The Royal Family attend the opening of the exhibition "40 years on the throne — 40 years serving Sweden"
The King speaks with guests at the opening of the jubilee exhibition. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Friday 13 September, the Royal Family attended the opening of the exhibition "40 years on the throne — 40 years serving Sweden" in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The opening ceremony began with a jubilee fanfare dedicated to The King, composed by Mats Janhagen. Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist gave a speech, in which he said: "The King is a symbol of our country. A figure who transcends party politics and special interests. In a world of change, The King represents continuity — a link to our history. But he has also spent 40 years working in the present and for the future. Conscious of these historical links, The King has looked forwards. And he continues to do so. For Sweden — With the Times." Director Margareta Nisser Dalman the presented the exhibition. Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson concluded the ceremony by giving a speech and declaring the exhibition open.
During the ceremony, the Armed Forces Music Corps performed the Lagom March, composed for the Svea Life Guard by Prince Gustaf and arranged by Åke Edenstrad, and the Rentrée from Flowers of Frösö, composed by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger and arranged by Nils Holmstedt.
40 years on the throne — 40 years serving SwedenThe jubilee exhibition "40 years on the throne — 40 years serving Sweden" details King Carl XVI Gustaf's eventful reign as King and Head of State. In the Hall of State and certain Reception Rooms — the setting for many of The King's official duties — objects and images from The King's forty years as Head of State have been brought together.
Find out more about the exhibition here.
Find out more about the jubilee here.