Princess Sofia of Sweden’s engagement ring broke royal tradition – here’s how
While we know everything there is to know about British Royal Family engagement rings, we don’t know as much about the other amazing rings that other Royals around the world have received. of their half when they knelt down. In 2014, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden offered to model Sofia Hellqvist. But the ring he gave her broke with royal tradition.
The Duke of Värmland asked Sofia to marry him with a round diamond surrounded by a ring of small diamonds set on a pavé band.
According to reports, Prince Carl Philip worked on the design of the engagement ring with court jeweler WA Bolin.
It’s the same high-end jewelry company that also created a ring for Philip’s sister, Princess Victoria.
Traditionally, in Sweden, elegant engagement rings are not exchanged.
Instead, they frequently exchange modest gold rings during the engagement, saving the most lavish ring for the bride on the wedding day.
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Prince Carl Philip’s marriage proposal came as a complete surprise to Sofia.
Prince, then 35, popped the question first thing in the morning.
Speaking about the proposal, the prince admitted: “I woke up several times the night before, I don’t know if Sofia noticed it. I wanted it to be a surprise.”
The couple then said “I do” on June 13, 2015 in a beautiful ceremony at the Royal Church in Stockholm, complete with horse-drawn carriages and exquisite royal guests.
The bride wore a stunning wedding dress made by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt.
Sofia, was a controversial royal bride as she was once famous as a model and reality TV personality and later became Princess of Sweden.
After their wedding, Princess Sofia chose to pair her engagement ring with a diamond-encrusted wedding band.
Seven years later, the couple have three children; Prince Julian, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel.
Prince Carl Philip is the only son and second child of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
His older sister, Princess Victoria, is heir to the Swedish throne and has two children.
Therefore, Prince Carl Philip is currently fifth in the line of succession.