Royal Engagements

Prince Carl Philip running with the Olympic torch in 2004

Prince Carl Philip running with the Olympic torch in 2004. Photo: Pressens Bild.

Every year Prince Carl Philip, along with other members of the Royal Family, takes part in the celebration of Sweden's National Day, The King and The Crown Princess' birthdays and the festivities connected with the Nobel Prize.


In addition to his studies the Prince has a number of other official duties, which are often linked to the Prince's duchy, Värmland.

For example, in 2008 he opened Mårbacka Memorial Estate, to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Swedish author, Selma Lagerlöf.


Prince Carl Philip was part of the relay team that carried the Olympic Flame through Stockholm.
He has attended the Swedish Sports Gala and Swedish Rally on several occasions.

Art and design

In April 2005, Prince Carl Philip opened the Nordic Book Binding exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and in September the same year he opened the World Design Congress, Era2005, in Gothenburg.
In 2008 the Prince opened the exhibition DesignS/Swedish Design Award in Hamburg and presented the Hasselblad Photography Prize.
Prince Carl Philip has assisted in the design of a calendar to be sold in aid of World Childhood Foundation.  


The Prince is patron of the charity Lilla Barnets Fond, which supports medical research and the development of care for new-born babies in Sweden.