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Aussie students got scholarships from crown princess

This year's recipients of the Crown Princess Mary scholarship were relaxed around royalty

”What have I done?” Crown Princess Mary asked rhetorically when she compared herself to the long list of achievements of two scholars and award winners.

The scholarship was established in 2004 as the University of Copenhagen’s (UCPH) wedding present for the Crown Prince and his Australian Crown Princess. It includes a stipend of DKK 10,000 each and is given to deserving exchange students from the university’s partner universities in Australia.

”It is just the most incredible experience to be able to meet the princess of Denmark and feel really welcomed and a part of Danish society. It is a country that I really love,” said Cameron Hunter, who studies China Studies at the University of Sydney.

From left to right: Cameron Hunter, HRH Crown Princess Mary, Morgan Leon Foulsham, Rector of UCPH Ralf Hemmingsen, and Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Damien Miller. Photo: Emma Flokstra Nielsson

The second recipient, Morgan Leon Foulsham, studies Law and Media at Marquarie University: ”I was absolutely honored to meet the Crown Princess Mary. She is humble, she is down to earth and she is a beautiful woman that makes me proud to be Australian.”

Prorector Lykke Friis and Rector Ralf Hemmingsen eagerly await Crown Princess Mary and Australian award winners. Photo: Emma Flokstra Nielsson

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