On 21 April, the Speaker Urban Ahlin witnessed the newly born son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia together with the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party), the Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist and the First Lady of the Court Anna Hamilton.
Later the same day, a Council of State was held at the Royal Palace. At the Council of State, the King announced that the name of the son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia will be Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil, and he will be known as Alexander. The Prince was assigned the Duchy of Södermanland.
The Speaker will also attend the thanksgiving service, Te Deum, at the Royal Chapel on Friday.