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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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The 2022 Portrait of Honour depicts the artist Britta Marakatt-Labba, known around the world for her embroidered images of Sami landscape...

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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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A very early copy of the American Declaration of Independence hangs on a wall at Rosersberg Palace. Sweden was the first state outside th...

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A single oil painting hangs in Gustav III's Pavilion in Haga Park. It was commissioned by the king himself, when he met the artist Alexan...

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King Gustaf V liked to celebrate Christmas at Drottningholm, where the festivities were more low key. Only three trees were decorated, th...

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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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Discover the Rococo style at Drottningholm Palace, with a fun and educational image hunt for adults. Rococo was a playful, graceful style...

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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 Riddarholmen Church's newest addition is also one of the church's oldest objects: a wooden sculpture of Christ, dating from around th...

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The rooms furnished by King Gustav III for his sister Princess Sofia Albertina at Gripsholm Castle are some of the castle's most beautifu...

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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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Nespelina, Don-Don and Turck are just three of the many dogs who have chased around Drottningholm's highly walkable park. Dogs have long ...

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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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Throughout her adult life, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta found herself close to the centre of power. First as a duchess and the sister-in-la...

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Had Hedvig Eleonora been less strong in character, it is very likely that the history of Sweden would have been entirely different. Drott...

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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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Hedvig Eleonora’s State Bedchamber is one of of Drottningholms Palace's highlights. Experience one of Sweden’s grandest Baroque rooms in ...

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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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