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Crown Princess Family of Sweden releases annual Christmas video

Each year, the Crown Princess Family of Sweden releases a Christmas video. This year, the family (Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar) is seen on a visit to Katarina Church in Stockholm where they get a tour of the church’s nativity scene and learn more about it from the church’s preacher, Rev. Are Norrhava.

Pastor Norrhava told the family the story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, and they were able to light the star of Bethlehem and set the stage for the nativity.

The Royal Court released an English subtitled video, as well as the original Swedish subtitled video.

At the end of the video, the family says together, “God Jul och Gott Nytt År! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)”

Photo: Raphael Stecksén / Kungl. Royal Court

The Royal Court also released two photos alongside the video, taken by Raphael Stecksén. One of the images features Rev. Norrhava.

Photo: Raphael Stecksén, The Royal Court of Sweden

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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.