Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Day out with doting grandfather Henrik for Isabella and Christian

Prince Henrik

was every inch the doting grandfather as he spent the day with some of his eldest grandchildren in Denmark.

Queen Margrethe

's husband kept a watchful eye on

Prince Frederik'

s children




, and Prince Felix,

Prince Joachim

's son, at the Hubertus hunt. The group were spotted watching from a balcony of Eremitage Palace as the annual event – a imaginary fox chase which takes place every autumn in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen – unfolded.

danish royals3

The foursome checked out the smartly dressed riders, and were on hand afterwards to help congratulate the winning huntsmen. Watching the family scene, it was easy to see how close Felix – younger son of Joachim and his first wife Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg – is to his cousins. The ten-year-old spent the day laughing and playing with Christian and Isabella – who is known as Bella to her family. The little girl – who has inherited her mother

Princess Mary

's delicate features and her father's blue eyes – hardly stopped smiling for a moment. Royal watchers were wondering if Isabella and Christian's little siblings




will attend next year. By the next time the hunt takes place, the twins will be almost three – the age their big sister was when she made her debut at the event.

danish royals1

Isabella first

watched the hunt in 2009

, accompanied by her big brother and her maternal grandfather John Donaldson, who was looking after the two while their parents accompanied Prince Henrik on an emotional return to his former home in Vietnam. Back then she was almost the same height as her older brother, but these days Christian is almost a head taller than his five-year-old sister. Christian

turned seven in October

, and shows more of his emerging personality with each passing year. At the

London 2012

Olympics this summer, the little boy had Danish officials in stitches when he

struck a Usain Bolt pose

while the cameras were trained on him. Isabella is also known for her playful nature. At the hunt

two years ago

, the little girl couldn't resist pulling faces at photographers.

More Royalty

See more