BRIDGETOWN was abuzz with fairytales last week, following an unexpected visit from the Crown Prince of Denmark Frederick, his Australian wife Princess Mary and their four children, Christian, Isabella, Josephine and Vincent.
This is believed to be the first royal tour to Bridgetown since 1920, when the railway carriage carrying Edward, Prince of Wales overturned just near Bridgetown.
The Danish royals enjoyed lunch at the Emporium Bistro before checking out the LifeSports shop downstairs, as part of their tour of the South West of WA.
Emporium Bistro owner and head chef Roger Purnell said it was just fantastic for Bridgetown and the South West region to have royal visitors.
"To have royals stop here in Bridgetown is just so good for our town," Mr Purnell said. "We were very lucky that they lunched here at our restaurant, because there are plenty of other great dining opportunities in town, but the fact that they stopped in our town is just fantastic and it is really important for our community.
"We had no idea they were coming, they just arrived and asked for a table. The family chose to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, while the royal entourage found a table inside within sight of the family.
"Then one of my waitresses, Amber Walker, came into the kitchen all animated, saying that we had Princess Mary at a table."
Ms Walker said she was very excited and recognised the Princess straight away.
"I remember watching the royal wedding and I think the Princess is just beautiful," Ms Walker said.
"It was great having them visit here in Bridgetown and they were just like a normal family. When I was taking the order for their food, one of the Princes was quick to remind his dad of what it was his mum wanted to order."
The Danish royals are believed to be heading to Tasmania next to spend Christmas with Princess Mary's family.
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