Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland

Swedish prince, son of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil, born 13 May 1979), is a Swedish prince. He is the second child of three children and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Prince Carl Philip
Duke of Värmland
Prince Carl Philip in January 2014
BornCarl Philip Edmund Bertil
(1979-05-13) 13 May 1979 (age 45)
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Spouse
Sofia Hellqvist (m. 2015)
Issue
  • Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland
  • Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna
  • Prince Julian, Duke of Halland
Full name
Carl Philip Edmund Bertil
HouseBernadotte
FatherCarl XVI Gustaf
MotherSilvia Sommerlath
ReligionChurch of Sweden

He was born in Stockholm Palace at Stockholm County, He held the title of Crown Prince of Sweden for seven months, because Sweden had male-preference primogeniture (brothers inherit before sisters). On 1 January 1980 the Act of Succession was changed to introduce absolute succession. Since then, Carl Philip has been second in the line of succession after his elder sister, Crown Princess Victoria.

However, because the United Kingdom still has male-preference primogeniture for people born before , Carl Philip is ahead of his elder sister in the line of succession to the British throne.

Title

13 May 1979-31 December 1979: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Sweden, The Duke of Varmland

1 January 1980-present His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, The Duke of Varmland

Carl Philip was christened at The Royal Palace Church on 31 August 1979. His godparents are Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Princess Birgitta of Sweden.

He married Sofia Hellqvist on 13 June 2015. They have three sons:

  • Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland (born on 19 April 2016, Danderyd Hospital)
  • Prince Gabriel Carl Walter, Duke of Dalarna (born on 31 August 2017, Danderyd Hospital)
  • Prince Julian Herbert Folke, Duke of Halland (born on 26 March 2021, Danderyd Hospital)
  • National Honors
  • Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim
  • Commander of the Royal Order of the Polar Star (KNO)
  • Knight of the Royal Order of Charles XIII (RCXIII, not worn as Prince Carl Philip is not Freemason)
  • Recipient of the King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal I (30 April 1996)
  • Recipient of the Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's Wedding Commemorative Medal (8 June 2010)
  • Recipient of the King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal II (23 August 2013)
  • Recipient of the King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal III (30 April 2016)
  • Recipient of the King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal IV (15 September 2023)
  • Recipient of the Uppland Medal of Merit
  • Recipient of the Swedish Armed Forces Conscript Medal
  • Recipient of the Swedish National Defense College Commemorative Medal
  • Recipient of the Swedish Veterans Federation-Peace Berets Medal of Merit in Gold (22 January 2013)
  • Foreign Honors
  • Bulgaria: Member 1st Class of the Order of the Balkan Mountains
  • Brazil: Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco
  • Chile: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit
  • Estonia: Member 1st Class of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana
  • Finland: Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland
  • France: Grand Officer of the Order of the Legion of Honor (30 January 2024)
  • Germany: Grand Cross 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Greece: Grand Cross of the Order of Honor
  • Iceland: Grand Cross of the Order of the Falcon
  • Italy: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2 November 2018)
  • Jordan: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Star of Jordan
  • Lativa: Grand Officer of the Order of the Three Stars
  • Luxembourg: Grand Cross of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau
  • Malaysia: Honorary Commander of the Order of Loyalty to the Crown of Malaysia (2005)
  • Netherlands: Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (11 October 2022)
  • Norway: Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav (1 September 2005)
  • Romania: Grand Cross of the Order of Faithful Service
  • Spain: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit (16 November 2021)
  • Tunisia: Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit
  • Military Ranks
  • December 2002: Second Lieutenant
  • 14 December 2004: Lieutenant
  • December 2007: Captain
  • 1 October 2014: Major

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Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Born: 13 May 1979
Swedish royalty
Vacant
Title last held by
Carl Gustaf
Crown Prince of Sweden
1979
Succeeded by
Victoria
as Crown Princess
Vacant
Title last held by
Gustaf
Duke of Värmland
1979–present
Incumbent
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Oscar
Succession to the Swedish throne
4th in line
Followed by
Prince Alexander