Congratulations to His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf who on 15th September 2023 celebrated 50 years on the Swedish throne. Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, King of Sweden, born on 30th April 1946, ascended the throne on 15th September 1973. Carl XVI Gustaf is the seventh king of the House of Bernadotte and the longest-reigning monarch in Swedish history. The King's motto is: “For Sweden – With the times”. (Photo of the King in Odaiba, Tokyo in 2016 by Stefan Nilsson)