Lena Mellin, Political commentator and acting publisher responsible for Aftonbladet, writes at her chronicle today, among other things:
He isolated himself in the country with Silvia. Takes care of almost everything digitally. Vaccinated as soon as possible. The king has behaved exemplary during the corona year. Today he turns 75. Congratulations, the King!
Sweden has been a monarchy for over a thousand years. The king is the last monarch in the line. He has already served a record number of years, 48, the longest reign in our country to date.
From time to time, the monarchy is questioned, despite its long history as a state. It has so far never been shaken to its foundations.
The Som Institute at the University of Gothenburg annually measures citizens' attitudes to various societal issues. Despite the anachronism one must still say that the inherited power is, the king can celebrate his birthday without the ground rocking under either his or his descendants' feet.
45 years ago, 9 percent wanted to establish a republic. Nearly four decades later, the figure had risen to 20.
In 2003, 15 percent wanted to abolish the monarchy. 15 years later, it was 21 percent.
During the same period, those who want to keep the monarchy decreased by 12 percentage points to 56 percent.
A decreasing support thus. But still very stable.
Kungen har skött coronan utmärkt – nu fyller han 75 _ Aftonbladet
Svensk Damtidning about the day when Carl Gustaf became the King - and on the same day Daniel Westling was born.
The King 75 years: Here is the day that changed his life!
Kungen 75 år_ Här är dagen som förändrade hans liv! _Svensk Dam
Monarchy Sweden consists of all of us. Carl XVI Gustaf is everyone's king.
We should be happy about that! writes the historian Johan Romin on the king's 75th birthday.
Grattis kungen! Du är bra för demokratin
King Carl Gustaf as a father
Kronprinsessan Victoria_ ”Så är kungen som pappa”
The King's life in photos
Kungens liv i bilder _ Hallandsposten
Swedish Press Agency SPA congratulates the King with these photos at its Facebook
About the reception today, the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén doesn't attend due to having cold, the Riksdag is represented by the First Deputy Speaker.
H.M. Konungens 75-årsdag - Sveriges Kungahus
Two soldiers from the Life Guards have now hoisted the Palace's large flag to mark H.M. The King's 75th birthday.
Kungahuset - Två soldater ur Livgardet har nu hissat...
Do you want to send a birthday greeting to the King? Feel free to use the form at: https://www.kungahuset.se/kungen75
or write a letter to:
Kungahuset - Photos _ Facebook
The reception has started at princess Sibylla's apartment at the Royal Palace. King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia received prime minister Stefan Löfven and First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam.
Kungen fyller 75 år – se bilderna från firandet! _*Svensk Dam
First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven congratulated H.M. The King on his 75th birthday. At a reception at the Palace, a gift was handed over from the Riksdag and the government - a portrait medallion of the King that will hang in the Riksdag building.
- The king has today not only reached the respectable age of 75 years but is also the Swedish regent who has sat on the throne. It therefore feels natural that we from the Riksdag and the government give a gift that connects both to the king's accession to the throne in 1973 and to the close relations that exist between the head of state and the Riksdag, said First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam at the handover of the gift.
- On behalf of the government, I would like to thank the king for his long and dutiful work for our country. When the head of state now turns 75, I can state that he successfully acts in accordance with the motto he chose in 1973: For Sweden - With the times, said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Riksdag och regering uppvaktade H.M. Konungen på 75-årsdagen - Regeringen.se