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the royal court annual report
T H E ROYA L COU RT
A N N UA L R E P ORT
2010
CONTENTS
THE YEAR IN BRIEF ............................................................. 4
CARL XVI GUSTAF – SWEDEN’S HEAD OF STATE ................5
REPORT FROM THE MARSHAL OF THE REALM ......................6
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The Royal Court – The organisation of the Head of State ............................ 7
Financial reporting ..................................................................................7
Use of funds within the Court Administration ..........................................8
Staff .......................................................................................................8
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Office of the Marshal of the Realm ......................................................... 10
Office of the Marshal of the Court with the Office of Ceremonies ............ 12
H.M. The Queen’s Household ............................................................... 18
H.R.H. The Crown Princess’s Household ............................................... 21
H.R.H. The Duchess of Halland’s Household ......................................... 23
The Royal Mews ...................................................................................24
T H E PA L AC E A D M I N I S T R AT I ON
The Royal Collections with the Bernadotte Library.................................26
The Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces ..................................... 30
- Stockholm Palace Administration ........................................................ 32
- Drottningholm Palace Administration with the Crown Lands ................ 33
- Gripsholm Castle Administration.........................................................35
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Operations ............................................................................................ 36
ROYAL PALACE ADMINISTRATION ANNUAL ACCOUNTS 2010
Notes to the financial statements ............................................................ 38
Financial statements .............................................................................. 39
Auditor’s report..................................................................................... 43
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Management report ...............................................................................44
Financial statements .............................................................................. 45
Auditor’s report..................................................................................... 47
Diagram overview ................................................................................. 48
theme: the crown princess couple’s wedding .......... 50
theme: the bernadotte jubilee, 1810 – 2010 ................. 52
theme: world child & youth forum ............................... 54
theme: haga palace ................................................................... 55
theme: state visit ...................................................................... 56
Medal presentations .............................................................................. 58
Diary – Excerpts from the Royal Family’s official programme ..............60
Royal Glossary ......................................................................................69
Organisation ....................................................................................... 70
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THE YEAR IN BRIEF
A host of state ceremonial events and official engagements
■ Outgoing state visit to Brazil
■ The King opened the Parliamentary Session and held cabinet meetings and meetings of the Advisory
Council on Foreign Affairs
■ The King gave a speech as part of the National Day celebrations
■ Twenty seven ambassadors were received during formal audiences
■ Official dinners, the Riksdag supper, ministerial lunches and the traditional dinner for the Nobel Laureates
Focus on successors to the throne during 2010
■ The Crown Princess Couple’s wedding – A family celebration, an affair of state and a public occasion
attracting international media attention
■ Celebrations in Sweden and France to mark the bicentenary of the election of a successor to the Swedish
throne
■ The Crown Princess Couple travelled in Jean Baptiste Bernadotte’s footsteps
■ The Crown Princess Couple moved into Haga Palace
Commitment to issues concerning quality of life for children,
the elderly and people with dementia
■ Royal initiative for World Child & Youth Forum with the Royal Palace of Stockholm as an international
meeting place for children’s rights
■ The Queen took part in several events on child welfare through the World Childhood Foundation
■ Dementia care is a global issue. Silviahemmet’s care philosophy is spread internationally
Renovations, environmental work and the introduction of
energy-smart solutions
■ Trial installation of solar cells at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
■ Rebuilding and renovation of the Hall of State and the Halls of the Orders of Chivalry. New ventilation
system for the “Vita Havet” assembly rooms
■ Reduced energy consumption from introduction of LED/low-energy bulbs
■ Streamlined computer systems and expansion of mobile communication solutions
■ Electric and low-emission cars in the Royal Mews’ fleet
Tours and exhibitions attract visitors to the royal palaces
■ Approximately 900,000 visitors explore the royal palaces. Several exhibitions on the theme of succession
held at the royal palaces
■ Immense interest in the royal cultural heritage. Numerous objects from the royal collections are loaned out
to Swedish and international exhibitions
■ Music at the Palace celebrates 40th year
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The King opening the Parliamentary Session.
King Carl XVI Gustaf – Sweden’s Head of State
SWEDEN’S HEAD OF STATE. The Swedish Constitution Act rules that the “holder of Sweden’s throne is the nation’s
Head of State”. Sweden is thus a constitutional monarchy. Sweden’s King, Carl XVI Gustaf, came to the throne in
1973, and is the 74th monarch. The organisation that surrounds the Head of State is called the Royal Court.
Sweden is one of the oldest monarchies in the world. A castle
has stood on the site of the Royal Palace for over a thousand
years. There has been a reigning monarch at the castle for
several centuries, right up to the present day.
