Princess Sofia of Sweden 'flattered' to be named Hillbilly of the Year

Princess Sofia has proven herself a refined and elegant member of the Swedish royal family since marrying Prince Carl-Philip in June 2015, but she was keen to share her pride over receiving the less regal title "Hillbilly of the Year" on Tuesday (Jan. 19).

The 31-year-old, who is known for her impeccable style, admitted that she is “flattered” to have been voted "Lantis 2015" on the Swedish country website Land. The designation translated to English means "Hillbilly 2015.”

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While the title might not appeal to many, Sofia said, “I feel honoured and flattered." She added, "Lantis of the year is a fine distinction."

The mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child this spring, paid a visit to her native Dalarna, in central Sweden, last October. Sofia was moved to tears visiting her rural hometown of Älvaden for the first time since marrying into the Swedish royal family.

During her visit, she addressed the crowds, saying, “Dalarna has a very important place in my heart and especially Älvaden. Here, I’ve spent years, and it largely shaped me as a person … Dalarna is very beautiful, I am not only thinking of the nature but also of the beautiful people here."

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