Young Prince Alexander joins his father to accept Christmas trees at the Royal Palace

Two-year-old Prince Alexander hasn’t completed many official royal engagements in his royal life, but yesterday, he joined his father, Prince Carl Philip to receive this year’s Christmas trees at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

On Instagram, Prince Carl Philip posted an adorable photo of himself and his son saying, “Today I received the help of a small elf to receive Christmas trees at the Royal Palace from students from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.”

The Swedish Royal Court also shared a video of the trees arriving in the snow to Stockholm Palace which ended with Prince Carl Philip and Prince Alexander (who was dressed in a red Father Christmas hat) walking hand-in-hand with Carl Philip showing him a small tree. Prince Alexander, who this year participated in his first royal Christmas event, then was seen dancing around the tree.

Students from the master’s programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have brought Christmas trees to the Royal Palace since the 1960s.

According to the Swedish Royal Court, “The ‘king fir Christmas tree’ has received its name from this tradition, it was earlier called Nordmann fir.”

Photo: Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court

Each year a member or members of the Swedish Royal Family accept the Christmas trees from the SLU students. Crown Princess Victoria has brought along her daughter, Princess Estelle on several occasions for the traditional event. Princess Estelle has participated in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. Estelle was joined by her baby brother, Prince Oscar (who is just a little over a month older than his cousin, Prince Alexander), last year.

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Little Prince Alexander was already in the festive spirit as he joined his mother, Princess Sofia on a private visit to a Christmas market earlier this month. It was documented by the Prince Couple on their Instagram.

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