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Desideria, Sweden's new queen, had always been at the very centre of world events. She now found life at the Swedish court dull. However,...

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'Look at the rugs – find me' – the popular exhibition featured the works of Märta Måås-Fjetterström is now available from home!

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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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On Friday 30 April HM The King celebrates his 75th birhtday. See the program on Royal Court's website and send a digital greeting to The ...

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The summer exhibition at Gripsholm Castle portrays twenty-four migrants to Sweden who played major roles in Swedish history.

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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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In Sweden, the transition from Rococo to Gustavian style was a gradual development which, at the end of the century, culminated in Neocla...

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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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To mark WWF's global climate campaign, Earth Hour, the floodlighting will be turned off at several of the royal palaces on Saturday 27 Ma...

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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 world's first national city park dates back to before the time of Christopher Columbus. Here, nature, culture and entertainment all c...

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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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The model for this year’s Portrait of Honour is the food profile and restaurateur Leif Mannerström. The portrait was produced by the phot...

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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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The Polish-born Vasa queen left a strong impression on Sweden, from imprisonment to a cultural golden age.

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Princess Louise was both hard-working and humble. She worked at the front during the First World War, and as Crown Princess and Queen of ...

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The queens at Gripsholm found themselves right at the centre of the action. This included the young queen who acquired the castle when sh...

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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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During the mid-18th century, Drottningholm Palace was at the centre of intensive efforts to cultivate silk in Sweden. In 1753, Queen Lovi...

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During the Vasa period, Gripsholm Castle was a workplace for hundreds of people and was almost entirely self-sufficient. Queen Margareta ...

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The ongoing restoration of the façades at the Royal Palace is the biggest stonework project of modern times. The project began in 2011, a...

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This was Alice Aycocks first solo exhibition in Scandinavia, and consisted of six monumental sculptures from her acclaimed 'Turbulences' ...

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Come on a fashion safari with Leo the Lion at Gripsholm Castle. See famous historical Swedes in their most stylish outfits.

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Wild animals are hiding in the large rooms of the palace. On the walls, on the ceilings, on objects and on furniture. Some are large, and...

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Get more out of your visit to the Chinese Pavilion with our audioguide. With it, you can listen to or read about the history of this exot...

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