His parents are Ewa Kristina Westling and Olle Gunnar Westling. He was baptised at Almby church the same year.
After graduating from upper secondary school, Prince Daniel worked again within elderly care in Ockelbo pending his military service. He carried out his military service at I14 in Gävle.
When he had completed his military service, Prince Daniel worked for just over a year at a school and recreation centre for children with special needs.
Prince Daniel moved to Stockholm in 1994 to study at the Gymnastics Federation's Folk High School. He studied the youth recreation leader programme here from 1994-1996, focusing on sport.
While working at the fitness company, Prince Daniel was also teaching on a course for personal trainers and body building coaches.
Prince Daniel started up his own company in 1997 and worked as a consultant in the fitness industry. He then went on to run his own gym, Master Training, together with a colleague. Master Training expanded and now has two gyms in central Stockholm.
In 2006, Prince Daniel started up the company Balance, a gym featuring a new concept, also situated in central Stockholm. The company now has approximately 100 employees. Together the gyms now have roughly 5,000 members.
Prince Daniel's two greatest interests are skiing and golf. He is passionate about social issues, health, sport and entrepreneurship, and enjoys going to the theatre.