Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden are currently spending some quality time together ahead of the princess giving birth to the couple’s first child. Since the 31-year-old royal will give birth anytime now, they have moved from their luxury apartment in Djurgarden, on an island in Stockholm to the private grounds of the royal palace. Sofia and Carl Philip will now live in Sjöpaviljongen, a small, detached 18th-century double storied house, located very near to the main palace building.
The property has been used to house staff members of the royal household. Of late, it was converted for use by Carl Philip’s older sister Crown Princess Victoria her husband Prince Daniel along with their four-year-old daughter Princess Estelle. However, currently the crown princess couple along with their two kids are living at Haga Palace, leaving Sjöpaviljongen.
“It's all about security,” a royal family spokesman told the Swedish newspaper “Expressen.” Sofia and Carl Philip would be able to rustle up breakfast in their own kitchen or have the palace kitchen deliver lunch and dinner at their convenience. The new family will reportedly stay in the house for at least a year, until renovations on their dream home Villa Solbacken in Djurgarden are finished.
The 36-year-old Carl Philip and his wife Sofia tied the knot in a lavish royal wedding in June 2015. “We wish to extend our sincere gratitude for all the consideration show to us on the occasion of our wedding. We highly appreciate your thoughtfulness,” he shared a picture from the wedding in all their bridal finery with a sweet message.
Over the past year Carl Philip and his wife Sofia have been busy with their wedding, honeymoon and birth of Prince Nicolas (Princess Madeleine’s son). This was followed by Victoria’s pregnancy and the birth of her second child – Prince Oscar on March 2. The royal couple also announced their baby news in October.
Amidst all the activities, the couple were not able to thank people for their wedding wishes. However, the great-great-granddaughter of etiquette guru Emily Post, Anna Post said that all thank you notes should actually be sent within three months of returning from the honeymoon.