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Swedish Prince Carl Philip Joins The Army During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Swedish Prince Carl Philip Joins The Army During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden has decided to join the Swedish Army amid the coronavirus pandemic.

News of the 41-year-old royal’s new rank and role was revealed on the royal house’s Instagram with an image of him in uniform.

“Since mid-May, Prince Carl Philip has served a reserve officer with the rank of Major at the Defence Headquarters,” the caption says. “The Prince is now located at the Operations Command Centre, which directs and coordinates operations for all combat forces. From the command centre, the Armed Forces also support and coordinate the community for the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is performed at the Prince’s own initiative”.

Carl Philip also holds the rank of Major in the Swedish Navy.

Earlier last month, Carl Philip‘s wife, Princess Sofia, gained international news as it was announced she had become a hospital assistant to aid frontline workers during the pandemic.

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