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Swedish King Carl Gustaf’s Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Swedish King Carl Gustaf’s  Celebrates Golden Jubilee Enthronement

Swedish king Celebrates Golden Jubilee of the accession King Carl XVI Gustaf this week with four days of celebrations, culminating in a military parade in the capital. Seventy-seven-year-old Carl Gustaf was the first king in the Swedish monarchy’s more than 1,000-year history to spend 50 years on the throne. The majority of the Swedish people consider the monarchy a symbol of national unity and prefer a constitutional monarchy. Sweden is marking the 50th anniversary of the accession of its King Carl XVI Gustaf this week with four days of celebrations, culminating in a military parade in the capital. It may not reach the level of a royal birthday in the UK, but it is a rare opportunity for the Swedish monarchy to celebrate in style in the country.

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Fifty years of accession

Seventy-seven-year-old Carl Gustaf is the first monarch in the Swedish monarchy’s more than 1,000-year history to spend 50 years on the throne. He is the second longest-reigning living European monarch, following the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II last year, and his cousin Queen Margaret II, who celebrated her 50th ascension to the throne in Denmark last year. Today, Saturday, September 16, King Carl, accompanied by his queen, will ride through the center of Stockholm in a carriage in the presence of 3,000 men and women from the Swedish Army, Navy, and Air Force.

A symbol of Unity

Like neighboring Scandinavian countries, in Sweden the king’s role as head of state is formal and he has no political power. Many Swedes also see the king as a symbol of the nation and a unifying figure in times of crisis. Royal analyst Roger Lundgren point to the assassination of Prime Minister Olaf Palme in 1986. And the December 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. That killed more than five hundred Swedish tourists. What stands out in the minds of most Swedes. I think, is that he (the king) held the country together. Through turbulent and difficult times. Carl Gustaf criticize the Swedish authorities. Handling of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Saying they had fail to protect elderly citizens living in care homes.

Royal Family Picture in Royal Palace

Royal Family

The Swedish king and queen have three children. They include Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine. In 1980, when Sweden decided that the king’s eldest child should inherit the throne. Regardless of whether he was a boy or a girl. Princess Victoria succeeded her brother Carl Philip as heir to the throne. Had become constitutional rights. King Carl Gustaf hit the headlines in January this year. After he said changes to royal succession rules were unfair to Prince Carl Philip.

Statement Released by the Royal Palace

A few days later, in a statement released by the royal palace. He backtracked on his previous statement. Saying, “I have been hurt by comments in the past that suggested. That I would place my daughter as heir to the throne in Sweden Eleven-year-old Princess Estelle. is now second in line to replace Carl Gustaf, Sweden’s last male monarch for a while. Eleven-year-old Princess Estelle is now second in line to the throne after her Father.

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