About Carl Gustaf XVI
Swedish royalty who ascended to the Swedish throne in 1973. As King he holds the highest ranks in the Swedish Armed Forces.
In Swedish Royal Court manner, the tragedy of his father's death and what it meant to not have a father was not discussed.
Besides wearing a crown, he is also interested in the environment, technology, and collecting old cars.
His parents are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Vasterbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
He is the third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.