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On a beautiful summer's day, 28 June 1909, world history came to Tullgarn. The Russian Tsar Nicholas II's 112 metre yacht Standart, richl...

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Seven of the royal palaces will reopen in June 2021, including three exhibtions. At the Royal Palace, an exhibition about the dynamic and...

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"Now it's time to paint the old man!" This is how the artist Anders Zorn was greeted by King Oskar II when he arrived at the Royal Palace...

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'Look at the rugs – find me' – the previous popular exhibition featured the works of Märta Måås-Fjetterström is available from home!

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Some of the royal sites are now re-opening, in a safe and responsible manner. In June seven royal palaces will re-open and three exhibtio...

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The popular Crown Princess Margareta made a strong impression on Sweden. She was a pioneer within many areas, and changed both contempora...

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The royal palaces are among the country’s most distinguished buildings. Throughout the centuries they have played host to important event...

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1915 saw the publication of a ground-breaking new book about garden design in Sweden, written in an unusually modest, personal style. The...

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Since the 17th century, firing a salute has been a military mark of honour. A twenty-one gun salute is fired on days such as The King's b...

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On Friday 30 April HM The King celebrates his 75th birhtday. See the program on Royal Court's website and send a digital greeting to The ...

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Revival styles, historicism and eclecticism. The 19th century was a time of many stylistic shifts. From Empire, via Revival styles and Na...

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The Italian Renaissance and its Northern European counterpart differ in terms of their expressions. In many respects, the Renaissance in ...

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The strong contrasts and colour palette of the Empire style, its military symbolism and its expensive materials reflect European tastes d...

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In Sweden, the transition from Rococo to Gustavian style was a gradual development which, at the end of the century, culminated in Neocla...

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In Sweden, we divide the Baroque into two periods: the Caroline Baroque, with its Northern European influences, and the later Tessin Gold...

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A new era – the Age of Liberty, the time of the playful Rococo – dawned in Sweden in the mid-18th century. The Caroleans had been replace...

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To mark WWF's global climate campaign, Earth Hour, the floodlighting will be turned off at several of the royal palaces on Saturday 27 Ma...

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The Royal Collections have grown over a period of more than 400 years, from the time of King Gustav Vasa to the present day. They include...

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When state councillor Sten Sture the Younger died, it was his wife Kristina Gyllenstierna who led the resistance against the union. She d...

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Queen Kristina's coronation was highly controversial. She chose not to be crowned in the traditional location, and refused to wear the Qu...

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The ongoing restoration of the façades at the Royal Palace is the biggest stonework project of modern times. The project began in 2011, a...

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Wild animals are hiding in the large rooms of the palace. On the walls, on the ceilings, on objects and on furniture. Some are large, and...

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An audio guide, available via your smartphióne, has been created for the Bernadotte Apartments – the rooms at the Royal Palace named afte...

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This activity trail turns a visit to the digital exhibition into a voyage of discovery. Animals and nature are common themes in Märta Måå...

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Royal Djurgården and the Royal parks are open every day of the year, 24 hours a day. The large parks have plenty of outdoor space, and ar...

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One of the priceless artefacts on display in the Treasury at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is Sweden's Queen's Crown. This differs from t...

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Welcome to the traditional Sweden's National Day celebrations at the Royal Palace on 6 June. A full day with free entry to all the attrac...

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Come on a virtual tour of the previous exhibition The Lilian Look, and see clothing fit for a princess up close. Click on the image above...

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The Thinking Hand is an annual scholarship competition for young draftsmen. The nominated entries are ususal exhibited at the Gustav II...

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The enormous size of the Royal Palace of Stockholm has always attracted interest, and has sometimes led to debate about how the building ...

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