The Swedish Royal Family consists of King Carl XVI Gustaf, born 1946, Queen Silvia, born 1943, Crown Princess Victoria, born 1977, Prince Daniel, born 1973, Prince Carl Philip, born 1979, and Princess Madeleine, born 1982.
A Swedish royal family has been able to be identified as existent from as early as the 10th century A.D., but with more precise detail only being able to be 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 exist 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 sons of Swedish kings have held the princely title as a rank of nobility (e.g. Fredrik Vilhelm, Furste av Hessenstein), or as a courtesy title for an ex-dynast (e.g. Prins Oscar Bernadotte) or, most often, as a royal dynast (e.g. HRH Prince Bertil of Sweden, Duke of Halland).
Princess Madeleine, King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Carl Philip, Crown Princess Victoria