International Royals

New photo of Crown Princess Mary's adorable twins revealed

The royal twins are all grown up! And they're so damn cute.

By Rebecca Sullivan
Is there anything Princess Mary can't do?
The Crown Princess of Denmark is stylish, intelligent, always poised - and also an incredible photographer.
The Danish Royal Family shared an intimate portrait Mary took of her twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine to mark their eighth birthday.
"Today, D.K.H. Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine turn eight years old, and on the occasion of their birthday, the Crown Prince Couple has the pleasure to share a number of new pictures of your Royal Highnesses," the Palace said on Instagram.
Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. (Image: Instagram)
Princess Josephine is the picture of cuteness. (Image: Instagram)
And Prince Vincent is no different. (Image: Instagram)
The twins are the youngest of Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik's brood, who are also parents to Prince Christian, 13, and Princess Isabella, 11.
The family all live together in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen.
All of Mary and Frederik's children attend their local primary school. They're the first Danish royal children to attend a public school.
Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. (Image: Getty)
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik met during the Sydney 2000 Olympics at the Slip Inn pub in the Sydney CBD.
The then 28-year-old had no idea she'd just met a Danish royal.
"The first time we met we shook hands," she recalled. "I didn't know he was the prince of Denmark. Half an hour later someone came up to me and said, 'Do you know who these people are?'"
The first year of their romance was a long-distance relationship, with Frederik making secret trips to Australia. In 2001, Mary moved to Denmark and their story rocketed into international folklore.
The Danish royal family. (Image: Getty)
Two years later, on October 8, 2003, it was announced that the couple were officially engaged.
"I don't recall wishing that one day I would be a princess," Princess Mary said shortly after the engagement. "I wanted to be a veterinarian."
The couple married on May 14, 2004, at Copenhagen Cathedral in the nation's capital, where Mary wore a beautiful gown created by Danish designer Uffe Frank.
The twins on their first day of school. (Image: Getty)
Crown Princess Mary with her four kids. (Image: Getty)

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