Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark’s son Christian had to be saved by a lifeguard on Thursday after he was caught in a rip tide. After being alerted about the young boy’s situation lifeguard Nick Malcolm paddled out to sea to save the ten-year-own prince.
Prince Christian was saved by a lifeguard on Mermaid beach on the Gold Coast
The family were enjoying at day at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast when the incident occurred. The family of six were swimming in the 'safe zone' in between the flags when the second-in-line to the Danish throne was caught up in a strong current.
Speaking to Australian channel Seven News, lifeguard supervisor Stuart Keay said it was lucky that they young boy was spotted before he was pulled even further out to sea. "We got to him before it got too serious, but he wouldn’t have been able to get back in," he said before admitting that they didn’t know who the little boy was, "we didn’t even have a clue," he said.
Mary and Frederik arrived in Australia on 6 December, beginning a long Christmas holiday visiting Mary’s friends and family from her home country. Last week the princess was seen enjoying a day out shopping with her daughter’s Princess Isabella, eight, and Princess Josephine , four, at the Marina Mirage shopping centre on the Gold Coast.
The royal family are more used to cold Christmases
This is the first time that Mary has returned to Australia with all of her children since 2011. It is believed that the family will return to her hometown of Hobart in Tasmania for Christmas week.
The warm temperatures of Australia will form a stark contrast to the Christmas holidays that the royal children are used to. The family often spend the festive break in the mountains surrounded by snow.