Sunday March 28, 2021
Royal family shares first photo
This is the name of Sweden’s new prince
The youngest offspring of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia is called Prince Julian Herbert Folke. Sweden’s King Carl XVI. Gustaf informed the government the morning after Sofia gave birth to the boy in Stockholm on Friday.
Shortly afterwards, the royal family shared a first photo of little Julian. The two-day-old boy is dressed all in white on a white sheet and has turned his head to one side. At first glance, he looks a lot like his mother, the 36-year-old Sofia of Sweden.
The nephew of Crown Princess Victoria will be Duke of Halland and will take seventh place in the Swedish line of succession behind his two older brothers, as announced by the Swedish royal family. The Swedish king decided in October 2019 that some of his grandchildren should no longer officially belong to the royal family.
No part of the royal family
This meant that the offspring of Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O’Neill as well as Carl Philip and Sofia no longer have to exercise royal official duties at the highest level and are more likely to be viewed as private individuals. According to this decision, Prince Julian will be a member of the royal family, but not of the royal family. According to the court, he is therefore not considered Royal Highness.
The pregnancy was made public by the 41-year-old Prince Carl Philip and his wife in December. On December 13, the couple published a family photo on the occasion of Lucia Festival – a holiday in honor of Saint Lucia – in which they posed with their two children in a Christmas atmosphere. In the picture you can see the well-rounded belly of Princess Sofia.
The prince couple has been married since 2015. Little Alexander of Sweden (4) was born in April 2016, followed by his brother Gabriel of Sweden (3) in August 2017. At the end of November, they tested positive for the coronavirus after showing the first symptoms of the disease. The couple went into quarantine with the children.