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Royal birthday of Crown Prince couple’s twins

The couple’s youngest children celebrate their 9th birthday today.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were the happy parents to new born twins nine years ago. Official portraits of the children are rare, however their mother, Crown Princess Mary has taken the above picture, which the royal house has announced may be published by the press on their birthday.

Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine celebrate their birthday in their new school in Verbier, where they will be staying for the next 12 weeks, however, you will not see any official buildings or buses with flags on today.

This is because the royal childrens’ birthdays are not official flag flying days until they reach majority at 18.

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When they come back from Verbier they will again attend their Danish public school, Tranegaardskolen in Gentofte, the same school as their elder siblings.

The twin’s full names are Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda.

They were born at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on 8 January 2011.