Photo: Josefine Persson, The Royal Court of Sweden
King Carl XVI Gustav has three children and seven grandchildren, each of whom received royal status and personal titles at the time each was born. The King also has four older sisters, three of whom lost their royal status decades ago when they made "unequal marriages", a standard that is no longer used. The other sister, Princess Birgitta, is not impacted by today's announcement. Because her children have never had royal status they also are not impacted.
Photo: HRH Princess Sofia,
The Royal Court of Sweden
Sweden bucked that downsizing trend in 2014 when the King's second grandchild was born to his youngest child. The new baby was proclaimed Her Royal Highness Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland. Each of his subsequent grandchildren was likewise entitled.
|Princess Madeleine with her children:|
Leonore (standing), Nicolas & Adrienne
Photo by Emily Dahl