Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (full name: Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus [ˈkʰɑːɭ ˈɡɵ̞stɑːv ˈfɔlˌkɛ hɵ̞bɛˈʈɵ̞s], born 30 April 1946) is the reigning King of Sweden. On 15 September 1973, he succeeded his grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf. He is the only son of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
- That is something that I of course will continue to work on. To work for Sweden, to work for the people of Sweden and together with my family continue to work in the coming years for the monarchy in Sweden.
- We are strong and we will work for the monarchy in the future and I feel strengthened by that, more than before.
- I have been King for 38 years, for which I am very proud, and during those many years I have felt a strong support from the Swedish people.
- For me it is important to live in harmony with developments in Sweden and all over the changing world around us that we are actually part of.
- Sweden is the country a good reputation in the world around us. It is something that the Queen and I often experience during our state visit. Both the country and the people are perceived very positively. Our services and products are something we should be proud of. Sweden respected as a nation and it is with pleasure and pride that I represent our country. For example, noted Nobel Prize much and it helps to show up Sweden as a nation that promotes education and science.
- We are a small nation and need to cooperate across borders. As a result of the good reputation that Sweden has since long it is easy to build relationships.
- My concern for environmental issues and the challenge to leave our fragile planet in good condition for future generations. However, we take advantage of our opportunities, all the positive and hopeful I meet during my travels in this country and abroad, I am convinced that together we can a promising future.