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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia share special photos to mark their fifth wedding anniversary

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden
Mattias Edwall, The Royal Court, Sweden

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary with a behind the scenes glimpse of their special day. To mark the occasion the Duke and Duchess of Värmland shared some exclusive images from the day they exchanged vows.

On June 13th 2015, Sweden witnessed the union of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s only son, Prince Carl Philip and his Swedish girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist. Prince Carl Philip was the last child of the Swedish King and Queen to marry. Their wedding took place at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace in the centre of Stockholm. The ceremony was followed by a reception and dinner at the Royal Palace.

To mark their fifth anniversary, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have shared some exclusive pictures from their wedding day on their Instagram account. The pair has shared a total of 10 photos. In the second picture, Prince Carl Philip can be seen getting dressed in his military uniform before the wedding ceremony. He is assisted by his good friend and best man, Jan-Åke Hansson. In the third picture, Sofia Hellqvist is taking a selfie with her father, Erik Hellqvist before becoming Princess of Sweden. The other pictures show the bride and groom during and after their wedding ceremony, seated in the cortege for a tour around Stockholm and at their wedding banquet.

The new photos were accompanied by a message from the couple. It said: “Sometimes you come to a crucial choice; a choice that determines your whole future and is about who you are, and above all about who you want to be. Often it requires courage. Courage not to choose the easy route just because it is easy, but the courage to stay on the hard road because it is right.”

This message is a section from the wedding speech of Prince Carl Philip. A full recap of the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia can be read here.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.