The Swedish royal court released two new photos of Prince Alexander, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia‘s son, ahead of his September 9 baptism.
The first photo is a family shot of Carl Philip, Sofia, and Alexander, while the second photo is a close up of Alexander’s face (with a hint of Carl Philip). Alexander is getting so big! It amazes me how different babies are – I have a friend whose baby is six months old and is much smaller than four month old Alexander.
Alexander’s baptism will take place on Friday, September 9 at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace. Guests will begin arriving at 11:00 AM (Sweden time) with the service starting at 12:00 PM (Sweden time) and the reception at 1:00 PM (Sweden time).
The baptism will be officiated by Archbishop Antje Jackelén with Bishop Johan Dalman and pastor Michael Bjerkhagen assisting.
The guest list and godparents will be announced closer to the date, but the court released that guests are “the immediate family, foreign royal families, representatives of the parliament and government and official Sweden”. So there will be foreign royals at the baptism. Any guesses which ones?
PS. Princess Madeleine posted this photo of Prince Nicolas on Facebook ahead of the Olympic women’s football gold medal match in which Sweden played Germany (Germany won). Maddie captioned the photo: “Nicolas wishes the Swedish women’s football team all the best for tonight’s gold medal match! #GoSweden”.