The King holds a regular Chapter of the Royal Order

On Thursday 25 April, The King chaired a regular Chapter of the Royal Order in the Hall of the Order of the Seraphim at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Since the Royal Swedish Orders of Chivalry were established in 1748, the Chapter of the Royal Order has been convened in the Hall of the Order of the Seraphim at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. After 1975 the Chapter of the Royal Order ceased to be held in the Hall of the Order of the Seraphim, but the tradition was resumed during the 21st century.

The Chapter of the Royal Order is held once a year, and is led by The King who is the Grand Master of the Orders of the Seraphim, the Sword, the Polar Star and Vasa.

During the meeting, Acting Clerk Ingemar Eliasson announced the newly appointed knights and members of the Order of the Seraphim. The number of deceased holders of the four Swedish Orders of Chivalry (awarded before 1975) were also reported.

According to a Riksdag decision of 1974, Swedish orders can only be awarded to foreign citizens who have made personal efforts for Sweden or Swedish interests.

The arms of knights and members of the Order of the Seraphim hang in the Hall of the Order of the Seraphim. During the meeting, newly painted shields were presented to The King. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

There then followed a report on the Chapter of the Royal Order's finances for the previous year, and a discharge from liability was granted.

The meeting concluded with the Chapter's heraldic artist Leif Ericsson reporting on newly painted shields for knights and members of the Order of the Seraphim, including Princess Adrienne, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo and Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaité.

Princess Adrienne's newly painted shield, featuring the ribbon and symbols of the Order of the Seraphim. Photo: The Royal Order of His Majesty The King