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Encyclopedia > Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Carl XVI Gustaf
King of Sweden
King Carl XVI Gustaf
Reign 15 September 1973 - Present
Coronation 19 September 1973
Technically never crowned, merely took his oath (Swedish: konungaförsäkran) on this date.
Full name Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus
Full legal non-titular name
Born 30 April 1946 (1946-04-30) (age 61)
Flag of Sweden Haga slott, Solna, Uppland
Predecessor Gustaf VI Adolf
Heiress-Apparent Crown Princess Victoria
Consort to Silvia, Queen of Sweden (nee Sommerlath)
Issue Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Royal House Bernadotte
Dynasty Bernadotte
Royal anthem The king's song
Swedish: Kungssången
Royal motto "For Sweden - With the times"
Swedish: För Sverige - i tiden
Father Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Mother Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Swedish Royal Family
Styles of
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sir or The King

Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus; born 30 April 1946) is the current Swedish monarch and head of state of the Kingdom of Sweden. He is the only son of the late Prince Gustaf Adolf (1906-47) and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1908-72). He ascended the throne on 15 September 1973, upon the death of his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf. Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The coronation of Empress Farah, of Iran, 1968. ... 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Gustaf VI Adolf (Oskar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf) (November 11, 1882 – September 15, 1973) was King of Sweden from 1950 until his death. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath) (born 23 December 1943) is the Queen consort of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Swedens monarch, and the mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil Bernadotte), born May 13, 1979, Duke of Värmland, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, (Madeleine Thérèse Amélie Joséphine), born on June 10, 1982, is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... 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Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Birgitta Ingeborg Alice) (January 19, 1937-) was born at Haga Palace in Sweden. ... Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland (30 August 1915-) was born Lillian May Davies in Swansea, Wales. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A style of office, or honorific, is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the political office itself. ... Look up majesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Majesty is an English word rooting in the Latin Maiestas, meaning literally, Greatness. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Christening

Carl Gustaf was born at Haga Palace, Solna, Uppland. He was christened at the Royal Chapel on 7 June 1946 by the Archbishop of Uppsala, Erling Eidem. Haga Castle Haga Palace (Haga slott in Swedish), also known as the Queens Pavilion, is located in Hagaparken, Solna Municipality in Metropolitan Stockholm, Sweden. ... Solna (population 57,994, 2004) is a Municipality in Stockholm County, in central Sweden, located north of Stockholms city centre. ... Uppland ( ) is a historical province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Patriarchal cross The Archbishops Palace in Uppsala, designed in the 18th century by the architect Carl Hårleman, but built on older foundations. ... Erling Eidem (Gothenburg 23 April 1880 – Vänersborg 14 April 1972 ) was a Swedish theologian who served as archbishop of Uppsala 1931–1950. ...


His godparents were The Crown Prince of Denmark, The Crown Princess of Denmark, The Crown Prince of Norway, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, King Gustaf V of Sweden, Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, The Crown Prince of Sweden, The Crown Princess of Sweden, Count Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg, and Countess Maria Bernadotte af Wisborg. Frederick IX of Denmark (Christian Frederik Franz Michael Carl Valdemar Georg) (March 11, 1899 – January 14, 1972) was King of Denmark from April 20, 1947 until his death. ... Princess Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta of Sweden , (28 March 1910 – 7 November 2000) was the queen consort of King Frederik IX of Denmark. ... His Majesty King Olav V (July 2, 1903 - January 17, 1991) reigned as King of Norway from 1957 to 1991. ... Juliana Queen of the Netherlands Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (Juliana Emma Louise Wilhelmina van Oranje-Nassau) (April 30, 1909 – March 20, 2004), Princess of Orange-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg, Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld, was Queen of the Netherlands from her mothers abdication in 1948 to her own abdication... Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf) (June 16, 1858 – October 29, 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death. ... Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Friedrich Josias Carl Eduard Ernst Kirill Harald) (November 29, 1918–January 23, 1998) was the Head of the Ducal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1954 to his death. ... Gustaf VI Adolf (Oskar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf) (November 11, 1882 – September 15, 1973) was King of Sweden from 1950 until his death. ... Lady Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten (13 July 1889 – 7 March 1965), Queen Louise of Sweden (1950-65), was the second wife of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. ... Count Folke Bernadotte of Wisborg (January 2, 1895 - September 17, 1948), or simply Count Bernadotte, was a Swedish diplomat noted for his negotiation of the release of 15,000 mostly Scandinavian prisoners [1] from the German concentration camps in World War II and for his assassination by members of a...


