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Hebertus, Carl Gustaf Folke (Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden)

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: King


1946 - Born on April 30th at Haga Palace, Solna, Uppland. Swedish ruler.

         - Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, King of Sweden, Duke of Jämtland.

1950 - Gustaf VI Adolf came to the throne, four-year-old Carl Gustaf became the crown prince and his education started in earnest.

1973 - Became Sweden's Head of State on September 15th at the age of 27, succeeding his grandfather, King Gustaf VI Adolf.

1976 - King Carl Gustaf married Miss Silvia Renate Sommerlath on June 19th in Stockholm Cathedral.

         - They have three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine.

1977-1997 - A keen huntsman, sailor and water sports enthusiast, Carl Gustaf also participated in the famous Vasa Ski Race.

         - He also took on the role of Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, an organisation of which he was a member as a child.

2001 - They celebrated their silver anniversary with a two day event in the Swedish capital complete with costume ball and performance by Spice Girl Mel C.


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