The luscious and attractive getaway of the land down under has of course without a doubt played a vitally important role in the lives of the Danish Royal Family for years. As her homeland, Australia undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary and her husband, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
Crown Princess Mary first met Crown Prince Frederik in 2000 at the local Slip Inn in Sydney, Australia during the Olympic Games. The couple would go on to conduct a long distance relationship with each other by various means of communication until her relocation Denmark in early 2002 after spending the later months of 2001 teaching English in Paris.
The Crown Princess returned yet again to her homeland this year to celebrate the Christmas holidays with her own family. Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik spent time in Sydney Harbour exploring various racing vessels on Tuesday before joining their children for their long Christmas holiday.
In addition to time spent aboard a yacht and other festivities, the couple along with their four children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine enjoyed time at Sydney’s Palm Beach.
Photos captured of the royals seem to reveal a very happy family enjoying a traditional Australian Christmas on the private beach. Amber Petty, one of Crown Princess Mary’s closest friends and bridesmaid at the couple’s 2004 wedding, was also seen enjoying the beach-side holiday with the royals.
Reports are that the Danish Crown Prince Family will spend the remainder of their Christmas holiday in Tasmania with Crown Princess Mary’s family. They will return to Denmark after that.
Crown Prince Frederik’s parents are spending Christmas in Denmark, but his younger brother, Prince Joachim and his family are also abroad. It is not known where, but his wife, Princess Marie is French, making it a possible location of their private Christmas holiday.