The Surprising Reason Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia Are Cutting Their Honeymoon Short
The newlyweds have planned a short and sweet getaway due to the prince's busy racing schedule
But the newlyweds, who tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at the Swedish palace s royal chapel in Stockholm on Saturday, have planned a short and sweet getaway due to the prince s busy racing schedule.
The honeymoon will last just 12 days – from the 13th to the 25th – when Carl Philip will drive a race,” Johanna Lejon, royals reporter at Svensk Damtidning, tells PEOPLE.
The 36-year-old prince has raced in the Scandinavia Touring Car Championship since 2013, and he will buckle up for a twilight event at Mantorp Park in Sweden on June 25.
The third race of the season will be held over one day with qualifying rounds in the morning and races in the evening, according to the official event calendar.
The prince crashed during the first race of the season last month when he collided with his racing rival, Erik Johnsson, after just four laps. He wasn t hurt in the accident, but he was forced to retire from the race. He redeemed himself on the racetrack later in the month.
Royal fans should be on the lookout for Princess Sofia, 30, cheering from the sidelines. The newly minted royal has been a fixture at the prince s races.
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And although the couple, who met in 2009, have kept quiet on the location of their honeymoon, royal watchers say it’s not likely that they have chosen a remote spot.
I think they will go somewhere private, but not to a paradise island, Lejon says. A big city is more like them. They are so active and like to do things on their holidays and vacations.
And judging by the number of kisses he planted on his princess bride on their wedding day, their honeymoon is sure to be full of romance.
As Carl Philip said during his heart-stopping toast: “Today I am the happiest man in the world. Sofia, you fill my life with love and happiness. With your love I will be able to overcome all challenges. Dear Sofia, I love you.”
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