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Christmas With the Royals

A gallery of royal photos from Europe's royal houses at their holiday best.

Christmas is truly in the air and as everyone is busy shopping and preparing for the holidays, royal figures from all over the world are busy spreading cheers and merriment to their loyal subjects. Here's a gallery of photos with royals from all over Europe in their most festive spirit. 



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The Belgian Crown Princely family released their official Christmas portrait Dec. 15, although the photos were captured in October during Princess Elisabeth’s 10th birthday.


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On Dec. 14, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene welcomed dozens of Monegasque children to the royal palace for the annual gift giving event, which filled the royal residence with cheer and interaction. Earlier, the ruling prince did the same to a senior citizens' home. 


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Dec. 16, The three children of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain have released their official Christmas photographs, together with their families. Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina and Prince Felipe displayed their love for their grown up children as well as the happy family that they are. 


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On Dec. 18, Princess Stephanie, Prince Albert's sister did her share to elderly at the Hector Otto Foundation, a nursing home.   


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Dec. 19, The Norwegian royal family released their Christmas photos. The theme was simple and Queen Sonja read How The Snow Got Color by Dan Lindholm to her two grandchildren, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus. The Princess was listening intently to her grandmother while her year old brother's attention was caught by the large Christmas tree behind them. Showcased were the traditional Norwegian outfit worn by The Queen and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. For Christmas, King Harald V and Sonja will be with Crown Prince Haakon and Mette-Marit at at Skaugum Palace, outside Norway.


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