The Swedish monarchy has performed its duties in various different forms throughout history. As with our Nordic
neighbours, Denmark and Norway, Sweden is now a constitutional monarchy, which means that the monarchy’s authority is regulated by the constitution.
The official duties of the Swedish monarchy are chiefly
symbolic, as a “collective representative and symbol of the
country”.
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The Swedish Constitution Act also states that The King shall
chair information and change of government cabinet meetings,
and meetings of the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs.
The King shall also open the Parliamentary Session. In all
other respects, it is the monarch’s duty to represent Sweden
at incoming and outgoing state visits, and to receive foreign
ambassadors for accreditation.
If The King is prevented from carrying out his duties as
Head of State, for example due to foreign visits to distant
or inaccessible regions, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl
Philip or Princess Madeleine (in order of succession) step in
as temporary representatives.
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Report from the Marshal of the Realm
of the Parliamentary Session, state visits, formal audiences, cabiThe past year has been all about successors to the throne and
net meetings, diplomatic receptions, ministerial lunches, audiactivities at the Royal Court were dictated mainly by three events
ences, the National Day celebrations,
related to this: The Crown Princess
the Nobel Prize ceremony, and a large
Couple’s wedding, the Bernadotte Junumber of visits around Sweden and
bilee, and the renovation of Haga Palto other countries to promote Sweden.
ace prior to The Crown Princess CouThe King and Queen would like
ple taking up residence.
to see the Royal Palace of Stockholm
The Crown Princess Couple’s
become a meeting place and have inwedding was much more than a hapvited guests to seminars and talks on
py major family celebration. The marimportant social issues. Of special note
riage of the heir to the Swedish throne
was The King and Queen’s initiative for
was also an affair of state, as well as
the first World Child & Youth Forum
a public celebration. The congratula(WCYF) with participants from Swetions and the warm wishes that the
den and abroad.The WCYF aims to inbridal couple received from hundreds
spire and support, ensuring adherence
of thousands of people demonstrates
to the UN Convention on the Rights of
strong public support for the Royal
the Child. Seminars were also arranged
Family. It is difficult to estimate the
by H.M. The King’s Young Leadership
positive attention value for Sweden
Foundation. The royal academies gaththat resulted from The Crown Prin- Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist
ered for four seminars on various sciencess Couple’s wedding, in the form of
tific fronts entitled “Crown of Knowledge”, which were broadcast
record media interest and the fact that the wedding was broadon television.
cast live on Swedish television and abroad.
The state allocation for the 2010 financial year amounted to
Two hundred years ago French marshal Jean Baptiste
SEK 125 million. Of this, SEK 5 million was allocated for The
Bernadotte was elected successor to the Swedish throne. The
Crown Princess Couple’s wedding, and SEK 2 million for measRoyal Family attended celebrations in Örebro to mark the
ures to improve security. In accordance with government instrucelection of a successor to the throne on 21 August. There
tions, 51 percent of the allocation was apportioned to the Court
were also celebrations to mark Jean Baptiste Bernadotte’s arAdministration, and 49 percent to the Palace Administration. The
rival in his new country via Helsingborg. During the autumn
funds granted to the Court Administration (SEK 63.7 million)
The Crown Princess Couple visited a number of places in
are used to finance all official representation and programme acFrance with a connection to the Bernadotte family. An exhitivities, ceremonial and other transportation, communication and
bition was organised at the Royal Palace of Stockholm entioverall management of all activities at the Royal Court. The matled “Life at the palace: At home with the first Bernadottes”,
jority of the expenditure, approximately 74 percent, consists of
and the National Museum’s exhibition “Staging Power”, for
salaries, including social security contributions. The state allocawhich the Royal Collections loaned a large number of obtion to the Court Administration equates to a cost that is equivajects, tied in well with the anniversary celebrations.
lent to around SEK 6 per inhabitant in Sweden. The immense
Haga Palace has been renovated in cooperation with the Nainterest in The Crown Princess Couple’s wedding, an interest that
tional Property Board. The Office of the Governor of the Royal
is still tangible, has also resulted in increased costs for informaPalaces and the Royal Collections have expended considerable
tion activities. A number of investments have been made in new
resources on making Haga Palace and the surrounding parkland
IT systems and changes to work processes have also been implea functional official residence for The Crown Princess Couple.
mented; the main aim is to ensure that the activities of the Royal
As part of this work consideration has been paid to cultural asCourt are efficient and a good return on tax revenue.
pects as well as issues relating to security and integrity.
In addition to these special events, the entire Royal Family has
Stockholm, January 2011
attended a large number of ceremonial and official events. During the year, The King or the Royal Family received more than
1,500 requests to participate in events. The King and Queen
participated in 425 engagements, both separately and together.
