14 August 2021

Sweden: Christening of Prince Julian, Duke of Halland

The christening of Prince Julian of Sweden, Duke of Halland, who was born on 26 March 2021 as the third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, took place at Drottningholm Palace Church today, 14 August 2021.

Sponsors were Johan Andersson, Stina Andersson, Jacob Högfeldt, Patrick Sommerlath and Frida Vesterberg, who, with the exception of Patrick Sommerlath, who is a first cousin of Prince Carl Philip on his mother's side, all are friends of Prince Julian's parents.

The ceremony was officiated by Bishop and Chief Court Chaplain Johan Dalman and Court Chaplain and Rector of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen.

The Swedish Royal Court has released the guest list, which includes King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Princess Madeleine, Christopher O'Neill, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, Princess Adrienne, Patrick Sommerlath, Anaïs Sommerlath and Chloë Sommerlath (children of Patrick Sommerlath), Erik Hellqvist and Marie Hellqvist (parents of Princess Sofia), Lina Hellqvist and Mattias Wikström (sister of Princess Sofia and her partner), Sara Hellqvist (sister of Princess Sofia), Britt Rotman (grandmother of Princess Sofia), speaker of Riksdagen (the Swedish Parliament) Dr. Andreas Norlén and his wife Helena Norlén, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson, members of the court and many friends of the family.

After the ceremony the guests attended a lunch at Drottningholm Palace.

Prince Julian's christening was not televised, a first for the grandchildren of King Carl Gustaf, but a summary will be broadcast on SVT on Sunday 15 August.

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