The love story of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia


Many eyebrows were raised when Swedish Prince Carl Philip had his eye on glamor model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in 2010. However, their love appears to be strong and the two have now been married for more than eight years. Read more about their love story in this article.

An encounter that raises eyebrows

Prince Carl Philip, the son of Swedish King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, has already had a long relationship when he met Sofia Hellqvist through mutual friends in 2010. The meeting raised eyebrows among his parents and his sister Crown Princess Victoria. Sofia, from Sweden, has worked for years as a bikini model and has also been a participant in the reality TV program Paradise Hotel. A program in which single men and women move into a luxury resort on a tropical island. What happens next is anyone’s guess.

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Prince Carl Philip in 2008.

Stand by

During Sofia’s participation in the program, racy images of her circulated in the Swedish media. These images are no obstacle for the Swedish prince. He has set his sights on her, despite opposition from his parents and his sister Victoria, among others. Prince Carl Philip stands firm and the two start dating. The rest is now history. By the way, at the time of the meeting, Sofia had been on a different career path for some time. After studying financial business development in New York, she studied at Stockholm University and worked part-time as a waitress and glamor model.

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Everyone can see how madly in love Sofia and Carl Philip are when they were photographed together at a friends wedding in August 2013.

The engagement

After a few years of relationship, the engagement of Prince Carl Philip and his Sofia was announced in 2014. About the proposal, he says that he was nervous and woke up several times the night before. “I don’t know if Sofia realized that. It had to be a surprise,” said the lovesick prince. Luckily for him, the proposal is indeed a surprise as he asks Sofia to marry him early in the morning. “He woke up so noticeably that morning,” says Sofia, who normally wakes up earlier than her husband-to-be.

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Carl Philip and Sofia announce their engagement.

Carl Philip and Sofia announce their engagement.

Engagement photo of Carl Philip and Sofia.

Carl Philip and Sofia’s engagement photo.

A royal wedding

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia tied the knot on June 13, 2015 at Slottskyrkan in Stockholm. Sofia wears a lace dress designed by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. She also appears with a brand new diamond and emerald tiara that she received especially for the wedding from her new parents-in-law, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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Carl Philip and Sofia say yes to each other

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia tie the knot in 2015.

Carl Philip and Sofia kiss as a married couple

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia kiss as a newly married couple.

Carl Philip and Sofia look beautiful during the first dance

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia during their first dance at their wedding in 2015.

Parents of three sons

In the years that followed, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia became parents of three sons: Alexander (2016), Gabriel (2017) and Julian (2021). The Swedish princely couple is active on Instagram and regularly gives a glimpse into their private lives there.

Also read: the love story of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.

Sources: ANP, Royalty, Now to love, Instagram @prinsparet

The article is in Dutch

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