Originally Posted by Somebody
In my perspective the royal family seems to spend quite a lot of time together - especially compared to other families. I know very few families where three generations would yearly spend (several?) weeks of vacation together next to seeing each other once in while either for work or other private activities.
Or is it common for Scandinavian families to do so? And do the royals truly spend a lot less time with each other than the average family would do?
The Royal family do spend a lot of time away from their children on long trips both domestically and abroad and have several nights a week when they're not at home for bedtime. This is something that both Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine & their parents have spoken about as putting much emotional strain on the family and all of them have mentioned how it affected Madeleine in particular.
Naturally many others spend a lot of nights and weekends away from their families working. Especially those in healthcare that often work every second weekends and have early mornings and late nights. I'm sure they'd like the opportunity to spend a few weeks together as a family each year.