King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrates his 75th birthday today.
According to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent a congratulatory telegram to the King wishing him good health, longevity and happiness, as well as great success in all endeavors and goals in the name of progress and prosperity of the friendly people of the Kingdom of Sweden.
Karl XVI Gustav ascended the throne in 1973. Then he was only 27 years old. His motto is “For Sweden - in time”.
In Sweden, which is a constitutional monarchy, the king has exclusively representative functions. According to the law, he cannot stand trial for an offense. Karl XVI Gustav pays taxes and has the right to participate in elections, although he never used it.
In Sweden, there has long been talk of the abolition of the monarchy, but so far most of the population supports the royal house and considers family members to be worthy representatives of the country.