Youth and education

Prince Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, Duke of Jämtland, was the youngest of five children and the only son of Sweden's Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla. His father's death in an airplane crash outside Copenhagen, Denmark on 26 January 1947 left the nine-month-old Prince second in line for the throne, behind his grandfather, Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf. When great grandfather King Gustaf V died in 1950, the four-year-old Prince became heir apparent of Sweden. Gustaf Adolf, Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund (April 22, 1906–January 26, 1947), Prince of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten, was the eldest son of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1908-1972) was Duchess of Västerbotten and a Princess of Sweden, and the mother of the future Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. ... Copenhagen (IPA: or ; Danish: IPA: ) is the capital of Denmark and the countrys largest city. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gustaf VI Adolf (Oskar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf) (November 11, 1882 – September 15, 1973) was King of Sweden from 1950 until his death. ... Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf) (June 16, 1858 – October 29, 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death. ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ...


In a speech[1] in 2005, the King expressed some of his feelings about growing up without having known his father. His sister Princess Birgitta elaborated on these feelings in an interview around the same time, commenting that their mother and the strict Swedish royal court of the time didn't consider the emotional needs of the Prince Gustaf Adolf's children. In that era, she said, tragedy was seldom discussed with children. "Children’s questions were met with silence, children’s anxiety and fear with the same silence." H.R.H. Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Birgitta Ingeborg Alice) (January 19, 1937-) was born at Haga Palace in Sweden. ...


As a result, Crown Prince Carl Gustaf was seven years old before he had been told about his father's death. "It was Mother’s way of handling the situation, to handle living her life. Of course it was not good for us children. It would have been much better to be able to speak about Father’s death," continued Princess Birgitta. She said it had been difficult for the future king to come to grips with not having a father and not having the same memories of him as his older sisters.


After graduating from high school, the Crown Prince completed two and a half years of education in the Royal Swedish Army, Royal Swedish Navy and Royal Swedish Air Force. He received his commission as an Officer in all three services in 1968 and eventually rose to the rank of Captain (Army & Air Force) and Lieutenant (Navy) before he ascended the throne. He has also completed academic studies in history, sociology, political science, financial rights and economics at the universities of Uppsala and Stockholm. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Swedish Navy (Swedish Marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. ... Coat of arms of the Swedish Air Force. ... // 1Sweden is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. ... The title page to The Historians History of the World. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Uppsala University (Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a public university in Uppsala, Sweden. ... Stockholm University (Stockholms universitet) is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. ...


To prepare for his role as head of state, Crown Prince Carl Gustaf followed a broad programme of studies on the court system, social organisations and institutions, trade unions, and employers' associations. In addition, he closely studied the affairs of the Riksdag, 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, the Swedish Embassy in London, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France, and at the Alfa Laval company factory in France. A trade union or labor union is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ... The parliament building from outside. ... The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for Swedish foreign policy. ... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... The agencys logotype. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Alfa Laval is a Swedish company, founded in 1883 by Gustaf de Laval and Oscar Lamm. ...


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 (med Guds Nåde Sveriges, Götes och Wendes Konung, Dei Gratia Suecorum, Gothorum et Vandalorum Rex). This traditional title had been in use since the establishment of the hereditary monarchy in 1540. Carl XVI Gustaf instead chose the plain and simple title King of Sweden (Sveriges Konung), thereby ending an age old tradition.[2] is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden, Oskar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustav Adolf (November 11, 1882 - September 15, 1973), was the eldest son of King Gustav V. At birth he was created Duke of Scania. ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Invasion of the Goths: a late 19th century painting by O. Fritsche, is a highly romanticized portrait of the Goths as cavalrymen. ... Sweden in the 12th century before the incorporation of Finland during the 13th century. ... Wends (German: Wenden, Latin: Venedi) is the English name for some Slavic people from north-central Europe. ...


