Prince Carl Philip and new wife Sofia are the picture of happiness at Princess Victoria's 38th birthday celebrations

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Married life clearly agrees with Prince Carl Philip and his new wife Princess Sofia. The couple were full of joie de vivre as they joined the rest of the Swedish royal family on Tuesday for the birthday celebrations of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, making their first official public appearance as husband and wife. In an equally sunny mood was the royal's sister, Princess Madeleine, making her return to the spotlight after giving birth to a baby boy just short of a month ago.

Carl Philip was dashing in a grey suit, with Sofia – dressed in a knee-length monochrome number – by his side. The couple are clearly still on a high after recently returning from their romantic Fiji honeymoon, smiling from ear-to-ear as they enjoyed the occasion.

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Prince Carl-Philip together with his new wife Sofia and sister Princess Madeleine


Princess Madeleine, meanwhile, was glowing in a cream top and jacket and light yellow patterned trousers as she held a pretty bouquet and sat alongside her husband, banker Chris O'Neill.

The last time the Swedish royals were together, Carl Philip and Sofia married in a lavish ceremony at the Chapel Royal at Stockholm's Royal Palace. The bride and groom have since begun their lives as husband and wife in style with a 12-day trip to one of Fiji's small islands.

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Second-time mum Madeleine with her husband and the happy newlyweds


Since then a new addition has also arrived in the royal family – Madeleine was heavily pregnant for her brother’s wedding and gave birth to a baby boy called Nicolas Paul Gustaf shortly after. The little bundle of joy was welcomed on Monday 15 June - just two days after the grand nuptials.

On Tuesday, in keeping with tradition, the Swedish royals had travelled to their official summer residence of Solliden Palace on the island of Ӧland, where they usually mark Princess Victoria's birthday.

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Princess Victoria celebrated her 38th birthday on Tuesday


The royal birthday girl was joined not only by her siblings, but by her husband Prince Daniel and the couple's adorable three-year-old daughter Princess Estelle.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were naturally also there for their daughter's festivities, and greeted members of the public who had gathered outside the palace with gifts and cards for Victoria.