Line of succession to the Swedish throne

The line of succession to the Swedish throne is the list of people who may become Queen or King of Sweden.[1]

Crown Princess Victoria is heir apparent to the Swedish throne

HistoryEdit

Since 1980, Swedish law identifies the eldest child of a Swedish monarch the royal heir. The first-born child follows his or her parent on the throne.[2] This is known as full or equal primogeniture.

Order of successionEdit

The current order of succession is

  1. Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland[3]
  2. 00Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland[4]
  3. 00Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne
  4. Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland[5]
  5. 00Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland
  6. 00Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna
  7. Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland[6]
  8. 00Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
  9. 00Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland
  10. 00Princess Adrienne, Duchess of Blekinge

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. International Constitutional Law Project (ICL), Sweden; Swedish Royal Court Archived 2011-12-28 at the Wayback Machine (Svierges Kungahus), The Monarchy in Sweden; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. CBC/Radio-Canada, "Royal Succession," April 22, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  3. Kungahus, Crown Princess Victoria; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  4. Kungahus, Princess Estelle; retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. Kungahus, Prince Carl Philip; retrieved 2011-12-19.
  6. Kungahus, Princess Madeleine; retrieved 2011-12-19.

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