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Cherished Advent celebration marked by royals

Royals in Norway and Sweden have marked one of the most cherished Advent days. In Norway, the Royal House shared a video on their Instagram of the Bolteløkka girls choir, dressed as St Lucia, in the halls of the Royal Palace. The girls wore white dresses with a red belt; each had a crown of candles on their head to portray St Lucia as they sang. View this post on Instagram…
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How Sandringham became the favourite royal home for Christmas celebrations

Following the 2022 death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son, King Charles has so far carried out the tradition of celebrating Christmas at Sandringham, the beloved country estate in Norfolk. Embed from Getty Images During the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, many Christmas holidays were spent at the country estate, 32 Christmases to be exact. The Queen would take the train from London to Norfolk…
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The Royal Family's image of hope during a difficult Christmas

It was an image that resonated with many as a very strange Christmas got under way. In 2020, after months of lockdowns and social distancing, many had hoped the festive season would bring a chance to be with family and loved ones again. But as December got under way, it became clear that the pandemic would make Christmas very different for everyone. That was reflected in the one image of the…
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A Christmas feast fit for a Royal Family

Every year, the Royal Family gathers at Sandringham in Norfolk to spend the holidays. Between church, a gift exchange, and Christmas dinner, one could say they celebrate just like any other family. In this case, their holiday meals might be a bit more fancy than…
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The unusual Christmas traditions of Norway's royal family

Every royal family has its own traditions. The Norwegian Royal Family celebrates Christmas in its own style. They blend the ancient Norwegian Christmas traditions with Christmas traditions they have brought with them from their family from Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In Norway, there are several traditions on what to eat for dinner on Christmas Eve. The eastern part of the country…
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