Birthday

King of Sweden turns 75 - celebrations kept low-key

1:44 min
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates his 75th birthday today, but due to the pandemic, celebrations are being kept to a minimum.
  • The King ascended the throne in 1973 at the age of 27 and is Sweden's longest serving monarch.
  • Early this week the King made his first appearance on a podcast in which he said how he wished that he had had more time to prepare for his role as monarch.