Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland celebrates her 36th birthday on Sunday, 6 December 2020.

2020-12-06, H.K.H. Prinsessan Sofia

The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photo to mark the occasion.

Sofia Kristina Hellqvist was born on 6 December 1984 at Danderyd Hosptial, the second of three daughters born to employment counsellor Erik and Marie Hellqvist.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia on their wedding day.
Photo: Mattias Edwall/The Royal Court of Sweden

Prince Carl Philip married Sofia Hellqvist in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 13 June 2015, followed by a wedding banquet in the

They have two sons, Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland (born 19 April 2016) and Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna (born 31 August 2017), who are fifth and sixth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.

Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel in Södermanland County in June 2020. Photo: Instagram/Prinsparet

Both Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 and have self-isolated in their home, Villa Solbacken, in Stockholm, with their two sons.

However, the royal couple will attend the Prince Carl Philips and Princess Sofia Foundation’s board meeting via video link on Monday, 7 December 2020.

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