A Gold Coast lifesaver had no idea he was saving the son of Princess Mary and heir to the throne on Thursday. Prince Christian, 10, was dragged from the surf at Mermaid Beach by lifeguard Nick Malcolm after the prince got caught in a rip in the popular Gold Coast waters.
Witnesses told how Mr Malcolm paddled out and brought the young prince back to his distressed parents, Australian-born Princess Mary, 43, and her 47-year-old husband, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark.
The royals have been on holidays in Queensland where they have been seen visiting the theme parks as well as doing a spot of shopping at Marina Mirage.
Witnesses say that the royals were reportedly swimming between the flags. Luckily the scary encounter wasn’t enough to keep the royals away from the water as they returned to Mermaid Beach the following day for a swim.
This is the first time that the Princess Mary has brought her children Prince Christian, ten, Princess Isabella, eight, and Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, both four, back to Australia since 2011.
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