected to perform by the BBC, and the 26-year-old Leicestershire-born singer penned the track Children of the Universe herself.
Molly said: “To represent the United Kingdom in such a huge competition, not only as a singer and performer but as a songwriter is an unbelievable honour.
“I hope I can do us proud,” she added.
Bookmakers have confirmed that the song has been receiving a record number of odds, with a spokesperson for Paddy Power saying: “Patriotic punters are Smitten with Molly – we haven’t seen this level of support for a Brit in years.”
He continued: “If the money continues to pour in like this, we could be facing a record Eurovision payout should she win.”
The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will air on BBC One on 10 May and the UK’s commentator will be Graham Norton.