Carl XVI Gustaf

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Carl XVI Gustaf:

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(Carl Gustaf), 1946–, king of Sweden (1973–), grandson and successor of Gustavus VI; son of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
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Carl XVI Gustaf


Born Apr. 30, 1946, at the Haga Castle, near Stockholm. King of Sweden since September 1973. Member of the Bernadotte dynasty.

The grandson of King Gustavus VI Adolphus, Carl Gustaf is related to the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and other Western European monarchies. He became crown prince in 1947. After serving in the military from 1966 to 1969, Carl Gustaf attended the University of Uppsala.

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The President received the cables from Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria, President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine, President Vaclav Klaus of Czech, President Girma Wolde Giorgis of Ethiopia, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf of the Swiss Confederation and President Ram Baran Yadav of Nepal.
Admiring the Vasa warship, which sank on its maiden voyage in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1628, Camilla told King Carl XVI Gustaf: "It's pretty impressive.