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Christmas Day documentary to air about Swedish Royal Family

A television documentary will air on TV4 and TV4 Play on Christmas Day in Sweden about the Swedish Royal Family. “The Royal Family 9-5” will air at 20.00 hours local time.

Jesper Börjesson, the show’s host, had the opportunity to follow the Swedish Royal Family throughout the year to see the work they do at home and abroad. The show is expected to give an exclusive insight into one of the most popular royal families in the world.

He explained to Swedish magazine Svenskdam, “It has been both exciting and instructive to follow our royal family and their work a little closer. We have included Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine’s work for children’s rights held at the UN headquarters in New York. We also interviewed the King regarding the role he has in an increasingly polarised society.”

Johanna Thulin Bratten, the Executive Producer of “The Royal Family 9-5,” stated, “It’s an exciting mission to make a documentary about Sweden’s public family. To give viewers a unique insight into how they live and how it is to represent Sweden.”

The Swedish Royal Family had an exciting year, and there was no shortage of opportunities and events to include in the TV4 programme. Some of the highlights of the Swedish royal calendar this year included the King and Queen’s State Visit to Indonesia, the birth of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s second child, Prince Gabriel, and his subsequent christening, Princess Birgitta’s 80th birthday, Crown Princess Victoria’s two day 40th birthday celebrations, the awarding of the Nobel prizes in Stockholm.

The family’s last scheduled official event of the year is on 23 December when the King and Queen will attend a concert at Drottningholm Palace’s Royal Chapel on the Queen’s birthday.

Those wishing to watch the documentary from outside Sweden can do so online at TV4 Play which can be found here.

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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.