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Hold onto those reins! Princess Mary and her children attend Hubertus hunt

The annual tradition is a firm favourite in the Danish royal's calendar - but it didn't go quite to plan.

By Chloe Lal

On Sunday, Nocember 5th, the Danish Royals escaped the cosy walls of Hermitage Palace in Klampenborg, Denmark, stepping out onto the balcony to witness a timeless tradition.

Crown Princess Mary was joined by her four children, 12-year-old Prince Christian, 10-year-old Princess Isabella, and six-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine as they all watched the annual Hubertus Hunt.

Mary's husband Prince Frederik missed out on the day as he's currently in Switzerland for an International Olympic Committee meeting.

Mary and her little ones step out onto Hermitage Palace's balcony.
Mary and her little ones step out onto Hermitage Palace's balcony.
In fine form Miss Josephine!
In fine form Miss Josephine!
Vincent cuddles up to his mummy.
Vincent cuddles up to his mummy.
The Hubertus Hunt is a timeless Danish tradition.
The Hubertus Hunt is a timeless Danish tradition.

Mary, 45, was a rugged-up vision in jeans, knee-high boots and a very glam Prada handbag.

The Hubertus Hunt dates back to the 1900s and takes place on the first Sunday in November.

With over 150 riders, 40,000 spectators, it's a traditional cross country horse race which marks the end of hunting season.

Princess Mary and her little ones were the picture of joy as they watched the frivolity play out below on the palace grounds...

Until one man fell victim to the race.

The look of horror!
The look of horror!
One gentlemen fell off his horse and was taken away by paramedics.
One gentlemen fell off his horse and was taken away by paramedics.

The Aussie-born royal and the youngsters were horrified when they saw one man fall off his horse while participating in the high-speed event.

The shocking accident saw the athlete thrown onto the floor, with the Daily Mail reporting he "lay without moving for several moments."

The man was then taken away by an ambulance.

Young Vincent shows off his royal handshake.
Young Vincent shows off his royal handshake.
Princess Isabella poses with one of the race's competitors.
Princess Isabella poses with one of the race's competitors.
Prince Frederik, who is currently in Switzerland, missed out on the fun day.
Prince Frederik, who is currently in Switzerland, missed out on the fun day.
The boys horse about, amusing themselves during their royal engagement.
The boys horse about, amusing themselves during their royal engagement.

The hiccup certainly didn't dampen the royals' day out.

The Palace captured moments from the autumn day, taking to Facebook to share happy snaps of the kids at the event.

"D.K.H. Crown, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine witnessed today the annual hubertusjagt in a park north of Copenhagen.," they shared alongside three pictures.

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In the first photo, royal brothers Prince Christian and Prince Vincent are seated in the front of a horse-drawn carriage.

The next image shows Princess Josephine cuddling up to her big sister, Princess Isabella, as they walk around the grounds with spectators.

In the final candid snap, royal fans get to see a relaxed side of Princess Mary, enjoying a cuppa as she takes a moment with her girls.

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