Royals record their perhaps most Swedish Christmas video to date

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Royals record their perhaps most Swedish Christmas video to date
Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Oscar. Photo: Royal Court

Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and their two children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar have wished everyone a Merry Christmas in the Swedish Royals' traditional Christmas video.


And this one may be the one that more than any of its predecessors sees them spending a day out like any other ordinary Swedish family: by donning their waterproofs and going for a walk in the woods.

The film was recorded in Tyresta National Park and was released by the Royal Court on Monday.

It shows the family barbecuing next to a lake, balancing on fallen trees and walking through the forest – apart from an unimpressed-looking Prince Oscar who gets a ride in a forward-facing baby carrier.

Watch it below:

The video tradition started some three decades ago when Victoria and her siblings were young and was picked up again a few years ago after Estelle, almost five years old, and later Oscar, ten months, was born.

The most famous one features Victoria, her brother Prince Carl Philip and sister Princess Madeleine stuffing sausages with their parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, at Drottningholm Palace.

The clip came to be known colloquially as the "more meat" ("mera kött") video, as the young princess forcefully instructed her dad to add more mince to the sausage machine.

Watch last year's video here.


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