Prince Carl Philip, who is Naval Reserve Officer with the rank of Major, has been serving at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters in Stockholm since mid-May 2020.

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Photo: Henrik Lundqvist Rådmark / Armed Forces

The Prince is currently based at the Operational Command Centre, which directs and coordinates operations and campaigns for all armed forces: the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Home Guard.

The Armed Forces’ command centre has also coordinated and supported the community with the coronavirus pandemic during recent months.

Prince Carl Philip had volunteered after a visit to the Headquarters, on his father King Carl XVI Gustaf’s behalf, on 8 April 2020, to see how the Armed Forces are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

He found out more about Aurora 2020, scheduled for May when the Armed Forces and the Swedish Agency for Social Protection carry out safety measures in cooperation with local authorities, regions, municipalities, companies and organisations. 

Prince Carl Philip in uniform. Photo: Linda Broström, Royal Court of Sweden

Naval Reserve Officer

Prince Carl Philip completed his military service with the Amphibious Battalion of Vaxholm’s Coast Artillery Regiment and is trained as a combat boat commander (Combat Boat 90).

He completed a Naval Officer training course during 2001-2002, where he participated in a long voyage aboard the mine-laying vessel HMS Carlskrona.

Prince Carl Philip was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy in December 2002.

He achieved the rank of Lieutenant in December 2007 in Stockholm.

Prince Carl Philip was appointed to the position of Major during an investiture ceremony at the Amphibious Regiment in Berga, south of Stockholm on 1 October 2014.

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