Sweden’s Modern Monarch –
King Carl XVI Gustaf!
The traditions of Sweden’s monarchy can be traced back more than a thousand years. Today, Carl XVI Gustaf reigns as the 74th King of
Sweden. Born in 1946, Carl Gustaf became Crown Prince of Sweden in 1950. In 1973, at the age of 27, Carl Gustaf acceded to the throne. The King is an important representative of Sweden’s government. You’ll find stamps honoring Carl Gustaf and Swedish royalty in this selection.