Updated August 14, 2021 at 2:55 pm
- Prince Julian was baptized in Sweden.
- The youngest offspring of the royal family was accepted into the Christian community at Drottningholm Palace.
Sweden’s youngest prince, Julian, was christened on Saturday. Before the eyes of the assembled royal family, the almost four-and-a-half-month-old son of Prince Carl Philip, 42, and Princess Sofia, 36, was accepted into the Christian community at Drottningholm Palace chapel.
As can be seen in a photo on the Swedish radio website SVT, Mama Sophia was carrying the little prince in a white dress over the baptismal font while Bishop Johan Dahlmann performed the ritual. Reverend Michael Bierhagen and Pope Carl Philip held the little boy’s hands. The altar and the baptismal font are decorated with colorful floral arrangements. To match, Princess Sofia also wore a white dress embroidered with floral patterns.
The third son of Carl Philip and Sophia was born on March 26 in Stockholm. Grandson of King Carl XVI. Gustaf (75) is number seven in the Swedish line of succession after Crown Princess Victoria and her children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar as well as his father and brothers Alexander and Gabriel.
Carl Gustaf decided in the fall of 2019 that some of his grandchildren should no longer formally belong to the royal family. This means that the descendants of Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O’Neill as well as Carl Philip and Sophia did not have to exercise official royal duties at the highest level. Thus, Prince Julian is not part of the royal family and is not considered His Royal Highness, but rather a member of the royal family.
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