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Danish royal twins celebrate their eighth birthday

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark celebrated their eighth birthday yesterday, and the Danish Royal House released new portraits of the twins taken by their mother, Crown Princess Mary.

Mary, like the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlene, and Swedish Royal Family, is known to get behind the lens to take pictures of her children to share with the media.

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine’s official 8th birthday photo.
Credit: Crown Princess Mary

The photos, taken outside during a country walk, showcase each twin individually, with a joint photo of the duo smiling for their mother.

Princess Josephine’s official 8th birthday portrait.
Credit: Crown Princess Mary

Prince Vincent’s official 8th birthday portrait.
Credit: Crown Princess Mary

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were born in Rigshospitalet, the Copenhagen University Hospital, at 10:30 am and 10:56 am, respectively, and their birth was greeted with a 21-gun salute at noon.

The twins, who attend the public school Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte, are believed to have celebrated their birthday privately at home with their parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and older siblings, Prince Christian (13) and Princess Isabella (11). Prince Vincent is fourth in the Danish line of succession with Princess Josephine fifth. Their father is the heir to the throne while their older brother, Christian ranks second and Isabella third.

The Crown Prince Family also spent Christmas in Denmark this year. They are known to alternate between Denmark and Australia every few years so that they can also spend the holidays with Australian born Mary’s family Down Under. It is believed Crown Princess Mary’s family made the trip to Denmark this year to spent the festive season as Mary’s father and stepmother joined the family on an official Christmas engagement in December.

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