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    King Carl to visit Phl's ravaged city

    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who arrived in Manila on Friday, will fly to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban City on Sunday to visit the various projects of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), the state-run Philippines News Agency (PNA) reported.
    The report said King Carl will also visit other related projects implemented by the Swedish Government through the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance in the aftermath of typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).
    The Swedish King is in Manila for a three-day official visit – His Majesty’s first in the country. He was invited as Guest of Honor at the Invitational Peace Jamboree of the BSP in its centenary year.
    His Majesty has served as the honorary chairman of the World Scout Foundation since 1977, which raises funds for various scouting projects worldwide, including the Ticket to Life project in the Philippines.
    King Carl is one of the longest serving monarchs in Europe, having celebrated the 40th anniversary of his accession to the throne in 2013.
    Under His Majesty’s reign, the Swedish monarchy has evolved to be seen as the world’s most modern monarchy.
    King Carl is second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and is related to the reigning monarchs in Europe. He is married to Queen Silvia Sommerlath and has three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine.
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