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Carl XVI Gustaf
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Carl Gustaf in May 2018
King of Sweden
15 September 1973 – present
19 September 1973
PredecessorGustaf VI Adolf
Heir apparentVictoria
Prime ministers
Born (1946-04-30) 30 April 1946 (age 76)
Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
SpouseSilvia Sommerlath (m. 1976–present) «start: (1976-06-19)»"Marriage: Silvia Sommerlath to Carl XVI Gustaf" Location: (linkback:
Full name
Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus
FatherPrince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten
MotherPrincess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
ReligionChurch of Sweden
SignatureCarl XVI Gustaf's signature

Carl XVI Gustaf (born 30 April 1946) is the king of Sweden. He became king or as he himself wrote; "knug", 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.