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Whoops! Princess Mary’s awkward photo opportunity

WHEN royal photo opps go wrong …

Princess Mary of Denmark found herself in the middle of an awkward moment while presenting the Design Award to the Danish Designer of the Year this week.

The Hobart-born royal, 46, posed with the recipient of the award, both holding the trophy as they smiled for the cameras.

But then — as if in slow motion — the award fell from its presentation box, landing on the floor beneath the pair.

The unplanned moment was captured on camera:

What a pretty award, shame if something were to … Picture: Mega

What a pretty award, shame if something were to … Picture: MegaSource:Mega

… Happen to it. Picture: Mega

… Happen to it. Picture: MegaSource:Mega

Down she goes. Picture: Mega

Down she goes. Picture: MegaSource:Mega

“Well I’M not picking it up, I’m a bloody princess you know.” Picture: Mega

“Well I’M not picking it up, I’m a bloody princess you know.” Picture: MegaSource:Mega

Despite the blunder, Mary looked utterly glam in a flowing, mint green pant suit. Although we can’t help but feel it’s a look we’ve seen somewhere before …

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Popular children’s cartoon character Gumby.Source:Supplied

Gumby. Picture: Mega

Gumby. Picture: MegaSource:Mega

Last month, Mary, her husband Crown Prince Frederik and their four children visited the tiny, remote Faroe Islands halfway between Iceland and Norway — all clad in a delightfully daggy matching group ensemble of poo-brown tracksuit s.

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