Kaarle II
King of Finland
Reign 12 July 1989 – present
Predecessor Fredrik II
Heir apparent Crown Prince Kristoff
Spouse Yvonne Szapáry de Muraszombath (m. 1966)
Full name
Kaarle, né Karl Adolf Andreas
House House of Hesse
Father Prince Christoph of Hesse
Mother Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark
Born March 26, 1937 (1937-03-26) (age 84)
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Religion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Kaarle II (born Karl Adolf Andreas of Hesse); born 26 March 1937), is the King of Finland, succeeding his uncle King Fredrik II in 1989.

Kaarle II is the formal head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and the Finnish Defense Forces. He has two children, Crown Prince Kristoff and Princess Irina.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Reign[edit | edit source]

Titles and honours[edit | edit source]

Monarchical styles of
Kaarle II of Finland
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Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sir
  • 26 March 1937 – 1 November 1943: His Highness Prince Charles Adolf of Hesse
  • 1 November 1943 – 12 July 1989: His Royal Highness Prince Charles Adolf, Duke of Satakunta
  • 12 July 1989 – present: His Majesty The King of Finland
Charles II of Finland
Cadet branch of the House of Hesse
Born: 26 March 1937
Finnish royalty
Preceded by
Fredrik II
King of Finland and Karelia
Crown Prince Kristoff
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