Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
|Reign||September 15, 1973 - Present|
|Accession||September 19, 1973|
|Royal motto||"För Sverige i tiden"|
("For Sweden - With the times")
|Predecessor||Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden|
|Heir Apparent||Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden|
|Date of Birth||April 30, 1946|
|Place of Birth||-|
Carl XVI Gustaf, Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus Bernadotte, (born April 30, 1946), King of Sweden, is the son of Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden (1906-1947) and Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1908-1972), and the grandson of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden. He acceded to the throne as Swedish monarch, on September 19, 1973, but the constitutional reform in 1974, stripped him of virtually all formal powers and the office was reduced to a mere constitutional head of state. His namesday on January 28 and the birthday on April 30 are official flag days.
He married Silvia Sommerlath on June 19, 1976.
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.
|List of Swedish monarchs||Heir Apparent:|
Crown Princess Victoria