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Princess Maria
Duchess of Westminster
Crown Princess of Sweden

Consort of the British monarch
Reign 29 August 1994 – present
Spouse James III (m. 1994)
Issue
Sophia, Princess Royal
Michael, Prince of Scotland
Charlotte, Princess of Wales
Charlene, Princess of Northern Ireland
Full name
Maria Sophia
House House of Hanover (by marriage)
House of Bernadotte (by birth)
Father Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Mother Queen Silvia of Sweden
Born 2 April 1974 (1974-04-02) (age 44)
Haga Palace, Solna, Sweden
Religion Church of England
Church of Sweden
The Royal Family of the
British Empire
Badge of the House of Harrison

HM The King
HRH The Duchess of Westminster


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Princess Maria, Duchess of Westminster (Maria Sophia; born April 2, 1974), is the eldest child and heir apparent of King Carl XVI Gustaf. If she ascends to the throne as expected, she will be Sweden's fourth queen regnant (after Margaret, Christina and Ulrika Eleonora) and the first since 1720. She is also the current Consort of the British monarch after marrying James III in 1994. Due to British and Swedish law she is allowed to hold both the position of Consort to the British monarch and Queen of Sweden at the same time, thus meaning her daughter Sophia, Princess Royal will become Queen of the British Empire and Sweden.