Danish royals return to beach after rescue

Danish royals return to Mermaid Beach where Prince Christian was saved by a lifeguard last week.

Danish royals return to beach after rescue

The Danish royal family returned to the Australian beach where Prince Christian was rescued by lifeguards last week.

The 10-year-old royal - who is the son of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik - was caught up in a strong current at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast last week before lifeguard Nick Malcolm swam out to save him.

However, the family were back at the beach the next day where Mary and Frederick were seen paddling with their children.

Along with Christian, the couple also have eight-year-old Princess Isabella and four-year-old twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.

Speaking about the rescue, Mr Malcom's supervisor, Stuart Keay told Seven News: "We got him before it got too serious, but he wouldn't have been able to get back in."

It was also revealed that Frederik personally thanked the lifeguard for saving his son.

The entire family are spending the festive season in Mary's native Australia and have been visiting her brother John Donaldson and his family in Perth.

This is the first time that the royal - who is from Tasmania - has brought her children back to Australia since 2011.

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