Olof Daniel Westling Bernadotte, Prince of Sweden and Duke of Västergötland, was born on 15 September 1973 at Örebro University Hospital.
His parents are Ewa Kristina Westling and Olle Gunnar Westling. He was christened at Almby Church in January 1974.
Prince Daniel started 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, he started the company Balance, a gym featuring a new concept, also situated in central Stockholm. The company now has approximately 100 employees. Together, the gyms have around 5,000 members.
Two of Prince Daniel's greatest interests are skiing and golf. He is passionate about social issues, health, sport and entrepreneurship, and enjoys going to the theatre.
During the spring term of 2011, Prince Daniel studied physiology, physical activity and health. He continued his studies in physiology in autumn 2011. He studied growth and physical development in children and young people in relation to physical activity and illness.
As previously, his studies took the form of commissioned courses with teaching staff from Karolinska Institutet. During the autumn, he completed studies worth 7.5 higher education credits.
In spring 2013, The Prince continued his studies with courses worth 7.5 higher education credits in geriatrics and pathology.
Engagement, marriage and fatherhood
The Crown Princess and Daniel Westling announced their engagement on Tuesday 24 February 2009, and the wedding took place on 19 June 2010 at Stockholm Cathedral.
Princess Estelle was born on 23 February 2012.