International Royals

Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik's winter wonderland as they enjoy a carriage ride with their children

The Danish Royals horse about as Princess Mary and Prince Fred step out for a magical outing with the kids!

By Bella Brennan

As the nation counts down to Melbourne Cup tomorrow, our very own Australian-born royal, Princess Mary, has been embracing Denmark's annual horse racing event.

On Sunday November 4th, Crown Princess Mary was joined by her husband Crown Prince Frederik and three out of their four children for the Hubertus Hunt in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Princess Mary, 46, looked effortlessly chic in a plaid overcoat teamed with an olive turtle neck and brown trousers.

During the brisk carriage ride, the mother-of-four added a grey pashmina and taupe-coloured beanie to keep cosy.

Prince Frederik, 50, cut a dapper figure in a navy jacket and a chequered scarf.

A royal wave! Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederick were joined by Princess Isabella and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent for the Hubertus Hunt in Copenhagen, Denmark over the weekend. *(Image: hbgbild/MEGA)*
A royal wave! Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Frederick were joined by Princess Isabella and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent for the Hubertus Hunt in Copenhagen, Denmark over the weekend. (Image: hbgbild/MEGA)
It's a winter wonderland: Mary, Fred and the kids were all rugged up for the chilly weather. *(Image: hbgbild/MEGA)*
It's a winter wonderland: Mary, Fred and the kids were all rugged up for the chilly weather. (Image: hbgbild/MEGA)

While their three children, Princess Isabella, 11, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, seven, rugged up in autumnal-themed colours.

The couple's eldest child and heir to the throne, Prince Christian, 13, was absent from the event.

During the official family outing, Mary, Fred and the kids greeted well-wishers as they rode past on a horse-drawn carriage before taking to their balcony to watch the 13-kilometre race.

Mummy's little girl: Princess Mary plants a loving kiss on Princess Josephine's cheek. *(Image: hbgbild/MEGA)*
Mummy's little girl: Princess Mary plants a loving kiss on Princess Josephine's cheek. (Image: hbgbild/MEGA)
It was a fun family day out for Mary, Isabella (L), Vincent and Josephine. *(Image: hbgbild/MEGA)*
It was a fun family day out for Mary, Isabella (L), Vincent and Josephine. (Image: hbgbild/MEGA)

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.

Reporting in for their royal duties, Princess Isabella and Princess Josephine presented the girls' category with their trophies.

Rough and tumble royals: Isabella and Vincent lark about. *(Image: hbgbild/MEGA)*
Rough and tumble royals: Isabella and Vincent lark about. (Image: hbgbild/MEGA)
The Hubertus Hunt is a timeless Danish tradition. *(Image: Getty Images)*
The Hubertus Hunt is a timeless Danish tradition. (Image: Getty Images)
The Hubertus Hunt dates back to the 1900s and takes place on the first Sunday in November. *(Image: hbgbild/MEGA)*
The Hubertus Hunt dates back to the 1900s and takes place on the first Sunday in November. (Image: hbgbild/MEGA)

The Danish Royal Family's Instagram page also uploaded a sweet behind-the-scenes album from the day.

In one shot, Isabella cuddles up to a horse. In another incredible snap taken from the balcony, the three royal children can be seen looking out onto the large crowd of fans.

WATCH: Princess Mary and Prince Frederik share a dance. Post continues...

Princess Isabella shares a sweet moment with one of the horses. *(Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)*
Princess Isabella shares a sweet moment with one of the horses. (Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)
Taking the reins, the Danish Royals clearly love the majestic animals. *(Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)*
Taking the reins, the Danish Royals clearly love the majestic animals. (Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)

The next time royal watchers will get to catch a glimpse of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik will be when the couple attend Prince Charles' lavish 70th birthday celebrations in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace on November 14.

In a post on the official Danish Royal Family website, it's been confirmed that Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik have scored an invite from the Queen, who will be throwing the state banquet in her son's honour.

We just love it when royal worlds collide!

What a shot! Mary and Fred's children look out onto the crowds. *(Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)*
What a shot! Mary and Fred's children look out onto the crowds. (Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)
Until next year! *(Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)*
Until next year! (Image: @detdanskekongehus Instagram)

read more from