Australian born, crown princess, Mary of Denmark will soon move into the Frederik VIII palace in Copenhagen with her husband Frederik and their two children.
Having undergone a five-year refurbishment costing approximately $21.5million USD, the family have until now been residing at the little more modest Chanceller House at Fredensborg, 50km north of the Danish capital.
The 17th century palace, vacant since the death of Frederik’s grandma Ingrid in 2000, received a face-lift, with refurbishments in the walls, ceilings, floors and electrics. Other alterations include the interiors, boasting of gold trim, lining columns, doors and mirrors. Also another four bathrooms have been constructed to bring the total number to 20.
Additionally, eight young Danish artists were employed to decorate each room, and a roof terrace measuring 70sq metres has been constructed for the royal couple to entertain friends and family over barbecues. The refurbishments of the royal palatial house will be open to the public from February, barring the family’s private quarters.