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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden marks veteran day in uniform

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden donned his naval regalia today to pay tribute to the country’s war dead.

The royal, 41, a former Major in the Swedish Navy wore a white hat and double breasted navy jacket for the country’s yearly ceremony in Stockholm.

The father-of-two looked sombre as saluted in front of the flag before laying down a wreath in front of the Maritime Museum. 

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden donned his military regalia today to pay tribute to the country's deadM

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden donned his military regalia today to pay tribute to the country's deadM

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden donned his military regalia today to pay tribute to the country’s dead

The father-of-two looked sombre as saluted in front of the flag before laying down a wreath in front of the Maritime museum

The father-of-two looked sombre as saluted in front of the flag before laying down a wreath in front of the Maritime museum

The father-of-two looked sombre as saluted in front of the flag before laying down a wreath in front of the Maritime Museum

Known as Sweden’s real-life Prince Charming, Carl-Philip broke the hearts of royal-watchers across the globe when he announced his engagement to former glamour model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in 2014, four years after news of their relationship first hit headlines.

The couple welcomed their first son, Prince Alexander, in April 2016 and another little boy, Prince Gabriel, arrived in August the following year.

The prince is the only son of the King and Queen of Sweden and is fourth-in-line to the throne.

In 1980 a law was passed which gave his older sister Victoria precedence in the line of succession. 

The royal, 41, a former Major in the Swedish Navy wore a white hat and double breasted navy jacket for the country's yearly ceremony in Stockholm

The royal, 41, a former Major in the Swedish Navy wore a white hat and double breasted navy jacket for the country's yearly ceremony in Stockholm

The royal, 41, a former Major in the Swedish Navy wore a white hat and double breasted navy jacket for the country’s yearly ceremony in Stockholm

Supreme Commander, general Micael Bydén and Prince Carl Philip at Sweden's Veterans Day at the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm

Supreme Commander, general Micael Bydén and Prince Carl Philip at Sweden's Veterans Day at the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm

Supreme Commander, general Micael Bydén and Prince Carl Philip at Sweden’s Veterans Day at the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm

The day is particularly sombre this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sweden has registered more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths after shunning lockdown in favour of more relaxed social distancing.

The country reported a total of 33,843 cases on Monday and 4,029 deaths, with a death rate that now stands at 399 per million inhabitants.

Known as Sweden's real-life Prince Charming, Carl-Philip broke the hearts of royal-watchers across the globe when he announced his engagement to former glamour model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in 2014

Known as Sweden's real-life Prince Charming, Carl-Philip broke the hearts of royal-watchers across the globe when he announced his engagement to former glamour model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in 2014

Known as Sweden’s real-life Prince Charming, Carl-Philip broke the hearts of royal-watchers across the globe when he announced his engagement to former glamour model and reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist in 2014

Carl-Phillip, who was a Major in the Swedish army, lays a reef to fallen soldiers

Carl-Phillip, who was a Major in the Swedish army, lays a reef to fallen soldiers

Carl-Phillip, who was a Major in the Swedish army, lays a reef to fallen soldiers 

But the royals have been chipping in to the fight against the disease, with Carl-Philip’s wife, Princess Sofia scrubbing up to work in a hospital. 

The royal, 35 took a three-day medical course at Sophiahemmet University College in Stockholm, where she is an honorary chair member.  

The university is training up to 80 people a week to help lift the heavy burden placed on doctors and medical workers in the country, according to local media reports. 

Carl-Phillip welcomes his first son, Prince Alexander, in April 2016 and another little boy, Prince Gabriel, arrived in August the following year

Carl-Phillip welcomes his first son, Prince Alexander, in April 2016 and another little boy, Prince Gabriel, arrived in August the following year

Carl-Phillip welcomes his first son, Prince Alexander, in April 2016 and another little boy, Prince Gabriel, arrived in August the following year

Pictured: Sverker Goranson, chairman of the Swedish Veterans Association, Andreas Norlen, Speaker of the Parliament, Prince Carl Philip, General Micael Bydén and Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence at Sweden's Veterans Day at the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm

Pictured: Sverker Goranson, chairman of the Swedish Veterans Association, Andreas Norlen, Speaker of the Parliament, Prince Carl Philip, General Micael Bydén and Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence at Sweden's Veterans Day at the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm

Pictured: Sverker Goranson, chairman of the Swedish Veterans Association, Andreas Norlen, Speaker of the Parliament, Prince Carl Philip, General Micael Bydén and Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence at Sweden’s Veterans Day at the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm

The fourth-in-line stands in front of the Swedish flag at Veterans Day in Stockholm

The fourth-in-line stands in front of the Swedish flag at Veterans Day in Stockholm

The fourth-in-line stands in front of the Swedish flag at Veterans Day in Stockholm 

Princess Sofia of Sweden working in hospital to help the country's fight against coronavirus

Princess Sofia of Sweden working in hospital to help the country's fight against coronavirus

Princess Sofia of Sweden working in hospital to help the country’s fight against coronavirus

Source: Daily Mail Royals

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