The Prince is a major in the Swedish Amphibious Corps, and wears mess dress model 1878. This is the military equivalent of formal evening dress and can be worn on festive occasions, when a tail coat is worn according to civil custom. Full mess dress consists of a dark blue mess jacket, white waistcoat, dark blue long trousers with gold piping, dress coat and black bow-tie.
The Prince wears the light blue sash of the Order of the Seraphim, together with the Star of the Order, as well as the Order of the Polar Star cross, on a black band around his neck. Prince Carl Philip also wears the miniature medals: King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal I, King Carl XVI Gustaf's Jubilee Commemorative Medal II, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's wedding commemorative medal, the National Service Medal, the gold Fredsbaskrarnas Service Medal, plus the Swedish Defence University commemorative medal.