Prince Carl Philip of Sweden is doing his part to help others during these unprecedented times. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the royal reserve officer has been serving at the Swedish Armed Forces’ headquarters since mid-May. “The Prince is located at the Operations Command‘s Operational Command Center, which directs and coordinates operational operations and operations for all combat forces. From the command center, the Armed Forces also support and coordinate the community with the covid-19 pandemic,” the Swedish Royal Court said.
The palace added, “The service is performed at the Prince’s initiative. The Prince made himself available to the Swedish Armed Forces after the visit to the interim management that the Prince, on the King’s behalf, made earlier this spring.”
Carl Philip, who studied at the Swedish National Defense College in the fall of 2007, completed his military service with the Amphibious Battalion of Vaxholm’s Coast Artillery Regiment and is trained as a combat boat commander (combat boat 90). In 2002, the 41-year-old Prince became a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy and later achieved the ranks of Lieutenant in 2007 and Major in 2014.
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På väg till Försvarsmaktens högkvarter för att ta del av försvarsmaktens analys och bedömning kring situationen med Covid - 19. Och för att få insyn i hur de stödjer samhället i denna tid. I största möjliga mån jobbar jag, som många andra, hemifrån. Detta besök kunde dessvärre inte ske via telefon/digitalt. Jag är dock glad över att det ändå gick att genomföra – naturligtvis utifrån rådande rekommendationer.
Last month, the royal dad of two visited the Defense Forces’ headquarters to take part in their analysis and assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carl Philip was also on hand to “gain insight into how they support society at this time.” The Prince’s wife has also been helping during the global health crisis. In April, it was revealed that Princess Sofia had begun volunteering at Sophiahemmet Hospital, of which she is honorary chair. Sofia underwent intensive training to help relieve the nursing staff during the pandemic and was placed in a hospital ward to assist with simpler care tasks, cleaning and more.