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The Royal Guard

The Royal Guard is an important part of the Royal Family's protection, and of Stockholm's military preparedness. It is also one of our most popular tourist attractions.

The Royal Guard is an important part of the Royal Family's protection, and of Stockholm's military preparedness. It is also one of our most popular tourist attractions.

The Royal Guard has had a presence at the palace since 1523, when it consisted of 100-200 soldiers who were also responsible for the city's security arrangement and fire protection.

Today, units from throughout Sweden make up the Royal Guard, which is an important part of the Royal Family's protection and of Stockholm's military preparedness. The Life Guard has the main responsibility for manning the Royal Guard.

The changing of the guard and the parade are also a popular tourist attraction. During the summer months, the parade marches or rides with the Music Corps through the streets of the city and up to the Outer Courtyard of the palace.

In connection with The King's official duties, such as state visits and audiences, additional guards take part in parades. These include bodyguards in King Karl XI's uniform, mounted escorts and grenadier guards in their distinctive 19th century bearskin hats.

For times and additional information about the changing of the guard and parades, see the Royal Guard´s websiteexternal link, opens in new window.

Top image: Main Guard post outside the Royal Palace of Stockholm's West Gate. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se

Military parade with the Music Corps. Photo: Gösta Glase/Royalpalaces.se

The mounted Main Guard rides into the Outer Courtyard. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

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Guided tours Open today 10.00-17.00

A guided tour will ensure that your visit to the palace is particularly memorable. Our knowledgeable guides bring objects to life, puttin...

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For children Open today 10.00-17.00

The palace's grand state rooms, the mediaeval gate at the Tre Kronor Museum and the crowns in the Treasury are just a few of the exciting...

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Events

Wild animals are hiding in the large rooms of the palace. On the walls, on the ceilings, on objects and on furniture. Some are large, and...

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Tour of the Regalia 1 May – 30 Sep

The Swedish Regalia are kept in the cellar vaults of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Here you can see crowns used by kings, queens, prince...

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Märta Måås at the Royal Palace 13 Oct – 19 Apr 2020

A major exhibition will open 13 October at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, giving visitors the opportunity to wander through the woven wor...

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The Royal Apartments Open today 10.00-17.00

The Royal Apartments at the Palace are a collective name for the magnificent state rooms that are used at The King and Queen's receptions...

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In dark cellar vaults at the Royal Palace the Monarchy's most important symbols – the Regalia – are kept in safe-keeping. See fascinating...

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The Museum Three Crowns (Tre Kronor) is a museum dedicated to the original Tre Kronor Palace in Stockholm, which was destroyed in a viole...

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The Royal Gift Shop Open today 10.00-17.00

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Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities Open today 10.00-17.00

Welcome to one of Europe's oldest museums, which first opened its doors in 1794. Gustav III's collection of sculptures are shown in the P...

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Over the years, the Royal Family have shown their appreciation and support for Swedish craftsmanship. The work of Märta Måås-Fjetterström...

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A major exhibition will open at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in autumn 2019, giving visitors the opportunity to wander through the woven...

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FAQ

  • Are audio guides available for the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: An audio guide in Swedish and English is available for the Bernadotte Apartments and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities.

    The Chinese Pavilion: An audio guide is available in Swedish and English

    Audio guides are not available at present for the other palaces.

  • Can I get around by wheelchair/walking frame at the royal palaces?

    Circumstances differ at the various venues. Please look for more information under the heading "Visit us" for the venue you wish to visit or contact our reservations department on +46 (0)8-402 61 00.

  • What currency can I pay with?

    It is possible to pay with Swedish kronor (SEK), Euro and Dollar. For Euro and Dollar only bills are accepted and change is given in Swedish kronor. It is also possible to pay by credit card.

    At the Royal Stables you can pay with Swedish kronor and by debit card, but not with Euro and Dollar.

     

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

  • Are there any storage lockers at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: There are a few storage lockers available at Tickets & Information and in the Tre Kronor Museum. However, we would recommend not bringing any large bags with you. The other royal palaces and visitor attractions: No storage lockers available.

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