King Carl XVI Gustaf is also the first Swedish monarch not styled By the Grace of God. By the Grace of God, as well as the various equivalent phrases in other languages thus rendered in English, is not a title in its own right, but a common introductory part of the full styles of many Monarchs, preceding the actual princely styles in chief of the specific realm...


Such innovations are reflected in his personal motto För Sverige, i tiden, "For Sweden, with the times".


Marriage and family

The king decided to marry Silvia Sommerlath, the half Brazilian daughter of a German businessman. Silvia met the then crown prince at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, where she was an interpreter and host. The wedding was held 19 June 1976 at Stockholm Cathedral and the ceremony was performed by the Archbishop of Uppsala, Olof Sundby. The king and his family reside at Drottningholm Palace outside of Stockholm since 1980, and use the Royal Palace of Stockholm as their workplace. Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath) (born 23 December 1943) is the Queen consort of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Swedens monarch, and the mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Storkyrkan (also known as The Great Church or Stockholm Cathedral) is the cathedral of Stockholm. ... The Patriarchal cross The Archbishops Palace in Uppsala, designed in the 18th century by the architect Carl HÃ¥rleman, but built on older foundations. ... The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family. ... The Stockholm Palace, or Stockholms slott, is the royal palace and official residence of the Swedish monarch, in Stockholm. ...


They have three children:

  1. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland (1977– )
  2. Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland (1979– )
  3. Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland (1982– )

Prince Carl Philip was born heir apparent. However a constitutional reform that was already under way at the time of his birth made his older sister, Victoria, the crown princess and heiress apparent on 1 January 1980, according to the principles of equal primogeniture, which Sweden was the first country to adopt.[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (Carl Philip Edmund Bertil Bernadotte), born May 13, 1979, Duke of Värmland, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, (Madeleine Thérèse Amélie Joséphine), born on June 10, 1982, is the youngest child and second daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Royal duties and personal interests

The King and Queen of Sweden at the White House, October 23, 2006
The King and Queen of Sweden at the White House, October 23, 2006

The King's duties are, according to Regeringsformen, of a representative and ceremonial nature. 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 Ministers, Chairs the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council, and receives and signs Letters of Credence of foreign ambassadors to Sweden — and signs those of Sweden to foreign nations. The King holds the highest ranks in the three branches of the Swedish Armed Forces à la suite according to the constitution. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Swedish Constitution consists of four fundamental laws (Swedish: grundlagar): The Instrument of Government (Regeringsformen, 1974) The Act of Succession (Successionsordningen 1810) The Freedom of the Press Act (Tryckfrihetsförordningen 1766) The Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (Yttrandefrihetsgrundlagen 1991) There is also a law on the working order of... Below is a complete list of state visits made by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden . ... A letter of credence is a formal letter sent by one head of state to another formally accrediting a named individual (usually but not always a diplomat) to be their ambassador in the country of the head of state receiving the letter of credence. ... The Swedish Armed Forces, or Försvarsmakten, is a Government agency responsible for the peacetime operation of the armed forces of Sweden. ...


Worldwide, Carl XVI Gustaf is probably best known as the presenter of the Nobel Prizes each year. He also hands over the Polar Music Prize. The King holds honorary doctoral degrees from; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm School of Economics and from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Nobel Prize medal. ... The Polar Music Prize is an international music prize and awarded to individuals, groups or institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements in the creation and advancement of music. The prize was founded in 1989 following a donation from Stig Anderson and is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences or Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet is a university in Uppsala, Sweden. ... The Royal Institute of Technology or Kungliga tekniska högskolan (KTH) is a university in Stockholm, Sweden. ... The Stockholm School of Economics or Handelshögskolan is a business school and private university in Stockholm, Sweden. ... For the historical Ã…bo Akademi, now known as University of Helsinki, see Royal Academy of Ã…bo. ...


