Princess Mary Posts Candid Footage of Danish Royal Kids Playing Ice Hockey

When it comes to winter activities, the Danish royals are just like us plebeians.

Earlier this week, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary shared rare footage on their official Instagram account. The slideshow features not one, but two videos of their four children—Prince Christian (15), Princess Isabella (13) and 10-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine—playing ice hockey on a frozen lake.

According to the translated caption, this wasn’t a typical game of hockey, since they didn’t have the right equipment. So, the young royals opted for shoes instead of skates and used a deflated soccer ball as a makeshift puck.

It read, “Snow and ice set the ingenuity in motion, and a frozen lake turned into an ice hockey rink. After preparation, it became an alternative ice hockey match…without skates and with sticks as poles and an old flat football as puck.”

The impromptu scrimmage likely took place near their home at Frederik VIII’s Palace, which is located inside the Amalienborg complex in Copenhagen.

One person wrote, “Thank you for a lovely greeting. So nice to see someone enjoying the cold winter weather.” Another added, “Fantastic, playing like my own in the 1950s…except that I had [skates emoji] on…great creativity and joy in the kids.”

Royals, they’re just like us.

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