Princess Mary's son seen for the first time since catching Covid

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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It was confirmed earlier this month that Prince Christian, son of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik, had tested positive for coronavirus, with the Danish royal family confirming he caught it 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 at the time.

Prince Christian with Princess Mary and Prince Frederik
Prince Christian, son of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik, has been spotted for the first time since contracting Covid. Photo: Getty

“Prince Christian has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.”

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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 – who isolated as a precaution.

Now, Christian, who is second in line to the throne, has been seen for the first time since contracting the virus.

The family was all smiles as Frederik lit the four candles and wished everyone a happy Christmas. Photo: Instagram/detdanskekongehus
The family was all smiles as Frederik lit the four candles and wished everyone a happy Christmas. Photo: Instagram/detdanskekongehus

The 15-year-old appeared in a video on the royal family's Instagram to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent in the lead up to Christmas.

"The Crown Prince's family sends a Christmas greeting from their home in Frederik VIII's Palace at Amalienborg," the caption read.

The family was all smiles as Frederik lit the four candles and wished everyone a happy Christmas.

This is an important tradition in Danish families, where they celebrate the four Sundays leading up to Christmas with the lighting of one of four candles on an advent wreath.

Denmark is currently under strict coronavirus restrictions whereby businesses selling non-essential items must stay closed. These restrictions will remain in place until January 3.

In August, Princess Mary was forced to apologise after she was photographed on official business breaching coronavirus protocol.

The 48-year-old was on an official engagement, 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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