The Kings` Children

Victoria and Daniel – The Prince from Ockelbo

For her subjects, the waiting is finally over: the heiress to the Swedish throne, Crown Princess Victoria, marries her former fitness trainer Daniel Westling. Which means that for the first time in the history of the Swedish monarchy a normal citizen becomes prince consort. Sounds like a modern fairy tale? Since it was announced that Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling were to be engaged, a wave of enthusiasm has gripped the country. However, among the jubilation there are also critical voices which predict that this means the end of the monarchy.

In "The Prince from Ockelbo" the authors perform a searching investigation into the very different lifestyles of Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria. In exclusive interviews members of the royal family, friends of Daniel Westling, advocates of this relationship and critics discuss the couple's private happiness, what the challenges of his position will mean for Daniel Westling, and how the wedding could transform the way the monarchy is regarded. Previously unpublished footage of Daniel and Victoria, along with opulent images from original locations, enable the viewer to plunge into the lives of Victoria and Daniel and form an accurate picture of the genuine princess and her prince from the provinces.

Length 1 x 45'
Year 2009
Genre Documentary
Format Digital Betacam
Director Julia Melchior, Sebastian Dehnhardt
Boadcast ZDF
Link ZDF Website: Die Königskinder