In connection with his state visit to the United Kingdom in the summer of 1975 he was appointed an honorary Admiral in the Royal Navy by Queen Elizabeth II, dating the 25 June.[4] State visits usually involve a military review. ... Admiral is a senior rank of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, outranked only by the rank Admiral of the Fleet. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The King is passionate about the environment, technology, agriculture, trade, and industry. In 1994, he delighted Swedes by reportedly saying, in response to the clubbing of baby seals in neighboring Norway, that a prime minister who couldn't take care of baby seals couldn't be very good at taking care of a country. The Norwegian response was a comment on his well known interest in elk hunting. On his initiative, an international symposium on the environment is held regularly. He is the protector of the Swedish Royal Academies, and takes active part in the proceedings of a few of them. The Royal Academies are independent organisations, founded on Royal command, that act to promote the arts, culture, and science in Sweden. ...


Like many members of the royal family, the King has a keen interest in automobiles. He owns several Porsche 911s — a car model which is said to be a particular favorite of the King — as well as a vintage Volvo PV444, a Ferrari 456 MGT, an authentic AC Cobra and other cars.[5] The first pictures taken of him and his future wife were of them sitting in his Porsche 911. In the summer of 2005 he was involved in a traffic accident in Norrköping. The accident was described as a "fender bender", with no serious personal injuries claimed. Nevertheless, the incident caused national headlines.[6] Porsche 911 in hillclimb The Porsche 911 (pronounced as nine eleven) is a sports car made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. ... A 1965 Volvo 544 The Volvo PV which generically refers to two nearly identical models (PV444 and PV544), boasted a production run from 1947 to 1965. ... The Ferrari 456 and 456M is a high-performance Ferrari front-engined grand tourer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Peking Coordinates: Area  - City 1,503. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Scouting

László Nagy presents the Bronze Wolf to Carl XVI Gustaf.
László Nagy presents the Bronze Wolf to Carl XVI Gustaf.

The King is the Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, and often participates in Scout activities both in Sweden and abroad. He attended the 1981 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia, USA, and was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world scouting, in 1982. Image File history File linksMetadata Laszlonagycarlgusta. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Laszlonagycarlgusta. ... Dr. László Nagy was the Chief Executive of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1968-1985. ... The World Scout Foundation provides financial support for the growth and development of Scouting worldwide under the aegis of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. ... Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, so that they may play constructive roles in society. ... The national Scout jamboree is a gathering, or jamboree of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), usually held every four years and organized by the BSA National Council. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,774 sq mi (110,785 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... The Bronze Wolf is the only award made by the World Scout Committee. ... The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is the supranational organization which governs most national Scout Movements, with 28 million members. ...


Titles, styles and honours

Title

The Kings current title is simply His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden.


Style of reference

Carl XVI Gustaf is usually referred to as simply "the King" (Swedish: Kungen). In formal events and protocols, he is however entitled to "Your Majesty" (Swedish: Ers Mäjestät) or "His Majesty the King" (Swedish: Hans Majestät Konungen).


Royal and State Orders received

Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Order of the Seraphim or the Order of His Majesty the King (Swedish Serafimerorden or ) is a Swedish Royal order of chivalry created by King Frederick I of Sweden on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Polar Star. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Order of the Sword (Svärdsorden) is a Swedish order of chivalry created by King Frederick I of Sweden on February 23, 1748, together with the Order of the Seraphim and the Order of the Polar Star. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Order of the Polar Star (Swedish Nordstjärneorden) is a Swedish Royal order of chivalry created by King Frederick I of Sweden on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Seraphim. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... The Royal Order of Vasa (Kungliga Vasaorden) was a Swedish Royal order of chivalry, awarded to citizens of Sweden for service to state and society especially agriculture, mining and commerce. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Charles, the Swedish Duke of Sodermanland (later to become King Charles XIII of Sweden) spent a good deal of his adult life (prior to his ascension) studying the history of the Knights Templar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Coat of arms of Frederick IV of Denmark and Norway surrounded by the collars of the Order of the Elephant and the Order of the Dannebrog. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... The Order of the Dannebrog is an Order of Denmark, instituted in 1671. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... 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Other honours

