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Princess Madeleine takes family to watch St Lucia appear

On 7 December, Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband, Christopher O’Neill took their two-year-old daughter, Princess Leonore to the Swedish Residency in London to watch St Lucia appear, while one-year-old Prince Nicolas remained at home.

Princess Madeleine and Princess Leonore at the performance at the Swedish Residence. Photo: Princess Madeleine via her official Facebook

Princess Madeleine posted on her Facebook page yesterday, “Yesterday Chris and I took Leonore to the Swedish Residency in London to watch St Lucia appear, a bit early this year, but yet so beautiful and so very Swedish!”

The message was posted alongside two photographs from the evening. One photo featured Princess Madeleine and Princess Leonore watching the performance Wednesday evening.

St Lucia is represented as the young girl with the red sash and crown of candles on top of her head. Photo: Princess Madeleine via her official Facebook

St Lucia refers to the Christian feast day for Saint Lucy, which occurs every year on 13 December during the Advent season. The day is observed by Catholics and Lutherans. The Swedish Royal Family are members of the Church of Sweden, which is part of the Lutheran denomination.

Saint Lucy (or Lucia) was a 3rd-century martyr who was under the Great Persecution in the Roman Empire. Legend has it that Lucy brought food and aid to the Christians hiding in catacombs. She Saint Lucy’s Day is predominantly celebrated in the Scandinavian countries.

The family of four is now in Sweden for the holiday season. Tomorrow, the Swedish Royal Family will participate in events for the Nobel Peace Prize. They will attend the 2016 Nobel Prize ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Afterwards, they will attend the 2016 Nobel Banquet with the honourees at the Stockholm City Hall. On Sunday, they will all attend the King’s dinner for the Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace.

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