H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf

H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf

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.

The King's motto is: “For Sweden - With the times".

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.

King Carl Gustaf married Miss Silvia Renate Sommerlath on 19 June 1976 in Stockholm Cathedral. They have three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine.

The King and Queen reside at Drottningholm Palace.

You can find a more detailed biography, along with information on The King's Royal engagements and interests, in the menu on the left.