Prince Carl Philip at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: Kungahuset.se
A lot has been written about Your Highness' studies. Would Your Highness like to comment?
"Most of my time has been taken up with studying over the past few years, and the course was demanding. I've only failed one exam during this time, so I didn't really recognise myself in the image that was portrayed by the media. At first I was thinking about how I could create an environment with some peace and quiet for studying without feeling the pressure of my results being published immediately in the papers. That's why I decided with the department not to publish my results on the department database. With hindsight perhaps that wasn't the best course of action as it led to many inaccuracies being circulated in the media, but it did give me the peace I needed then to focus on my studies."
Agricultural manager, designer, officer and Prince. How does Your Highness view these different roles?
"I am first and foremost a Prince, that's what I was born to be. Then it's design that is my great interest today in terms of an occupation. I'm involved in agriculture through my position on the board of Stenhammar, and I will be more involved in this in future. My big passion is racing and I hope to develop in this area as well but of course it's a balance that I need to find between my official commitments, design, agriculture and racing."
What are Your Highness' plans for the spring?
"There will be more official engagements now that I have completed my studies, and I will be working actively within design, I have several interesting projects on the go. Then I'm looking forward to an exciting racing season!"