Good sports! Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden called each other ahead of Sunday’s World Men’s Handball Championship Final to wish each other good luck. The Swedish Royal Court and Danish Royal House shared a photo of the future monarchs’ phone call on Jan. 31. “Good luck, Denmark! May the best team win,” the Swedish Royal Court captioned a split photo of Crown Princess Victoria on the phone beside her husband Prince Daniel and their kids Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, who celebrated with Swedish flags, while Frederik was pictured solo talking on a phone.
The court added, “A short while ago, the Crown Princess and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark wished each other good luck in the World Cup final. The Danish Crown Prince is photographed by Prince Christian. The Swedish and Danish men’s national handball teams meet at 17.30 in the battle for the gold.” Meanwhile, the Danish Royal House wrote, “Good luck, Sweden, may the best team win.”
“I do not watch handball, but love everything about this post! ❤️,” one social media user commented. Another wrote: “Nice gesture between good friends and neighbors🇩🇰🇸🇪.”
Denmark retained their championship title, defeating Sweden 26-24 on Sunday. Following Denmark’s victory, Crown Princess Mary’s husband called the winning team to congratulate them. “Big congratulations with another World Cup gold, @haandboldherrerne🤾🏻🏆,” the future King of Denmark wrote alongside a clip of his video call. “I just called and congratulated the whole team on the fantastic and deserved victory.”
Prior to the championship, the Danish Royal House shared photos of Mary and Frederik’s youngest kids—Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine—watching Friday’s semi-final game against Spain. “Tonight we saw with the children the handball masters’ victory 🤾🏻 A big congratulations from all six of us,” the caption reads (translated to English). “We look forward to seeing the final on Sunday, where the World Cup gold will be defended 🇩🇰.”