Princess Mary has released an adorable photograph of her twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, cuddling a koala during the family’s Christmas holiday to Australia to mark the siblings’ fifth birthday.
The Crown Princess of Denmark stepped behind the camera for the holiday picture and also captured two individual portraits of the young royals leaning against a tree in a forest to commemorate their birthdays.
As the youngest children to Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, the twins are used to being the centre of attention and all eyes were on the pair again on Friday as they celebrated their birthdays at home.
In one of their birthday portraits the twins were seen posing together alongside a koala – a clear nod to Princess Mary’s Australian roots.
Princess Mary has released an adorable photograph of her twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, cuddling a koala during the family’s Christmas holiday to Australia to mark the siblings’ fifth birthday
The Crown Princess of Denmark stepped behind the camera for the holiday picture and also captured two individual portraits of the young royals leaning against a tree in a forest to commemorate their birthdays
Wearing a grey jacket and striped jumper, Prince Vincent can be seen leaning against a tree in the portrait, which is believed to have been taken in Denmark
Wearing a bright blue cap over his blond locks, Prince Vincent can be seen staring intently at the camera as he stands next to his sister with the small koala nestling in-between them for the official photograph.
Princess Josephine looks her usual sweet self in a bright pink and yellow straw hat and an orange-print dress. The photograph could have been taken at the Bonorong Park Wildlife Centre – a sanctuary in Tasmania that the royals have visited on previous years.
The royal family arrived back in Denmark just before New Year’s Eve following a fun-filled trip to Australia with stops in Perth, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, where the twins’ 10-year-old brother, Prince Christian, was rescued by a lifeguard after getting caught in a rip.
The twins were born on 8 January 2011 at Copenhagen’s Rigshospital with Prince Frederik entering the world 26 minutes earlier than his sister.
Their birth was marked with 21-gun salute as Prince Frederik fronted national and international press to announce their arrival.
The twins’ grandparents Queen Margrethe II and Henrik, the Prince Consort and their young cousins, Prince Joachim’s children, are all believed to have joined together for the fifth birthday celebrations.
Princess Mary’s twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent turned five on Friday (two-year-old twins pictured at Grasten Castle in 2013)
The young Danish royals are used to being the centre of attention, pictured at seven-months on board the royal yacht
They are often pictured together playing, eating ice cream or on royal duties with the family (pictured: twins, then four, eat yoghurt in April 2015 on Denmark’s Organic Day)
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik welcomed the twins on January 8, 2011 at Copenhagen University Hospital (pictured at 10 months old in Sydney)
The other two photographs taken of the twins look as though they may have been taken in Denmark.
Princess Josephine can be seen leaning against a tree wearing a quilted gilet and brown winter jacket over the top to protect her from the cold.
Her twin brother adopted a similar pose for his portrait and also donned winter clothes for the snap, wearing a grey jacket and striped jumper.
Vincent and Josephine have grown up in the public eye alongside their elder siblings Prince Christian, 10, and Princess Isabella, eight.
On April 14, 2011 the twins were photographed with their parents at the chapel of the Church of Holmen on the day of their christening.
Princess Mary wore a royal blue dress and white floral headpiece for the occasion, where the twins’ full names were announced: Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda and Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander.
Prince Vincent was born 26 minutes before his sister Princess Josephine, pictured at 13 months old in Switzerland
Special occasion: They will celebrate their birthday with a party at home with extended family and the release of a photo
The twins were christened on April 14, 2011 and their full names – Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda and Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander – were announced
The twins have taken part in royal duties over the years including cutting a ribbon for Denmark’s Organic Day in April 2015 and taking part in a tree planting on the family’s royal visit to Greenland.
Photos taken over the years show the twins share more than matching blonde hair and blue eyes.
They are often seen playing in the snow or eating ice cream together and standing side by side on family outings.
The young prince and princess have grown into their personalities with Josephine often pictured pulling funny faces.
During the family’s annual Hubertus Hunting event last year the cheeky princess could be seen from the Eremitage Castle balcony pulling a series of hilarious poses, with Vincent often joining in on the fun.
In July 2015 Josephine broke her arm in a horse riding lesson and was later seen sporting a blue cast.
In November 2011 the twins accompanied their parents on an official visit to Australia, here they are pictured at Admiralty House at 10 months old
Princess Josephine, then four, was left with a blue cast after she broke her arm falling off a horse in 2015
Then three-year-old Vincent and Josephine played in the snow with their mother on a skiing holiday to Switzerland in 2014
Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and their then three-year-old twins attend the annual summer photo call for the Royal Danish Family at Grasten Castle in 2013
The twins joined their elder sister Princess Isabella to cut a ribbon at Denmark’s Organic Day in April 2015
The then three-year-old twins visited the Danish royal residence Chateau de Cayx for a photo shoot in June 2015
Tradition sees a photo released each year to mark the twins birthday (pictured: three-year-old twins in Switzerland)