Denmark’s Frederik off to Tasmania

Denmark’s Prince Frederik has joined his family in Tasmania, Australia.

The prince’s wife, Princess Mary, and their children – Christian, two, and 15-month-old Isabella – arrived in Australia last week to visit Mary’s family and Frederik has now joined them on the private trip after finishing his duties at the Beijing Olympics.

The family were seen enjoying a day out at a local adventure playground, before later exploring the neighbourhood in Hobart, where Christian seemed enthralled by street musicians.

The royals are staying at the home of Mary’s sister Jane Stephens. It is Isabella’s first trip to her mother’s home land.

Mary stunned fellow passengers last week by opting to use a budget airline for the 22 hour trip. Lloyd Fox, a fellow traveller on the Jetstar flight, said: “The first four rows were completely empty, we had no idea she was even on board until we landed in Hobart and noticed the cars and she was allowed to get off before the rest of us.

“The kids were good. We did not even notice them.”

The royal couple’s next official engagement is in Melbourne for a fundraising event for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation on 29 August.