Members of the Swedish Royal Family attended a Te Deum at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm Palace on Sunday at noon to mark the birth of Prince Julian.
Due to the pandemic, those in attendance were limited to King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Carl Philip, proud big brother Prince Alexander, Princess Sofia’s sister, Lina, and Sofia’s parents, Erik and Marie Hellqvist. Sofia’s parents were able to travel from Älvdalen to meet their new grandson and attend the ceremony.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden just recently recovered from COVID-19 and were unable to attend the service. They had planned to attend before contracting the virus; the couple are now healthy but followed doctor recommendations to not participate on Sunday, according to Svenskdam.
The media was not allowed to attend the religious service due to the pandemic, and images were only released after the Te Deum had concluded.
Lead pastor Johan Dalman lead the service that began at noon; a small lunch followed, but the Royal Court has not released any information regarding the gathering.
The christening for Prince Julian will take place in a few months time. How the pandemic will impact the ceremony is not yet known.