Karl XV’s cradle

Prince Oscar was carried in Karl XV’s cradle. The cradle was made before the birth of Prince Karl (XV) in 1826 based on a design by the Royal architect Per Axel Nyström. The cradle was used as an everyday cradle for the prince and his brothers Gustav and Oskar.

Karl XV’s cradle standing on Haupt's parade podium. Photo: royalcourt.se

Karl XV’s cradle standing on Haupt's parade podium. Photo: royalcourt.se

Before Princess Eugénie’s christening in 1830, a new cradle tradition was started and Prince Karl (XV)’s everyday cradle became the parade cradle. It was set up on Georg Haupt's parade podium, in exactly the same way as at Princess Madeleine's christening in 1982, Princess Leonore’s christening in 2014 and Prince Nicolas’ christening in 2015.

Princess Madeleine in Karl XV’s cradle at her christening in 1982. Photo: Jan Collsiöö/TT

Princess Madeleine in Karl XV’s cradle at her christening in 1982. Photo: Jan Collsiöö/TT