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Traditional photos released of Swedish royals for National Day

As has become a tradition with the Swedish Royal Family, two new photos were released by the Royal Court to mark National Day of five-year-old Princess Estelle and one-year-old Prince Oscar. They are the children of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

The photos, taken by Erika Gerdemark at Haga Palace, feature the young royal in the traditional blue, yellow and white Swedish national dress with her younger brother. A picture of the Princess in the national costume has been released by the Royal Court every year since she was a year old.

The tradition of releasing a photo of Princess Estelle in the Swedish national dress began in 2013. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden

Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland was born 23 February 2012 at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden. Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne was born 2 March 2016 at the same hospital. They are second and third in line, respectively, to the Swedish throne.

The royal family participates in the festivities for Sweden’s National Day each year. These include the opening of Stockholm Palace to the public, a Swedish citizenship ceremony, a carriage ride through the streets of Stockholm, an appearance by the family at the Skansen Museum, and a reception in the evening. The King, Queen, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill are due to attend this year.

The siblings outside Haga Palace. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, The Royal Court, Sweden

Last year, four new images by Kate Gabor were released featuring Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar for the holiday which were taken in the gardens of Haga Palace.

Haga Palace was a wedding gift to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel in 2010 by the government of Sweden. It is located in Solna, which is just outside of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The Crown Princess couple and their family have lived there since November of 2010.

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