King opens Royal Armoury exhibition

Kungaparet och Kronprinsessan på Livrustkammarens utställning "1809 - Rikssprängning och begynnelse". Foto: David Sicca/Stella pictures

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess at the Royal Armoury's exhibition, "1809 – A Kingdom Divided and a New Beginning". Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

On Friday 5 June, The King opened the Royal Armoury's exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the Finnish War and the separation of Finland from Sweden.
The inauguration took place in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace, after The King and Queen and The Crown Princess had been given a tour of the exhibition.

In his opening speech, The King spoke about the Bicentenary and announced that in August he will be travelling to Norrland with The Queen and The Crown Princess to take part in reminiscences of the last battle on Swedish soil, which took place in Sävar and Ratan during the war between Russia and Sweden in 1809.

The King concluded his speech by offering his “congratulations on an interesting exhibition, which will hopefully improve knowledge of and interest in Sweden and Finland's joint history."