• Each European royal family has its own holiday traditions
  • In Norway there is a yearly Christmas church service planned for the royals
  • King Harald managed to attend this year despite health concerns

How special are holiday traditions? Specially royal holiday traditions. Some of your favorite royal families sure know how to spend the holidays well. In the case of the Norwegian royal family, their Christmas tradition involves a church service followed by spending the afternoon at Kongsseteren, their private home in Oslo.

King Harald has the country's good wishes with him

Unfortunately on December 19 it was announced that King Harald was ill and had to be taken to the national hospital for several days. Norway was shocked by the sudden news. The official statement read like this:

Also interesting:

"The King has been diagnosed with an infection that must be treated with intravenous antibiotics and therefore will remain at the National Hospital for a few days [...]"

Watch the video above to learn more!