Its a real prize, this climate change scientist won it for her research in climate change:http://www.science.ku.dk/...ahl_berlingske_2013_pris/
But Mary is winning an Honorary Award. I think there is a difference:
An honorary award is a gesture of respect given to someone to recognize his or her performance and value to the organization. Honorary awards are generally symbolic. Many agencies include as part of their overall incentive awards programs a traditional form of high-level, formal "honor awards."Often, such honor award programs do not use monetary recognition at all, but emphasize providing formal, highly symbolic recognition of significant contributions and publicly recognizing organizational heroes as examples for other employees to follow. The items presented, such as engraved plaques or gold medals, may be fairly expensive to obtain. However, they are principally symbolic in nature and should not convey a sense of monetary value.
And then there's this:
Danish newspaper Berlingske.dk:http://www.b.dk/nationalt...is-af-den-berlingske-fond
"Crown Princess Mary receives Berlingske Foundation Honorary Award
In early January 2017 The Berlingske Foundation distributes two awards, and it has now been announced that one of the awards,
the Berlingske Honorary Award, will be handed out to H.R.H The Crown Princess.
The Crown Princess receives the award of 100,000 Dkk
in recognition of her distinguished and sustained efforts in the Danish community,
according to the press release from the Berlingske Foundation.
The foundation refers particularly to her work as patron of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in society, which she has put several projects
underway to help." https://www.berlingskemed...a.dk/den-berlingske-fond/
"The Honorary Award has been awarded since 1975 and goes to a person who has done something extraordinary for the benefit of the Danish society."