This afternoon the world will be able to see the Royal Danish twins for the first time. The family of six, including Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, big brother Christian, big sister Isabella and the baby twins, will be united today as one big family when the babies and their mother, the 38-old Australia-born princess, return home.
Before disappearing behind the walls of the castle, however, the Royal family will make a media appearance in the foyer of the Danish National Hospital, Rigshospitalet, where the twins and their mother have been recovering since the twins were born Saturday morning. While the babies were big for twins, they were born a little too early and were therefore kept in the hospital slightly longer than usual. The only reported complication was jaundice, which is quite common in all newborn babies.
This is the first time since the middle ages that twins are born into the Danish Royal family. We also have to go several generations back to find a Danish Royal successor with more than three children. Frederik’s grandfather and his wife had three girls, Margrethe, Benedikte and Anne Marie. Queen Margrethe and her husband Prince Henrik were blessed with two boys, Crown Prince Frederik and his younger brother Joachim. In the 19th century Christian IX and his large flourishing family served as compensation in the mind of the Nation when Denmark lost a part of Jutland to Germany in 1864. Since then the Royal family has been the ideal role model for Danish families.
When the baby twins return home this afternoon, two small beds will be ready for them in their own room at Amalienborg, the castle where the Queen, her husband Prince Henrik and the royal couple live. With four children, the Australia-born princess and her prince will need a bigger car. Several companies have already offered the couple a free luxury family car. The company Andersen and Martini have promised them a Saab 9-4X. But the model is not released until August, so the company may provide the family with a Cadillac Escalade. All members of the Royal family have received free luxury cars as gifts. Prince Joachim and his wife Marie received an Cadillac BLS Diesel, and Crown Princess Mary was offered a Saab 9-3 Aero Cabriolet as a wedding gift.