Princess Mary’s son - and the future king of Denmark - has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Danish royal family confirmed the news that Prince Christian had caught the virus following an outbreak at his school.
“The Crown Prince and Crown Princess were informed yesterday, Sunday 6 December 2020, of a local outbreak of COVID-19 at Tranegård School in Hellerup,” palace spokeswoman Lene Balleby said in a statement.
“Prince Christian has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.”
The spokesperson stressed the 15-year-old had not been in contact with anyone outside of the royal family - his mother Mary, dad Prince Frederik and his three siblings Princess Isabella, 13, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, nine - all who are now isolating as a precaution. Prince Christian's grandmother, Queen Margrethe II, is considered in a high-risk category at the age of 80.
“His Royal Highness remains in isolation in Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg,” the statement continued.
“Apart from the Crown Prince's family, Prince Christian has not been in contact with other members of the royal family in recent times.”
In March, the Danish royal family decided to cancel all official appearances, with Princess Mary and her family returning home from Switzerland to “stand with the Danes”.
In a statement released by the palace, it was revealed that Princess Mary, her four children and her husband, Prince Frederik, would all return from Switzerland, where they’ve 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."
Some months later in August, the Aussie-born princess was forced to apologise after she was photographed on official business breaching coronavirus protocol.
The 48-year-old was on her first official engagement since the summer holidays, visiting Grenaa sea aquarium, Kattegatcentret and upon her arrival, the Tasmanian beauty was photographed shaking hands with a representative from the aquarium.
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