Prince Julian's christening

Prince Julian was christened in Drottningholm Palace Chapel.

Prince Julian was christened in Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

On Saturday 14 August, Prince Julian, Duke of Halland, was christened in Drottningholm Palace Chapel.

Prince Julian surrounded by his family and his godparents. From left: Mr Jacob Högfeldt, Miss Frida Vesterberg, Mr Patrick Sommerlath, Princess Sofia, Prince Gabriel, Prince Alexander, Prince Carl Philip, and Mrs Stina Andersson and Mr Johan Andersson.

Prince Julian surrounded by his family and his godparents. From left: Mr Jacob Högfeldt, Miss Frida Vesterberg, Mr Patrick Sommerlath, Princess Sofia, Prince Gabriel, Prince Alexander, Prince Carl Philip, and Mrs Stina Andersson and Mr Johan Andersson. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The Right Reverend Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen officiated at the christening of Prince Julian Herbert Folke.

Hymns 289 ("God's love is like the shore and the grass") and 201 ("Summer hymn") were sung during the christening service. "Lilla vackra du" ("Beautiful Little You") by Charlotte Runevret and Anders Neglin was also performed for the first time during the ceremony.

The godparents

The Prince's godparents are Mr Johan Andersson, Mrs Stina Andersson, Mr Jacob Högfeldt, Mr Patrick Sommerlath and Miss Frida Vesterberg.

Christening lunch

After the christening service, The King and Queen hosted a private lunch for the Royal Family, the Hellqvist family and the godparents.

The King and Queen after the ceremony.

The King and Queen after the ceremony. Photo: Henrik Wauge/SPA

Prince Oscar, The Crown Princess, Princess Estelle and Prince Daniel.

Prince Oscar, The Crown Princess, Princess Estelle and Prince Daniel. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

Prince Nicolas, Princess Madeleine, Princess Adrienne, Princess Leonore and Mr Christopher O'Neill.

Prince Nicolas, Princess Madeleine, Princess Adrienne, Princess Leonore and Mr Christopher O'Neill. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The baptismal font in the Palace Chapel, decorated with flowers.

The baptismal font in the Palace Chapel, decorated with flowers. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The hymns "God's love is like the shore and the grass" and "Summer hymn" were sung during the service.

The hymns "God's love is like the shore and the grass" and "Summer hymn" were sung during the service. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On the steps of Drottningholm Palace. Top row, from left: Miss Sara Hellqvist, Mrs Britt Rotman, Mrs Lina Hellqvist, Mr Mattias Wikström, Mr Christopher O'Neill, Princess Madeleine, Prince Daniel and The Crown Princess. Middle row, from left: Mrs Marie Hellqvist, Mr Erik Hellqvist, Princess Sofia holding Prince Julian, Prince Carl Philip, The Queen, The King and Princess Estelle. Front row, from left: Princess Leonore, Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Prince Oscar, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne.

On the steps of Drottningholm Palace. Top row, from left: Miss Sara Hellqvist, Mrs Britt Rotman, Mrs Lina Hellqvist, Mr Mattias Wikström, Mr Christopher O'Neill, Princess Madeleine, Prince Daniel and The Crown Princess. Middle row, from left: Mrs Marie Hellqvist, Mr Erik Hellqvist, Princess Sofia holding Prince Julian, Prince Carl Philip, The Queen, The King and Princess Estelle. Front row, from left: Princess Leonore, Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Prince Oscar, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden