Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland celebrated her 37th birthday on Monday, 6 December 2021.

HRH Princess Sofia of Sweden. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court of Sweden

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

Sofia was a glamour model and a contestant in a controversial reality television programme, Paradise Hotel, before meeting Prince Carl Philip in 2010.

The Swedish Royal Court announced their engagement on 27 June 2014 and they married in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 13 June 2015.

They have three sons, Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland (born 19 April 2016), Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna (born 31 August 2017) and Prince Julian, Duke of Halland (born 26 March 2021), who are fifth, sixth and seventh in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.

Anyone wishing to send their birthday greetings to Princess Sofia can do so via Kungahuset’s Facebook page, on Instagram @kungahuset or by sending a message via the Swedish Royal Family’s website’s greeting form.

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