On Friday, September 9, 2016, His Royal Highness Prince Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, Duke of Södermanland — son Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden — was christened at the beautiful Drottningholms Slottskyrka at Drottningholms Slott on the island of Lovön just outside of Stockholm, Sweden.
According to the Swedish royal court Archbishop Antje Jackelén presided over the christening and was assisted by Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen.
The godparents of the sweet little prince included Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Mrs. Lina Frejd, Mr. Victor Magnuson, Mr. Jan-Åke Hansson, and Miss Cajsa Larsson. Guests in attendance included Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden accompanied by their two children, HRH Princess Estelle and HRH Prince Oscar, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr. Christopher O’Neill, accompanied by their two children HRH Princess Leonore and HRH Prince Nicolas, extended members of the Swedish royal family, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria, Mr. and Mrs. Hellqvist, Miss Sara Hellqvist, close friends of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, and of course various Swedish government officials.
After the christening, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden hosted a reception at Drottningholms Slott in honor of the little prince.
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Photos courtesy of the Swedish royal court