Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland (born Sofia Kristina Hellqvist on 6 December 1984) is the wife of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. Prior to her marriage, Sofia was a glamour model and reality television contestant. She married Carl Philip in 2015, and she is the mother of their two children, Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, who are fifth and sixth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne.
Sofia Hellqvist was born in 1984 at Danderyd Hospital in Danderyd, to a Swedish mother, Marie Britt Rotman (born 1957), marketing manager in the plastics industry, and a Danish–Swedish father, Erik Oscar Hellqvist (born 1949), employment counsellor at the Swedish employment agency. She was christened on 26 May 1985 in Tibble Church. She moved to Älvdalen at the age of six. She has two sisters, Lina Frejd (humanitarian project coordinator, born 1982) and Sara Hellqvist (criminologist, born 1988). She attended Älvdalen Montessori School and Älvdal School. She studied the arts programme at Vansbro Education Centre.