24 December 2017

Christmas in Motion: Baking with the Bernadottes

Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle, and Prince Daniel celebrate Christmas 2013 (screencapture)

Tis the season for holiday cheer, magpies! Today, we're giving the bling a bit of a rest to focus on something even more precious: adorable GIFs of Sweden's crown princely family baking Christmas cookies a few years ago. Enjoy!

This footage was taken as a part of the family's Christmas greetings in 2013

Back then, Victoria and Daniel had been married for three and a half years, and they had one child: their daughter, Princess Estelle

Estelle was almost two when this footage was taken; she became a big sister when Prince Oscar was born in 2016

The Bernadottes have a tradition of releasing footage of cozy family scenes in the kitchen; similar video of Crown Princess Victoria with her parents and siblings was released in the 1980s

The casual images show a different side of a family that includes two future monarchs of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria will one day become Sweden's first female monarch in three centuries

And baby Estelle, who already showed an adorable independent streak in this video, will become Sweden's fifth queen regnant

Appropriately, she already knew how to make a dramatic entrance and exit!