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Carl XVI Gustaf
Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm in June 2010.
King of Sweden
Reign 15 September 1973 – present
Enthronement 19 September 1973
Predecessor Gustaf VI Adolf
Heiress apparent Crown Princess Victoria
Prime Ministers
Spouse Queen Silvia, née Sommerlath (m. 1976)
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland
Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
Full name
Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus
House House of Bernadotte
Father Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
Mother Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Born 30 April 1946 (1946-04-30) (age 74)
Haga Palace, Sweden
Religion Church of Sweden

Carl XVI Gustaf (born 30 April 1946) is the king of Sweden. He became king on 15 September 1973. He is married to Silvia Sommerlath who is half German, half Brazilian. With her he has three children:

  1. Princess Victoria of Sweden
  2. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
  3. Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Internationally King Carl XVI Gustav is best known for presenting the Nobel Prizes every year.