Sweden’s New Princess Was Formerly a Great Waitress

Sofia Hellqvist, Prince Carl Philip.
Sofia Hellqvist, Prince Carl Philip. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

In addition to having previously worked as a yoga instructor, been a contestant on the now-defunct reality show Paradise Hotel, and posed for Slitz magazine with a boa constrictor wrapped around her bare torso, it turns out that Sweden’s multifaceted future princess also used to be an exceptional waitress. Sofia Hellqvist is scheduled to marry Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip on Saturday, which “Page Six” took as a cue to call her references at the New York pizzeria Serafina, where she worked from 2005 to 2007.  

“I remember her very well because she always had the best attitude with the customers and a really beautiful smile,” the restaurant’s co-owner, Fabio Granato, recalled. “If I was having a bad day, all I had to do was look at her, and I would feel better because she is the type of girl who is always happy and uplifting. She has a calming effect on people.” So yes, it sounds like she is definitely princess material.

Sweden’s New Princess Was a Great Waitress