After years of border closures have seen Aussies unable to visit their families Down Under, many are finally able to make trips back home to see their loved ones after difficult pandemic years.

One of the many Australians returning to see family is none other than Crown Princess Mary.

The Danish royal returned to Australian shores without any fanfare for a private visit with her family in the state of Victoria.

The Crown Princess was reportedly spotted on a shopping trip in Brighton, south-east of Melbourne, dropping in to a number of stores.

Princess Mary was reportedly joined by her friend, and former bridesmaid, Amber Petty for the day out.

A number of locals told media outlets that they saw Princess Mary shopping in a number of Aussie retailers, before she was spotted having a coffee in Amber Petty’s car.

The Danish royal court has confirmed Princess Mary’s visit to Australia, telling Danish magazine Billed Bladet that she has indeed made the journey home.

The last time Princess Mary was in Australia was in 2017 when she came for a private visit with Crown Prince Frederik and their four children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine.

Mary’s last official visit to Australia was in October 2013 when she came back to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Danish-designed Sydney Opera House.

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This article first appeared on OverSixty.