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Crown Princess Mary's kids are forced to return home from Swiss boarding school amid Corona outbreak

Her four children were attending boarding school in Switzerland.

By Jess Pullar
Crown Princess Mary's four children have been forced to leave their school in Switzerland and return to Denmark amid the corona virus pandemic.
The Danish royal's children, Prince Christian, 14, Princess Isabella, 12, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, both nine, were studying a 12 week term at Switzerland's Lemania-Verbier International School.
The Danish royals have been forced to return to their home in Denmark amid the Corona virus outbreak. (Instagram / @detdanskekongehus)
The Danish royal court released a statement with more details about the shock move, writing: "In light of the worsening situation in Denmark in connection with the handling of the spread of COVID-19, the Crown Prince couple has decided that the family will leave home from Switzerland."
The statement continued: "The Crown Prince couple find it most natural to return home and stand with the Danes in a time that requires a lot of everyone and where there is a shared responsibility for looking after each other."
The move seems to be a precautionary measure for now, with none in the family confirmed to have the virus at this stage.
The Danish royal children have been returned home as a safety measure. (Getty)
The decision to move the family comes shortly after several European countries took action to isolate the virus outbreak.
On Tuesday, Italy went into a full lockdown after the outbreak rapidly spread throughout the country.
All shops, apart from supermarkets and chemists, are understood to be closed.
Italy has gone into full shutdown mode. (Getty)
The Danish royals aren't the only ones taking measures to deflect the spread.
With the British royals out in full force this week, their new, corona-friendly protocol was front and centre.
The worldwide recommendation to avoid shaking anyone's hand applies to the royals too - and Prince Charles' provided us some light relief in response to the expert health directive.
As he attended the Prince's Trust Awards on Wednesday, the Prince looked visibly confused as he initially reached out to shake a guest's hand, before quickly pulling back and instead placed his hands together and greeting them with a "namaste" instead.

While it's uncertain as to how long these precautionary measures will last for, it's positive to see so many people taking the situation seriously.
Hang tight, we're sure to have plenty more royal fanfare to see before long!

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