Horror accident shocks Princess Mary and kids

Kristine Tarbert

The royal family of Denmark have been left shocked after an accident happened right in front of them while they were watching the traditional Hubertus Hunt.

Princess Mary and her children Christian, 12, Isabella, 10, and six-year-old twins Vincent and Josephine, were watching the yearly hunt from the balcony of Hermitage Palace, north of Copenhagen.

Princess Mary and her kids were watching the race from the balcony. Photo: Getty

It was a picturesque day in the woodland region when a shocking accident marred the end of the race.

Mary and her kids were seen gasping and covering their faces in shock as an official was hit by a racehorse right in front of them.

Mary and her kids were seen covering their faces in horror as the accident unfolded. Photo: Getty
An official was hit by a racehorse right in front of the palace. Photo: Getty

The man was treated immediately by paramedics and the royal family watched on nervously as an ambulance arrived and took the man away in a stretcher for further treatment.

Contestants had gathered in the square in front of the palace for the awarding of the Hubertus Chain, which was given to the winner by Princess Mary with the help of Princess Isabella.

The man was taken to hospital by paramedics. Photo: Getty
Tens of thousands of spectators watched the annual event. Photo: Getty

Tens of thousands of people gathered to watch the cross-country horse race which marks the end of the hunting season in Denmark

It takes place every year on the first Sunday in November and about 160 riders were involved in this year’s event.

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