The wife of Carl Philip, Princess Sofia’s past as a model for men’s magazine Slitz and reality show contestant on Paradise Hotel (2005) was the subject of much scrutiny when her relationship with the prince was confirmed in 2010. In the television special The Year With the Royal Family, Sofia said, “A lot has been written over the years, not only following our engagement. For me, it's pretty boring, [my modelling and reality TV days] happened 10 years ago and I've moved on with my life. But no regrets. Experience shapes a person.”
Indeed, Sofia moved on to New York in 2005 where she studied accounting, specialising in business development at the New York Institute of English and Business and worked as a certified yoga instructor. She also studied global ethics, child and youth studies, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in theory and Swedish practice, and gender and international relations at Stockholm University, demonstrating her interest in child and youth issues. She wedded Carl Philip on June 13, 2015, and the couple recently celebrated their five-year anniversary with behind-the-scenes photos of their big day.