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Old 04-01-2019, 03:22 PM
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Some of the clocks at the Royal Palace, from the website of the Royal Palaces.
Väggur, Paris 1740 - Kungliga slotten
Horatiernas ed, Paris 1805 - Kungliga slotten
Drottning Kristinas ur, 1646 - Kungliga slotten
Bordsur, Paris 1784 - Kungliga slotten
Automat med lejon, 1600 - Kungliga slotten

Hovurmakare (court clockmaker) Sophia Reuterdahl takes every week care of the Royal Palace's 80 antique clocks.
Video from the Youtube channel of the Royal Palaces
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:23 AM
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Culture Night at the Royal Palace, 27th April.

What is the Palace like by night? There's music, art, grand rooms, sculptures and a spring exhibition! For one night only, you can enter Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities via the Palace's garden, Logården.
On Stockholm's Culture Night, you can wander through the Bernadotte Apartments as you admire the art and furnishings. Staff including the Steward of the Royal Household will be on hand to show examples of royal table settings.
You can also explore Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities with its ancient sculptures and see the newly opened drawing exhibition. Children can try on historical costumes and have their photo taken in the selfie frame. For one night only, entry to the Museum of Antiquities will be via the palace's garden, Logården.
Don't miss the Royal Chapel and the evening's concerts, including concert pianist Roland Pöntinen.
The programme also features pop-up tours in Swedish and English, and the opportunity to buy souvenirs from the Royal Gift Shop.
Culture Night at the Royal Palace of Stockholm - Kungliga slotten
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:51 PM
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On June 17, the Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren) opens its permanent exhibition again after just over a year of rebuilding in the prestigious vaults in Stockholm's Palace. The museum is inaugurated by H.M. The King, in the presence of H.M. The Queen and Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind. The work is currently in an intense final stage and the first objects are in place in the stands.
- After 40 years with basically the same exhibition, it is time to update the royal story. New research and knowledge in recent decades means that there is much new to highlight and tell, says Malin Grundberg, museum director at Livrustkammaren.
Nyöppning av Livrustkammaren den 17 juni – första föremålen på plats - Livrustkammaren
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:47 AM
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The Throne the Queen left behind
In the Hall of State in the Royal Palace of Stockholm stands one of Swedish history’s most famous objects: Queen Kristinas Silver Throne. It was made by a goldsmith in Augsburg – a wooden frame, completely covered in beaten silver.
Queen Kristina was arguably the most cerebral monarch Sweden has ever had. As early as 1649, a year before her coronation, she had flatly announced she would never marry: ‘I say expressly, that it is impossible for me to wed … I will be silent as to the reasons… I have prayed diligently to God to be of that mind, but I have never been able to find it’.
Kristina had probably decided even before the coronation that she would abdicate. She left Sweden in 1654. The Silver Throne she left in Stockholm.
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Press showing of the Royal Armoury's new permanent exhibition on June 13th
Welcome to the press showing at the Royal Armoury on Thursday 13 June at 09.00-11.00. After more than one year of rebuilding, a new permanent exhibition is in place in the prestigious vaults of Stockholm's Palace.
Down at the page you can see some photos of this new permanent exhibition - one of those is this where we can see the dress Victoria wore on her 18th birthday.
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:59 AM
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Mother Svea (Moder Svea) has been used as a symbol for Sweden since the 17th century. She is often depicted as a shield moth with one or two lions.
Mother Svea is considered to have been created in 1672 by Anders Leijonstedt in the poem "Svea Lycksaligheets Triumph", but received more widespread distribution through Gunno Dahlstierna's "Kunga-Skald" from 1698.
Historically, the symbol has been used extensively and on a visit to the Royal Palace you already meet her on the stairs up to the floors. In the lower part of the western staircase she stands, as Sweden personified, in the form of a bronze sculpture by Theodor Lundberg in 1901. (Fig. 2) If you look at the ceiling a few steps further up, you see Mother Svea surrounded by Swedish society - as poetry, music, educational arts, religion, peace, agriculture, industry and science. Painted by Julius Kronberg in the 1890s. (Picture 1, detail)
In the Pillared Hall's ceiling is the Italian artist Alessandro Ferretti's painting from the 1730s. Here she is surrounded by the four seasons, but not spring. Perhaps Mother Svea is spring, maybe we are still waiting in the spring when Mother Svea rises again and the Swedish lion wakes up - there are different interpretations. (Picture 3) Looking up at the roof of Sofia Magdalena's parade-bed room, you see Mother Svea surrounded by women's figures that symbolize the four continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Over Mother Svea is the five-pointed north star. The paintings were made in the 1730s by the French artists Guillaume-Thomas-Raphael Taraval and Antoine Baptiste Monnoyer. (Picture 4, detail)
In the roof of the White Sea Hall, Svea comes in her carriage drawn by two lions, surrounded by Segern and Ryktet. Around the world, the gods are amazed by Svea's triumph. The war god Mars in red armor looks at the little amorin who carries a sign with the text Cum ipsa fortior, ie. With her you become stronger. The painting is made by the Italian artist Domenico Francia, 18th century. (Picture 5)
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:54 AM
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On June 17, the Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren) opens its permanent exhibition again after just over a year of rebuilding. The museum is inaugurated by The King, in the presence of The Queen and Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind.
The press show was on 13th June.

