Carl Philip, 36, was on hand for the 4-month-old’s christening at the Royal Chapel in the Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm.
The christening for Nicolas, who was born just two days after his parents attended Carl Philip’s wedding to Princess Sofia, had a few connections to Carl Philip as the royal served as his godfather and Nicolas even wore a christening gown that the race car driving-prince had previously worn for his christening in 1979. (The recycling of baptismal gowns is nothing new for Europe’s royal families – the British royals have been doing it for nearly two centuries.)
Of course, Carl Philip wasn’t the only scene-stealer at the Swedish christening. Nicolas’ elder sibling, 19-month-old Princess Leonore caught some attention of her own while she was being held by her father during the ceremony while wearing an adorable gray outfit.
Like baby Nicolas, Carl Philip knows what it’s like to get upstaged by big sisters – Crown Princess Victoria is his older sibling, after all. If Carl Philip is anything to go off of, Nicolas will come into his own soon enough.
Nicolas won’t be the youngest Swedish royal for long – Victoria and husband Prince Daniel announced in September that they are expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016.
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