In dark cellar vaults at the Royal Palace the Monarchy's most important symbols – the Regalia – are kept in safe-keeping. See fascinating and exclusive art, steeped in exciting history.
The Regalia are the symbolic objects that The King or Queen are presented with by the Archbishop on coronation day.
The oldest preserved objects are two swords of state belonging to Gustav Vasa that are exhibited in the Treasury's inner sanctuary. The oldest preserved crown belongs to Erik XIV.
Several of The Princes and Princesses' crowns are also on view as well as the silver baptismal font from 1696, which is still used at royal baptisms.
It is this collection of invaluable objects that still nowadays is regarded as The King's regalia. This means that some of them are used today on ceremonial occasions such as coronations, christenings, weddings and funerals.
The country's most recent coronation was Oskar II's in 1873. When he died in 1907, his son and heir to the throne Gustaf V refrained from a coronation ceremony.
Since 1970, the State Regalia are now permanently exhibited in the Treasury at the Royal Palace.
Read about the crowns at our Archive