Sunrise hosts sledge Princess Mary for supporting Denmark in Women’s World Cup

"You've got to go back to your roots."
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For the past two weeks, Australians have been whipped into a frenzy cheering on the Matildas as they battled through the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

Emerging victorious from Group B, defeating Canada, Nigeria, and the Republic of Ireland, they have now progressed to Round 16 for what is likely to be their toughest challenge yet!

WATCH NOW: Sunrise hosts urge Princess Mary to “return to roots” and support Matildas in Women’s World Cup clash with Matildas. Article continues after video. 

The girls in the green and gold are set to face off against Denmark on Monday night, a match which is sure to test the loyalties of Australian-born turned Danish Princess, Mary Donaldson. 

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Whilst the 51-year-old has yet to publically confirm which team she will be rooting for, we are sure she will be kept on the edge of her seat regardless given the teams are back to back in the women’s soccer world rankings. 

Regardless of who wins, thinks may be awkward between Mary and her husband after the match! (Credit: Getty)

And the team at New Idea aren’t the only soccer fans who have had these thoughts, with Sunrise hosts Nat Barr and Matt Shirvington poking fun at the royal. 

“What we do know is there will be some very anxious Aussies watching that game – in particular one who will be torn as to who to barrack for, Australian-born Danish royalty Princess Mary,” Sunrise reporter Georgia Chumbley said to Nat and Matt during a live cross. 

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“She’s previously faced discussions around this before when the men’s Socceroos faced Denmark last year in the Men’s World Cup.”

“But I think that maybe she’ll be barracking for Australia in her heart, but officially for Denmark,” she added. 

Nat and Matt poked fun at the Australian born princess for her Women’s World Cup loyalites! (Credit: Sunrise)

Matt then added his two cents: “Born and bred in Australia. Come on. You’ve gotta go back to your roots!”

Despite poking fun at the princess for not cheering on the team from her homeland, Nat did mention that she could imagine privately cheering for the Matildas when they faced off against Denmark. 

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“I can see Mary sitting in one of the palaces screaming at the TV. Come on Aussie!” she said. 

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