Ascended to the Swedish throne in 1973.
In Swedish Royal Court manner, the tragedy of his father's death and what it meant to not have a father was not discussed.
Besides wearing a crown, he is also interested in the environment, technology, and collecting old cars.
His parents are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Vasterbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
He is the third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.