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Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf Celebrates 50 Years on Throne

Sat 16 Sep 2023 | 10:58 AM
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On Friday, Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated 50 years on the throne.

The celebrations included gun salutes, speeches, and a lavish dinner with other heads of state.

Friday was the climax of a four-day celebration. The palace was opened for the public to congratulate the 77-year-old king.

Carl Gustaf came to the throne when he was 27 years old in 1973, after the death of his grandfather Gustav VI Adolf. 

King Carl Gustaf widely contributed to raising the popularity and support for the monarchy in Sweden, and it reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a survey by Gothenburg University published in May.