Producer
Director
Julia Melchior, Sebastian Dehnhardt
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Dynasties
Broadcaster
ZDF
Length
1 x 45'
Editor
Year
2009
The King's Children
Victoria and Daniel - The Prince from Ockelbo

For her subjects, the wait is finally over: the heir to the Swedish throne, Victoria, is marrying her former fitness trainer Daniel Westling. For the first time in the history of the Swedish monarchy, an ordinary citizen becomes prince consort. The stuff of a modern fairy tale? Since the announcement of the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling, a wave of excitement has rolled over the country. But mingling with the cheers are critical voices that prophesy an imminent end to the monarchy.

In "The Prince from Ockelbo", the authors go in search of clues and document the contrasting lives of Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria. In exclusive interviews, members of the royal family, friends of Daniel Westling, supporters and critics discuss the couple's private happiness, what the challenges mean for Daniel Westling and how the wedding could change the monarchy's reputation. Previously unreleased footage of Daniel and Victoria and opulent images from original locations allow viewers to immerse themselves in the lives of Victoria and Daniel and get a clear picture of the real-life princess and her provincial prince.

First broadcast: Tues., 30 June 2009, 8:15 p.m., ZDF.

The Royal Children: Victoria and Daniel - The Prince from Ockelbo

For her subjects, the wait is finally over: the heir to the Swedish throne, Victoria, is marrying her former fitness trainer Daniel Westling. For the first time in the history of the Swedish monarchy, an ordinary citizen becomes prince consort. The stuff of a modern fairy tale? Since the announcement of the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling, a wave of excitement has rolled over the country. But mingling with the cheers are critical voices that prophesy an imminent end to the monarchy.

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