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Here the Swedish prince is baptized - VG

Here the Swedish prince is baptized – VG

Bishop Johan Dahlmann, holding Prince Julian, poses with Princess Sophia, Prince Carl Philip and Reverend Michael Bierhagen during baptism at Drottningholm Castle Chapel. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer / TT / TT NYHETSBYRÅN

There were no Norwegian guests present at the christening of the newest addition to the Swedish royal family, Prince Julian, today.


Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sophia gave birth to son Julian Herbert Falk on March 26 this year. Today, the little prince is baptized at Drottningholm Castle Church with the entire Swedish royal family in attendance.

Of course, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill will also be guests. In addition, a number of invited guests have arrived, but the number is limited due to Corona restrictions.

Princess Madeleine and her daughter, Princess Adrian, arrive at baptism at Drottningholm Castle Chapel. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT / TT NEWS AGENCY

– We are in a pandemic, so there are many safety assessments about this baptism. Everything must be done according to the recommendations of the health authorities regarding the number of participants and the distance, says Margarita Turgren, Director of Information at the Royal House.

The two older brothers of the baptismal child, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, are also present in Drottningholm Castle Chapel and baptismal ceremonies are similar to those the brothers received, according to Türgren.

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Funny: a man in the castle yard fainted during the march of the guests. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT / TT NEWS AGENCY

There are no members of the Norwegian royal family or friends on the guest list. Below you can see a selection of participants in baptism:

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The christening dress is 115 years old and was first used when the king’s father, Prince Gustav Adolf, was christened in 1906, according to the British Guardian newspaper. Aftonbladet. Julian will lie in the cradle of Charles XV during the ceremony.

The prince was baptized in the spring waters of Öland, a tradition introduced by the king when his sons were to be baptized. Before that, all the sons of the king of Sweden were baptized in the waters of the Jordan River.

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The party itself started at 12:00 but the guests arrived an hour earlier. When the baptism service is complete, guests go to a reception at Drottningholm Castle where the baptismal lunch is served.

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According to Expressen, Prince Julian, like the older brothers Alexander and Gabriel and cousins, and Princess Madeleine Leonor’s children, Nicholas and Adrian, will not be officially part of the Swedish royal family, and therefore will not have to support themselves in the future.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia on a wheelbarrow ride with Prince Julian in July. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer / TT / TT NYHETSBYRÅN