Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark have caused anger in their home country after it was revealed they own a ski lodge.

The royal couple has been criticised in parliament after revealing they were planning on staying at the villa in Verbier, Switzerland for 12 weeks.

It was also discovered that the British Royal family often stay there.

The reason it has caused issues because the couple must get approval before buying any property with their public allowance, something they did not do 10 years ago.

“I was very surprised when I found out that the family does not just have such a house, they have had such a house for 10 years, without any ordinary Danes knowing about it,” Member of Parliament Mai Villadsen told Danish media.

“We are the ones who pay the money so we must know about the house,” Mai said.

The Danish royal family reportedly initially refused to comment on the matter, saying the villa was a “private matter”, but Mai refuted the claim.


“I find it very difficult to see that a royal estate can be a private matter. To my knowledge, the appanage has just increased.”

Following the backlash, the Royal Court has now said they will not accept any revenue for the ski lodge.