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Inside Princess Mary’s secret Swiss chalet listed on Airbnb
Pictures of the “secret” Swiss home belonging to Australian-born Princess Mary and husband Prince Frederik have emerged after it was revealed the couple had rented it out to travellers in the past.
According to Herald Sun, the Danish royals are said to have let the luxe ski chalet in Verbier, Switzerland for $14,000 a week (65,400 Kroner) on Airbnb.
The spacious wooden lodge, which features a lux sauna, three bathrooms and a room for up to 10 guests, has been in possession of the Tasmanian royal and her hubby for over a decade.
It was recently discovered that the property was rented out on Airbnb, which disrupted the blissful bubble their supporters living in Denmark had been in, as reported by Royal Central.
“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,” parliamentarian Mai Villadsen said.
“We are the ones who pay the money so we must know about the house,” she added.
The Danish royals live on a public allowance and are not allowed to spend money on foreign assets - such as a Swiss ski chalet - without approval.
Conservative member of parliament Birgitte Bergman, shared a different opinion to Ms Villadsen, saying she didn’t see “anything wrong” with the pair owning the home.
Following the backlash, the Royal Court released an official statement stating the couple had both dipped into their own funds to purchase the property but would no longer accept revenue by renting it out.
“Now it is no longer an anonymous property, so the conditions for rent are no longer the same,” the family’s communications manager said.
“In addition, for the Crown Prince Couple, this makes a difference compared to the possibility of having some privacy. In addition to that, there is also a safety aspect.”
Scroll through the gallery to see the "secret" Swiss chalet.
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