Monarchy of Sweden

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King of Sweden
Sveriges Konung
Great coat of arms of Sweden.svg
Incumbent
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Carl XVI Gustaf
since 15 September 1973
Details
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentVictoria
First monarchEric the Victorious
Formation970; 1052 years ago (970)
ResidenceStockholm Palace[1]
Drottningholm Palace[2]
Websitewww.kungahuset.se

The monarchy of Sweden is the monarchical head of state of Sweden.[3] Sweden is a constitutional and hereditary monarchy with a parliamentary system.[4] Sweden was originally an elective monarchy, it became an hereditary monarchy in the 16th century during the rule of Gustav Vasa.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Royal Palace of Stockholm". Royal Court of Sweden. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  2. "Drottningholm Palace". Royal Court of Sweden. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  3. See the Instrument of Government, Chapter 1, Article 5.
  4. Parliamentary system: see the Instrument of Government, Chapter 1, Article 1.
  5. "The Monarchy in Sweden". Royal Court of Sweden. Archived from the original on 2018-03-22. Retrieved 2014-02-22.