• It's Prince Carl Philip of Sweden's birthday
  • The royal turned 43 on Friday
  • His wife Princess Sofia took his birthday portrait

It's a special day in the Swedish Royal Family. Prince Carl Philip, son of the King, celebrated his 43rd birthday on Friday. The Palace was sure to post a birthday tribute with a new portrait.

Birthday boy: Prince Carl Philip of Sweden at 43

At 43, Prince Carl Philip posed in a sharp blue button-up shirt. With his hair fixed back, the royal gives a warm smile – and it's actually his wife Princess Sofia behind the camera.

With the portrait, the Swedish royal house wrote: "Today, H.K.H. Prince Carl Philip is 43 years old."

The post earned thousands of likes and birthday well wishes for the popular prince, who often ranks among the most handsome male royals.

Also interesting:

Prince Carl Philip is the only son of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. He stands fourth in line to the Swedish throne, after his elder sister Princess Victoria and her children.

Happy birthday, Prince Carl Philip!