Sweden’s Princess Sofia stuns in traditional outfit for National Day
Happy National Day! Sweden’s Princess Sofia is a ray of sunshine in traditional dress as she celebrates with husband Prince Carl Phillip
- Princess Sofia, 34, was joined by husband Prince Carl Phillip, 40, to celebrate
- Mother of two donned traditional blue and yellow dress for the royal occasion
- Prince Carl Phillip looked handsome in a navy suit, pairing it with a light blue tie
The sun was out for Sweden’s National Day and Princess Sofia added an extra level of charm to the proceedings, as she emerged in traditional dress to join the festivities.
Former model Sofia 34, was joined by husband Prince Carl Phillip, 40, at the Royal Palace in Stockholm to celebrate the day.
As is traditional for senior members of the royal family, the mother-of-two donned a traditional folk costume, featuring an embroidered pinafore in the country’s national colours.
Meanwhile Prince Carl Phillip looked handsome in a smart navy suit, with a light blue tie that perfectly complimented his wife’s yellow and blue outfit.
Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia of Sweden looked stunning as they began the celebrations for the National Day at the Royal Palace in Stockholm
Prince Carl Philip joined his wife, looking handsome in a smart navy suit, with a white shirt and light blue tie (pictured outside the Royal Palace, Stockholm)
The couple waved to crowds as they began celebrations for the day, which happens every year on June 6.
Every year the King and Queen take part in a ceremony at Skansen, Stockholm’s open-air museum, where the yellow and blue Swedish flag is run up the mast, and children in traditional peasant costume present the royals with bouquets of summer flowers.
National Day also now recognises new Swedish citizens, welcoming them with special ceremonies held around the country.
Not normally known for being the most patriotic nation, National Day has been embraced over recent years, with some groups even pushing for the country to have a national dish, according to the country’s official website.
Sofia donned a gorgeous traditional yellow and blue dress, as is customary for senior royals within the royal family
Prince Carl Phillip opened the celebrations for Sweden’s National Day this morning, which is a public holiday in the country
The couple beamed as they waved to crowds who had gathered at the Royal Palace in the country’s capital of Stockholm
National Day is an annual celebration held in honour of two historical events: on 6 June 1523, Gustav Vasa became king and, on the same date in 1809, the country adopted a new constitution. It became a public holiday in 2004.
Princess Sofia looked stunning in the country’s traditional yellow and blue dress.
She swept her hair back into a low pony-tail, highlighting her summer tan with a sweep of bronzer across her cheeks.
She finished the look with a pop of red lipstick that perfectly matched her coral nail vanish.
Prince Carl Phillip looked sombre as he was seen giving a speech at the event outside the Royal Palace in Stockholm
Princess Sofia looked stunning in the traditional outfit, pairing it with a pop of playful pink lipstick and bright nails
Meanwhile Prince Carl Phillip looked dashing in a fitted navy suit.
Prince Carl Phillip was seen giving a speech ahead of a Royal Navy Band performing in front of the Royal Palace.
It did not appear Prince Carl Phillip’s siblings Crown Princess Victoria or Princess Madeline were in attendance at the event.
In previous years, Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia’s two young children have stolen the show at the day.
The royals watched as the Swedish Royal Navy Band played in front of the Royal Palace in Stockholm this morning
One musician looked focused as he prepared to perform for the royal family on Sweden’s National Day
The couple have three-year-old son Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland, and two-year-old Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna together.
But this year it didn’t seem as though the children were in attendance.
And later, Prince Carl Phillip headed back inside the palace to attend a scholarship award for a drawing competition.
Prince Carl Phillip was seen applauding the winners of a scholarship award on Sweden’s National Day
The handsome royal looked dashing as he beamed inside the palace during the prize-giving for a drawing competition
He posed for photographs alongside the winners of the contest, based around the theme of ‘The Thinking Hand’.
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl have been married for four years, after they tied the knot in 2015.
Prior to marrying the Swedish royal Sofia boasted a successful career as a glamour model and reality television star, as she appeared on the Swedish version of Paradise Hotel.
The Prince was seen posing alongside winners of the scholarship award inside the Royal Palace earlier today
He congratulated the winners at the event, and was seen chatting to those who had taken part inside the palace
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