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Swedish royals attend Prince Julian’s Te Deum

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.

Photo: Henrik Garlöv The Royal Court of Sweden
Photo: Henrik Garlöv The Royal Court of Sweden

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.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.