A new photo of Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel has been released

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have started the summer holidays, and are currently at their farm in Sörmland
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have started the summer holidays, and are currently at their farm in Sörmland, Ökenäs. The Swedish Prince couple wished everybody a happy summer and shared a new photo of Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel on their social media account.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have started the summer holidays, and are currently at their farm in Sörmland

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  1. Very cute children.

    Personally, I think Alexander's hair is a bit too long but that's just me. I don't mind longer hair on little boys in general but I'm not sure it works in this particular case. JMO

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    1. When I saw the first picture without reading the names, I thought the child on the left was a girl. In total agreement with you regarding Alexander's hair.

      Meghan

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    2. Yes I agree too! When I mentioned that earlier, my post was criticized.... I am really wondering whether it is helping a child to create confusion about an adequate hair style for him.

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  2. Rochelle Cape Town RSA6/26/20, 7:33 PM

    Very cute little boys

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  3. Call me old-fashioned, but I don't like long hair on little boys and here's why. I help
    out in a summer program for kids (not now because of virus). Anyway, we had this little boy who all the other kids thought was a girl. In fact, I thought he was a girl until I made inquiries and found out he was a boy. ()He had a gender-neutral name like Kennedy. ) His parents dressed him in a long, page-boy, wavy type of hair and his clothes were what everyone was wearing T-shirt, shorts, etc. At that age, boys only want to play with boys. Girls play with girls. No one forces that, they just drift into their little groups. The boy I'm talking about seemed "out-of-sorts" because he wasn't welcome in the boys' group. They thought he was a girl. . Remember, this is a program where kids come together from all parts of the city and schools. So they don't know each other. The girls had no problem with him joining their group, but he didn't want to be there. I hope my writing this won't turn an observation into a controversial topic here - that's not my intention. But until the society becomes totally "gender neutral", I think parents should give a little more thought to this subject.

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    1. As far as I know, the tradition further back in history was that little boys had long hair and even wore dresses.
      Their fathers, if wealthy enough, could even go to war dressed up in lace, long curls and high heels.
      I hope for as much freedom as possible for every child to find out who he or she is.

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    2. Joann, I think your thoughtful comment is very important and I thank you for having the courage to speak of the dilemma that unfortunate little boy found himself in. A heartbreaking situation.

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    3. I think it depends on culture and traditions as it relates to dress. I agree that children should have as much freedom as possible to find out who he or she is. In the instance I mentioned, this child seemed to identify as a boy and that is where his comfort level appeared to be..

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    1. Me too i.e. agree. Leave the kids alone. Seems like everyone's a critic these days.

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    2. The kids don't read this blog. People can state their personal preferences. Nobody has been unkind or attacked anyone - we have just said what we prefer.

      At the end of the day the parents - and children - are perfectly entitled to give the child the haircut they see fit. I don't suppose they give a monkey's whether I like it or not.

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  5. They are beautiful children, both with lovely blond hair and very nicely dressed for vacation. Alexander resembles her mother :) They seem to be very happy children.

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  6. Lovely wee boys but entirely agree with comments above re the length of Alexander's hair. Think Princess Madeleine's son, Nicolas, also had longish hair when he was younger but looks much better now.

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  7. Adorable cutiepies. Left hand is Alexander, isn´t he? He takes after Queen Silivia, massiv.

    Hannah

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  8. Are any of the previous people who commented on hair length European/Scandinavian? I am guessing you are not. Longer hair on boys is the norm. Plus seriously that's all you have to say. Yikes! Very beautiful children and hope they enjoy their holiday.

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    1. Indeed! As a Swede I find it rather narrow minded to think boys must have short hair. ( I'm also an old hippie of course :-))

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    2. Yes, I am European and no, it isn't the norm - some boys have longer hair, some (more) tend to have shorter hair.

      As I said, I don't have a problem with boys having longer hair but I don't especially like it in this particular case. I also acknowledged that was my personal opinion - which I am entitled to. As are the other posters here.

      And no, it's not all I had to say - I said they were cute and I stand by that. At least I don't make baseless assumptions about other posters or sweeping generalisations not based on facts.

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  9. I love how Alexander looked like Carl Philip when younger and now resembles his mother a lot. I can also see more of Carl Philip in Gabriel than before, especially the way he smiles. Shows how fast kids can grow and change!

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  10. Adorable little boys, I love what they are wearing. It looks a lovely place to have time out.

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  11. I too thought this is a picture of a boy and a girl, and wondered what the fuss about the hair was all about. Now I realize these are two little boys not princess and younger brother.
    Get the older brother a haircut soon, please!

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  12. First of all: the two little princes are absolutely adorable, and look wonderfully healthy and happy. I always enjoy seeing their photos. Obviously, to those of us who are no longer used to seeing longish hair on boys (which I remember became commonplace in the U.S. during the 1960s and '70s but not so much now), a cute little boy with longish hair is going to look much like a cute little girl. Sorry, but a well-intentioned person _can_ make that mistake.

    Given the tone of some comments, I will add that imo a very different and sinister sort of mistake is that these days people are being made to feel afraid of saying anything that (gasp!) suggests that boys and girls are different and that it is not only natural, but even (gasp!) desirable for this difference to be reflected in outward appearance. Yes, we all know that in much of Europe and the U.S. it was the fashion in Victorian/Edwardian days for very little boys to have longish hair and wear dresses -- and we also know that as those boys matured, their hair was generally cut shorter and they wore trousers of increasing length, while young women generally kept their hair very long and continued to wear skirts and dresses. Yes, we also know that at various times in history it was the fashion for wealthy men to wear lace-trimmed garments and shoes with elevated heels -- and that nevertheless during those same eras, women dressed very differently than men. My point is that historical changes in men's and women's fashion in no way justify our being bullied into accepting gender confusion as something natural or desirable. Indeed, every child should be free to "find out who he or she is" -- but encouraging boys and girls to question their gender, which sadly is increasingly happening these days, is _not_ freedom -- it is abuse.

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    1. Agree with Jane Chantal. I think some parents mistake freedom for lack of orientation. Children need orientation.

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  13. These little boys looks cute and happy. I love what they are wearing and long hair looks very adorable. - Siri

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  14. Tout d'abord j'ai pensé que le petit garçon de gauche était une fille avec les cheveux longs ; pour l'instant, cela lui va encore bien. J'aime beaucoup leur petite tenue estivale !

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  15. I am not opposed to long hair on boys and men if it is well maintained, especially with a good cut, which may not be the case for Prince Alexander.

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  16. Trends and fashions change and countries, cultures, and generations differ. As someone commented earlier, throughout history men have had longer hair without it diminishing their masculinity, and they still do, even some older men. In my family, there are currently two men with long hair, the other in his seventies, the other in his fifties. Both are handsome men and happily married to wives with a hair slightly shorter than theirs. Let Alexander have his beautiful curls — or get them cut if and when he so wishes.
    BN

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