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For the 17th century Carl Philip, see Duke Carl Philip. For other Swedish Princes with the name Carl, see Prince Carl of Sweden.
Prince Carl Philip
Duke of Värmland
Prince Carl Philip at the Göta tunnel, 18 June 2006
Full name
Carl Philip Edmund Bertil
Father Carl XVI Gustaf
Mother Silvia Sommerlath
Born 13 May 1979 (1979-05-13) (age 30)
Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen

Styles of
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Varmland
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Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil; born Stockholm, 13 May 1979) is the second child of three children and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Born Crown Prince of Sweden, he retained his title and first place in succession for seven months until 1 January 1980. On that date, he was stripped of both due to a change in the Act of Succession to introduce equal primogeniture. Since then, Prince Carl Philip has been second in the line of succession, after his elder sister, Crown Princess Victoria. However, in the line of succession to the British throne, Prince Carl Philip is ahead of his elder sister due to the UK operating male-preference primogeniture.

He was christened at The Royal Palace Church on 31 August 1979. His godparents are the Duke of Halland, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, the Queen of Denmark, and Princess Birgitta of Sweden.



During 1984-1986, Prince Carl Philip attended the Västerled parish preschool. In the autumn of 1986, he started school at Smedslättsskolan in Bromma which he attended at junior level. For the intermediate level, the Prince attended Ålstensskolan in Bromma, proceeding from there, in the autumn of 1992, to senior level at Enskilda Gymnasiet in Stockholm. In the autumn of 1994 Prince Carl Philip enrolled at Kent School. The Prince then continued his studies in a science programme at Lundsbergs upper secondary school. He graduated in the spring of 1999. Recently, he studied graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design where he worked on a museum identity design project.

Leisure pursuits and activities

Carl Philip driving a Porsche Carrera
Photo: Erik Andersson

Prince Carl Philip has been a scout and is fond of outdoor life. He is keen on sport and athletics, especially football, swimming, and skiing. In 2003, he completed the historic Swedish "Vasaloppet", the longest cross country ski race in the world. Carl Philip also enjoys car racing, a passion he inherited from his great-uncle Prince Bertil, and has a licence to compete. Currently Prince Carl Philip is taking part in the racing series Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia in a Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe.

Military duties

The Prince completed his military service at the Amphibious Battalion at Vaxholm's Coast Artillery Regiment as a combat boat commander (Combat Boat 90) in the autumn of 2000. In December 2002, the Prince was promoted to fänrik (midshipman), and in 2004 to the rank of löjtnant (sub-lieutenant) in the Royal Swedish Navy.

Designing and charity

With a great interest for design and drawing, the Prince began studying graphic design in Stockholm in 2003, studies which he continues still. In December 2003, for Queen Silvia's 60th birthday, he designed the cover for a CD of the music of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, which was released to honour Her Majesty's landmark birthday (the proceeds from it goes to the World Childhood Foundation, an organisation founded by Queen Silvia). In 2004, the Prince created a calendar, together with an advertising agency, that will be sold to benefit the same organisation.

Personal life

Prince Carl Philip dated Emma Pernald from 1999.[1] Pernald worked at a PR firm for several years. However, the prince and Emma broke off their relationship in March 2009. She revealed in the Swedish magazine Expressen that she and the prince mutually decided to go their separate ways. Pernald made no further comment as to the reason for the break-up.

In 2008 the Prince was included as 9th on the list of the "20 Hottest Young Royals" as compiled by Forbes Magazine. [2]

Royal duties

Prince Carl Philip undertakes royal duties on behalf of his father, King Carl XVI Gustaf. He has acted as royal representative in the absence of his father and his older sister, Crown Princess Victoria.


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Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Born: 13 May 1979
Swedish royalty
Preceded by
Crown Princess Victoria
Line of succession to the Swedish throne
2nd position
Succeeded by
Princess Madeleine
Preceded by
Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland
Heir apparent to the Swedish throne
by Agnatic primogeniture

13 May 1979 — 31 December 1979
Succesion Act changed
Succeeded by
Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland
British royalty
Preceded by
Carl XVI Gustaf
Line of succession to the British throne
193rd position
Succeeded by
Crown Princess Victoria


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