Crown Princess Mary of Denmark’s mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe, opened up her private photo album to share a series of vintage “summer pictures” of her family.


><img alt=VIEW GALLERY The Queen's father strolled the grounds of Marselisborg Palace in 1903 Photo: Kongehuset © via Instagram/@detdanskekongehus

The first set of images showed Her Majesty’s father, Frederik IX, as a young Prince enjoying a summer day at Marselisborg Palace. Crown Prince Frederik’s grandfather sported nautical attire for both of the photos, which were taken in 1917 and 1903.

The Danish royal court also released a candid shot of the 77-year-old Queen’s father and mother, then-Crown Princess Ingrid sharing a laugh on the grounds of Marselisborg Palace. The sweet snapshot of the newlyweds was taken shortly after their 1935 wedding.

><img alt=VIEW GALLERY Her Majesty's parents were photographed shortly after their 1935 royal wedding Photo: Kongehuset © via Instagram/@detdanskekongehus

Marselisborg Palace, which is located in Aarhus, was gifted to Margrethe and her husband Prince Henrik in 1967. The palace serves as the summer residence for the Regent couple and is surrounded by an English-style park with small lakes and a rose garden.

><img alt=VIEW GALLERY The Queen and her family enjoyed summers at Gråsten Palace Photo: Kongehuset © via Instagram/@detdanskekongehus

While Her Majesty’s father and mother enjoyed time at Marselisborg Palace, they also spent time at Gråsten Palace with their daughters Margarethe, Benedikte and Anne-Marie. Two photos released by the royal court show the current Danish Queen as a young girl with her sisters and parents enjoying a summer day in 1957

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