Alexander of Sweden

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Princess Sofia with her son Prince Alexander on the Swedish National Day , June 6, 2016

Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland (born April 19, 2016 in Danderyd ) is the first child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia . He is fifth in line to the Swedish throne .


Swedish royal family
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HM Konung Carl XVI. Gustaf
HM Drottning Silvia

HKH Princess Birgitta

Birth & Baptism

Prince Alexander was on 19 April 2016 the hospital Danderyds Sjukhus in the municipality Danderyd north of Stockholm born. He weighed 3595 grams and was 49 cm tall. At a Konselj convened on April 21, 2016 , King Carl Gustaf announced that he should bear the name Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Alexander being the nickname. On the same occasion he was made Duke of Södermanland . Previously, on the same day, the birth of the member of the Swedish royal family was confirmed by witnesses. Witnesses were the President of the Reichstag Urban Ahlin , the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven , Reichsmarschall Svante Lindqvist and Statsfru Anna Hamilton, the senior physician Sophia Brismar Wendel and the midwife Anna Ståhl. Prince Alexander's baptism took place on September 9, 2016 in the palace chapel of Drottningholm Palace. Godparents were his aunts, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Lina Frejd, sister of Princess Sofia, Cajsa Larsson, girlfriend of Princess Sofia, Prince Carl Philips friend Jan-Åke Hansson and Princess Christina's son Victor Magnuson. On the occasion of his baptism, Prince Alexander was given by King Carl XVI. Gustaf was awarded the Royal Order of Seraphine.

Position in the royal family

On October 7, 2019, King Carl XVI signed Gustaf decided that the children of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine will no longer be part of the royal family, but only part of the royal family. This means that they lose the title of royal highness. The title of Duke or Duchess is unaffected. This does not change the line of succession either. The decision stems from the fact that the royal house should be limited to people who perform public duties on behalf of the king. Since this will not be expected of the children of Carl Philip and Madeleine in the future either, they are now regarded as private individuals and can later accept a job or pursue an economic activity, which they would not have been able to do as members of the royal family. Prince Carl Philip said they support the decision and see it positively, as it gives his children more freedom of choice. Princess Madeleine also expressed support for the decision and emphasized that this had been planned for a long time and that it would give her children the opportunity to shape their lives as private individuals.

Title and predicate

  • Until October 6, 2019: HRH Alexander, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland
( Swedish : Hans Kungliga Höghet Alexander, Prins av Sverige, Hertig av Södermanland )
  • Since October 7, 2019: Alexander, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland
( Swedish : Alexander, Prins av Sverige, Hertig av Södermanland )

Orders and honors

year Country Orders / decorations
April 19, 2016 SwedenSweden Sweden Order of Charles XIII
April 19, 2016 SwedenSweden Sweden Royal Order of Seraphines (counted from birth, received at baptism)

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Prins Carl Philip and Prinsessan Sofia har fått en son
  2. ^ HKH Prins Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, hertig av Södermanland
  3. Expressen: Sofia's childhood friend receives an honorary assignment. In: September 8, 2016, Retrieved September 9, 2016 (Swedish).
  4. Alexander of Sweden wraps everyone around his finger. Retrieved September 9, 2016 .
  5. Förändringar inom Det Kungl. Huset (Swedish)
  6. Expressen: Kungens beslut: Barnen utesluts från kungahuset , October 7, 2019
predecessor Office successor
Prince Carl Philip Swedish succession to the throne Prince Gabriel