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Prince Carl Philip enjoys his passion while handing out awards

Prince Carl Philip

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden was able to enjoy his passion for fast cars while handing out awards recently.

Prince Carl Philip visited Eskilstuna over the weekend to present the Prince Carl Philip’s Racing Pokal of 2022. It is the tenth year that the competition has taken place and the third time it was organised in Eskilstuna.

At the same time, Sweden’s first national race in electric go-karts was organised. The Prince himself participated in the brand new race, and as usual, for good luck, the Prince used his favourite number, 13.

Last year Prince Carl Philip had the opportunity to test an electric go-kart for the very first time.

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His Royal Highness spoke to the press at the event and said: “There is more balance in an electric go-kart. And it’s heavier, so it functions well on the road. There is a difference between driving an electric kart and a normal one. The sound is completely different, and you have to listen to the wind to get an idea of ​​how fast you are going. There is clearly a tough on the environment in the picture of starting to use electricity also in racing.”

For several years, Prince Carl Philip has been involved in motorsports to highlight new talents. It all started in 2013 when the Prince took the initiative for the Prince Carl Philip’s Racing Pokal. The first competition took place in Lidköping that same year.

The Swedish Prince announced in 2019 that he chose to take a break from his own racing career to focus on his family.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.