The Swedish Royal Court has released official photos of Prince Gabriel’s Christening at Drottningholm Palace Church on 1 December 2017 at 11.00 am.

Prince Carl Philip; Princess Sofia; Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

Prince Gabriel wore the traditional Christening gown which was first worn by Prince Gustaf Adolf in 1906, followed other members of the Swedish Royal Family until the present day.

Princess Sofia; Prince Gabriel; Prince Carl Philip. Sisters: Mrs Lina Frejd; Miss Sara Hellqvist; Princess Madeleine; Crown Princess Victoria. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

The cape was first used at Princess Margareta’s baptism in 1935 and has the name and date of every royal christening ever since sewn into the lining.

Prince Gustaf Adolf’s baptismal dress from 1906. Photo: Lisa Raihle Rehbäck, Kungahuset.se

Prince Gabriel’s paternal aunt Princess Madeleine, maternal aunt Miss Sara Hellqvist, Prince Carl Philip’s friend Mr Oscar Kylberg, Princess Sofia’s friend Miss Carolina Pihl and Mr Thomas de Toledo Summerlath (one of Prince Carl Philip’s maternal cousins) were chosen as godparents.

A few generations of baptised royal children’s names are embroidered in the lining of the cape. Photo: Håkan Lind, Kungahuset.se

After the service, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia hosted a reception at Drottningholm Palace with lunch for the invited guests.

Christening gifts included a collection of children’s books with Swedish folk tunes and sons and a xylophone from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government. Dalarna County Administrative Board presented two sites as their gift: a rest area in Säterdalen and a ski trail at Koppången.

Princess Sofia; Prince Gabriel; Prince Carl Philip. Godparents: Ms Carolina Pihl; Mr Thomas de Toledo Sommerlath; Ms Sara Hellqvist; Mr Oscar Kylberg; Princess Madeleine. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

However, the proud parents have asked well-wishers to send donations to Prince Carl Philip’s and Princess Sofia’s Foundation and Project Playground, rather than sending gifts.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s second son, Prince Gabriel Carl Walther was born on 31 August 2017 at Danderyd Hospital.

Prince Gabriel, five days old, taken at Villa Solbacken. Photo Prince Carl Philip, Kungahuset.se

He was assigned the Duchy of The Prince was assigned Duke of Dalarna after his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf addressed government representatives at the Council of State cabinet on Monday, 4 September 2017, at the Royal Palace.

Prince Carl Philip; Princess Sofia; Prince Alexander; Prince Gabriel. Parents: Mrs Marie Hellqvist; Mr Erik Hellqvist; Queen Silvia; King Carl XVI Gustaf. Photo: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se

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