There's a new addition to the Danish royal family! A few months after biding farewell to their beloved dog Ziggy, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have welcomed a new pup named Grace to their family. On Sunday, the Danish royal palace posted a couple of photos of the royals' new dog on Instagram, writing: "Yesterday the Crown Prince family welcomed their new dog Grace at Gråsten Castle. Grace is a border collie and is from the same family as the family's former dog Ziggy."
The Crown Prince couple welcomed a new dog named Grace to their family Photo: Instagram/@detdanskekongehus
The Crown Prince family's pet dog Ziggy sadly died in April. He had been a part of the family for 12 years and was a wedding gift to Mary and her husband. At the time, the palace shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram that read: "Ziggy was a faithful and loving dog, who unfortunately suffered from chronic renal failure and osteoarthritis. Despite this, he had a high quality of life to the end." Princess Mary, 45, has previously spoken to HOLA!'s sister brand HELLO! about her brown and white border collie. Describing a typical morning in the royal residence with her four children, Mary said: "In the morning we make porridge, and all sit around the dining table. Then we talk and eat, while our dog Ziggy runs in and out. It's really cozy."
Grace joins the family after the passing of their dog Ziggy Photo: Instagram/@detdanskekongehus
Ziggy was much-loved by the Danish royals, who have a number of pets. The collie was often spotted at various official photocalls with the Danish royal family. He also shared the spotlight with Princess Mary in 2013, posing with her in a feature for the Australian Women's Weekly magazine. The Danish Kennel Club presented him as a wedding gift to Mary and her husband Frederik in 2004 as a celebration of their marriage. At the time, the three-month-old pup was called Jezabel, but Mary renamed the young pooch Ziggy.