If there is one thing that classic Walt Disney cartoons have taught us, it’s that Prince Charmings are dashingly good-looking, are oozing with charm and charisma, and are rarer than rocking horse droppings.
If you were to ask for a real-life Prince Charming in the real world, however, Prince Carl Philip Duke of Varmland fits the bill perfectly. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is dashing, ruggedly handsome, is charming, is successful, and is one of the most popular members of the monarchy.
But exactly what is it about Prince Carl Philip Duke of Varmland that the gossip mags and tabloids alike, find so fascinating about this young prince? Well, why don’t we take a look so you can see for yourselves?
Here’s a detailed look at what Prince Carl Philip has achieved with his life so far.
Who is Prince Carl Philip Duke of Varmland?
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Varmland is the second of three children and the only son of Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf. He has been fourth in line of succession to the throne since 2016.
A fit and active young man, the prince is a keen sportsman and charity worker. He lives with his wife Princess Sofia, along with his three sons: Prince Gabriel, Prince Alexander, and Prince Julian. They reside happily in Stockholm, Sweden.
A good-looking young man, the prince has been voted number 9 on the Forbes Magazine’s ’20 Hottest Young Royals’ back in 2008 and is regularly featured in gossip magazines and fashion-orientated tabloids.
Born in 1979 on the 13th of May, Prince Carl Philip was born in Stockholm Palace, Sweden. Now fourth in line of succession, he was originally the heir apparent to the throne, right up until the 1st of January, 1980, thanks to a change in the constitution coming into effect.
Basically, this new law made natural birth order the main deciding factor in terms of lines of succession, and so his elder sister became the heir apparent.
He was a friendly and boisterous young child and was very keen on sports and athletics.
By 1994, Carl had been enrolled at Kent School, that’s Kent, Connecticut, not Kent near London, UK. He studied science at Lundsbergs Upper Secondary School before graduating in the Spring of 1999.
By 2007 he had made his way over to Rhode Island, where he studied graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design for a year.
He would go on to return to Sweden and study Agriculture and Rural Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
He is clearly a very well-educated young man, and what made that even more remarkable is the fact that he, just like his father, suffers from Dyslexia, which meant that school was a real struggle for the young prince.
Charity Work And Activities
Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia are incredibly charitable royals. In 2015 to celebrate their marriage, they opened Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Foundation, which is a charity aimed at tackling bullying.
As the young prince is very keen on sport, in 2013 he founded the Prince Carl Philip Racing Cup, which was founded to help young go-kart racers to progress within the sport, almost like a scholarship program.
As well as these charities, the prince regularly visits small businesses just starting out to focus on their creative work and to offer help and guidance on what they can do to improve.
In total, the prince, as of this writing, is the patron of numerous different organizations for charity purposes, including the Swedish National Dyslexia Association, and the Swedish Agricultural and Rural Economy Societies, along with the Royal Swedish Motorboat Club.
The above is just a snippet of the charity work that Prince Carl Philip Duke of Varmland regularly engages with, along with his wife and other individuals that he is closely associated with.
Fun Facts About Prince Carl Philip Of Sweden
In this next section, we’re going to switch things up a bit by taking a look at some fun and interesting facts about Prince Carl Philip, that even the keenest of Royal enthusiasts, may not have been aware of.
He Is A Bit Of An Adrenaline Junkie
The young prince is keen on sailing and during the Volvo Ocean Race one year, Prince Carl climbed over 100 feet into the air on his sailboat in order to snap a selfie for his fans.
What makes this feat even more remarkable is the fact that the boat was tilted at an angle of more than 20-degrees at the time he snapped the selfie.
He Is Interested In Sailing And Racing
We know that the prince is keen on sailing, but you may not be aware of the fact that he is also very interested in racing as well.
His great-uncle Prince Bertil, possesses a license to race cars professionally. He has even been involved in crashes during professional races. Thankfully he was okay.
He Enjoys Designing
Remember how the prince studied design as a youngster? Well, that interest has carried over into adulthood because he now designs vases for Stelton, a Danish brand, under the guise of Carl Philip Bernadotte.
He designs these vases with his business partner Oscar Kylberg and they are extremely eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing.
He Met His Wife In 2009
Back in 2009, the young prince met his current wife while at a club. The two hit it off immediately and started dating shortly afterward. They moved in together in 2011 and have lived on the island of Djurgarden, Stockholm ever since.