Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist Got Engaged

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist Got Engaged
Sat 28-06-2014

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden has announced his engagement to Sofia Hellqvist.

The 35-year-old, who is the only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and third-in-line to the Swedish throne, announced on Friday 27 June that he and Sofia will marry in the summer of 2015.

Bride-to-be Sofia turned heads in a scarlet dress when she arrived at Drottningholm Palace, walking hand-in-hand with Carl Philip as they headed to a press conference in the Palace's garden where they shared their first public kiss.

An official statement announcing the news was also released on the Swedish royal family's official website.

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"The Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announce the engagement between Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist," read the announcement.

"After His Majesty The King of Sweden had given his consent to the marriage between Prince Carl Philip and Miss Sofia Hellqvist, His Majesty requested the approval by the Swedish Government, in accordance with the procedures set out in the Swedish Constitution.

Carl Philip and Sofia, who met in a club in 2009, have been dating since 2010 and rumours that a royal engagement was on the cards have been rife for months.

Source: Hello!