Action man! Prince Carl Philip of Sweden dons his military uniform as he visits armed forces in Eksjö
- Prince Carl Philip, 42, visited the Eskjo Garrison today in Southern Sweden
- Father-of-three donned a full uniform for the occasion as he watched exercise
- Princess Sofia’s husband seemed in great spirit and beamed as he chatted
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden has been pictured in full action man attire while visiting the armed forces at a military base today.
The royal, 41, a former Major in the Swedish Navy, sported a green camouflage jacket and matching trousers for his solo outing, with the father-of-three appearing without his wife Princess Sofia.
Located in Eksjö, in the southern part of the country, the garrison has been within the Swedish Armed Forces since 1906, operating in various forms.
As snow fell onto the camp, the father-of-three looked relaxed in full uniform as he learned more about the garrison’s training regime.
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, 42, has been pictured in full action man attire visiting Eskjo Garrison in Sweden
The father-of-three looked ruggedly handsome in his combat wear as he learned more about the garrison’s training regime
Prince Carl, the only son of and the second of three children of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, looked ruggedly handsome in his combat wear.
The prince was taken around the surrounding woodland and even shown some of the machinery used by the groups.
Wearing black boots fit for the occasion, the royal appeared to mean business as he walked across the grounds with a military hat covering his locks.
He was pictured wearing full field uniform, which includes camouflage jacket and combat trousers, black sturdy boots and emerald beret.
Fourth in line for the throne Carl Philip kept a watchful eye on the troops as they carried out their exercise in Eksjo today
Soldiers in full black camouflage and with a rifle in hand completed the training exercise this morning
The royal also got to watch as servicemen conducted a mock operation in black camouflage.
Holding their rifles on their shoulders, some of the men took position underwater as they practiced the move.
Carl Philip, meanwhile, remained on dry land, keeping a watchful eye on the troops.
The father of three is no stranger to the armed forces. Known for his military interests, he completed his military service at the Amphibious Battalion at Vaxholm Coastal Artillery Regiment as a combat boat commander (Combat Boat 90) in the autumn of 2000.
The garrison is Eksjo municipality’s third largest workplace with about 500 employees.
While the prince looked in his element as he donned his uniform, last week, he put on a very different get up for his new official portrait.
Soldiers in full body camouflage went shoulder-deep into water during the exercise, which they took very seriously
In spite of the demand of the training, Carl Philip kept the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyed a few chats with the servicemen during his visit
The Swedish royal family have launched a new website and for the occasion, they showcased newly-shot portraits of the entire family in full formal attire.
As the brother of Crown Princess Victoria, Carl Philip was among the royals who got their photographs taken by Linda Broström of the Royal Court.
He looked typically dapper in a three-piece-suit. His ensemble featured a white waistcoat and he donned many royal medals on his blazer.
His wife, Princess Sofia, 37, oozed glamour in a floral full length gown which featured long sleeves and a cinched waist.
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