Monday morning was the launch of a completely new epoch in the life of prince Christian, princess Isabella, princess Josephine and prince Vincent as they had the first day of school in Switzerland.
Here, they must go on the posh school Lemania-Verbier the next 12 weeks. And it is something that the royal children have been looking forward to, they tell.
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- We have rejoiced very much to try to learn a new country to know a little better and learn in school down here in Switzerland and to be a little more on the skis and to get to know some people from different countries, " says prince Christian on a short presseseance in front of the school Monday morning.
Both he and princess Isabella have a common thing, they are looking forward most to:
- Ski, says.
It is the ability to give their children an experience that has been crown prince and crown princess to take the princes and the princesses out of their familiar environment.
the Danish crown prince's children looking forward to their new lives. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/Ida Guldbæk Arentsen
- We would like to have, to get an exciting stay, with an international profile, it will say that you get some experiences you are going to speak English in the classes, and there will also be a little bit of French in the curriculum, and the other normal non-linguistic subjects will also be included, as we know it from other countries ' schools, for example our own country. So they are going to get a huge international experience, explains crown prince Frederik.
For princess Mary, it is also important that the school is located in a scenic area.
- We can all like to be out in nature, and it is a magnificent nature, we are in. They like to run on skis, and so it is an area we know, and it is a safe environment. It is a great school academically, and so provides the opportunity for children to meet other children and young people. It can open their eyes to how it is to go to school in another country, " she says, and are backed up by her husband.
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- There are also ski on the form a few times a week, so you get the sport incorporated into everyday life, he says.
For princess Isabella is skoleopholdet also an opportunity to become even better at languages.
- Me and Christian have French at home in the school, but we are going to be much better at English and French, and we look forward very much to, she says.
While crown prince Frederik is taken to Switzerland to be with on the children's first day of school, the plan is, that only crown princess Mary must be in it covers with the children on a daily basis.
Photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen/Ritzau Scanpix
the Framework will not be entirely unfamiliar for the family that must live in a house they know well.
- We are going to stay in the house we have lived in for more than ten years. It is a house, we have acquired more than ten years ago, so it is a home, we know, says crown prince Frederik.
On the question of whether the crown prince couple are going to miss each other, the answer is clear.
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- We miss always when we are away from each other, but it is a common experience, we are out, and it is the conditions, " says crown princess Mary.
it was just now that the royal couple chose to enroll the children in the swiss school, is that it for prince Christian is the last year without exams.
- It is great that we can take all four out in the year. The next year would not be easy because of the graduation of prince Christian, says crown prince Frederik.
the crown prince couple and their children were looking forward to the big day. Photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen/Ritzau Scanpix
Prince Christian is pleased to be able to stand more on the ski and to learn a new country to know. Photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen/Ritzau Scanpix
Princess Isabella is looking forward to being better at French and English. Photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen/Ritzau Scanpix