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Prince Carl Philip and Sofia make official debut at Victoria's birthday party

July 15, 2015
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Marriedlife clearly agrees with Prince Carl Philip and his new wife Princess Sofia, who joined the rest of the Swedish royalfamily on Tuesday for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s birthdaycelebrations. It marked their first official public appearance as husband and wifejust one month after their lavish nuptials in Stockholm'sRoyal Palace.


Prince Carl Philip and his new wife joined his sister Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill to celebrate their sister's birthday Photo: Getty Images

CarlPhilip was dashing in a grey suit, with Sofia – dressed in a knee-length dresswith a black skirt and white embroidered top – by his side. The couple isclearly still on a high after recently returning from their romantic 12-day honeymoon on one of Fiji’s small islands.

Overthe weekend, the handsome prince won the Scandinavian Touring Car Championships. After a spray ofcelebratory champagne, Carl Philip rushed to receive the best prize of all, akiss from his long-time love.

Carl Philip's sister Princess Madeleine was in an equally sunny mood, just one month after giving birth to a baby boy. Glowing in a cream top and jacket, and light yellowpatterned trousers, she held a pretty bouquet as she sat alongside herAmerican-British husband, banker Chris O'Neill.

Thelast time the Swedish royals were together was at Carl Philip and Sofia’s wedding, with Madeleine heavily pregnant. The new little bundle of joy, a babyboy called Nicolas Paul Gustaf, managed to hold off his arrival until two days after hisuncle’s big day.


Crown Princess Victoria was joined by her entire family for her birthday celebration Photo: Getty Images

OnTuesday, in keeping with tradition, the Swedish royals traveled to theirofficial summer residence of Solliden Palace on the island of Ӧland, where theyusually mark Princess Victoria's birthday.


Princess Estelle delighted onlookers at her mother's birthday celebrations Photo: Getty Images

The royal birthday girl was joined not only by her siblings, but by her husbandPrince Daniel and the couple's adorable 3-year-old daughter Princess Estelle.

King Carl XVI Gustaf andQueen Silvia were also there for their daughter's festivities, andgreeted members of the public who had gathered outside the palace with giftsand cards for Victoria.

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