Prince Carl Philip and his wife-to-be, Sofia Hellqvist, will be moving into Villa Solbacken located in the Stockholm park area, Djurgården, reports Swedish newspaper, Expressen, following the royal engagement on Friday.
Villa Solbacken is a two-level estate that Prince Carl Philip inherited from his grand-uncle, Prince Bertil, following his death in 1997. Prince Bertil — who is the uncle of King Carl Gustaf — and his wife, the welsh Lilian Davies were like grandparents to Prince Carl Philip that never got to experience his real grandparents on his father’s side — his granddad died in a plane crash in 1947 and his grandmother passed away in 1972.
Princess Lilian lived in the house until her death in March 2013 and before Carl Philip and Sofia move in, Villa Solbacken is to undergo a large renovation.
According to Expressen, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia will be moving into the villa shortly after their wedding, which will take place in the summer of 2015. Until then, the couple will continue to live in their other Djurgården home, a large apartment owned by the King located close to Villa Solbacken.