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The Thinking Hand is a scholarship competition for young draftsmen, an annual collaboration between the Royal Court and the Royal Acade...

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The Royal Palace is taking part in the Nobel Week Lights festival, which will light up Stockholm between 3 and 11 December 2022. The artw...

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In the Royal collections there are two bureaus made by Christian Linning, one of the leading Rococo cabinetmakers in Sweden. These commod...

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Visit the exhibition 'Daisy: Crown Princess Margareta' from the comfort of your own home. Step into her apartment at the Royal Palace and...

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Many visitors to the Bernadotte Apartments at the Royal Palace stand and look at one particular portrait which is radically different to ...

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King Oskar II continued to develop the traditions established during the reign of his brother, King Karl XV. Some were retained, while ot...

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Sweden's kings have celebrated Christmas for as long as the tradition has been observed in Sweden. (The least Christmassy celebrations ar...

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Welcome to the home of royalty! Many kings and queens have called the Royal Palace home. Can you find them? Our image hunts for children ...

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

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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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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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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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Experience the Museum of Antiquities in 360°. The Royal Palace's stone galleries is housing Gustav III's collection of sculptures. Click ...

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When the palace was first built, in the 18th century, it created a stir in Europe, and today it is considered to be one of the emblematic...

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The Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is home to one of the most poignant objects in Swedish history: Queen Kristina's silve...

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The Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace are open for visitors. We plan to reintroduce ordinary opening hours for visitor activities at ...

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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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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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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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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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