The children of Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philippe of Sweden no longer hold the rank of Royal Highnesses.
That was King Carl XVI. Gustaf now decided, as the Swedish court announced. Madeleine and Philippe are the younger siblings of the heir apparent Viktoria.
The purpose of this step is to clarify which individuals within the royal family can perform official assignments to the head of state and its office.
The decision concerns the children of the second-born Prince Carl Philippe and his wife Sofia: Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel. The children of the third-born Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neill, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne, are also relieved of the rank.
They will continue to belong to the royal family and keep their Duke and Duchess titles. The children of the heir to the throne Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, remain in the rank of royal royalty.