A Royally good Christmas! Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and their adorable children decorate the tree in time for the festive season - complete with kangaroo-shaped baubles and family snaps

  • Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and her family released a festive video on Sunday
  • The adorable clip shows the Danish Royal family decorating the Christmas tree
  • Their beautiful Christmas tree was decorated with baubles and a mini kangaroo
  • The couple's four children can be seen helping - with candles and decorations
  • Last week, it was revealed Princess Mary will return to Australia for Christmas

It's a time-honoured tradition in households around the world.?

And it would seem even in the Danish Royal family, decorating the Christmas tree is an event for all the family.

On the first Sunday of advent, the Danish Palace released a clip of the 45-year-old Princess and her adorable children decorating their tree in Amelienborg - complete with baubles, a miniature kangaroo and a snap of Prince Christian encased in a star.

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On the first Sunday of advent, the Danish Palace released a clip of the 45-year-old Princess and her adorable children decorating their tree in Amelienborg (pictured)

On the first Sunday of advent, the Danish Palace released a clip of the 45-year-old Princess and her adorable children decorating their tree in Amelienborg (pictured)

It is clearly a household tradition for the Danish Royal family (pictured with Prince Heinrik), as much as it is for other houses around the world

It is clearly a household tradition for the Danish Royal family (pictured with Prince Heinrik), as much as it is for other houses around the world

In the video, Princes Christian, 12, and Vincent, 6, can be seen helping parents, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, to decorate the tree, alongside Princess Isabella, 10 and Josephine, 6

In the video, Princes Christian, 12, and Vincent, 6, can be seen helping parents, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, to decorate the tree, alongside Princess Isabella, 10 and Josephine, 6

Princess Mary (pictured) appears to give direction, while Prince Frederik stands atop a ladder decorating the highest parts of the tree

Princess Mary (pictured) appears to give direction, while Prince Frederik stands atop a ladder decorating the highest parts of the tree

In the video, Princes Christian, 12, and Vincent, 6, can be seen helping parents, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, to decorate the tree, alongside Princess Isabella, 10 and Josephine, 6.?

They slowly kit out the luscious fir tree with candles, Santa Claus baubles and a small gold kangaroo, which perhaps serves to remind the Australian-born Princess Mary of her home in Tasmania.

While Princess Mary appears to direct in the styling of the tree, pointing out to the girls where exactly they should place their candles, Prince Frederik stands atop a ladder, tending to the highest parts.

The finished product - captured in their palatial home of chandeliers and opulent furniture - is a picture of understated but regal elegance.?

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The finished product - captured in their palatial home of chandeliers and opulent furniture - is a picture of understated elegance

The finished product - captured in their palatial home of chandeliers and opulent furniture - is a picture of understated elegance

They kit out the luscious tree with candles, baubles and a  gold kangaroo, which perhaps reminds Princess Mary of home (pictured)
A burger bauble is also a decoration (pictured)

They kit out the luscious tree with candles, baubles and a gold kangaroo (left), which perhaps reminds the Australian-born Princess Mary of her home - a burger is also a decoration (right)

Alongside the seasonal clip, the Palace shared a message for their followers: 'Greetings from the kronprinsfamilien [sic] decorating the Christmas tree in Frederik VIII's mansion, Amelienborg'.

They also shared a history of Christmas traditions in the Royal house.?

According to the Palace, the custom of having a tree with ornaments and four lights 'symbolises the four Sundays in advent and was originally a German tradition'.?

The custom of decorating the Christmas tree in the home, however, can be 'brought back to Denmark in the early 19th century'.

'It is said that in 1866 the Christmas tree was decorated with candles in the "Blue Hall" at Fredensborg Castle. Next to that there were tables to put presents on,' the Palace shared.

Alongside the seasonal clip, the Palace also shared a message: 'Greetings from the kronprinsfamilien [sic] decorating the Christmas tree in Frederik VIII's mansion, Amelienborg'

Alongside the seasonal clip, the Palace also shared a message: 'Greetings from the kronprinsfamilien [sic] decorating the Christmas tree in Frederik VIII's mansion, Amelienborg'

Other traditional baubles (pictured) were used on the Royal tree

Other traditional baubles (pictured) were used on the Royal tree

Elsewhere, the tree featured a photograph of Prince Christian (pictured) encased in a star
It also included traditional ornaments (pictured)

Elsewhere, the tree featured traditional style ornaments, and a photograph of Prince Christian (left) encased in a star

The Princess and her family have been keeping busy in the run-up to Christmas, which they will spend in Australia for the first time in years.

Princess Mary visited Australia in 2015 with her family and in 2013 with Prince Frederik, but bypassed her home state of Tasmania on both occasions.

On Sunday, she and Prince Frederik celebrated the first Sunday of advent and the Reformation in Our Lady's Church in Copenhagen.

There are certain to be many other Christmas functions in the Royal house over the next few weeks.??

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