Princess Mary enrols eight-year-old twins in overseas boarding school

Holly Hales
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
The four Danish royal children are set to begin at a Swiss boarding school in January. Photo: Getty

Princess Mary has announced she and husband Crown Prince Frederik will be sending all four of their children to a Swiss boarding school—including eight-year-old twins, Vincent and Josephine.

The revelation came during a royal visit to France earlier this week when the 47-year-old spoke about the value of the overseas opportunity for all four of her youngsters.

"We view it as a gift to our children, one where they can be together about it, and a gift they can have with them for the rest of their lives," she told French media about the stint.

Going abroad

Prince Christian, 13, Princess Isabella, 12, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, are set to begin at Lemania International School Altdorf in January for an initial 12-week stint.

"The Crown Prince party wants to give their children the opportunity for a common experience in an international environment," the royals said of the intend behind the experience.

But while Lemania is a full 1200km from Copenhagen, home may not seem too far as Princess Mary will join the children by living at a residence near their new school.

Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, now eight, on the first day at school in 2017. Photo: Getty Images

"As a result of children's school stay, the Crown Princess's official activities in Denmark will be fewer," the statement read.

This stint may tie into last week’s announcement which revealed Mary would now be able to attend to the Queen’s duties as head of state overseas when the 79-year-old is unable to.

Additionally, the children’s father, Prince Frederik, also spent some of his schooling abroad with he and brother Prince Joachim studying in Normandy, France, for two years as teenagers.

The heir is now fluent in four languages—French, Danish, German and English—a skill he likely wants to pass on with the help of an international education.

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