After obtaining her Bacclaurate from Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil, she attended Babson College, studying international relations and economics, however she never graduated from Babson. Instead, after a brief sint at Babson, she transfered to a school in Geneva to study Economics, then transferred to Marymount Manhattan College, where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts.
After her university years, Marie worked in the field of public relations for Estée Lauder,and ING Numismatic Group SA, and other varying postitions for companies such as DoubleClick Inc, Media Marketing, Reuters financial news agency Radianz, REInvest in Geneva, ING Numismatic Group SA.
Marie speaks a varitey of languages. Her native tongue is French. She also speaks Spanish, Italian, Danish and English.
She first came to media attention around 2005, when she was spotted vacationing with Prince Joachim. In 2007, she joined her prince and his family for the holiday season and for a skiing trip to Switzerland. It was announced in October of that year that she and Prince Joachim would marry. In May 2008, they were married. This is when Marie became Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat and a naturalized Danish citizen and member of the Church of Denmark.