They’re the future King and Queen of Denmark.
But Crown Prince Frederik and wife Princess Mary looked just like any other parents as they doted on their four children during a seaside outing in Sydney last week.
The famous family, which includes second-in-line to the throne, 12-year-old Prince Christian, blended in with other everyday sun-seekers as they enjoyed a swim at Palm Beach.
Precious! Princess Mary looked just like any other doting mother as she spent time with husband Prince Frederik and their four children at Sydney’s Palm Beach last week
There was no pomp and ceremony for Frederik, 49, and Mary, 45, who kept things casual as they mingled with fellow swimmers.
The couple are proud parents to Christian, 12, Isabella, 10, and twins Vincent and Josephine, 6.
Mary, who was born in the Australian city of Hobart, appeared ecstatic to be back in her native country for the festive season, seen sporting a huge grin on her face as she gave her youngest son a piggy-back across the sand.
Making memories: Mary was seen sporting a huge grin on her face as she gave her youngest son a piggy-back across the sand
Showing her son the Australian way of life! Mary looked happy to be showing young Vincent what life is like in laid-back Sydney
The fashionable princess looked typically stylish, opting for a loose-fitting sundress over the top of a blue swimsuit.
Young Vincent was swaddled in a white towel, as he was carried along by his doting mother.
However, he wasn’t the only child on whom Mary bequeathed her affections.
Affectionate: The brunette beauty was seen tenderly hugging her daughter Isabella who was drying off after a swim
Cuddling up: Mary bequeathed her affections on 10-year-old Isabella
The brunette beauty was seen tenderly hugging her daughter Isabella who was drying off after a swim in the sea.
Frederik was feeling similarly affectionate chatting with Vincent, who adorably wore the same floral board shorts as his dad.
Two future kings! Frederik and oldest son Christian both rocked the same floral board shorts
Sun smart! Keeping his fair European skin protected from the harsh Australian sun, the Crown Prince wore a long-sleeved rash shirt
Keeping his fair European skin protected from the harsh Australian sun, the Crown Prince wore a long-sleeved rash shirt, a beige baseball cap and a fair of reflective shades.
Future King Christian also seemed sun smart, wearing his towel underneath his grey hat.
The affectionate displays on the sand came after the clan took to the water.
Simply senational! Mary showed off her athletic figure in blue bathers
No pomp and ceremony: The Crown Princess kept things casual as she mingled with fellow swimmers
Mary showed off her sensational athletic figure in her blue bathers and tight black rash top.
She was seen chatting animatedly with fellow beach goers as she kept a close eye on her children splashing about in the water.
The couple- who frequently visit Australia- departed Sydney shortly before Christmas, flying south to Mary’s home state of Tasmania where they will spend the rest of their holiday.
All smiles: The Australian native looked happy to be home for the holidays