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Norwegian royals share new Christmas images

The Norwegian Royal Family has released new photographs to mark the festive season. Yesterday, the Royal Court revealed new images of the King and Queen, as well as the Crown Prince Family that were taken in the Palace Chapel at Oslo’s Royal Palace.

It’s a yearly tradition that new images are taken at Christmas of the Norwegian royals, and even in the times of COVID, this was able to remain the same. The images for 2020 were taken when the family had gathered for the Fourth Sunday of Advent for a special service.

King Harald and Queen Sonja were photographed alongside their son, Crown Prince Haakon; his wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit; and their two children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus.

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At the conclusion of the service, King Harald said: “Christmas is just around the corner, and many of us will be celebrating it somewhat differently this year. 

“Let us all try to take especially good care of each other, and show each other the compassion and kindness that we all need. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful holiday season.”

King Harald and Queen Sonja will be celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Crown Prince Haakon and his family at Skaugum – the official residence of the Crown Prince Family. Their Majesties’ daughter, Princess Märtha Louise and her children will also be in attendance.

The rest of the Christmas holiday will be spent at Kongsseteren for the King and Queen and in Uvdal for the Crown Prince Family.

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The Royal Court stressed that the Royal Family places great importance on complying with the restrictions due to the pandemic and will be abiding by those during the holidays.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.