- We have gained lots of new knowledge, including through research, which means that we want to tell a new story, says Malin Grundberg, director of the Royal Armoury.
The new basic exhibition is distinguished mainly in two ways: To become more understandable, Sweden's royal history is now told chronologically, from Gustav Vasa to Crown Princess Victoria. In addition, the queens have been allowed to step in the spotlight.
- Much has been done about the queens in recent decades, while they hardly had any place at all in the old exhibition. Therefore, we have tried to highlight them much more than before.
Among the objects, which for the first time receive a place in the permanent exhibition, Queen Kristina's crown mantle is heard from the coronation in Stockholm Cathedral in 1650. Through the centuries it has collected dust in the magazine, apart from some occasional temporary exhibition.
- It is remarkable considering that Queen Kristina is one of very few ruling queens who have been in Sweden, says Malin Grundberg.
The new exhibition also has a greater focus on the 19th and 20th centuries and our times. Several exhibits belong to our current royal family, but the royal house has not been involved in the work with the new exhibition.
- We are a state authority and run our business without the involvement of the royal couple, but they come to the opening ceremony, which we are very happy about, says Malin Grundberg.
Livrustkammaren ger plats åt drottningarna

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ROYAL: Rundgang durch die neue Ausstellung in der Rüstkammer des königlichen Schlosses in Stockholm
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:57 PM
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The three-tailed flag
Since 1873, the royal flag has been raised on the roof of the Royal Palace. The three-tailed flag which flies here is reserved for the Royal Court and the Swedish Armed Forces. The flag of the Royal Court has the national coat of arms at the centre of the cross, but its appearance and size depend on the weather and the current regent.
It is normally flown in the form of the medium-sized flag, which measures 360x180 centimetres and features the greater national coat of arms at the centre of the yellow cross. When the medium-sized flag is raised at the Royal Palace, this means that The King is able to fulfil his duties as Head of State.
If The King is prevented from doing so, for example during state visits abroad, The Crown Princess steps in as temporary regent. On these occasions, a three-tailed flag featuring the lesser national coat of arms flies instead. However, the size is the same as the medium-sized flag.
The three-tailed flag - Kungliga slotten
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:33 AM
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“Look at the rugs – find me”
Märta Måås-Fjetterström at the Royal Palace
HM The King has taken the initiative for the exhibition “Look at the rugs – find me” to mark one hundred years since the artist Märta Måås-Fjetterström opened her workshop in Båstad. The exhibition will be held in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace in Stockholm between 13 October 2019 and 19 April 2020.
“Look at the rugs – find me” Märta Måås-Fjetterström at the Royal Palace - Sveriges Kungahus
Look at the rugs - find me exhibition - Scan Magazine March 2019
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:47 PM
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Some photos of the permanent exhibition at the Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren):
https://www.instagram.com/p/B06c541HZrN/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B06AurmAAlG/
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:07 AM
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In contrast to the palace's austere architectural features in Roman palace style, the southern façade has a varied and vibrant sculpture embellishment - an expression of Roman Baroque style already found in Tessin's original façade drawings. Tessin intended, among other things, to produce triumphal motifs of warlike nature and tributes in the large flat areas of the central party. That was not the case. How the construction progressed was communicated by letter, where the king severely disrupted that part of the project with "disgust for flattery and banter and a pronounced reluctance for statues and inscriptions".
Photos 1.2: Nicodemus Tessin d.y's drawing, 1700-1704, of the central part of the southern facade. Here is Tessin's original idea with women's sculptures on the roof balustrade that symbolize courage, justice, love, etc., as well as the reliefs with tributes and warlike motifs. Source: Castle Architecture Office.
Photos 3-5: Slottsbacken today.
Photo 6: Slottsbacken and the southern facade 1940. Here you can see the tribute text to Karl XII, which was first added in the late 1800s due to the resistance of Karl XII. See translation in post below.
Photo 7: The equestrian statue, depicting Karl XIV Johan when he as Crown Prince arrives in Stockholm in 1810, now has his permanent residence on Slottsbacken. In connection with the reconstruction, the statue was moved to the Royal Palace after 164 years at Slussen.
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The Palace's four facades all have their own special character. The northern façade, tight and easily held and with its double ramps facing the north portal, dominates the city. The southern facade is the magnificent facade, designed as a Roman triumphal arch with tributes to Charles XII. The west side is the king's side, with warlike attributes and medallions of Swedish kings from Gustav Vasa to Karl XI. The eastern, more graceful and informal side that faces Saltsjön and Logården was the Queen's.
Take the opportunity to enter the Palace via Lejonbacken (north side). During the summer months and even this weekend, the newly restored Northern archway is open, leading into the Palace's inner courtyard. There is a summer café here that also serves light lunches.
1. East side, photo Sanna Argus Tirén
2. North side, photo Sanna Argus Tirén
3. Lion sculpture at Lejonbacken, photo Raphael Stecksén
4. Summer cafe at Inner courtyard
5. The west side and the Palace's Outer courtyard, photo Sanna Argus Tirén. Here the guard parade with music choir performs its program.
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At Facebook of the Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren)
Do you work at a retirement home or a day care for the elderly? Maybe you know someone who lives in a retirement home that you can tip? The Royal Armoury has three memory boxes that are about royal weddings to lend to such activities. The boxes contain pictures, facts and props that stimulate several senses. The purpose of the boxes is to give users a pleasant moment and an opportunity to remember and talk about the weddings royals, others and possibly their own weddings. Borrowing the box is free, but the borrower picks up or pays the shipping cost. We ship to all over the country!
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:32 PM
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Originally, the White Sea Hall was two rooms, the room for the queen trabants and the queen's dining hall. The latter was called the White Sea even before the merger. In a remodel in 1845, under the direction of architect Axel Nyström, the room got its current appearance. The middle wall was torn down and the new room became a banquet and ballroom for Oskar I and Queen Josefina, whose name tag is on the music stand.
Domenico Francia has performed the ceiling painting in the northern part of the room and the southern ceiling of the ceiling. Francia's skillfully painted shine perspective is best viewed in the middle part of the window wall.
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Aerial view of the Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral, by Jonas Borg.
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, a swedish born antique dealer and expert, author and photographer.

