Princess Mary

Inside Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik’s tight family unit

Our Australian princess has quite the adorable brood.
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When we think of cute royal children, we tend to think of British royals like Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

But across the seas in Denmark, there’s another family who are just as adorable.

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik‘s children may be older, but that doesn’t mean they are any less sweet. In fact, the Danish royal family of six are one of the closest and most relatable units we’ve seen.

Crown Prince Frederik married Mary Donaldson in 2004 and since then, the royal couple have had four children: Prince Christian, born in October 2005, Princess Isabella, born in April 2007, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, born in January 2011.

WATCH: The Danish Royal Family poses for a photocall in Verbier

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And the next King and Queen of Denmark and their adorable brood seem to get even sweeter with age, frequently attending royal events together whether they’re participating in Royal Runs or dressed up for a black tie gala.

Keep reading to see their best family photos.


Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and their four children stepped out on the balcony of the Christian IX Palace to celebrate the 83rd birthday of Queen Margrethe II in April 2023.


These gorgeous portraits were released on January 8th to coincide with Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine’s 12th birthday – how they have grown!


Prince Frederik and Princess Mary and their two youngest children Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were all smiles as they attended the premiere of the ballet The Nutcracker.


Just oldest daughter Isabella is missing in this stunning family photo, taken after a service to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s accession to the throne.


Josephine made her brother Vincent (and us) laugh with this funny pose!


Princess Mary and her youngest daughter, Princess Josephine, attended the Hubertusjagt drag hunting event together. How sweet!


Princess Josephine looks just like her beautiful mother!


Frederik and Mary celebrated the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe’s accession to the throne with their two oldest children, Isabella and Christian.


Mary, Frederik and their three youngest children looked ever so happy when they received the Gråsten Ringrider Association’s procession at Graasten Castle in 2022.


We love that they all wore blue for the event!


To mark the 2022 Royal Run – an annual event created by Frederik – the official Danish Royal Family Instagram account shared this photo of Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine beaming after participating.


The Danish royals were out in force for Princess Isabella’s confirmation at the end of April 2022, where new family photos showed her parents and siblings happily supporting her on the big day.


Mary and Frederik couldn’t stop beaming as they posed for well-wishers, the future king gesturing proudly at his eldest daughter.


The royals shared this delightful family throwback in the leadup to Isabella’s confirmation. So sweet!


To finish off Mary’s 50th birthday celebrations, the royals shared this surprisingly relaxed family portrait featuring all four kids.


The couple were joined by their three youngest children – Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – as they attended the opening of the exhibition “HRH Crown Princess Mary 1972 – 2022” at the National History Museum at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.


The children even helped Mary unveil a stunning new portrait of her in honour of her 50th birthday.


To mark her 50th birthday, Mary, who is patron of Copenhagen Zoo, visited the latest area, ‘Mary’s Australian Garden’, with her twins.


And Mary’s youngest children had no issues getting up close and personal with the snakes!


To mark Queen Margrethe II’s 50th year as the monarch, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary hosted the immediate family for a dinner.


What a picture perfect family!


Decorating the tree for Christmas 2021 was a family affair. We love these snaps taken by Princess Mary.


Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine looked all grown up as they joined their mother for a ballet performance of The Snow Queen.


Gang’s all here! The Danish royals dressed in their glad rags for the happy occasion of Prince Christian’s confirmation in May 2021. The 15-year-old was front and centre as his family smiled and waved for the cameras.


Mary was as proud as a mum could be for her teenage son as she and Frederik joined him in a beaming photo on the special day.


In 2020, Mary, Frederik and their four children shared this beautiful photo taken at their summer residence, Gråsten Palace, with their followers. The royals spent the better part of the warmer months under COVID-19 restrictions, but they clearly still found time to share some special family moments together in the sunshine.


When it was announced that the royal children would be attending boarding school in Switzerland, the Palace released new photos of the family on the slopes.


We love this snap of Prince Vincent in the snow with the family’s pet dog, Grace.


And mum Mary looks extra sporty in her ski gear.


For twins Vincent and Josephine’s ninth birthday, a couple of sweet snaps taken by Crown Princess Mary herself were released to mark the occasion.


They have a playful side, that’s for sure!


The family of six soaked up the sun on their 2019 summer holiday.


And the royal parents smiled for a photo themselves.


Princess Mary and her daughters donned matching activewear for a family adventure.


Queen Margrethe poses with her four grandchildren in the Danish sunshine.


Aussie Aussie Aussie! Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were spotted representing the Australian flag in this photograph taken by their Tassie-born mum.


The family of six stepped out in their black tie outfits at Prince Joachim’s 50th birthday celebrations.


To celebrate Queen Margrethe’s 79th birthday, the monarch was joined by her son Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their family as they sang on the balcony of the Marselisborg Palace.


On their tour of the Faroe Islands, the entire family donned traditional Faroe costumes.


So sweet!


A family that dresses together, stays together!


The four children took in the sights on their 2018 summer holiday.


What a picture perfect bunch!


Prince Christian even had time to stop and smell the roses!


Prince Frederik and his adorable family unveiled a brand new collection of portraits at a special reception at Frederiksborg Castle in Hilleroed for his 50th birthday.


They sure do scrub up nice!


We can’t believe how much the children have grown since this photo was taken in 2016.


And as for this one from 2013, look how tiny they all were!


The Princess Mary and her family have always loved a holiday on the slopes.


Doesn’t time just fly!

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