Princess Mary shares relatable coronavirus lockdown moment

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·2-min read

They live in a palace and have the eyes of the world watching them but Princess Mary and Prince Frederik have proven they’re really just like us.

The Tasmanian-born princess uploaded a photo to the official Danish royal Instagram page, showing her and her husband, the future king of Denmark, with their feet up on the couch watching a film at Amalienborg Palace, where they’re self-isolating with their four children.

Princess Mary and Prince Frederik in isolation
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik posted a relatable lockdown photo to their Instagram page. Photo: Instagram/@detdanskekongehus

"A different and a little more relaxed... well, yes... a much more relaxed way of going to the theatre," they wrote alongside the picture, which also showed them dressed up in a throwback photo of their time at the theatre.

"Of course, sitting at home on the couch can never replace going to the theatre. But it is nevertheless wonderful that we can have a theatre experience at home during this time," Mary added.

"We wish everyone who, like us, is watching the Royal Theatre's setting up of Højskolesangbog online, have a great time. The Crown Prince Couple."

At the beginning of March the Danish royals decided to cancel all official appearances, with Princess Mary and her kids returning home to “stand with the Danes”.

Princess Mary in a black polo top
The princess has been very present on social media since the pandemic began. Photo: Instagram/detdanskekongehus
 during the unveiling of a portrait of Crown Prince Frederik by Australian painter Ralph Heimans at Frederiksborg Palace on May 24, 2018 in Hillerod, Denmark. The exhibitions 'Ralph Heinmans Portraits' and 'HRH Crown Price Frederik - Prince of Denamrk' both open on the occasion of the 50th birthday of The Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. (Photo by Handout / MEW / The National History Museum)
The Danish royals are self-isolating at Amalienborg Palace. Photo: Getty Images

In a statement released by the palace, it was revealed that Aussie-born Princess Mary, her four children and her husband would all return from Switzerland, where they had been enjoying a 12-week school stay.

"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 read.

“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 palace went on to clarify that the children’s education would continue in Denmark, once public institutions opened again.

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