Message of support:
“I am proud to be the international patron of the Australian and Danish Twin Registries, long established pioneers in twin medical research and world authorities in the field. Twins are special, as I now know as the mother of Vincent and Josephine.
What is perhaps less well-known is the special contribution twins of all ages have made to medical and health research through the Australian, Danish and other twin registries across the world. Twin registries bring twins and researchers together to undertake vital research that is of benefit to everyone. Twin research has contributed to breakthroughs in the understanding of human development and aging including many serious illnesses such as psychiatric diseases, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and birth defects.
As a parent of twins, I look forward to contributing to raise awareness of the unique role twins and their families can play in health research and encourage other families with twins to support this important work.“
HRH Crown Princess Mary