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Danish royals celebrate the start of their summer holidays

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It's officially the start of the summer for the Danish royals! The family carried out their annual photocall to mark the beginning of the children's school holidays and, for the adults, a well-deserved break from their jam-packed schedule of engagements.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was on top sartorial form, showing off her boho chic look in a printed teal summer dress. The matriarch led her four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – out onto the front steps of Grasten Castle, the family's official summer residence.

Mary's husband Crown Prince Frederik and her parents-in-law Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik made up the royal party. Notably absent from the gathering were Frederik's younger brother Prince Joachim, Joachim's wife Princess Marie and the couple's two children.

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark showed off a boho chic look

The royals looked to be in high spirits as they grouped together for their precious family moments to be caught on camera.

Mary and Frederik's children looked adorable, standing alongside their parents in their smartest outfits.

Their eldest son, ten-year-old Prince Christian, and their youngest son Prince Vincent, five, wore matching blue shorts and crisp shirts, while the girls donned their prettiest summer frocks.

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Prince Vincent, five, presented his mum with a flower

Vincent proved the perfect gentleman, as he picked a flower for his mum and ran over and presented it to her.

Meanwhile his twin sister Josephine, the youngest of the brood, sported a cheeky smile at the camera as she stood in front of her grandfather.

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The doting mum tended to her brood during the photocall

The family will now spend the next few weeks at their summer residence, which is located in the Jutland region of southern Denmark. They will most likely be joined by Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and the couple's children, at a later date.

The palace has been used by the royals as a summer residence since 1935, when it was handed over from the Danish state to King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid.