Australian-born royal Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has shared a series of new photos of her twins on their 11th birthday.
In a post to the Danish Royal Family’s Instagram account, the palace said Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were celebrating the day with family.
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“On the occasion of their birthday, the Crown Prince and Crown Princess have shared new photos of their two youngest children – as well as the family’s two small and lively puppies,” the caption, written in Danish, said.
A selection of photos – of Vincent and Josephine both solo and together – showed the children all grown up in smart coats and jeans.
In one photo Vincent placed his arm loving around his sister’s shoulders.
In another the pair – whose father is Crown Prince Frederik – posed for the camera holding their adorable brown and white puppies in their arms.
Solo photos showed both Vincent and Josephine posing in the same outfits against a textured wall.
“A mother of twins is pleased to see that you are making two posts and not a joint one,” one fan told the royals.
“They each deserve theirs – so do all the others.”
The siblings were born in Copenhagen in January 2011 and are the youngest of Mary and Frederik’s children.
The couple are also parents to Prince Christian, 16, and Princess Isabella, 14.
In a statement to Instagram posted just a day before the twins’ birthdays, Mary and Frederik said they had decided to cancel a planned gala banquet at Rosenborg Castle planned for 4 February 2022 in connection with Mary’s 50th birthday.
“The cancellation occurs in light of the current situation with infection in the society and the continuing uncertainty about the development of Covid-19,” the statement – written in Danish – said.
“The decision is also made out of respect for the many cooperating partners involved in a celebration of this magnitude. Such cooperation should have taken place in the coming weeks and would have been very difficult to carry out.
“The Mary Foundation’s planned birthday celebration is postponed until later in the year. On the actual day, celebration of The Crown Princess’s 50th birthday will thus be exclusively private.”
Princess Mary has only recently recovered from a bout of COVID herself.
In mid-December, a statement from the royals said she was isolating at her home, Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen.