Prince Carl Philip is present at the re-establishment of Västernorrland’s regiment – the Royal Central
Sara Friberg, Royal Court
Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip has attended the re-establishment of Västernorrland’s regiment I 21 on behalf of his father, King Carl XVI Gustaf.
The prince attended the restoration ceremony on January 16, along with the defense minister and commander-in-chief. Due to the prevailing global health situation, the ceremony was held outdoors.
Prince Carl Philip spoke to soldiers and government officials at the event. He said that the reactivation was “important for the region – and for Sweden” and added that he was happy to have the opportunity to attend the ceremony.
About the regiment, HKH said: “I am convinced that Västernorrland’s regiment with continued strong support from the municipalities will contribute to a positive development of Sollefteå and Östersund.”
Västernorrland’s regiment I 21 will conduct operations in Sollefteå and Östersund.
Sweden has begun the re-establishment of several military regiments and an air flotilla since 2021. These regiments are reactivated on behalf of the government following a decision by the Riksdag.
Prince Carl Philip has had to step in for his father and older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, as both have tested positive for covid. Since Queen Silvia and Prince Daniel also contracted the virus, Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sofia, have been forced to get engaged while their family recovers.
The prince has more engagements this week on 17 and 18 January when he will attend the awarding of the Jerring Prize at the Sports Gala and the Medal Committee’s meeting regarding the Royal Medal.
By January 19, the other members of the royal family are scheduled to return for engagements. On that day, the King, Queen, Crown Princess and Prince Daniel will digitally meet the Swedish Olympic Committee and Parasport Sweden before the Winter Olympics.