[3/7] Royal Pairings - Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden
In April 2010, Carl Philip was linked in the press with former model Sofia Hellqvist. In August 2010, Royal Court spokesperson, Nina Eldh, confirmed the relationship between Carl Philip and Hellqvist in a statement released by the palace. On June 28, 2014, it was announced that Carl Philip and Sofia were engaged. They married on June 13, 2015 in the Stockholm’s Royal Palace chapel, where thousands of people lined the street for the occasion. In interviews, Carl Philip has criticized the press for suggesting that Sofia was not welcome in the royal family. He told the press that the opposite was true and that his family easily accepted her into the family.