The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Oscar accept Christmas trees at The Royal Palace

As is traditional, the Christmas trees were presented at the East Gate.

As is traditional, the Christmas trees were presented at the East Gate. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 18 December, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel and Prince Oscar accepted this year's Christmas trees at the Royal Palace.

Since the 1960s, students from the forestry programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have presented a number of Christmas trees to the Royal Palace. The Nordmann fir is commonly known as "the King's fir" in Sweden as a result of this tradition.