It was announced on Monday by the Swedish royal palace that five of King of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf’s grandchildren will no longer have royal titles.
The mandate, which affects Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s sons, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, and Princess Madeleine and husband Christopher O’Neill’s children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne, takes away their official HRH titles, although the children are still considered “princes” and “princesses.” Their children will not be entitled to the titles, however.
This change does not impact Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar: Their mother, Crown Princess Victoria, is heir to the throne.
“His Majesty The King has decided on changes to The Royal House. The purpose of these changes is to establish which members of The Royal Family may be expected to perform official duties incumbent on the Head of State or related to the function of the Head of State,” a palace statement read.
“His Majesty The King has decided that the children of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and the children of Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine and Mr Christopher O’Neill will no longer be members of The Royal House.”