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Happy birthday, Prince Alexander! See the new birthday image released today

Happy birthday, Prince Alexander!

Prince Alexander of Sweden turns three-years-old today, and a celebratory photo has been released by the Royal Court, taken by Josefine Persson.

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia wrote on their Instagram, “Our beloved Alexander, a big congratulations on your 3rd birthday.”

Josefine Persson/Royal Court, Sweden

Prince Alexander is the elder son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden. He holds the full title of His Royal Highness Prince Alexander of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland.

The tiny tot has already taken out some royal engagements at his young age. At Christmas this past year, he accompanied his father to accept the Christmas trees at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Before that, he made his first official visit to his duchy, Södermanland in August of 2018. Then, Prince Alexander officially opened ‘Prince Alexander’s Viewpoint’ by pulling a green ribbon.

Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil was born on 19 April 2016 at Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, Sweden, at 6.25 pm local time. His birth came just over a month after the birth of his paternal cousin, Prince Oscar, who is the younger child and only son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. His name and duchy were announced by his grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf in a cabinet meeting two days later.

Alexander was King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s fifth grandchild and third grandson; he ranks fifth in line to the Swedish throne after his paternal aunt, Crown Princess Victoria, her two children (Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar) and his father. He is followed in the line of succession by his younger brother, paternal aunt, Princess Madeleine and her three children (Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne).

Alexander was joined by a younger brother, Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna, on 31 August 2017.

You can wish the Prince a happy birthday on the Royal Court’s Facebook or on the monarchy’s website.

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