A church visit ahead of Christmas

The Crown Princess family in Katarina Church, Stockholm.

The Crown Princess family in Katarina Church, Stockholm. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/The Royal Court of Sweden

Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar visited Katarina Church with The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel ahead of the Christmas holiday.

In Katarina Church, on Södermalm in Stockholm, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar were shown the church's nativity scene.

During the visit, Rev. Are Norrhava, from Katarina Parish, told them the Bible story about the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.

The Crown Princess Family was given the opportunity to participate in the staging of the Christmas gospel, with angels singing and the lighting of the star of Bethlehem.

The story of the birth of Jesus is central to the Christian Christmas tradition and the reason people all around the world celebrate Christmas.