Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her five-year-old daughter, Princess Estelle and one-year-old son, Prince Oscar accepted the several Christmas trees from the Royal College of Forestry’s student union yesterday morning at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. This is a ceremony that takes place each year.
Prince Oscar was seen shaking hands with some of the students and posed later with his mother, sister and the pupils from the Royal College of Forestry’s student union for a group photo.
While this is the first year Prince Oscar joined his mother for the event, it is not the first time Princess Estelle has accompanied her mother to the presentation of the trees. She first participated with her mother in 2013 when she was just one-year-old, and then again in 2014.
Other members of the Royal Family have accepted the trees in the past. In 2015, the newlyweds, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were there for the presentation.
Each year, the Swedish Royal Family accepts Christmas trees from students in the forestry programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Since the late 1960s, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has presented the Royal Family with the trees at the palace in the Swedish capital.
Since 2013, The Crown Princess Family has released a special Christmas video in mid-December. In 2013, the short video featured the Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, and Princess Estelle baking cookies, while the video the next year showed them decorating the Christmas tree in their home of Haga Palace. In 2015, the video was filmed at The Bakehouse at Skansen Museum and Zoo in Stockholm where the family was baking traditional Swedish delicacies, and just last year, the family was videoed on a hike.
It is expected that the Crown Princess Family will release another Christmas greeting video in the coming days.