The Swedish Royal family

Do you know all the members of the Swedish Royal family? Meet the Bernadotte, the Royal Family of Sweden since 1818.

The Swedish Monarchy is one of the oldest in the world. It rests on traditions dating back more than a thousand years. The first King on whose life we have a clear view was Gustav Vasa, elected King on June 6, 1523, who has been labelled the founder of modern Sweden.

In August 1810, the French marshal Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was elected elected heir-presumptive to the childless King Charles XIII of Sweden at the Swedish parliament in Örebro in August 1810. Since then, a new order of succession for the Swedish Royal Family was adopted.

King Carl XVI Gustaf is the seventh King in the Bernadotte dynasty on the Swedish throne, and the 74th King of Sweden.

Today, Sweden has a constitutional monarchy, which means that the monarch’s duties are regulated by the constitution. According to the Swedish constitution, the King as Head of State is the country’s foremost representative and symbol. The King’s duties are primarily ceremonial and representative.

King Carl Gustaf

King Carl Gustaf Bernadotte

Name: Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus
Title: H.M. the King of Sweden
Born: 30 April 1946

Queen Silvia

Queen Silvia

Name: Silvia Renate Sommerlath
Born: 23 December 1943
Title: H.M. the Queen of Sweden
Since: 19 June 1976

Crown Princess Victoria

Crown Princess Victoria

Name: Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée
Born: 14 July 1977
Title: HRH Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland
Since: 1 January 1980

Prince Daniel

Prince Daniel
Name: Olaf Daniel Westling
Born: 15 September 1973
Title: HRH Prince of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland
Since: 19 June 2010

Princess Estelle

Princess Estelle

Name: Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary
Born: 23 February 2012
Title: HRH Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland

Prince Oscar

Prince Oscar

Name: Oscar Carl Olof
Born: 2 March 2016
Title: HRH Prince of Sweden, Duke of Skåne

Prince Carl Philip

Prince Carl Philip

Name: Carl Philip Edmund Bertil
Born: 13 May 1979
Title: HRH Prince of Sweden, Duke of Värmland

Princess Sofia

Princess Sofia

Name: Sofia Kristina Hellqvist
Born: 6 December 1984
Title: HRH Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland
Since: 27 June 2014

Prince Alexander

Name: Alexander Erik Hubertus Bertil
Born: 19 April 2016
Title: Prince of Sweden, Duke of Södermanland

Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine

Name: Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine
Born: 10 June 1982
Title: HRH Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Christopher O’Neill

Cristopher O'Neill

Name: Christopher Paul O’Neill
Born: 27 June 1974
Title: none

Princess Leonore

Princess Leonore

Name: Leonore Lilian Maria
Title: HRH Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland
Born: 20 February 2014

Prince Nicolas

Prince Nicola

Name: Nicolas Paul Gustaf
Title: HRH Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland
Born: 15 June 2015

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