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Denmark’s Crown Prince Family gives poignant statement on Coronavirus

Frederik, Mary, Christian, Isabella, Vincent, Josephine
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A joint statement from the entire Danish Crown Prince family was broadcast in the programme “Denmark stands together” from the Danish TV-channel TV2 on Saturday evening. In this touching greeting, the whole family comes together and everyone shared their experiences living through the special situation that now affects all Danes and many people around the world. Crown Prince Frederik opens the greeting by saying: “Dear everyone. The world looks completely different today than it did just a few weeks ago. We all miss our normal everyday lives.”

“We have come outside to get fresh air and to move. It is the second week of home education and it has required some transformation of both the children and us” said Crown Princess Mary standing beside her husband Crown Prince Frederick while Princess Josephine, Prince Vincent, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella were playing in the garden at Amalienborg Castle. The Crown Prince family lives in Amalienborg Castle in downtown Copenhagen. The Royal Court has confirmed that this is where the royals will stay during the coronavirus crisis.

In the video Princess Josephine, Prince Vincent, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella children are seen playing football and on their trampoline in the gardens behind the magnificent castle of Amalienborg. Nevertheless, they also actively participated in this greeting to the Danish people.

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary called the children over to them and the Crown Princess invited the children to talk a little about their new everyday life. The Crown Princess wondered what the children missed the most. The future king of Denmark, Prince Christian, took the lead and said: “Well, I miss seeing my friends and spending more time practicing sports and being more active.”

Princess Isabella said: “I miss my friends the most, but I actually I think home-schooling is quite fun”.  Little brother did not agree with that statement at all. Prince Vincent clearly said: “I think that home-schooling is really boring.” The statement made the whole family laugh, before Princess Josephine concluded: “I have used Facetime to talk to my friends and it is very nice”.

The greeting was concluded by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary thanking those who are now working to get Denmark through the crisis. Then the royals said in chorus: “Take care of yourself and take care of one another”.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.