Crown Princess Mary unveils her traditional Christmas treeDecember 20, 2018
Just like the rest of us! Crown Princess Mary proudly shares a snap of her newly decorated Christmas tree on social media – and chooses a very unique replacement for fairy lights
- Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has unveiled her traditional Christmas tree
- For a unique touch, the royal replaced fairy lights with candles on branches
- The Tasmanian-local is set to enjoy the holiday season in chillier temperatures
- Last December the 46-year-old and her family returned to her hometown
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is preparing for a chillier holiday season after spending Christmas 2017 in sunny Australia.
And on Monday the royal offered fans a glimpse into the festive palace when she posted a snap of her newly decorated Christmas tree to the Danish royal Instagram account.
To add a unique touch to the towering tree, the 46-year-old replaced fairy lights with candles on the branches.
Traditional: Crown Princess Mary unveiled her traditional Christmas tree at Amalienborg Palace, and shared her unique alternative to fairy lights by substituting with candles on branches
Situated in one of the palace’s main living areas, the tree features an array of colourful baubles.
A traditional gold star is placed on top, while thin candles on branches are an alternative to fairy lights.
It is believed the candles are only lit on Christmas Eve, when the Crown Princess and her family are seated for dinner.
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2017: The tree is slightly different to last year’s that featured prominently in the Amalienborg Palace
The photo was captioned to Instagram: ‘Christmas party in the Knights Hall in Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, here on the third Sunday in advent.’
Keeping with the traditional theme, marble side tables feature carefully placed metallic-painted pine cones and gold baubles.
Crown Princess Mary will celebrate Christmas with her husband Prince Frederik, 50, and their four children, in Denmark’s chillier temperatures.
Family: Last year Crown Princess, Prince Frederik [far right] and their brood, Christian, 13, Isabella, 11, Josephine, 7, and Vincent, 7, enjoyed Christmas Day in sunny Australia. Pictured in July in Denmark
Australia: The royal couple, along with their children, first arrived in Sydney mid December, where they were pictured on a yacht. They later enjoyed a day at Sydney’s Palm Beach, before heading to Tasmania for Christmas Day festivities
It’s in contrast to last year when the family celebrated Christmas Day in Mary’s hometown, Tasmania.
The royal couple, along with their children Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine, first arrived in Sydney mid December, where they were pictured on a yacht.
They later enjoyed a day at Sydney’s Palm Beach, before heading to Tasmania for Christmas Day festivities.
Mary first met Prince Frederik during the Sydney 2000 Olympics and later wed in 2004.
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