The Royal Court of Sweden has released three official photos on Wednesday, 18 August 2021, to mark Prince Julian’s Christening four days earlier.

From left to right: Prince Alexander, Princess Sofia, Prince Julian, Prince Carl Philip and Prince Gabriel. Photo: Elisabeth Toll, The Royal Court of Sweden

Prince Julian Herbert Folke, Duke of Halland, was christened in the Drottningholm Palace Chapel at 12 noon on  Saturday, 14 August 2021 surrounded by family, friends, members of the Royal Court and government officials.

Bishop Johan Dalman and the Royal Court parish pastor Michael Bjerkhagen conducted the baptismal service which started at 12 noon with Odd Zschiedrich as Master of Ceremonies.

Prince Julian is surrounded by his family and grandparents. From left: Mr Erik Hellqvist, Mrs Marie Hellqvist, HM Queen Silvia and HM King Carl XVI Gustaf. Prince Alexander, Princess Sofia, Prince Julian, Prince Carl Philip and Prince Gabriel. Photo: Elisabeth Toll, The Royal Court of Sweden

Prince Julian wore the Royal Christening gown which has been used by members of the Swedish Royal Family since 1906, including his grandfather, father, aunts and brothers.

Two psalms were sung and the song, Hey Brother, played as a special tribute, according to Svensk Damtidning, to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s friend Tim Bergling, known as Avicci, who passed away in 2018.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s friends Mr Johan Andersson, Mrs Stina Andersson, Mr Jacob Högfeldt, Miss Frida Vesterberg and cousin Mr Patrick Sommerlath were chosen as Prince Julian’s godparents.

King Carl Gustaf continued the family tradition and presented his youngest son with the Order of the Seraphim at the end of the service.

Prince Julian is surrounded by his family and godparents. From left: Mr Jacob Högfeldt, Miss Frida Vesterberg, Mr Patrick Sommerlath, Mrs Stina Andersson and Mr Johan Andersson. Prince Alexander, Princess Sofia, Prince Julian, Prince Carl Philip and Prince Gabriel. Photo: Elisabeth Toll, The Royal Court of Sweden

Prince Julian was born on 26 March 2021 at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm and is currently seventh in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.

However, he is the first grandchild of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia who was not granted an HRH, following new rules regarding the Royal Family in October 2019 and will not be expected to carry out official engagements.

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