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Old 03-13-2020, 03:32 PM
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Information due to coronavirus
In accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations and the Government’s directives, visitor numbers at the Royal Palace are currently being limited. The Royal Apartments and the exhibition in the Hall of State are open, but other sites at the Royal Palace will be closed until further notice.
The Royal Court of Sweden is monitoring developments in connection with coronavirus, and is acting in accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations and the Government’s directives. We are monitoring the number of people at our sites to ensure that this does not exceed 500. The same applies to Drottningholm Palace.
At the Royal Palace, the Royal Apartments (including the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry) and the “Look at the rugs – find me” exhibition are currently open to the public, but only to a maximum of 350 visitors at a time. This number has been restricted in view of other operations at the Royal Palace. Therefor the Treasury, the Tre Kronor Museum and the Royal Chapel will be closed until further notice.
Information due to coronavirus - Kungliga slotten
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:39 AM
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Photos from the Royal Gift Shop, SPA published them yesterday
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:25 AM
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At Instagram of the Royal Palaces
"Join curator Christian Buchberger in king Gustav III's state bedchamber and see the special table clock really close up!
The marble and gilded bronze table clock was made in Paris in 1784."
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-hD0obCgSW/

King Gustav III's State Bedchamber - Kungliga slotten
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Old 04-04-2020, 12:26 PM
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Thank you for the links here. Really interesting. This building is one of the glories of European baroque. Stunning. Ironic to think that the poor old English/British monarchs inhabited such poky places in London by comparison.
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:51 AM
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There are personnel issues. And then there are personnel issues.
The staff of the Royal Armoury choose their favorite items from the collection and explain why.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:10 PM
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At the Royal Palaces Facebook
Today is 50 years since the Treasury opened at the Royal Palace.
The Swedish national regalia has been in state ownership since the end of the 16th century and the desire to be able to show the national regalia was not new. The National Regalia were stored in the Riksbank's basement vault in the current Parliament House, and only showed up once a year.
In 1908, art historian Fredrik Martin submitted a proposal to the Riksdag that the regalia should be presented to the public. In 1964, Superintendent Stig Fogelmarck from the Royal Collections was asked to write an article about the national regalia's exhibition and then the wheels finally began to roll. In 1967, the Building Board approved Fogelmarck's proposal to use the arches under the Hall of State for this purpose. In the arches, since the days of Karl XV, the company J. Cederlunds Söner had had warehouses for his punch production.
The final decision was made by the Riksdag in 1969. Architect became Sven Ivar Lind, since 1959 castle architect at the Royal Palace. The work took off and when the wall was broken in two places to create new doorways, bricks with stamps from Gripsholm's brickworks were found. These, together with additional stones with cleft and shoe prints, lie in the floor in the doorways between the arches.
Everything was ready in the spring of 1970, and on May 12, the Treasury was inaugurated in the presence of King Gustaf VI Adolf, Princess Sibylla and guest of honor Queen Helen of Romania, and on May 20, the exhibition opened to the public.
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Old 05-26-2020, 12:10 AM
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Nice photo of the Royal Palace with Kungsträdgården's beautiful garden with tulips and hyacinths.
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Old 06-04-2020, 12:02 AM
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Swedish Press Agency SPA at its Facebook, photos from yesterday evening
The Royal Palace was stormed by hundreds of protesters from Black lives matter rally tonight but was dispelled by the riot police who arrived at lightning speed. The police have pushed back the protesters against Norrbro during the night and it has been quite violent. Police have used pepper spray/tear gas, and stuff has flown in the air. The palace guards have been reinforced in each gate with two people who was heavily armed.
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Old 06-15-2020, 12:34 PM
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Livrustkammaren - The Royal Armoury reopens
From 15 of June, you can visit The Royal Armoury again. The museum follows the recommendations and advices of the Swedish Public Health Agency. According to that, we have customized a safety stay for our visitors.
Social distancing indoor and outside the museum
We will ensure that the number of visitors does not exceed more than 50 persons. In case of queues we will make sure it will be outside the museum with social distancing.
The Royal Armoury reopens _ Livrustkammaren
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Old 07-01-2020, 03:02 AM
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The popular exhibition “Look at the rugs – find me” to mark one hundred years since the artist Märta Måås-Fjetterström opened her workshop in Båstad will reopen 1 July and be extended until 28 August.

