Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland

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Prince Carl Philip
Duke of Värmland
Prince Carl Philip in January 2014
BornCarl Philip Edmund Bertil
(1979-05-13) 13 May 1979 (age 44)
Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden
Sofia Hellqvist (m. 2015)
  • Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland
  • Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna
  • Prince Julian, Duke of Halland
Full name
Carl Philip Edmund Bertil
FatherCarl XVI Gustaf
MotherSilvia Sommerlath
ReligionChurch 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.

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.

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)

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