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Princess Mary returning to Tasmania for the holidays

Princess Mary will be coming home for Christmas with her Danish royal family.

The Australian-born princess and her husband Prince Frederik will embark on a trip to her hometown of Tasmania with their children, the Danish royal family confirmed. 

‘The Crown Prince couple travel together with their four children, TRH Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, to Australia and celebrate Christmas with the family of HRH The Crown Princess,’ a statement read.

It will be the first Tassie trip for the Danish royal family since 2011.

Princess Mary will be coming home for Christmas with her husband Prince Frederik and their four children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

It has been two years since Princess Mary (seen in Byron Bay in 2015) has been in her home country, and six since she visited Tasmania 

It has been two years since Princess Mary (seen in Byron Bay in 2015) has been in her home country, and six since she visited Tasmania 

Princess Mary took a huge trip around the country two years ago, visiting tourist spots in Western Australia as well as Byron Bay (pictured) and the Gold Coast 

Princess Mary took a huge trip around the country two years ago, visiting tourist spots in Western Australia as well as Byron Bay (pictured) and the Gold Coast 

Princess Mary visited Australia with her family in 2015, as well as with Prince Frederik in 2013, but did not travel to Tasmania on either trip.

The royal family’s previous vacation in Australia garnered numerous headlines as they visited the likes of Perth, the Gold Coast, and Byron Bay.

Princess Mary and her family first stopped in Perth to spend quality time with her brother John Donaldson. 

Donaldson took them to various tourist spots in the Western Australian countryside on a road trip through the rugged Great South. 

The royal family then hit the beaches of the Gold Coast, making headlines when Prince Christian, who was 10 years old at the time, was swept off his feet by a strong current.

Princess Mary and her family opted to celebrate Christmas and Boxing Day in Byon Bay, where she also celebrated her sister's 50th birthday 

Princess Mary and her family opted to celebrate Christmas and Boxing Day in Byon Bay, where she also celebrated her sister’s 50th birthday 

The royal family also hit the beaches of the Gold Coast, making headlines when a then 10-year-old Prince Christian was swept off his feet by a strong current and was pulled out by a lifeguard

The royal family also hit the beaches of the Gold Coast, making headlines when a then 10-year-old Prince Christian was swept off his feet by a strong current and was pulled out by a lifeguard

Princess Mary’s eldest son, who is the heir to the Danish throne, was carried into a dangerous surf before a lifeguard paddled out and brought him to shore. 

Nick Malcolm, the lifeguard on duty, said at the time that the prince didn’t panic and was a ‘really good swimmer’. 

‘It was just a standard rescue – doesn’t matter that he’s royal,’ Malcolm told local papers.

Following the brief scare the royal family relaxed in Byron Bay for Christmas, where they were joined by a gaggle of Princess Mary’s closest friends. 

The Crown Princess was spotted enjoying everything from the Crystal Castles to surfing the waves as she celebrated her sister Jane Stephens’ 50th birthday. 

There has been mounting speculation that Princess Mary would visit Australia this year, although it remains to be seen if they will stay with her family.

Before the holiday festivities can begin it is business as usual for the busy princess, who attended the charity event Children's Aid Day in Copenhagen

The princess looked chic as ever in a navy blue suit and wedged booties

Before the holiday festivities can begin it is business as usual for the busy princess, who attended the charity event Children’s Aid Day in Copenhagen (pictured)

Princess Mary was joined by tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and 22 foster children at the event

Princess Mary was joined by tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and 22 foster children at the event

The pair, who also held the event together in 2015, were seen hugging among the children 

The pair, who also held the event together in 2015, were seen hugging among the children 

Although the royals have stayed at a family holiday house on the East Coast in the past, they opted for a luxury West Hobart rental home during their last visit to Tasmania, according to The Mercury. 

Before the holiday festivities can begin it will be business as usual for the busy princess, who was seen with international tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday. 

Princess Mary and Wozniacki, who is ranked third in the world, were joined by 22 foster children for Children’s Aid Day. 

The pair previously linked up for the event – which is held in support of youth who live with foster families – in 2015.

Princess Mary was all smiles as she enjoyed the event, which is held in support of youth who live with foster families

Princess Mary was all smiles as she enjoyed the event, which is held in support of youth who live with foster families

And she got into the spirit of things as the children excitedly waved their rackets in the air 

And she got into the spirit of things as the children excitedly waved their rackets in the air 

And Princess Mary looked just as happy to be there on Thursday, smiling and cheering on Wozniacki as she demonstrated her tennis prowess. 

While Wozniacki kept it casual in activewear for the occasion, Princess Mary’s outfit was chic as ever. 

The Crown Princess sported a navy blue suit paired with wedge booties and brought some fun to her ensemble with a patterned grey scarf.

Princess Mary was seen animatedly chatting with the children and was all smiles as the children enthusiastically waved their rackets in the air.

She was later seen giving Wozniacki a hug as they stood among the children for the event.

Princess Mary was also seen animatedly speaking to the children on the court, clutching a bouquet of flowers in her hand 

Princess Mary was also seen animatedly speaking to the children on the court, clutching a bouquet of flowers in her hand 



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