Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have been met by cheering firefighters and residents during a visit to the NSW bushfire zone.
About 200 royal fans and curious locals gathered at Winmalee's Rural Fire Service station on Sunday to catch a glimpse of the home-grown princess.
"Three cheers for Princess Mary," one onlooker yelled as the royals pulled up.
"Hip, hip, hooray!"
The royal couple came to meet Premier Barry O'Farrell and RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, and to shake hands with local firies.
But they made a beeline for the crowds, shaking hands with locals and hearing stories of the bushfire crisis of the last fortnight.
The prince, dressed in leather boots and cargo pants, took a backseat as his wife - who at one point had to wave over a minder to relieve her of an armful of bouquets - did the rounds.
Many in the crowd came from the Blue Mountains, where more than 200 homes have been razed.
Mum Siobhan Loosmore and her daughters Cleo and Thisbe weren't planning on a visit but when she heard the princess would be on their street they popped out to take a look.
"I've never met a princess before," seven-year-old Cleo said.
"And Eddie (the family's puppy) might want to meet her too."
Dad Peter Berechree said his daughter Jessica had dragged him along.
"She was desperate to come," he said.
Six-year-old Jessica told AAP she'd been practising her curtsy at ballet class and when the princess came around, she handed over a bunch of pink roses.
"She wanted to cut them out of the garden but there's not many flowers there at the moment," Mr Berechree said.
"She would've found a few things with petals falling off them and bits and pieces. It would've been colourful. But we thought it was a bit more appropriate to go and get something that was a bit more wrapped."
The family is building a house on Singles Ridge Road, a Winmalee street that was devastated in the fires.
"We were very lucky, we didn't get touched but our neighbours did lose part of their property," Mr Berechree said.
"The community's unbelievable up here.
"It's a different community than what I'm used to down in Sydney, they're a lot more tight-knit up here and a lot friendlier.
"It's amazing - the amount of properties that have been lost but community spirit is still high."
Cleo was tipping "a silk dress" for Princess Mary, while six-year-old Jessica was banking on a black and white number.
But the princess showed up wearing jeans and running shoes with a broderie anglaise top and navy cardigan.
She thanked volunteer firefighters and took a tour of the station before setting out for nearby Buena Vista Road, where some 40 homes burned down.Three major fires continued to burn in the Blue Mountains on Sunday but warning have been downgraded to an 'advice' level.