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Patronages

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) is a non-governmental organisation working in Africa to relieve poverty through health development. ... Allmänna Idrottsklubben är sämst, usually called AIK, located in Solna, just north of Stockholm, is one of the oldest and largest sports associations in Sweden. ... Swedish Nationalmuseum, seen across the water from the Royal Castle in Stockholm. ... The Swedish Museum of Natural History (in Swedish Naturhistoriska riksmuseet), in Stockholm, was founded in 1819 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, but goes back to the collections acquired mostly through donations by the Academy since its foundation in 1739. ... The four-pointed star regularly used by member clubs Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna (English: Sporting Society Comrades), usually abbreviated IFK is a central organisation for a large number of sports clubs in Sweden. ... The Royal Physiographic Society in Lund or , is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Society of Sciences and Letters in Gothenburg or is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... Detail of the building of the Royal Swedish Society of Sciences in Uppsala. ... The Swedish Academy was founded in 1786 on the personal initiative of King Gustav III The Swedish Academy in Stockholm The Swedish Academy or Svenska Akademien, founded in 1786 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry or , founded in 1813 at the initiative of Crown Prince Charles, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Arts or , founded in 1773 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences or , founded in 1919 by King Gustav V, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities or or Vitterhetsakademien, founded in 1753, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Music or , founded in 1771 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or , founded in 1739 by King Frederick I, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences or , founded in 1771 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences or , founded in 1739 by King Frederick I, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... Stockholms Studentsångarförbund (Stockholm Academic Male Chorus) is a Swedish amateur choir, which was founded in 1905. ... The Bible has been translated into many languages. ... Lions Clubs International logo Lions Clubs International is the worlds largest service club organization with 45,000 clubs and nearly 1. ... The Red Cross and the Red Crescent emblems, the symbols from which the Movement derives its name. ... Rotary International is an organization of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world. ... Orphei Drängar (or Sångsällskapet Orphei Drängar, often just OD) is a Swedish male choir and singing society founded in 1853, based in Uppsala and one of the two notable singing societies traditionally affiliated with the university there (the other one being the two decades older Allm... Scandinavia House - The American-Scandinavian Foundation 58 Park Ave, New York NY The American-Scandinavian Foundation, (ASF) is an American non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. ... Wilhelm Peterson-Berger Olof Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (born 27 February 1867 in Ullånger, Ångermanland, Sweden, died 3 December 1942 in Östersund, Sweden) was a Swedish composer. ... The World Scout Foundation provides financial support for the growth and development of Scouting worldwide under the aegis of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. ... The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization for the conservation, research and restoration of the natural environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in the United States and Canada. ...

Dyslexia

For many years, it was widely rumoured that the king had dyslexia. Journalists noted that he misspelled his name when signing his accession document, and in 1973, when visiting a copper mine in Falun, he misspelled his name as "Cal Gustf" when signing it on a rock wall. In an interview on Swedish television in 1997, however, the condition was admitted publicly when his wife addressed the issue. "When he was little, people did not pay attention to the problem," she said. "He didn't get the help he needed." She also noted that the couple's children have "a bit of" dyslexia themselves. This article is about developmental dyslexia. ... The most commonly present source of copper ore is chalcopyrite (CuFeS2), which accounts for about 50% of copper production. ... For the spiritual practice, see Falun Gong Falun, IPA /fɑːlʉn/, is a city in central Sweden, in the province of Dalarna at . ... This is a list of television channels that broadcast for a Swedish language audience. ...


