6 June 2023
Sweden's National Day and Swedish Flag Day were celebrated on 6 June. This year's National Day also marked 500 years of Sweden as an independent nation.
13 May 2023
Saturday 13 May was HRH Prince Carl Philip's 44th birthday.
10 May 2023
On 10 May, The King received three new ambassadors during formal audiences at the Royal Palace.
4 May 2023
On 2–4 May, Their Majesties The King and Queen carried out a three-day state visit to the Republic of Estonia at the invitation of HE President Alar Karis, who received Their Majesties together with Mrs Sirje Karis. The Swedish Government was represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström, Minister for Defence Pål Jonson and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell. Around 25 Swedish businesses also took part in the programme.
The Royal House
The Swedish Royal Family belongs to the Bernadotte Dynasty, who have been on the Swedish throne for over 200 years. Read more about The Royal House and the The Royal Family.
This year is a double jubilee, marking King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th jubilee – and it is also 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king in 1523 – ushering in a new era that shaped modern Sweden.
Read more about exhibitions and county visits during the year, national day celebrations and anniversary weekend.
Jubilee visits in Sweden's counties
Photos from the jubilee visits
As part of the celebration of HM The King's 50th anniversary on the throne, The King and Queen visit Sweden's 21 counties in 2023.
Royal palaces and residences
Discover the royal palaces, parks and stables. Read about the history and use of the palaces.
The Bernadotte dynasty has used Drottningholm's palace and park since Oscar I's time. The Palace is Their Majesties the King and Queen's permanent home residence. The rooms in the southern wing of the palace are reserved for this purpose. The rest of the palace and grounds are open to the public year round.
The Royal Court
The task of the Royal Court is to assist the Head of State and the Royal Family in their official duties. An important task for the Royal Court is also to show the cultural heritage associated with the Swedish monarchy to the public.
Official duties and tasks
The Royal Court is the organisation that supports H.M. The King and the other members of the Royal House in their official duties. The King's motto “For Sweden – With the times” is a guide for The Royal Court.
Visit the Royal Palaces
Ten Royal Palaces with museums, chapels, parks, gift shops, cafes and Royal Stables. Four centuries of art and history. Click on the sites for opening hours and tickets.