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Traditional National Day photo released in Sweden of Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar

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© Linda Broström/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Sweden’s Crown Princess Couple have released the traditional photo of their children, eight-year-old Princess Estelle and four-year-old Prince Oscar, for National Day.

It has been a tradition since Princess Estelle was a year old to release a photo or two of her in Sweden’s national costume on the country’s national holiday. When Prince Oscar was born in 2016, he joined his big sister in the images.

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© Linda Broström/Kungl. Hovstaterna

The photo was taken by Linda Broström at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

This photograph is not the only image that has been released by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for this year’s National Day. Yesterday afternoon, the couple released three photos of Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar dressed in the folk outfits of their respective duchies.

Crown Princess Victoria is in the Vadsbro costume from her duchy of Västergötland; Estelle is in her new summer costume from the Skedevi parish from her duchy of Östergötland; Oscar wears the suit from Ingelstad herd from his duchy of Skåne.

Two of the three photos are of Estelle and Oscar while the last photo is of the family of four.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Day this year is quite different. Instead of large celebrations across the country and the Royal Family’s attendance at various events around Stockholm, King Carl XVI Gustaf will give a speech from the Royal Palace on SVT1 at 20:00.

He and Queen Silvia have been residing at Stenhammar Palace in Sörmland since the outbreak began, but they will temporarily return to the capital for the holiday.

The traditional performance of Arméns stora tapto by the Royal Army’s band in the Royal Palace’s Logården will take place in the evening in the presence of the King, Queen, Speaker of Parliament and Prime Minister. This will occur after the King’s speech and conclude the day’s celebrations on SVT.

Crown Princess Victoria will provide digital tours of the Royal Palace on Facebook and Instagram of selected halls in the palace. The Royal Palace is usually opened for the summer by a member of the Royal Family, but the residence will not be open for tours for the foreseeable future. A tour video will be published each hour beginning at 10 am and ending at 14:00.

All videos will be available on the Royal Family’s website, as well.

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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.