The 44-year-old Hobart born Princess opened up about life as a role model.
“I always find it difficult to speak of myself as a role model, you know, because I think it is other people and their impression of you that makes a role model...it’s not something I consciously think about,” she told the magazine.
“But at the same time, I am very aware of my role and my responsibility. If I can inspire others and if others see something in me that can inspire them.”
Princess Mary also revealed she finds it difficult to accept a compliment.
“I would say I’m not very good at accepting praise and recognition,” she added. “I have a strong perfectionist streak, which means that, for example, if I look back over a speech I tend to focus on the bit that was not quite right, instead of everything else that was good.”