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Danish twins celebrate seventh birthday

The twins of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, are celebrating their seventh birthday today. As is tradition, new photos of the twins were released by the Royal Danish House in celebration.

The three official photos, taken byJens Rosenfeldt, feature a single portrait of both Vincent and Josephine, while the other is a photograph of the twins together.

Jens Rosenfeldt ©

The Royal Danish House also released two images taken by the Crown Princess while on holiday in Australia in December.

Neither Crown Prince Frederik or Crown Princess Mary have any scheduled engagements today, so they will be able to celebrate with the twins and their siblings once they return home from school, which began on 3 January for the Winter Term.

Jens Rosenfeldt ©

The Crown Prince Family recently returned from a long holiday in Australia, where they spent the Christmas holidays with Crown Princess Mary’s family in Hobart. The family returned to Denmark in time for the annual New Year’s receptions, which began on 1 January.

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine started school back in August 2017, and on that day, they appeared alongside their parents before the media outside their home of Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg. The twins were placed in separate classrooms so they could each gain new friends.

© HRH Crown Princess Mary

While Prince Vincent was more reserved, Princess Josephine was more outgoing and spoke to the assembled press. Josephine, talking about being in a separate class from her brother, said, “I’ll go to A and Vincent will go to B.”

Later that morning, the Royal Danish House released a photo, taken by Crown Princess Mary, of Vincent and Josephine outside their school of Tranegård School in Hellerup on their first day. Their older siblings, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella also attend the same school.

© HRH Crown Princess Mary

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were born at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on 8 January 2011. Vincent was born 26 minutes before his sister Josephine. They have two older siblings: Prince Christian (b. 2005) and Princess Isabella (b. 2007).

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