New digitalised version of the national coat of arms
The new version of the national coat of arms has been produced by the National Archives in association with the Office of the Marshal of the Realm. Graphic design: Henrik Dahlström, 2013
In association with the National Archives, the Office of the Marshal of the Realm has produced a new version of the national coat of arms which is better suited for digital use.
The statutory emblem is one of Sweden's symbols of state, and is also The King's personal coat of arms. The national coat of arms is used mainly by The King, the Royal Family, the Riksdag and the Government, and for foreign service. The national coat of arms is always crowned, and has an inescutcheon at its centre featuring the arms of the reigning dynasty. The coat of arms has had the same appearance ever since it was created by King Karl Knutsson Bonde in the 1440s. Since 1818, the inescutcheon has shown the arms of the Bernadotte dynasty.
Versions of the national coat of arms that are suitable for reproduction in smaller sizes.
State Herald Henrik Klackenberg is responsible for ensuring that the new design complies with the provisions of the Swedish Act on the National Coat of Arms (1982:268). Henrik Dahlström has produced the new version of the national coat of arms and adapted it for use so that it can be reproduced much more clearly, both on screen and in print.