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Line of succession to the Swedish throne

The Silver Throne, used by Swedish monarchs since 1650
Victoria and her daughter Estelle are first and second in line to the throne.

The line of succession to the Swedish throne is determined by the Act of Succession (Swedish: Successionsordningen), originally approved jointly by the Riksdag of the Estates assembled in Örebro and King Charles XIII in 1810.[1][2]

In 1979, the Riksdag introduced absolute primogeniture, meaning that the eldest child of the monarch, regardless of gender, is first in the line of succession. The change entered into force on 1 January 1980,[3][4] making Sweden the first country to adopt absolute primogeniture.[5] The Swedish crown had previously (since 1810) descended according to agnatic primogeniture, meaning that only males could inherit it.[6]

Contents

  • Line of succession 1
  • Eligibility 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Line of succession

Eligibility

According to the Act of Succession, only King Carl XVI Gustaf's Lutheran legitimate descendants brought up in Sweden are presently entitled to succeed.[6][11] A person loses his or her succession rights and deprives his or her descendants of their succession rights if he or she:

  • is not brought up in Sweden[11]
  • ceases to be a Lutheran (Article 4)[6][11]
  • marries without the consent of the Government (Article 5)[6][11] or
  • ascends the throne of another state by election, inheritance or marriage without the consent of the monarch and the Riksdag (Article 8)[6][11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Act of Succession" (PDF). The  
  2. ^ "Successionsordning (1810:0926)" (in Swedish). The  
  3. ^ a b "H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf - Biography". www.kungahuset.se. Swedish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. King Carl Gustaf and  
  4. ^ a b "H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria - Biography". www.kungahuset.se. Swedish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. In accordance with the 1979 Act of Succession, which entered into force on 1 January 1980, Crown Princess Victoria is  
  5. ^ "Duties of the Monarch". www.kungahuset.se. Swedish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. By this principle, which Sweden is the first country to have introduced, the throne passes to the eldest child, whether male or female. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Constitutional Law in Sweden. Kluwer Law International. 2011. pp. 42–44.  
  7. ^ "H.R.H. Princess Estelle - Biography". www.kungahuset.se. Swedish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. Princess Estelle is second in the line of succession, following Crown Princess Victoria. 
  8. ^ "H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip - Biography". www.kungahuset.se. Swedish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. Prince Carl Philip is third in line of succession, after Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle. 
  9. ^ "H.R.H. Princess Madeleine - Biography". www.kungahuset.se. Swedish Royal Court. Retrieved 22 December 2013. Princess Madeleine is fourth in the line of succession, following Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Estelle and Prince Carl Philip. 
  10. ^ "H.R.H. Princess Leonore - Biography". www.kungahuset.se. Swedish Royal Court. Retrieved 13 June 2014. In accordance with the 1979 Act of Succession, which entered into force on 1 January 1980, Princess Leonore is fifth in the line of succession, following Princess Madeleine. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "The Act of Succession". www.legislationline.org. Retrieved 22 December 2013. The right of succession to the throne of Sweden is vested in the male and female descendants of King Carl XVI Gustaf's ... issue in direct line of descent. In this connection, older siblings and their descendants have precedence over younger siblings and their descendants... The King shall always profess the pure evangelical faith, as adopted and explained in the unaltered  
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