A never before seen photo of Prince Alexander of Sweden at his christening was sent out in a thank you card by his parents, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, for the warm wishes the family received on the occasion of the little prince’s baptism.
Inside the card, messages of thanks are written in both Swedish and English saying, “We wish to extend our warmest thanks and sincere gratitude for all the kindness and consideration shown to us on the occasion of the Christening of our son, Prince Alexander.” The message concludes with the signatures of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia at the bottom.
Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland was born on 19 April 2016 at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. His grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf announced his name and title at a government cabinet meeting on 21 April, and a Te Deum thanksgiving service was conducted on 22 April at Stockholm Palace in the Royal Chapel.
The fifth-in-line to the Swedish throne was christened in the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace on 9 September wearing the christening gown of Prince Gustaf Adolph in 1906 like his four older cousins, Princesses Estelle and Leonore and Princes Nicolas and Oscar, before him. His godparents were Crown Princess Victoria, his paternal aunt; Lina Frejd, his maternal aunt; Victor Magnuson, a paternal cousin; Cajsa Larsson, a friend of Princess Sofia; and Jan-Åke Hansson, a friend of Prince Carl Philip.
One of Royal Central’s Europe Correspondents, Laura Dekkers, was at the christening in Sweden and shared her experience with our readers in September.