King Carl XVI Gustaf’s birthday

HM the King
HM The King. Photo: Linda Broström/Kungl. Hovstaterna

Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, was born on 30 April, 1946. He was 27 when he succeeded his grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf on the throne, when the latter passed away on 15 September 1973.

In 2023, King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated 50 years on the throne, as the seventh monarch of the House of Bernadotte and the longest reigning monarch in Swedish history.

About the Swedish monarchy on Sweden.se
About HM The King on the Swedish Royal Court's website
The Royal Court press photos

The Swedish film selection

The King standing in half shadow looking solemnly into the camera.
Documentary: The King

The Swedish film selection: The King

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