Crown prince Frederik and princess Maria of Denmark have revealed that they are sending their four children to boarding school in Switzerland.
The couple unveiled this week during a three-day official visit to France to support the growth and position of Danish companies on the French market and to promote relations between the two countries.
Initially it was reported in Danish media that Prince Christian, 13, Princess Isabella, 12, Prince Vincent, eight, and Princess Josephine, also eight, will start at the international school in January 2020.
The information was then confirmed by the Royal Head of Communications, Lene Balleby, but there was no indication as to which specific school the children will attend.
Crown prince Frederik and crown princess Mary send their four children Christian, 13, Isabella, 12, Vincent, eight, and Josephine, eight, to boarding school in Switzerland. In the photo arrived together at the Amalienborg Royal Palace in June
After a visit to Lamartine High School, which offers a Danish course to its students, with French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Crown Princess Mary, 47, revealed that the foursome would only stay in Switzerland for a short time, reports the local outlet Advise.
She added that she considered it a & # 39; gift & # 39; to their children, and added: & # 39; One where they can be together, and a gift that they can have with them for the rest of their lives. & # 39;
Their children are certainly no strangers to their neighbor, who have enjoyed annual ski trips to Verbier, where they often stay in their friend Peter Warnøes' chalet.
The decision to raise their children abroad is probably the result of their father Prince Frederik, 51, and his brother Prince Joachim who have been studying as teenagers abroad for a few years.
The couple unveiled this week during a three-day official visit to France to support the growth and position of Danish companies on the French market and to promote relations between the two countries. Depicted in La Grande Arche on day one of the royal visit
After a visit to Lamartine High School, which offers a Danish course to its students, with French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Crown Princess Mary called sending her children abroad a & # 39; gift & # 39;
They went to the École des Roches in Normandy in the early 1980s, and may have opted for multilingual Switzerland to improve the language skills of their brood.
Prince Frederik speaks English, French and German fluently, as well as his native language, Danish.
The Australian-born Princess Mary also studied as a youngster abroad, at primary school in Texas, where her father worked, before completing the rest in Tasmania, where she also completed college.
Crown Princess Mary, 47, revealed that the foursome would only stay in Switzerland for a short time. Shown during a big dinner in the city hall in Paris on Tuesday
Crown prince Frederik and crown princess Mary accompany their youngest children princess Jesephine and prince Vincent to the first school day in Copenhagen in August 2017
Prince Joachim, 50, and his family currently live in France after he was invited to attend a military training at École Militaire in Paris.
During their recent trip to the French city, the Danish princes visited the House of Denmark exhibition and the Grande Arche de la Defense building in the financial and business district in Puteau.
Their visit comes after Queen Margrethe's raining this week – meaning she can perform tasks as head of state when Margrethe is otherwise engaged.
The Danish queen, 79, is gradually transferring the reins to other members of the royal family, and Frederick, Joachim, and Queen's sister, Princess Benedikte, are also official stand-ins for the prince.
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