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Carl XVI Gustaf Bernadotte (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus)

Carl XVI Gustaf Bernadotte, born in 1946, is The King of Sweden since September 15, 1973.


  • After graduating from high school, the Crown Prince completed two and a half years of education in the Royal Swedish Army, the Royal Swedish Navy, and the Royal Swedish Air Force. He received his commission as an officer in all three services in 1968, and he rose to the rank of captain (in the army and air force) and lieutenant (in the navy).

    Crown Prince Carl Gustaf followed a broad program of studies on the court system, social organizations and institutions, trade unions, and employers' associations. In addition, he closely studied the affairs of the Parliament of Sweden, Government, and Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Crown Prince also spent time at the Swedish Mission to the United Nations and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), worked at a bank in London, at the Swedish Embassy in London, at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France, and at the Alfa Laval Company factory in France.


  • The King is the Head of State, but he has no political power, and he has only representative and ceremonial duties according to the 1974 Instrument of Government . He pays State Visits abroad and receives those to Sweden, opens the Annual Session of the Parliament, chairs the Special Council held during a change of Government, holds regular Information Councils with the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, chairs the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council, and receives Letters of Credence of foreign ambassadors to Sweden and signs those of Sweden to foreign nations.


The King can neither be a member of a political party, nor support openly one or another party


Denomination: Church of Sweden



The King is passionate about the environment, agriculture, art, hunting and cars. The King often participates in Scout activities both in Sweden and abroad.


  • 1st child: Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée - Sweden - crown princess
  • 2nd child: Carl Philip Edmund Bertil - Sweden
  • 3rd child: Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine - Sweden
  • Wife: Silvia Renate Sommerlath - Germany
    The wedding was held on 19 June 1976 at the Stockholm Cathedral
Carl XVI Gustaf Bernadotte
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Born January 30, 1946
(age 71)
  • 1955 - 1959
    Broms skola
  • 1959 - April 22, 1966
    Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket
  • 1968
    Uppsala University
  • September 15, 1973
    King of Sweden, Sweden


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