Prince Julian Herbert Folke


Prince Julian Herbert Folke, Duke of Halland was born on 26 March 2021 at 11.19 a.m at Danderyd Hospital (Swedish: Danderyds sjukhus), as the third son of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland and his wife Princess Sofia. The new baby weighs 3220 grams and is 49 centimetres long.

Prince Carl Philip said: “We are so happy and grateful to welcome our 3rd son to the family. On this day, both we and his two big brothers have longed for. Now we look forward to getting to know our new family member.”

Posted by Swedish Press Agency on Friday, March 26, 2021

Little Julian has two older brothers:

  • Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland born on 19 April 2016, at Danderyd Hospital.
  • Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna born on 31 August 2017 at Danderyd Hospital.

On Sunday 28 March, King Carl XVI Gustaf held a Council of State, at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, during which the Government was informed that the child, who is seventh in line to the throne, will be called Julian Herbert Folke, and will be known as Julian.

The middle name Folke is one of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s middle names – Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus – and was the name of the late Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (grandson of King Oscar II) who in World War II negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps.

Prince Julian has been granted the Duchy of Halland, the former duchy of the late Prince Bertil, uncle to King Carl XVI Gustaf. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia now live in Prince Bertil’s former home, Villa Solbacken.

Under konseljen informerade H.M. Konungen regeringen om att barnet, som är på sjunde plats i tronföljden, ska heta…

Posted by Kungahuset on Sunday, March 28, 2021

In accordance with The King’s decision of 7 October 2019 on changes to the Royal House, Prince Julian is a member of the Royal Family. However, The Prince will not be a member of the Royal House, and will thus not receive the rank of Royal Highness.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, only the Prime Minister and a small number of Ministers attended the council of State.

Members of the Swedish Royal Family – King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Carl Philip and Prince Alexander – also attended Prince Julian’s Te Deum on Sunday. Prince Carl Philip was accompanied by Sofia’s sister Lina Helqvist.

Under eftermiddagen hölls en tacksägelsegudstjänst, Te Deum, i Slottskyrkan med anledning av nedkomsten….

Posted by Kungahuset on Sunday, March 28, 2021

I gudstjänsten deltog Kungen, Drottningen, Prins Carl Philip, Prins Alexander, Erik och Marie Hellqvist samt Lina Hellqvist. Foto: Henrik Garlöv/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Posted by Kungahuset on Sunday, March 28, 2021

Gudstjänsten inleddes med ”Deo dicamus gratias – Herre, vår Gud, vi tackar dig” av G A Homilius, samt psalm 380 ”Fader,…

Posted by Kungahuset on Sunday, March 28, 2021

New Photo of Prince Julian, Duke of Halland

Princess Sofia posted new photos of her family on Instagram with the caption:

“Life gave me not only one but four beautiful Princes. A sincere Thank you for the warm congratulations in connection with Julian’s birth.”

Princess Sofia of Sweden

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