The Danish royal family are quite well known for connecting with their subjects on a slightly less formal footing than many of their international peers.
Now, as coronavirus locks down the European nation, the royals are using their no-filtered approach to connect with their public online, a decision that should come as no surprise to any fan or follower of the European royals.
From Queen Margrethe, the reigning monarch who loves to take to the balcony at official events and sing the national anthem with gusto, to their future Queen – Australian former-real estate agent Princess Mary who didn’t speak a word of Danish when she met Crown Prince Frederick in a Sydney night club at the Olympics in 2000 – ‘relatable’ has always been an adjective associated with the Danish royals.
Now, however, Crown Prince Frederick is kicking it up a notch or two, and letting the public in on his personal grooming, or recent lack thereof, in a hilariously relatable coronavirus moment.
Fred’s relatable quarantine woe
Taking to Instagram, the Prince today shared a hilarious set of snaps, commiserating with fellow-Danes who have been unable to access a haircut due to the nation’s tight social distancing restrictions.
On Monday the nation lifted the ban on certain services, hairdressers among them, and Prince Fred like many others Danes dutifully went to get a trim, sharing a hilarious pair of side-by-side snaps showing his hair before and after the ban was lifted.
Needless to say in the ‘before’, his hair looking a little less coiffed than it usually would in his royal public appearances.
“I'm probably not the only one who has been a hairdresser today,” he jokes in his caption, translated from Danish.
“Fortunately, it is now possible for hairdressers and other smaller companies and stores to stay open on top of a long shutdown.”
Taking a more serious tone Frederick went on to thank Denmark for their efforts during the lockdown.
“I want to thank everyone for being so readily prepared and for helping keep the wheels going for a period that requires a lot of us all,” he wrote.
Royal watchers flooded the post with appreciation for the very human side of the Prince on display.
“We have by far the coolest Crown Prince in the world,” one woman wrote.
“I look so forward to him being our king, so brilliant,” another agreed.
“Thank you [for] showing us that you are [one] of us,” another wrote.
More than one were quite the fans of the initial look, some finding the unkempt curls quite a roguish look for the Danish royal.
“Ok, I’m in love with the curls,” one woman admitted.
Royal family shares peek into domestic lockdown
It comes after Fred and Mary shared a glimpse into their domestic life under the social distancing rules keeping everyone home, with kids Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 13, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, nine.
It was the first time the family had been seen on video since the children were pulled out of boarding school and returned home over pandemic fears.
The couple’s brood can be seen jumping on the trampoline and playing in the garden, before directly addressing the nation in Danisha bout their experience of homeschooling.
Kate and Wills followed the European’s lead, sharing their own experience of staying home with the family in a chat with the BBC over the weekend.
Kate won royal watchers over with her own relatable pandemic moment when she admitted to a cheeky lie to the kids to keep them occupied during the school holidays.
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