'Look at the rugs – find me' – the popular exhibition featuring the works of Märta Måås-Fjetterström is now available from home!
Click on any of the images to start your virtual tour!
In its review, the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet described the exhibition as "perhaps this season's most attractive, best composed design exhibition". The exhibition includes around sixty pieces by Sweden's leading textile artist of all time.
The virtual tour allows you to "wander" around the exhibition, zoom in on the pieces and signs, and click on selected works to find out more. You can also see the magnificent Hall of State in 360°!
Explore the exhibition digitally! - Kungliga slotten
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Old 07-19-2020, 11:22 PM
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Swedish Press Agency SPA posted lovely photos taken of the Royal Palace yesterday evening.
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:11 AM
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Why is the palace so big?
The enormous size of the Royal Palace of Stockholm has always attracted interest, and has sometimes led to debate about how the building is used. But why is the palace so big, and what was originally intended to be housed there?
Dimensions
Length: 230 m, North Wing
Width: 125 m
Area: 58,000 m²
Number of rooms: approx. 660, but only one balcony
Façade: 30,000 m²
Windows: 964, including 19,000 panes and 17 km of window frames.
Why is the palace so big_ - Kungliga slotten
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:49 AM
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Photos from the Instagram of Håkan Groth, antique dealer, writer, photographer and author of Neoclassicism in the North.

‘Vulcan’s Forge’, Philippe de Maecht’s workshop, Mortlake, London, c 1622-23, signed PDM.
From a set of nine that originally belonged to James I of England’s, favourite, the powerful George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (who was murdered in 1628).
They were some of the first tapestries produced by Mortlake and later belonged to the French statesman Cardinal Mazarin.
In June 1657 they were presented as a gift from the French government to King Carl X Gustaf of Sweden when he was at fighting in Poland. The reason for this was to persuade the Swedish King to join the French in fighting in Germany as the French was keen to reduce the Habsburg dominance in Europe.
Several sets of the suite with the story of Vulcan was woven at Mortlake, at least seven, and today c 30 tapestries of these have survived.
In the Swedish Royal Collection two have been preserved plus a few fragments from the other seven.
The Swedish coat arms at the top had been woven in France and added as a replacement of that of the Duke of Buckingham.
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‘Mars and Venus Discovered’, one of the set of nine tapestries with the story of Vulcan, woven at the workshop of Philippe de Maecht, Mortlake, c 1622-23. The border is missing. Swedish Royal Collection.
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Part of a border from one of the set of nine tapestries with the story of Vulcan, woven at the workshop of Philippe de Maecht, Mortlake, c 1622-23.
The coat of arms is that of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592-murdered 1628). It bears the coronet of a marquess as he was advanced to the rank of duke in 1623, probably just after the tapestries had been woven and delivered to him. Swedish Royal Collection.
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:01 AM
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At these corona times the royal family's meetings are arranged and photographed different than before, in various rooms. Yesterday at the king's meeting, we got a photo from princess Sibylla's apartment.
Kungahuset - I dag gav Kungen företräde för Kronobergs... _ Facebook

The meetings last week
Kungahuset - Under för- och eftermiddagen har situationen... _ Facebook
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Old 09-13-2020, 03:38 AM
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At Instagram of the Royal Palaces

The Royal Chapel displays samples of architecture, interior design and works of art by some of the foremost masters of their time - Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Carl Hårleman and Georg Haupt the Elder. Ever since Magnus Ladulås' time in the 13th century, there has been not only a church in the castle but also its own priesthood. The current Royal Chapel is the third that we have detailed knowledge of. Since the 17th century, there is a separate parish - Kungliga Hovförsamlingen (Royal Court Parish).
Everyone is welcome to the Royal Chapel's services, Sundays at 11. Now on Sunday 13 September, the music will be performed by opera singer Ingrid Tobiasson, court singer since 2000, and accordionist Leo Florin.
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