Office of the Marshal of the Realm

The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is headed by Fredrik Wersäll, who is accountable to The King for the activities of the entire Royal Court organization.

The Marshal of the Realm is responsible for contacts with the government and Riksdag (Swedish parliament) and conducts preparatory negotiations concerning state visits.

Supporting the Marshal of the Realm is the staff office with a Permanent Secretary at the Office of the Marshal of the Realm and a Court Secretary.

The Office of the Marshal of the Realm also includes:

  • The Personnel and Finance Department

The work of the Office of the Marshal of the Realm

The Office of the Marshal of the Realm conducts the legal and constitutional business of the Royal Court. This for example can include granting permission for the use of photographs of the Royal Family or the Royal Crown.

The Office of the Marshal of the Realm also conducts the administration in conjunction with appointments, State notices, medals, etc.

Requests from researchers for access to material in the Bernadotte archives is also administrated by the Office of the Marshal of the Realm. 

The Personnel and Finance Department

The Personnel and Finance Department carries out customary human resources duties such as salary and personnel administration as well as negotiations during the recruitment process. The Department is also responsible for accounting and other financial work at the Royal Court. A number of Royal foundations are also administrated by the Department.

The Marshal of the Realm's Council

Twice a month a management council consisting of the managers of the different departments meets to coordinate the Royal Court's various operations. The group is headed by the Marshal of the Realm.

Other Duties of the Marshal of the Realm

The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is also responsible for maintenance and guided tours of the Riddarholmen Church. Permission to use the church can be obtained from the office.