Swedish Royal Family

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Swedish Royal Family
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HM The King
HM The Queen


HRH Princess Birgitta of Hohenzollern

 
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Swedish Royal Family
Greater coat of arms of Sweden (without ermine mantling).svg

HM The King
HM The Queen


HRH Princess Birgitta of Hohenzollern

The Swedish Royal Family (Swedish: Kungafamiljen) since 1818 has consisted of a number of persons in the Swedish Royal House of Bernadotte, closely related to the King of Sweden. Today those who are recognized by the government are entitled to royal titles and style (manner of address), and perform official engagements and ceremonial duties of state. The extended family of the King (Swedish: kungliga familjen) consists of other close relatives who are not royal and thus do not represent the country officially.

History[edit]

The Swedish Royal Family (including extended family members) in 1905.

A Swedish royal family has been able to be identified as existent from as early as the 10th century A.D., with more precise detail added during the two or three centuries that followed. Historically confirmed monarchs are listed officially by the Swedish Royal Court.

Until the 1620s Swedish provinces were granted as territorial appanages to royal princes which, as dukes thereof, they governed semi-autonomously. Since then, these provincial dukedoms have existed in the royal family only nominally, albeit each prince and princess traditionally maintains a special public connection to, and sometimes a secondary residence in, "his or her duchy".

The son of a Swedish king has usually held the princely title as a royal dynast (such as HRH Prince Bertil of Sweden, Duke of Halland), but on a rare occasion also as a rank of nobility (such as Fursten Prince Frederick William of Hessenstein), or as a courtesy title for an ex-dynast (such as Prins Oscar Bernadotte).

Current members[edit]

Some of the governmentally recognized (royal) members of the Swedish Royal Family in 2012.

According to the Swedish Government, the Royal Family includes the following:[1]

Royal Court[edit]

The members of the Swedish Royal Court (Kungliga Huset) are the Royal Family (see above) as well as:

Extended family[edit]

Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson (pictured with her husband) belongs to the extended family of the King, whose non-royal members only unofficially represent Sweden.

Not recognized by the Swedish government as members of the Royal Family, but officially considered part of the King's extended family (kungliga familjen) are:[2]

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