The Queen visits Haga with royal guests

On Thursday 16 May, The Queen, Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Takamado of Japan visited Gustav III's Pavilion in Haga Park. The visit concluded with The Crown Princess hosting lunch at Haga Palace.

Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Takamado of Japan were visiting Stockholm for Dementia Forum X, which was arranged on 15 May at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. On the Thursday, The Queen showed the royal visitors Gustav III's Pavilion in Haga Park.

The pavilion is decorated in Pompeian style. It is a highlight of Swedish art history, and is one of the leading works from the late 18th century.

The royal visitors were guided by Master of the Chamber Jonas Wallin. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The pavilion was built by the architect Olof Tempelman to detailed instructions from the passionate King Gustav III. The interiors were created by another great artist, Louis Masreliez, whose work on the pavilion made him one of the greatest interior trendsetters of the time.

The pavilion was part of King Gustav III's wider vision for Haga Park, but many of his plans did not leave the drawing board. The king was only able to use the pavilion for a couple of years. It was from here that he set off for the fateful masquerade ball at the Royal Swedish Opera where he was assassinated in March 1792.

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The Queens and the Princess in the Hall of Mirrors. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Lunch at Haga Palace

After the visit to the pavilion, The Crown Princess hosted lunch at Haga Palace.

The Crown Princess welcomes Queen Sofia to Haga Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Queen, Queen Sofia, Princess Takamado and The Crown Princess at Haga Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden