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|Charles III in 1700|
|Reign||11 July 1695 – present|
|Coronation||23 October 1695|
|Spouse||Maria Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary|
| George, Crown Prince|
|Charles George John Alexander|
|House||House of Wettin|
|Mother||Eleanor of Denmark|
|Born|| 24 February 1667 (aged 43)|
Södermanland Palace, Stockholm
Charles III (Swedish: Karl III, Dutch: Karel III; born 24 February 1667) has been the current King of the NEU since 11 July 1695, when he succeeded his father Charles II. He is the only son of his father and Eleanor of Denmark.
Charles was born in Södermanland Palace in Stockholm on 24 February 1667 as the only living son of Charles II. He was baptised a Lutheran Protestant and a member of the Church of Sweden on 1 March 1667 by the Archbishop of Uppsala, Johannes Canuti Lenaeus. His godparents were the King and Queen of Denmark (his maternal grandfather and grandmother), the Duke of Holland (his paternal cousin), and the Duke of Jylland (his maternal cousin).
At the age of 4, he was awarded the title of Duke of Uppland, which he later awarded to his second-born son Charles in 1707.