Hebertus, Carl Gustaf Folke
Born: Apr 30, 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
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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