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H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip

H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip. Photo: Jonas Borg

Carl Philip, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, was born on 13 May 1979 at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. He was baptised in the Royal Chapel on 31 August 1979 and was given the names Carl Philip Edmund Bertil.

H.R.H. Prince Bertil, H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, H.R.H. Princess Birgitta and H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bayern were appointed godparents at the christening.
 
Prince Carl Philip is the second child of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia.
 
In accordance with the 1979 Act of Succession, which entered into force on 1 January 1980, Prince Carl Philip is third in line of succession, after Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle.

Education


Prince Carl Philip attended pre-school in Västerled's parish in 1984. In 1986 he started school at Smedslättsskolan in Bromma, where he completed his junior level education.
 
He completed the intermediate level at Ålstensskolan, also in Bromma, and proceeded from there to senior level education at Enskilda Gymnasiet in Stockholm.

Studies in the USA


In autumn 1994, Prince Carl Philip moved to the USA to study at Kent School, a private school in Connecticut, where he spent two years. The Prince then followed a science programme at Lundbergs Upper Secondary School in Värmland, graduating from this course in 1999.

Prince Carl Philip was confirmed in the summer of 1994 at Vadstena Church, after confirmation studies in Medevi.

Naval Reserve Officer


Prince Carl Philip completed his military service with the Amphibious Battalion of Vaxholm's Coast Artillery Regiment and is trained as a combat boat commander (combat boat 90). In 2001-2002 the Prince completed a Naval Officer training course.

During this time he participated in a long voyage with the mine-laying vessel HMS Carlskrona. Prince Carl Philip became a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy in December 2002. The Prince achieved the rank of Lieutenant in December 2007 in Stockholm.

Graphic designer


In May 2006, Prince Carl Philip completed a two-year full-time course in Graphic Design at Forsbergs School of Graphic Design in Stockholm.

Forsbergs organised a four-day final exhibition 18-21 May 2006 at the manège at the Royal Mews.

For his final project, the Prince chose to do a study of the social work of St. Clara's Parish Church in Stockholm.
 
Prince Carl Philip documented their work over a period of three weeks and photographed people in Stockholm city, who came in for help and who received support from the employees and volunteers of St. Clara's Church.

Internship at National Geographic


Prince Carl Philip continued his photographic studies with an internship at the National Geographic Society in Washington D.C., USA, during the autumn of 2006.

He studied graphic design in the United States during spring 2006.

Exhibition during Linnaeus anniversary year


"A Glimpse of Paradise - Prince Carl Philip interprets the Botanical Gardens in Uppsala" is an exhibition featuring the Prince's photographs, which opened at Museum Gustavianum in May 2007. The exhibition was the result of the Prince's collaborative project with photographer Mattias Klum. The Prince participated in some of the journeys that were conducted for the documentary film Expedition Linné. In February 2008, the exhibition was shown at the Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Liège, Belgium, and at Waldemarsudde in Stockholm.

Swedish National Defence College


During the autumn of 2007, Prince Carl Philip studied at the Swedish National Defence College. In spring 2008, the Prince read business economics and continued with his military education.

Design award


In spring 2007, Prince Carl Philip studied design at the famous Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. The school announced a competition to create the best graphic look for Martha's Vineyard Museum in Rhode Island. The Prince won the competition in spring 2008 with a proposal that he submitted under a pseudonym.

Forestry and agriculture


Prince Carl Philip studied agriculture and forestry during autumn 2008 and carried out work experience at Stenhammars gods, among other places. From 2009, the Prince studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp. In January 2012 Prince Carl Philip graduated with a diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management from Alnarp.