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Old 08-15-2005, 12:25 PM
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You find the apartements in the east wing, which is closed to the public. Prince Bertils apartement were formelly the apartement of King Gustav V, I don´t think it is in use today. When I visited it some 10 years ago it was locked up and not in use. A lot of furniture had those white covers on...Prince Bertils kitchen seemed very out of date.

The apartement of Princess Sibylla is used by the king today, here you can find the famous green engagement sofa. The kings former playing room is now his small dining room in white and gold with red silk damask on the walls. Quite nice.

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where do one find the Prince Bertil and Princess Sibyllas apartments?
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:34 AM
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Here is a graphic with general directions (for visitors) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm that I've re-made into English from a Swedish version. The original graphic comes from the Palace's jubilee programme from 2004 issued by the Royal Court.
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:36 PM
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Are you alowed to take pictures inside the palace?
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Old 09-05-2005, 02:46 PM
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Are you alowed to take pictures inside the palace?
No I don´t think so, as far as I can remember when I have visit the palace they have some signs telling you that you aren´t allowed to take photos.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:35 AM
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No I don´t think so, as far as I can remember when I have visit the palace they have some signs telling you that you aren´t allowed to take photos.
I dont get that... ok, perhaps the flash could "harm" some, but without I really dont see the big deal :)

does anyone know why this rule exist?
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:41 AM
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I dont get that... ok, perhaps the flash could "harm" some, but without I really dont see the big deal :)

does anyone know why this rule exist?
I think it has to do with old material, that flashes and too much light can torn and damage things like old wall papers and things like that. At least that's what I've been told. Maybe someone else who knows exactly why could explain this better?
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Do they use the Palace church for weddings or funerals? or is it just for church services?
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Royal palace in stochkolm. actionpress
Oh wow! How depressing! This is possibly the ugliest Palace I have ever seen! Just my opinion of course!
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:20 AM
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Oh wow! How depressing! This is possibly the ugliest Palace I have ever seen! Just my opinion of course!
I doesn't look like a palace at all.
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I doesn't look like a palace at all.
Yeah it looks like a prison!
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:20 AM
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Oh wow! How depressing! This is possibly the ugliest Palace I have ever seen! Just my opinion of course!
have you seen the Royal Palace in Amsterdam?...that is the ugliest palace ever (in my opinion)

I do however like the Royal Palace in Stockholm:o
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Oh wow! How depressing! This is possibly the ugliest Palace I have ever seen! Just my opinion of course!
It's not that ugly for some administrative building but it is ugly for Royal building!
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Oh wow! How depressing! This is possibly the ugliest Palace I have ever seen! Just my opinion of course!
Many Swedes think it's depressing too.

From original pictures of the castle it was yellow. Sometime in the late 19th century it was painted brown.

There is a movement to try and restore the yellow colour, but it costs a lot of money, plus many people think the brown colour fits in better with the parliament, opera house and other nearby brown buildings.

Unfortunately I can't find any pix of the castle in yellow here on the Internet. Maybe someone else knows a link ??
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Many Swedes think it's depressing too.

From original pictures of the castle it was yellow. Sometime in the late 19th century it was painted brown.

There is a movement to try and restore the yellow colour, but it costs a lot of money, plus many people think the brown colour fits in better with the parliament, opera house and other nearby brown buildings.

Unfortunately I can't find any pix of the castle in yellow here on the Internet. Maybe someone else knows a link ??
So, why did they paint it brown? I think it would look better in Yellow! Brown is just not the color for a palace in my opinion!
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Here´s Stockholm castle from above


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So, why did they paint it brown? I think it would look better in Yellow! Brown is just not the color for a palace in my opinion!
I believe it was because those in charge of decisions thought it would look better with a straight brown line at the seaside, with the castle, the parliament and the opera lined up next to each other.

If you look at the above satellite pic from Yennie, in the lower right corner you can find the Tessinska Palatset. (Tessin's palace). It was built at the same time and by the same architect / constructor, and with the same colour.

http://www.ab.lst.se/templates/Infor...ge____2124.asp

Tessinska Palatset still holds the yellow colour. (Since it's behind the castle it doesn't ''destroy'' the brown view, that's probably why it could keep the yellow colour).

Interiors from Tessinska: http://www.ab.lst.se/upload/dokument.../TP_bilder.pdf

Today the County Governor lives at the Tessinska Palatset.
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Question Throne Room?

I was just wondering if the royal palace in Stockholm had an official "Throne Room" still. And if it does is it used anymore? And if not which room was it or is it now?
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Rikssalen (the state hall) is the official throne room at the royal palace whith the silver throne which history goes back to Queen Kristina.
The King sat in the silver throne every time at the succesion ceremony and the opening of the parliment until 1975. It is no longer used since then and the opening of the parliment has since then been hosted in the Parliment House (riksdagen).

I dont think the silver throne will be used ever more even if I really hope we will se Victoria in the throne in some state ceremony when the time of the next succesion are here.

The name of The royal familys earlier Prince Bertils villa in France is Villa Mirage. St Maxime is the village Villa Mirage belongs to.

The kings uncle Carl Johan Bernadotte living in skåne(southest part of sweden). The name of his villa is Kungsberga.
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Talking about Throne Room I've heard in Stockholm Royal Palace guide that in 20th century the kings aren't crowned and this room haven't been used for a long time. I hope that I heard right
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The last King who was crowned in sweden was Oscar II and that was 1872.
Remember that the coronation was in Storkyrkan (stockholm cathedral) and not in the thronehall. In the thronehall the king sitting on the throne did some speaches and the speaker of the parliment sworned the parliments loyalty to the new monarch.

That ceremony in the thronehall has been used also when Gustaf V, Gustaf VI Adolf and the current Carl XVI Gustaf started their period as the monarch.

I don´t know if the ceremony will be used when Victoria step up on the throne. I think it is the government who have "the last word".

The thronehall is still in use for other events than this.
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