Crown Princess Mary shares a heartbreaking update, but focusses on what’s truly important with a beautiful new family photo

The Danish royals have been forced to cancel a beloved annual event.
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Crown Princess Mary is focussing on what’s important despite desperately trying circumstances.

The Danish royal recently took to Instagram to share a beautiful candid snap of her family of six – and the picture in itself was proof that while things seem a little scary and unnerving, now is the time to focus on what’s truly important.

The picture of the family features Crown Princess Mary, 48, with husband Crown Prince Frederik, 51 alongside the pair’s four children Prince Christian, 14, Princess Isabella, 12, and nine-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.

The family are sitting on outdoor steps at the Danish Palace, presumably where they are currently remaining quarantined as their country joins many others in going into lockdown to stop the rapid spread of the virus.

Next to the family sits six pairs of running shoes, which is explained further in the caption.

“We have all been looking forward to lacing up the running shoes for the Royal Run,” the royals explained.

“However, due to the current situation with COVID-19 / coronavirus, we unfortunately have to postpone this year’s running party to September 6.”

The Danish royals have shared a gorgeous new photo of their family amid a difficult time.


The event is an exciting annual occurrence on the Danish Royal calendar – it see’s thousands of people join the royal family run through the capital city alongside the family, usually coinciding with Frederik’s birthday in May.

In fact, in 2019 a whopping 70,000 people showed up to the event – a solid indication of its popularity.

While this year’s fun run will be pushed back a little, the Danish royals are still encouraging fellow runners to be active in their own ways within the current climate.

“We would like to encourage all running people – young and old – to maintain the joy and enthusiasm for exercise, and to follow the recommendations of the authorities,” they added in the Instagram caption.

The Royal run usually coincides with Prince Frederik’s birthday in May.


Earlier this month, it was revealed the Danish royals had all returned home to their Palace amid the uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus.

All four children had been studying abroad in Switzerland for the school term, however their term was cut short after it was deemed safer for them to be back in their home country with their parents for the time being.

Earlier this week, the Danish royals shared another insight into their life during the health pandemic.

Crown Prince Frederik has been working from home (just like the rest of us!), and shared insight into how he was still connecting with people on the front line.

The future King dialled in to speak to volunteers who are helping in call centres, packing medical supplies and other essential tasks as the country battles the virus’ spread.

Like Frederik and his family, we’re incredibly grateful to all the people across the world who are doing the same.

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