Monday, 26 April: The Organiser of Sweden’s first-ever Class 1 Grand Prix has confirmed that H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip has agreed to be Patron of the event which will take place in Uddevalla from 6-8 August. “This is a tremendous honour for everyone involved and we are very proud that His Royal Highness has accepted to be our Patron,” said Jan Erik Hanssen, SGP Project Manager.

Carl Philip Edmund Bertil, Prince of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, was born on 13 May 1979.

He is the second oldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. He has two sisters, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine.

Prince Carl Philip completed his military service with the Amphibious Battalion of Vaxholm's Coast Artillery Regiment and is trained as a combat boat commander (combat boat 90). In 2001-2002 The Prince completed a Naval Officer training course. Prince Carl Philip became a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy and went on to become a Lieutenant in December 2004.

In May 2006 The Prince completed a two-year full-time course in Graphic Design at Forsbergs School of Graphic Design in Stockholm. Prince Carl Philip continued his photographic studies with an internship at the National Geographic Society in Washington during the autumn of 2006.

The Prince is a skilled skier and sailor. Prince Carl Philip has a keen interest in motor sports and holds a Swedish Motor Sport Association racing license.