Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, is officially back in Australia.
As confirmed by the Danish palace to Billed Bladet, Mary travelled Down Under with her youngest children – twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, age 12 – on December 6 and plans to visit family while here.
The palace also confirmed that Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, will join his wife in Australia once he’s finished his royal commitments for the year – Frederik is currently at the climate conference, COP 28, in Dubai and will then participate in the Council of State with his mother, Queen Margrethe, on December 12.
Mary and Frederik’s daughter Princess Isabella will also travel to Australia later in December once she’s done with school for the year, but Prince Christian, Mary and Frederik’s eldest child, will not as he’s in his final year of school and needs to study for his upcoming exams.
It’s not yet known whether Mary and the rest of the Crown Prince Family will undertake any formal royal engagements while in Australia or whether the trip is purely a vacation.
It’s likely the latter; we’re guessing the Danish royals will simply spend time with Mary’s family – her father, Professor John Dalgleish Donaldson, and three siblings, Jane, Patricia and John – before heading back to Aarhus in Denmark to celebrate Christmas Eve at Marselisborg Palace with the Queen.
The last time Mary visited her homeland was in April of this year. The Crown Princess attended a business meeting in Sydney and led a Danish delegation on talks about Australia’s ‘green transition’ and sustainability.