2023 marks a jubilee as Sweden doubly celebrates both the election of Gustav Vasa as king in 1523 and Carl XVI Gustaf’s accession to the throne in 1973. The King is the Head of State of Sweden with, primarily, state-ceremonial and representative functions. These are regulated in the constitution. Das Prinzwerk’s performance THE SOVEREIGN’S SPEECH isn’t in any way related to the jubilee, nor do we particularly endorse the festivities, we merely make use of the symbolic date. Learn more about the Jubilee 2023.