Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden since 1973 regularly graces the pages of numerous tabloids. King Carl Gustaf's formal and complete style is simply His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden. The King's heir apparent, upon passage on 1 January 1980 of a new law establishing equal primogeniture (the first such law passed in European history), is Crown Princess Victoria, the eldest child of the King and his wife, Queen Silvia. He is also 203rd in the line of succession to the British and other Commonwealth thrones.
Many of the King’s official duties are covered in the media. The King's duties are, according to the 1974 Instrument of Government, of a representative and ceremonial nature. Worldwide, Carl XVI Gustaf is probably best known as the presenter of the Nobel Prizes each year. There was wide press coverage of each presentation of the Nobel Prize at Stockholm City Hall, held on Friday, December 10, 2010, and The King’s dinner held the following night for the Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.