Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, aged 44, was recently spotted wearing a plaster cast on his right arm. The Swedish royal attended an event in Stockholm where research grants were being awarded by the Lilla Barnets Fund. The palace spokesperson informed Svensk Dam that the prince had suffered an unfortunate fall during a family activity, resulting in the injury to his arm.
Prince Carl Philip is the only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Since 2015, he has been married to Princess Sofia. The couple is blessed with three sons, namely Prince Alexander (7 years old), Prince Gabriel (6 years old), and Prince Julian (2 years old).
In recent news, it was announced that Prince Carl Philip had embarked on a new venture, partnering with Oscar Kylberg to launch their own company called Bernadotte & Kylberg. The company will focus on producing a collection of scarves and blankets. This move comes after 11 years of collaborative work and design experience for various companies, including Skultuna, Georg Jensen, and Åhléns. Prince Carl Philip’s passion for art and design can be traced back to his time studying graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2007 to 2008.
Expressing his excitement for this new career move, Prince Carl Philip shared his aspirations in an interview with Swedish Elle. He stated, “This is a dream, a vision that we have had for a long time. With the hope of one day being able to present our own products.” This foray into entrepreneurship showcases the prince’s determination to explore his creative side and realize his dreams.
Prince Carl Philip is situated within the royal household of Sweden, alongside his two sisters. His older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, is the heiress to the throne, while Princess Madeleine is his younger sister. Crown Princess Victoria, together with her husband Prince Daniel, has two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. On the other hand, Princess Madeleine resides in the United States with her husband, Chris O’Neill, and their three children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, and Princess Adrienne.
November 2019 marked a significant change in the royal titles of Prince Carl Philip’s nephews and nieces. In a move to align Swedish royalty strictly to the office of the head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf decided that as of that month, Princess Madeleine’s children and Prince Carl’s sons would no longer be styled as His/Her Royal Highness.
As Prince Carl Philip of Sweden continues to navigate his royal duties and explore new opportunities, his recent accident serves as a reminder that even members of the royal family are not immune to unexpected mishaps in daily life.