King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have released a video to mark the last Sunday of Advent. The video was filmed at Drottningholm Palace – their main residence.
In the video, Queen Silvia reads the poem “Adventsbön” (An Advent Prayer) by Margareta Melin.
The King and Queen are seen with a small Advent candle holder which was made by Crown Princess Victoria as a child. The Father Christmas figures seen were made by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine when they were young.
The Fourth Sunday of Advent involves readings regarding Mary and Joseph and their trip to Bethlehem where Jesus was born.
Each branch of the Swedish Royal Family has released a video or photo marking one of the Sundays of Advent. The Crown Princess Family celebrated the First Sunday of Advent with a video from their home at Haga Palace while the Second Sunday of Advent was marked with a photo of Princess Madeleine’s family lighting the candles at their Florida home. Last Sunday, Prince Carl Philip and his family released a video celebrating the Third Sunday of Advent.