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Princess Mary drops into Mullum cafe for coffee

DANISH royalty graced the streets of Mullumbimby this morning when Princess Mary, her children and entourage dropped in to Poinciana Cafe to buy coffees.

Poinciana Cafe owner Karin Oxford said the Tasmanian-born princess blended into the crowded cafe like any tourist.

Mrs Oxford said she only realised she was serving "Australia's Princess Mary" when she recognised Prince Christian, who made global news on Monday when he was rescued from the surf on the Gold Coast.

"They came in because they are obviously in the area and having been holidaying on the Gold Coast," she said.

"They just turned up like any other family would for takeaway coffee but there was about eight of them.

"I was about to comment that she looked like Princess Mary and then I realised the gentleman with her had an expensive looking camera round his neck and I realised the person standing behind her was the young man who got pulled out of the surf on Monday because I'd seen him on the news."

"It was very casual and Mary was looking lovely in a little white and floral print short jumpsuit, looking very relaxed."

Princess Mary of Denmark and Prince Christian during their Australian holiday recently. Photo: Contributed
Princess Mary of Denmark and Prince Christian during their Australian holiday recently. Photo: Contributed Photo: Contributed

Mrs Oxford said she didn't see Princess Mary's husband, Prince Frederick.

"We didn't make a fuss because obviously they were flying under the radar, and I understand that," she said.

"I respected their privacy and didn't say anything to anyone when they were here because that would have just created unwanted interest."

Princess Mary drinks either a double shot latte or a double shot cappuccino.

"They ordered double-shot coffees, lattes and cappuccinos, six of them, and Mary placed the order," Mrs Oxford said.

"I don't know which one was Mary's.

"They seemed happy, relaxed and they were chatting while they waited for their coffees.

"I didn't let on to any of the staff who they were until they were leaving.

"They were only here for about 10 minutes."

When Mrs Oxford told her husband Keven about their royal customers he took to social media to announce Princess Mary had been in town.

"The missus just called to tell me that Princess Mary of Denmark dropped into our cafe just now with entourage and various sprogs including young Prince Christian looking none the worse after his beach rescue on the Gold Coast," he posted.

"She was accompanied by a bunch of suspicious Nordic types all wearing Raybans and collar mics.

"All reports from staff and patrons along the lines of 'ohhhh isn't she lovely'."

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