Ancestors

Carl XVI Gustaf's ancestors in three generations
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Father:
Prince Gustav Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Paternal Grandfather:
Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Gustaf V of Sweden
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Victoria of Baden
Paternal Grandmother:
Princess Margaret of Connaught
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught
Mother:
Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Maternal Grandfather:
Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Princess Helena, Duchess of Albany
Maternal Grandmother:
Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Frederick Ferdinand, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Princess Caroline of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg

Gustaf Adolf, Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund (April 22, 1906–January 26, 1947), Prince of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten, was the eldest son of Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and his first wife Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... Gustaf VI Adolf (Oskar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf) (November 11, 1882 – September 15, 1973) was King of Sweden from 1950 until his death. ... Gustaf V (Oscar Gustaf Adolf) (June 16, 1858 – October 29, 1950) was King of Sweden from 1907 until his death. ... Victoria of Baden (August 7, 1862 - April 4, 1930) was the Queen consort of King Gustav V of Sweden. ... Princess Margaret of Connaught (Margaret Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah; later Crown Princess of Sweden; 15 January 1882 – 1 May 1920) was the daughter of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria, and his wife, Princess Luise Margarete of Prussia. ... Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (Louise Margaret Alexandra Victoria Agnes; later Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn; 25 July 1860 - 14 July 1917) was a German princess, and later a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. ... Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (18 January 1908–28 November 1972) was Duchess of Västerbotten and a Princess of Sweden, and the mother of the future Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. ... Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Charles Edward George Albert Leopold; 19 July 1884 - 28 March 1954) was the last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (from 30 July 1900 to 14 November 1918). ... His Royal Highness The Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (Leopold George Duncan Albert) (7 April 1853 - 28 March 1884), was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Princess Helena Frederica of Waldeck and Pyrmont Princess Helena Frederica of Waldeck and Pyrmont (17 February 1861 - 1 September 1922) was the daughter of George Victor of Waldeck-Pyrmont (1831-1893) and his wife Helene Wilhelmine of Nassau-Weilburg (1831-1888). ... Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (31 December 1885 - 3 October 1970) was the consort of Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. ...

See also

Carl XVI Gustaf. ... Image File history File links Sound-icon. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Sound-icon. ... The Swedish Royal Family consists of a number of persons in the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, closely related to the King of Sweden, who are entitled to royal titles, and some of which are performing various official engagements on behalf of the Royal Family and ceremonial duties of State. ... This table sets out (in a format known as an Ahnentafel) the ancestry of Carl XVI Gustaf, the present King of Sweden, for five generations (not complete). ... Below is a complete list of state visits made by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden . ... This is a List of national leaders, showing heads of state and heads of government where different, mainly in parliamentary systems; it should be noted that often a leader is both in presidential systems or dictatorships. ...

External links

  • Royal Court of Sweden - Official site
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Notes and references

  • (Swedish) Ordenskalender 1969 & 1975, Riksmarskalksämbetet, Stockholm.
  1. ^ (Swedish) http://wwwb.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,587642,00.html
  2. ^ (Swedish) SFS (1973:702)
  3. ^ SOU 1977:5 Kvinnlig tronföljd, p.16.
  4. ^ SECOND SUPPLEMENT TO The London Gazette of Monday, 7 July 1975
  5. ^ (Swedish) http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=573067
  6. ^ Swedish king crashes car, The Local, 25 August 2005.
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Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, King of Sweden, Duke of Jämtland, became Sweden's Head of State on 15 September 1973 at the age of 27, succeeding his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf.
Carl Gustaf was born on 30 April 1946.
He is son of then Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf, who died in a plane crash in 1947, and Princess Sibylla of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, who died in 1972.
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His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus), styled HM The King (born April 30, 1946), King of Sweden, is the son of Prince Gustaf Adolf (1906-1947) and Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1908-1972), and the grandson of King Gustav VI Adolf.
Carl Gustaf also spent time at the Swedish Mission to the United Nations and the Swedish International Development Agency, worked at a bank in London, the Swedish Embassy, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in France, and at the Alfa Laval company factory in France.
Prince Carl Philip was born heir apparent in 1979, however enacted constitutional reform awaiting promulgation created his older sister, Victoria, heir on January 1, 1980, according to the principles of full cognatic primogeniture.
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