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Crown Princess Mary’s twins are all grown up in a rare appearance – and we can expect to see much more of them!

They're filling their big brother's shoes.

By Maddison Leach
Crown Princess Mary has stepped out for a rare appearance with her two youngest children in Denmark, much to the delight of royal watchers.
The future queen was accompanied by Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, her twin children with Prince Frederik, for a surprise joint engagement in Dyrehaven.
They headed to the forest park just outside of Copenhagen for the traditional Hubertus hunt, a special event hosted on the first Sunday of November each year.
Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent stepped out with their mother, Crown Princess Mary. (Getty)
Photos from the special event showed the royal trio rugged up against the chilly Danish weather, all three of them donning dark winter coats.
Mary accessorised with a casual knitted beanie, opting for a neutral shade that paired perfectly with the tan belt that cinched her black coat around her waist.
Princess Josephine, 10, wore a grey turtleneck sweater under her navy coat and a set of golden bracelets could be seen peeking out of her sleeve.
Meanwhile brother Prince Vincent, also 10, opted for a cool blue zip-up jacket which he buttoned at his neck under his navy coat.
The royals joined almost 40,000 other spectators to witness the historic hunt, which has been adapted for modern times.
"In the old days, dogs were allowed to dust up foxes, after which the field followed," read a caption on the Danish royal family's Instagram.
"Today, the fox has been replaced by fox tails on two experienced riders who ride at the front of the 11 km long race with 32 obstacles along the way."
The Crown Princess and her twins watched the race before handing out awards to exemplary riders.
The royal trio rugged up against the chilly Danish weather. (Getty)
Mary presented an honorary award named after her to rider Frederikke Blixencrone, while young Josephine followed in her mother's footsteps and awarded the winner of the day's pony race.
Mary and Frederik's twins are slowly becoming more involved in public royal duties, especially since their eldest brother and future king Prince Christian headed off to boarding school.
The 10-year-olds were recently spotted at another royal event, the annual Royal Run in Copenhagen, where they appeared with their elder sister Princess Isabella.
The trio struck out on their own for the September engagement, running together in the Copenhagen event while their parents attended races in other Danish cities.
Isabella, Vincent and Josephine's increasing public presence is likely related to Prince Christian's move to Herlufsholm School in Næstved.
The 16-year-old is attending the elite boarding school for his final years of studies and has had to take a step back from public duties with his parents.
Fortunately, it looks like Christian's younger siblings are happy to step in while he's away at school preparing to one day be king.
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