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The young prince cooking up a treat in the palace kitchens for his mum’s Christmas celebration

The Danish royals have begun their now traditional online Advent Calendar with a spot of cooking and there was a family reason behind the trip to the kitchen.

Day one of the countdown showed a young prince helping the palace chefs get ready for a big event being hosted by his mum.

The cook in question was Prince Vincent, twelve year old son of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

He headed into the kitchens to lend a hand in preparing traditional sweet treawts for a Christmas party being hosted by the Crown Princess for her Mary Foundation.

Prince Vincent, who is fourth in line to the throne of Denmark, helped prepare ingredients and gave a rather impressive demonstration of opening up a vanilla pod, before whisking the mix together and taking part in the cooking of the treats.

Whether he got to try any remans unknown. Crown Princess Mary had a full house for her Advent celebration which took place in Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg.

The Crown Princess, in a deep plum velvet trouser suit, met with hundreds of people involved in her foundation on November 30th. They all gathered round one of the impressive Christmas trees in the palace as the celebration continued.

The Danish royal family have shared their Christmas build up in a digital advent calendar for several years now. Queen Margrethe always takes a leading role in the countdown which unfolds every day on their official website and their official Instagram account.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.