The Gustaf Adolf Square in Stockholm with the north façade of the Royal Palace in the background. Hand coloured etching by Johan Fredric Martin (1755-1816), early 19th century.
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Stockholm with the Royal Palace a winter’s day in the early 19th century. The Royal Stables (now replaced by the Parliament building) is the long low building on the right hand side. Painting by Elias Martin (1739-1818), older brother of Johan Fredric Martin.
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The south and east façades of the Stockholm Royal Palace seen from Skeppsholmen. Oil painting by Elias Martin, early 19th century.
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The Stockholm Royal Palace painted in 1848 by the marin painter Pehr Wilhelm Cedergren (1823-96).
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Gustaf III with his family dining ‘in public’ on New Years Day 1779. Gustaf moved in to what is know called the State Apartment in the Royal Palace when married the Danish Princess Sophia Magdalena in 1766. The courtiers are all wearing the official court dress introduced by Gustaf III. This room was redecorated in the 1860s by Carl XV and now serves as the Council Room.
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The Council Room in the Royal Palace in the 1890s during the reign of Oscar II (1829-1907). The kings held council meetings with the government here every Friday up until 1975 when the new constitution abolished them. Today the government ministers meet the king here a few times a year to keep him informed of their work.
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The Council Room as it looked in the late 19th century. The room had been redecorated by Carl XV in time for his only daughter Louise’s wedding in 1869 to the Danish Crown Prince Frederik (VIII). The architect Fredric Wilhelm Scholander hung tapestries from Les Gobelin with the story of Jason and Medea given by Louis XV to Gustaf III on his visit to Paris in 1771. It was used as a grand reception room with an elaborate suite of giltwood Louis XV sofas and armchairs, sadly missing today. Maybe they are kept in storage somewhere waiting to be returned? After Oscar II succeeded his brother Carl XV in 1872, he made this council room.
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The Council Room in the Stockholm. Next to the king’s armchair is a chair placed for Crown Princess Victoria who generally participates in the council meetings that takes place three to four times a year when the Swedish government comes to the palace to keep the king informed of what the government and parliament are doing.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3W7CrEJfyM/
Three pairs of near identical Louis XIV armchairs line the Council Room. They are Swedish made in the French style in the late 17th century for Mälsåker, a grand country house, and they were bought at auction in the late 19th century by King Oscar II.
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