King of Finland's crown2

Crown designed for the Finnish monarch, used since 1940

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Crown Prince Kaarle is first in line to the throne.

The line of succession to the Finnish throne is determined by Chapter 5 of the Finnish constitution, originally approved jointly by the Eduskunta and King Charles I in 1919.

In 2000, the succession laws were altered to introduce absolute primogeniture among the grandchildren and further eligible descendants of King Henrik. The Finnish crown had previously descended according to male-preference cognatic primogeniture, meaning that females could only succeed if she has no living brothers and no deceased brothers who left surviving legitimate descendants.

Line of successionEdit