Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia take Prince Alexander down memory lane in Bastad

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden took their baby boy on a trip down memory lane. With three-month-old Prince Alexander in tow, the couple visited the town of Bastad, where they first met seven years ago.

The couple, who married in June 2015, arrived at the town on Wednesday where Princess Sofia attended official duties for her charity, Project Playground. This included a meeting which was themed 'A Sustainable Tomorrow,' and aimed to develop better conditions for vulnerable children.


Princess Sofia
Princess Sofia attended a meeting for her charity, Project Playground

A spokesperson for the Swedish royal family said of the trip: "This is something that Princess Sofia thinks is important, to be able to help."

During their trip, the couple also visited a restaurant named Sea Republic, and the restaurateur Hugo Söderberg opened up to People about how pleased he was to have them dine there. He said: "It's great to have them here. I hope they were as happy as all the other guests. And I'd love them to come back."

The pair first met in Bastad during a lunch with mutual friends, and have spoken about their "love at first sight." The Princess told Swedish channel TV 4: "The first thing I noticed about Carl Philip was that he seemed very humble. When I got to know him, I saw that he was incredibly natural, very intelligent and very humble."

Princess Sofia
Princess Sofia arrived in Bastad with Prince Carl Philip and Prince Alexander on Wednesday

Prince Carl Philip said: "I don't think I knew the magic of love before I met Sofia. But ever since I met her, I've seen how love can change a person."

Their first child, little Prince Alexander, was born on 19 April this year. The new parents released the first official portrait of their first child three weeks later, and introduced him to the world in Stockholm during Sweden's national day celebrations back in June.

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