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Crown Princess Mary's Christmas tree photo tells us a lot about life in the Palace

She's a long way from a sunny Southern Hemisphere Christmas.

By Jess Pullar
When it comes to Christmas, you can trust that Crown Princess Mary knows how to tackle it - rain or shine.
Indeed the Tasmanian-local turned Danish Royal has celebrated all kinds of Christmases - from the scorching hot Southern Hemisphere to below zero European white outs.
But this year, the Princess is getting particularly festive, and you don't have to look far to see why.
The Danish royals are in for a cosy white Christmas this year. (Image: hbgbild/MEGA)
Sharing a photo of her stunning decorations on social media, the Danish royal's residence couldn't look any more Christmassy, with a tree reaching the top of the sky-high ceiling with a number of colourful baubles.
Interestingly, instead of fairy lights the family opted to carefully place candles on the branches. And while fire safety would undoubtedly be at an all time high in any case, the candles are traditionally only lit after dinner on Christmas eve while the family are together.
This stunning shot taken by Crown Princess Mary of their Christmas tree is all kinds of festive. (Image: Instagram / @detdanskekongehus)
The image, which was posted on the Danish royals official Instagram account was captioned: "Christmas party in the Knights Hall in Frederik VIII's Palace, Amalienborg, here on the third Sunday in advent."
Now that's a party we'd like to receive an invite to!
The festive photo also revealed additional decorations that Danish royals have adorned their residence with, including pine cones and shiny golden baubles sitting atop a marble table.
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Last year, the Danish royals spent Christmas Down Under, even hitting Palm Beach in New South Wales where they played soccer and swam in the water.
The family also enjoyed a day sailing through Sydney harbour. At the time, the Danish royals looked slightly different to their usual formal ensembles, wearing casual red branded T-shirts, khaki shorts and caps.
The Danish royals spent Christmas in the sunshine in 2017. (Image: Media Mode)
Meanwhile, this year the Danish royals will be having a slightly chillier Christmas, and likely donning some rather different ensembles!
Just this week, Mary wore a stunning wool skirt and grey coat by designer Joseph as she attended DR Pigekoret's Christmas concert, where the Danish National Girls' Choir performed.
Mary added a touch of festivity to her look by wearing maroon heels by Rupert Sanderson.
Mary cut an elegant figure as she stepped out for a Christmas concert this week. (Image: Mega)
And earlier this month, Mary debuted a new hairstyle, wearing her long tresses in a chic low bun, with her hair pinned away from her face.
At first, it looked as though Mary had gone for a full chop, but upon a second look, it became clear she had simply opted for something different for the occasion.
She and husband Prince Frederik were attending an official dinner in Latvia.
Mary's brand new hairstyle had some of us doing a double take! (Image: Mega)

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