The Danish palace has released a new set of family portraits in celebration of Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday.
The first in-line to the Danish throne poses alongside his wife, Princess Mary, and four children at their home in Copenhagen.
Australian-born Mary looks her typically glamorous self in a sky blue chiffon blouse and a belted cream maxi skirt.
Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark have posed with their four children – Christian, Isabella, Josephine and Vincent – in a new portrait to celebrate Frederik’s 50th
Meanwhile Frederik looks dapper in a casual cotton blazer, paired with a crisp white shirt and black trousers.
Meanwhile their brood appear to be growing up fast with Prince Christian, 12, and Princess Isabella, 11 placing a protective arm over their twin siblings Josephine and Vincent both seven.
The family-of-six appear to be posing in the living room of the their home at the royal palace Amalienborg, resting against the back of their cream sofa.
In a second portrait, 50-year-old Frederik poses alone on the steps of the palace.
The relaxed photos were taken by Danish royal photographer Franne Voigt, and were released on the official Instagram account of the royal family earlier this week.
In a second portrait, 50-year-old Frederik poses alone on the steps of the palace
The image was captioned: It is a pleasure for the Crown Prince couple to share a new picture of the whole family on the occasion of the Royal Highness Crown Prince’s 50th birthday.’
The photos were shared two hours before the family and Queen Margarethe took the palace balcony to greet the public.
On Sunday night, Princess Mary made a poignant speech at a dinner celebrating her husband’s 50th birthday party.
Standing tall in an incredible golden gown, the mother-of-four addressed ‘her man’ with ease – before sharing some hilarious jokes with his friends and family.
Standing tall in an incredible golden gown, the mother-of-four addressed ‘her man’ with ease – before sharing some hilarious jokes with his friends and family
Her speech began with a detailed list of his most admirable personality traits: with an ability to put other people at ease, be a successful leader and promote equality while being a kind of considerate father
Her speech began with a detailed list of his most admirable personality traits: with an ability to put other people at ease, be a successful leader and promote equality while being a kind of considerate father.
‘I am so happy you swept me off my feet and that we dared to fall for each other not just for a moment but for life,’ she said lovingly.
Before long though she forayed into witty banter, suggesting he laughs loudly and often at his own jokes and was a chronic ‘Mamil.’
Before long though she forayed into witty banter, suggesting he laughs loudly and often at his own jokes and was a chronic ‘Mamil’
The 46-year-old royal made mention that the first time she saw him change from shorts and a t-shirt to his gala uniform she thought ‘I’ve really scored above my league’
‘Mamil stands for a middle-aged man in lycra who rides expensive racing bicycles wearing professional style body-hugging jerseys and shorts,’ she said.
‘Opinions vary over whether lycra and men in their 40s go together. But darling, you still look rather sharp in lycra.’
The 46-year-old royal made mention that the first time she saw him change from shorts and a t-shirt to his gala uniform she thought ‘I’ve really scored above my league.’
As the Crown Princess made mention of his children’s love for him, Frederik wiped a tear from his eye.
Alongside the Danish royals (pictured) and other friends and family, Patricia, 50, enjoyed a live broadcast of the TV show ‘All of Denmark celebrates the Crown Prince’
For the occasion, Princess Mary (pictured with her family) wore an elegant kimono-inspired dress, while her children were perfectly turned out on the red carpet
The Danish royals were all smiles on the red carpet (pictured), before they were treated to a live performance with music celebrating Prince Frederik
There have been countless celebrations in Denmark for Crown Prince Frederik, who turned 50 last week
For the momentous occasion, Princess Mary opted for a brightly-coloured patterned kimono-style dress, which she wore with strappy heels and loose curls.
The Danish royals’ children were also neatly dressed and wore huge smiles on the red carpet.
Princess Josephine, in particular, drew attentions for her adorable pink ballet skirt and slippers.
On Saturday night, the Danish royal enjoyed an evening with other European royals at Christiansborg Palace dressed in full military regalia (pictured)
Frederik’s impressive uniform included gold epaulets, a red-and-gold collar, and a chest full of medals, while Mary topped her heavily-sequined light pink dress with a tiara and Queen Margrethe’s sister Princess Benedikte wore a regal light blue gown and a more elaborate tiara
For more than a week, the Crown Prince has been celebrated by the Danes, with a number of occasions and significant events taking place, from glittering galas to the release of several commemorative portraits.
On Saturday night, the Danish royal enjoyed an evening with other European royals at Christiansborg Palace.
Dressed in his full military regalia, the Prince was flanked by the Crown Princess, who wore a sparkling floor-length gown and turquoise sash.
Guests were treated to a banquet and speeches for a party hosted by Prince Frederik’s mother Queen Margrethe, who attended with her sister Princess Benedikte.
Elsewhere, the royal family have also released a new set of commemorative portraits in honour of Prince Frederik’s birthday.
Celebrations for the Crown Prince are expected to wrap up this week, with the publication of a book from Princess Mary.
The Princess, together with four different photographers, has found and collected many of their family memories in honour of his birthday, some of which are from their private collection.