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.
When the king is unable to fulfil his duties as head of state because, for example, he is abroad, his duties are discharged to Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip or Princess Madeleine.
The monarch's power is regulated by the Swedish constitution. The constitutional monarchy emerged at end of the 1800s and at the beginning of the 1900s.
The monarchy, as a form of government, was established in the 1809 constitutional governing procedures. This was changed in 1974. For 165 years it had been Europe's oldest form of government.
The Bernadotte Dynasty has ruled Sweden since 1810. At that time the French Marshall Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was chosen as successor to the Swedish throne.
Carl XVI Gustaf has been king of Sweden since 1973. He is the 74th king of Sweden.
Sweden´s successor to the throne is Crown Princess Victoria.
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