Princess Mary's twins are all grown up in 10th birthday snaps

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Princess Mary’s twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, look all grown up in the latest photos released to celebrate their 10th birthday.

The adorable twins, who look like mini-mes of their parents, Princess Mary and Prince Frederik, posed for a series of photos which were then posted to the royal family’s Instagram account.

HRH Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark arrives for a Gala Dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts on March 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
Princess Mary's twins have turned 10. Photo: Getty Images

Fans gushed over the sweet snaps, in which Prince Vincent dressed in a white shirt and slacks and Princess Josephine in a yellow polka dot top and trousers, with a matching bow in her hair.

The royal family also revealed that to mark the occasion the twins have been given their own royal monogram, created by graphic designer Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen.

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Prince Vicent and Princess Josephine of Denmark on their 10th birthday
Prince Vicent and Princess Josephine look adorable in the new snaps. Photo: Instagram/Frank Voigt

Just like the rest of the world, 2020 was a whirlwind year for the Danish royal family.

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”.

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.

Prince Vincent looks at Princess Josephine
The twins looked at each other in one of the photos. Photo: Instagram/Frank Voigt
Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine
The Danish royal family has had a whirlwind 2020. Photo: Instagram/Frank Voigt

“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."

In December, it was confirmed earlier that Prince Christian 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 has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.”

Crown Princess Mary together with Prince Vincent (C) and Prince Christian at the veranda on Marselisborg Castle during changing of the guard on the occasion of the 79 years birthday of Queen Margrethe on April 16, 2019 in AArhus, Denmark. Mraselisborg Castle has been the Queens summer residence since 1967. There is a 13 hectare park to the residence which is open to the public when the Queen is not present.
Prince Christian tested positive for the coronavirus in December. Photo: Getty Images
Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark during the gala banquet on the occasion of The Crown Prince's 50th birthday at Christiansborg Palace Chapel on May 26, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Queen Margrethe of Denmark received the COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first European royal to publicly acknowledge being vaccinated. Photo: Getty Images

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.

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.

This week, Queen Margrethe of Denmark received the COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first European royal to publicly acknowledge being vaccinated.

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