Did Count Nikolai of Denmark meet Princess Mary in Sydney? Photos emerge of former Prince climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge just like his aunt and cousins – in a sign the family feud is thawing
- Nikolai may have joined his aunt Mary and cousins as they visited Sydney
- READ MORE: Princess Mary sheds a tear as she leaves New Zealand with husband Frederik
Count Nikolai of Monpezat may have joined his aunt Princess Mary and cousins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine as they visited Sydney in whirlwind trip this week.
Australian-born Mary, 51, travelled to Sydney with her 12-year-old twins last week, with a photo of the trio climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge emerging online.
In a now deleted post for the Bridge Climb Instagram page, the future queen of Denmark smiles in delight as she joins her two youngest children.
And now it appears Nikolai, 24, who is currently studying at University of Technology Sydney, joined his family putting aside any tension in the embattled royal family.
Nikolai, alongside his siblings, was stripped of his prince title by his grandmother Queen Margrethe earlier this year.
Count Nikolai of Monpezat may have joined his aunt Princess Mary and cousins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine as they visited Sydney in whirlwind trip this week (he is pictured at Sydney Bridge Climb this week)
Princess Mary and her twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent looked happy at the top of the bridge
But it seems the student has no ill will towards the family, as he enjoyed a Bridge Climb this week.
Speaking last month, Nikolai said he’s excited to ‘chart his own course’ after being stripped of his royal title last year – but will ‘still be there’ for his closest cousin and future king, Prince Christian.
The royal opened up about what the future holds after making the move to Australia this summer, in an interview with Wish Magazine.
He travelled Down Under to study on exchange at University of Technology Sydney for a semester, accompanied by his glamorous designer girlfriend Benedikte Thoustrup.
However, despite tensions in the family last year – when Queen Margrethe stripped Prince Joachim’s four children of their prince and princess titles – it would appear Nikolai holds no bitterness towards his grandmother.
The count told the outlet he’s ‘blessed to be in a position’ where he can decide his own path and expressed his fondness for the future king – Prince Christian, who had just turned 18.
‘They are really cool and I love how expressive young guys are here. Their style is just so relaxed and nonchalant. I love how they walk around barefoot sometimes – not that I ever would – or just in their thongs.’
He explained he had a very ‘conservative clothing style’ growing up – but has been ‘keen to explore more’ of his fashion.
Crown Princess Mary appeared to shed a tear at Queenstown airport on Thursday as she and her husband bid farewell to friends on the tarmac
The appearance comes as Crown Princess Mary appeared to shed a tear at Queenstown airport as she and her husband bid farewell to friends on the tarmac.
The royal couple were departing for Brisbane to continue their family holiday on Thursday after just four days in the adventure capital of New Zealand with their three youngest children.
Crown Prince Frederik, 55, grinned and embraced airport staff, while Mary said an emotional goodbye to a male friend after making a cryptic Christmas post about loneliness on the website of her foundation.
Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, both 12, and Princess Isabella, 16, waited patiently for their parents to finish their farewells and check in for the next leg of their trip.
The holiday started early for Mary and the twins who arrived in Australia on December 6 to see family and even climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
They then crossed the ditch in a private plane where they were reunited with the Crown Prince and Princess Isabella for a much needed escape from the spotlight.
The Prince and his Australian Princess have been rocked by rumours of infidelity since November – placing their ‘fairytale romance’ under the microscope.
Princess Mary has shared a cryptic post about loneliness and the need for positive human connection ahead of Christmas
The rumours began when Prince Frederik was photographed enjoying a night out in Spain with his friend Genoveva Casanova without his wife.
Before the family’s flight from New Zealand Princess Mary shared a cryptic post about loneliness and the need for positive human connection ahead of Christmas.
In the letter posted on the Mary Foundation website, the future queen reflected on the past year – and said she felt it was shorter than previous years.
‘And at the same time, so much has happened that it is impossible to put it all into words,’ she continued.
An excerpt shared on the official Instagram of the Danish Royal House had some speculating the princess was using her foundation to hint at the affair rumours.
‘We need each other if we are to succeed.’ And that’s not only true in the working world and for those of us who are working to combat social isolation,’ it read.
‘This is true for all of us. Humans need humans.’
The post and powerful words were pictured alongside a gorgeous picture of the royal in the snow.
She wore a purple jacket beneath a warm woolen wrap and gave a soft smile toward the camera.
Her trip came after rumours of the prince having an affair with Mexican socialite Genoveva Casanova rocked the Danish Royal Household
‘The Danish royal family are lucky to have you. I hope your husband realises he has embarrassed you and his children immeasurably. You will make a fine queen,’ one fan commented.
Another wrote: ‘I think this is a sad year for Mary, her husband’s (alleged) betrayal and it’s public. What a brave woman, she can handle anything. I just adore her.’
Some came to the defence of the royals calling for people to stop talking about the alleged affair.
But these people were often slammed by others.
‘Have you seen the movie from that morning, where he walks around the city with his suitcase and no PET – standing at a public bus shed waiting to be picked up. He has made himself, Mary and many others a laughing stock! It is naïve to remain believing he is completely innocent,’ one woman wrote.
She said it doesn’t matter if there was an affair – the fact he was in Spain with another woman was enough.
Others simply thanked her for her seasonal greeting.
‘You are so wonderful, our beautiful Crown Princess,’ one fan wrote – echoing the sentiment of dozens of others.
Princess Mary touched down in New Zealand on December 18 – where she was met by Prince Frederik and their eldest daughter Isabella.
The Crown Princess had arrived in Australia 12 days earlier alongside her twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.
The party of three were pictured atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but the photograph taken of every climber was quickly removed from the tour company’s Instagram account.
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