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Sveriges konung och statschef sedan 15 september 1973. | The reigning King of Sweden.
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Carl XVI Gustaf, Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, född 30 april 1946 på Haga slott i Solna, Stockholms län, är Sveriges konung och statschef sedan 15 september 1973 då han efterträdde sin farfar Gustaf VI Adolf. Han är den sjunde regenten av huset Bernadotte samt den sjuttiofjärde av Sveriges historiska monarker. Carl Gustaf är son till prins Gustaf Adolf och prinsessan Sibylla av Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. Under skoltiden förekom smeknamnet "Tjabo".

 

Carl Gustaf gifte sig den 19 juni 1976 med Silvia Sommerlath, som därigenom blev drottning av Sverige. De är sedan 1981 bosatta på Drottningholms slott och har tillsammans barnen Victoria, Carl Philip och Madeleine.

 

Familj och släkt

Familj

Den 19 juni 1976 firades bröllopet mellan Carl XVI Gustaf och Silvia Sommerlath, från Heidelberg, Tyskland, dotter till direktör Walther Sommerlath och Alice de Toledo. Vigseln skedde i Stockholms Storkyrka. Förlovningen hade eklaterats den 12 mars samma år och paret träffades under OS i München 1972.

 

Kungaparet har tre barn och ett barnbarn:

  1. Kronprinsessan Victoria, hertiginna av Västergötland (född 1977)
    1. Prinsessan Estelle, hertiginna av Östergötland (född 2012)
  2. Prins Carl Philip, hertig av Värmland (född 1979)
  3. Prinsessan Madeleine, hertiginna av Hälsingland och Gästrikland (född 1982)

 

Släktskap med andra regerande europeiska monarker

  • Drottning Margrethe II av Danmark – kusin.
  • Kung Harald V av Norge – dubbel brylling och farssyssling.
  • Kung Juan Carlos I av Spanien – dubbel brylling. Hans hustru drottning Sophia - dubbel brylling.
  • Kung Albert II av Belgien – fars syssling.
  • Kung Willem-Alexander av Nederländerna – bryllings son.
  • Drottning Elizabeth II av Storbritannien – dubbel brylling. Hennes make prins Philip - dubbel brylling.
  • Storhertig Henri av Luxemburg – brylling.
  • Furst Albert II av Monaco – sjumänning.
  • Furst Hans Adam II av Liechtensteinsexmänning.

 

Anfäder

Se Carl XVI Gustafs härstamning (ofullständig antavla).

 

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Carl XVI Gustaf (full name: Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, born 30 April 1946) is the reigning King of Sweden. On 15 September 1973, he succeeded his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf. He is the only son of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

 

Unlike many other European monarchs who have extensive styles, King Carl Gustaf's formal and complete style is simply His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden. The King's heir apparent, upon passage on 1 January 1980 of a new law establishing absolute primogeniture (the first such law passed in European history), is Crown Princess Victoria, the eldest child of the King and his wife, Queen Silvia.

 

Early life

Carl Gustaf was born at the Haga Palace, Solna, in Stockholm County. He was christened at the Royal Chapel on 7 June 1946 by the Archbishop of Uppsala, Erling Eidem. His godparents were the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark (his paternal uncle and aunt), the Crown Prince of Norway, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, the King of Sweden (his patrilineal great-grandfather), the Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (his maternal uncle), the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Sweden (his paternal grandfather and stepgrandmother), and Count Folke and Countess Maria Bernadotte af Wisborg.

 

Prince Carl Gustaf was also given the title of the Duke of Jämtland. His father, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, was killed in an airplane crash on 26 January 1947, at the Copenhagen Airport.

 

King

On 15 September 1973, Carl Gustaf became King of Sweden upon the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf. He was invested as King, at the Hall of State of the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 19 September 1973. King Gustaf VI Adolf was the last who used the style By the Grace of God King of the Swedes, the Goths/Geats and the Wends (Swedish: med Guds Nåde Sveriges, Götes och Wendes Konung; Latin: Dei Gratia Suecorum, Gothorum et Vandalorum Rex). This traditional title had been in use since the establishment of the hereditary monarchy in 1544. Carl XVI Gustaf instead chose the plain and simple title King of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges Konung), thereby ending a centuries-old tradition. Such innovations are reflected in his personal motto, "For Sweden – With the times" (Swedish: "För Sverige – I tiden"). In 2005, King Carl Gustav made a personal and passionate speech about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, a disaster which caused the death of over 500 Swedes in that area, in addition to tens of thousands of more people.

 

Title and styles

  • 30 April 1946 – 7 June 1946: His Royal Highness Prince Carl Gustaf of Sweden
  • 7 June 1946 – 29 October 1950: His Royal Highness The Duke of Jämtland
  • 29 October 1950 – 15 September 1973: His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Sweden
  • 15 September 1973 – present: His Majesty The King

 

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June 22, 2010

updated: 2013-05-15

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