Line of succession to the Swedish throne

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Crown Princess Victoria is heir apparent to the Swedish throne

The line of succession to the Swedish throne is the list of people who may become Queen or King of Sweden.[1]

History[change | change source]

Since 1980, Swedish law identifies the eldest child of a Swedish monarch the royal heir. The first-born child follows his or her parent on the throne.[2] This is known as full or equal primogeniture.

Order of succession[change | change source]

The current order of succession is

  1. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland[3]
  2. 00Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland[4]
  3. Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland[5]
  4. Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland[6]
  5. 00Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland

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References[change | change source]

  1. International Constitutional Law Project (ICL), Sweden; Swedish Royal Court (Svierges Kungahus), The Monarchy in Sweden; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. CBC/Radio-Canada, "Royal Succession," April 22, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  3. Kungahus, Crown Princess Victoria; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  4. Kungahus, Princess Estelle; retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. Kungahus, Prince Carl Philip; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  6. Kungahus, Princess Madeleine; retrieved 2011-12-19.

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