The Royal Court of Sweden has issued a statement on Monday, 7 October 2019 regarding which members will continue carrying out official duties in the future.

King Carl XVI Gustaf has decided Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s two sons, as well as Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill’s three children, will no longer be members of the Royal House.

The decision regarding changes within the Royal House. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

All five children will continue to be members of the Royal Family but they will no longer be styled ‘Royal Highness’ and will not be expected to perform duties as members of the Royal House.

Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne will continue to be members of The Royal Family. However, they will no longer enjoy the style of Royal Highness and, in the future, will not be expected to perform duties incumbent on the Head of State.

Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

However, all five royal children will retain their titles as Duke and Duchesses.

  • Prince Alexander Duke of Södermanland
  • Prince Gabriel Duke of Dalarna
  • Princess Leonore Duchess of Gotland
  • Prince Nicolas Duke of Ångermanland
  • Princess Adrienne Duchess of Blekinge

King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, along with their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, will continue to carry out official duties on behalf of the Royal House both in Sweden and abroad.

Three generations: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, his daughter and heir Crown Princess Victoria, and her daughter Princess Estelle. Photo Sandra Birgersdotter I, The Royal Court of Sweden

Meanwhile, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia will, as well as Princess Madeleine, continue working in charities, including those and organisations which they founded.

They will carry out official duties at the King’s discretion.

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