A quacking good time! Adorable photos capture the moment Princess Mary and her children set a family of ducks free after they hatched inside the high palace walls
- Crown Princess Mary found seven ducks in the garden of Amalienborg
- The ducks were having trouble getting over the extremely high palace walls
- The royal family and their bodyguard drove to a nearby citadel to release them
- The mother-of-four and her children watched on as the animals were freed
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is a doting mother to four beautiful and very well behaved children.
But she became a mother of a different kind on Saturday when a family of seven ducks needed urgent assistance to escape the palace walls.
The family of seven, which included a father, mother and five ducklings, had hatched in the garden of Amalienborg where the Danish royal family live.
With her bodyguard in tow the royal family scooped up the seven ducks and popped them into a box. They drove to a nearby citadel and placed the fluffy birds into the water
Princess Mary watched on with her children Christian, 11, Isabella, 10, Vincent and Josephine, both six, who anxiously eyed the ducks to make sure they were safe
When it became to leave their nest on Saturday they couldn't manage to scale the thickly built walls of the palace and became trapped.
It was then that Crown Princess Mary decided to set the ducklings free.
With her bodyguard in tow the royal family scooped up the seven ducks and popped them into a box. They drove to a nearby citadel and placed the fluffy birds into the water.
The Danish royals were all fitted in matching puffer jackets in various colours, including their nanny
The family watched on as their bodyguard set the seven ducklings, including a mother and father duck, free in the lake
Princess Mary watched on with her children Christian, 11, Isabella, 10, Vincent and Josephine, both six, who anxiously eyed the ducks to make sure they were safe.
The Danish royals were all fitted in matching puffer jackets in various colours, including their nanny.
This isn't the first time this week the 45-year-old royal has played mother to someone else's children.
Time for a jog? The Crown Princess appeared to be dressed up for a walk with her children as they wore trainers to the lake
This isn't the first time this week the 45-year-old royal has played mother to someone else's children
On Tuesday Princess Mary accidentally worked a nervous toddler into tears while opening the Arla Foods Global Innovation Centre at the Agro Food Park.
The little girl, who was the daughter of one of the organisers, could be seen seeking comfort in the arms of her father after becoming overwhelmed with the task of presenting Mary with a bouquet of flowers.
Naturally the royal did not take offense and tried her best to comfort the youngster before proceeding with her engagement.
A quick break in their royal engagements! Princess Mary and her four children successfully released the ducks
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