The story of how Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist met is refreshingly normal. In 2010, the two were eating in the same restaurant and the friends they were with happened to know each other. "We started with a shy greeting, and everything followed," said Carl Philip after their engagement. The couple have lived together since 2011. This piece features their romance story in pictures.
Before her fame as a princess, Sofia was best known as a model for men's magazines and for her role in the reality TV series Paradise Hotel.
But Sofia, who sports several tattoos, is much more than just a pretty face. She studied accounting in New York (where she also worked as a bartender) and is also passionate about fitness, having received certification as a yoga instructor. Even more impressive, she has worked as a volunteer and aid worker in South Africa, Senegal, and Ghana.
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