--It's just not Christmas until Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Princess Estelle have released their little Christmas greeting, so here it is:
--And new family photos to go along with it, of course!
--It's also not Christmas until Norway's royal family gathers for their annual Christmas photocall. But this time - tragically! (for me, who adores a good bunad) - they didn't wear their traditional dress. I do enjoy another peek inside Skaugum, the Crown Prince couple's home, anyway. [Hello]
--The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall released their Christmas card, and it's a sweet one. Also this week, and also the sweetest: Camilla continued her tradition of inviting kids involved with charities she supports to help decorate the Clarence House Christmas tree. [Hello]
--The Cambridge family released a picture of the whole family as they announced that Prince George will start nursery school in January. [BBC]
--Belgium's royal family also released a pic for Christmas. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, and all four kids attended the Christmas concert at the palace earlier this week. [ParisMatch]
--The Spanish royal family's Christmas card focuses on the kids. (And their signatures, which are the best.)
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--Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were on hand to accept the Christmas trees for the Royal Palace, and I really like her H&M dress. [Kungliga Modeblogg]
--And finally, after hosting the whole extended family for their traditional Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace this week, the Queen (wearing an interesting brooch) scooted off to Sandringham to get the winter break started. [Express, Jewel Vault]
Coming up: We're putting a bow on our Year in Review with a few final posts...