Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have become parents for the third time. Now King Carl Gustaf officially announces the name of the newborn boy.
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Carl Philip and Sofia of Sweden welcomed their third child together on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:19 a.m. in Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm – “a healthy son”, as announced on the official website of the Swedish royal family. Now the name of the baby will also be revealed there. Previously, King Carl Gustaf, the little one’s grandfather, had informed the Swedish government about this in a council.
According to the official declaration of the monarch, the youngest son of the prince couple is called Prince Julian Herbert Folke. The boy is in seventh place in the Swedish line of succession and is the Duke of Halland.
Not a member of the Swedish royal family
Prince Julian will not belong to the Swedish royal family, of course, to the royal family. Carl Gustaf XVI. had decided in October 2019that the children of Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O’Neill as well as the offspring of Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia will no longer have to exercise royal official duties at the highest level in the future. Unlike Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, the offspring of Crown Princess Victoria.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were infected with the corona virus in November 2020. In December it was announced that they were expecting offspring. For the 36-year-old and the 41-year-old, little Prince Julian is the third son after four-year-old Gabriel and three-year-old Alexander.