Macquarie student Morgan Leon Foulsham (right) receives his award from Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen.
Macquarie student Morgan Leon Foulsham (right) receives his award from Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen.

The princess and the law student

After Prince Harry’s recent visit to campus, Macquarie made another royal connection this month with undergraduate student Morgan Leon Foulsham awarded the Crown Princess Mary scholarship in Denmark.

The Bachelor of Arts – Media with Bachelor of Laws student was one of two Australian students to receive the award, which provides DKK 10,000 (approx. A$1900) towards study at the University of Copenhagen.

Morgan – who is currently on exchange at the University of Copenhagen – was nominated by Macquarie University for his leadership qualities and involvement in a number of voluntary organisations.

He says it was a ‘surreal’ experience to meet Princess Mary, who was born in Australia and met her husband Crown Prince Frederick when he visited Sydney for the 2000 Olympic Games.

“I was honoured to receive the scholarship and to have met an inspirational lady who makes me proud to be an Australian,” Morgan says.

“The scholarship inspires me to never doubt myself, because there are Australians all around the world, like Princess Mary, who were once ordinary but are now using their success to make a positive difference.”


The University of Copenhagen is one of more than 100 universities worldwide where Macquarie students can study during their degree.