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Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf Arrives at Opening of UN Climate Summit Near Paris
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf (R) is greeted by French President Francois Hollande at the United Nation's 21st climate change conference at Le Bourget near Paris on November 30, 2015. The almost 150 heads of state and representatives from 200 countries in attendance will attempt to negotiate a legally binding agreement to limit worldwide carbon emissions with the goal of keeping global warming under 2 degrees Celsius. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus; born 30 April 1946) has been King of Sweden (Swedish: 'Sveriges Konung') since 15 September 1973. He is the only son of the late Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He ascended to the throne upon the death of his grandfather, King Gustav VI Adolf.

Carl Gustaf was born at Haga Palace ("Haga Slott") ("Kungliga Hovförsamlingen"), Solna, Uppland. He was christened at the Royal Chapel on 7 June 1946 by the Archbishop of Uppsala, Erling Eidem, and was given the title of Duke of Jämtland.

His godparents were The Crown Prince of Denmark, The Crown Princess of Denmark, The Crown Prince of Norway, Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, King Gustaf V of Sweden, Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, The Crown Prince of Sweden, The Crown Princess of Sweden, Count Folke Bernadotte af Wisborg and Countess Maria Bernadotte af Wisborg.

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