Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland

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Prince Carl Philip
Duke of Värmland
Prince Carl Philip in January 2014.jpg
Prince Carl Philip in January 2014
BornCarl Philip Edmund Bertil
(1979-05-13) 13 May 1979 (age 43)
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 (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil, born May 13, 1979), Duke of Värmland 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 also Crown Prince of Sweden on that time, because Sweden did not allow women to rule as Queen Regnant. On January 1, 1980 the Act of Succession was changed to introduce fully cognate succession. Since then, Carl Philip has been second in the line of succession, after his elder sister, Crown Princess Victoria.

However, because the UK still has male primogeniture (brothers inherit before sisters), 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 August 31, 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, On 19 April 2016, Their first son Prince Alexander was born in Danderyd Municipality, Their Second son Prince Gerbiel was born, Finally They third Prince Julian was born, They were born at Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd Municipality.