Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

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Carl XVI Gustaf
Royal Wedding Stockholm 2010-Konserthuset-433.jpg
Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm in June 2010.
King of Sweden
Reign15 September 1973 – present
Enthronement19 September 1973
PredecessorGustaf VI Adolf
Heiress apparentCrown Princess Victoria
Prime Ministers
Born (1946-04-30) 30 April 1946 (age 72)
Haga Palace, Sweden
SpouseQueen Silvia, née Sommerlath (m. 1976)
IssueVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Full name
Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus
HouseHouse of Bernadotte
FatherPrince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
MotherPrincess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
ReligionChurch of Sweden
SignatureCarl XVI Gustaf's signature

Carl XVI Gustaf (born 30 April 1946) is the king of Sweden. He became king on 15 September 1973. He is married to Silvia Sommerlath who is half German, half Brazilian. With her he has three children:

  1. Princess Victoria of Sweden
  2. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
  3. Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Internationally King Carl XVI Gustav is best known for presenting the Nobel Prizes every year.

Swedish Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen


HRH Princess Birgitta