Svante Lindqvist
Crown Princess Victoria took part in 133 different events. CusMarshal of the Realm
tomary state ceremonial and official duties include the opening
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The King receives tributes on his birthday in the Outer Courtyard at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The Royal Court – The organisation of the
Head of State
THE ROYAL COURT’S chief duty is to assist the Head of State and other members of the Royal Family in their
official obligations. This duty also includes preserving and protecting the royal cultural heritage, and exhibiting
this cultural heritage to the wider public. The King’s motto, “For Sweden – With the Times”, serves as a guide
for everything we do at the Royal Court.
The Royal Court’s duties are divided up as follows:
■ Programme of activities and representation
■ Preservation and maintenance of cultural heritage
■ Visitor activities
■ Management of several overall functions
For the purposes of state funding and reporting, the Royal
Court is divided up into three separate units, which differ in
relation to financing and the manner of reporting:
1. The Court Administration is financed by an allocation from
the state, called the Appanage. In organisational terms, the
Court Administration comprises the Office of the Marshal of
the Realm, the Office of the Marshal of the Court, H.M. The
Queen’s Household, H.R.H. The Crown Princess’s Household, H.R.H. The Duchess of Halland’s Household and the
Royal Mews. According to an agreement with the government, the Court Administration must provide clear reporting
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on how this allocation is used (see page 8).
2. The Palace Administration is financed partly by the state
allocation, and partly by rental and leasing income, as well
as income from guided tours of the royal palaces and sales
from the royal gift shops. In organisational terms, the Palace Administration comprises the Royal Collections with the
Bernadotte Library and the Office of the Governor of the
Royal Palaces with the palace administrations. Income and
expenditure for the Palace Administration’s activities are reported on pages 38 – 42.
3. The Royal Djurgården Administration (RDA) comes under the Office of the Governor. Operations are self-financing
through rental and leasing income. Revenue and expenses
should balance in the long term, and any possible surplus is
used solely for the long-term and sustainable development of
Royal Djurgården (see pages 44 – 46).
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State allocation from the Swedish Riksdag
During the year, the Royal Court received a total of SEK 125
million (117.1) from the state, an increase of 6.8 percent compared with the previous year. There was a temporary increase
of SEK 5 million for the year to cover the cost of that part of
the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria considered an affair
of state. According to an agreement with the government, 51
percent of the state allocation, or SEK 63.7 million (60), is
apportioned to the Court Administration, and 49 percent, or
SEK 61.2 million (57.1) to the Palace Administration. Revenue from visitor and retailing activities amounted to SEK
61.5 (59.6) million. The financial result for RDA amounted
to SEK -0.5 million (-10.5).
State allocation over the past five years,
excluding non-recurring items
Amounts in SEK millions
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
The Court Administration
60.2
56.4 54.8 50.1 49.6
The Palace Administration
57.8
53.7 52.7 48.1 47.9
Change compared with previous year (%)
7.2
2.4
9.6
0.6
2.0
Use of funds by the Court Administration’s
offices
The Appanage, i.e. the part of the state allocation that finances the Court Administration, has been distributed among
the various organisational units. The majority of the departments’ expenditure, 74 percent, comprises salaries, including social security contributions. Funds for the departments
within the Court Administration are distributed as follows:
■ 34 (30) percent for such overall management as comes
under the organisation of the Office of the Marshal of the
Realm. The personnel and functions that are included in the
Office serve all the various activities of the Court and Palace
Administrations, as well as RDA. Increased activity on the
part of The Crown Princess’s Household means increased
expenses for the Office of the Marshal of the Realm.
Further training, leadership and working
environment
The Royal Court had a total of 230 (216) permanent employees during the year, equivalent to 216 (203) full-time posts. In
addition to these employees, a considerable number of people
are taken on each year on temporary assignments, for example in connection with official and gala dinners, and during the summer season in the parks and for visitor activities.
These temporary assignments correspond to around 70 (61)
full-time posts on an annual basis, and provided employment
for around 700 individuals during 2010.
Seminars and lectures are organised as part of the Royal
Court’s skills development programme, mainly on subjects
of a historical and cultural nature. As the majority of routines
and information management processes are carried out using computer systems, the focus has been on improving all
employees’ IT skills. Training courses have been conducted
on subjects relating to organisation, leadership and working
environment. Systematic working environment management
includes the preparation each year of a set of working environment accounts, which are compared with the action plans
devised by each department.
Preventive efforts ensure healthy employees
The Royal Court is proactive in its efforts to minimise the
risk of ill health. All staff are covered by an agreement that the
Royal Court has entered into with a healthcare company. The
company has been engaged mainly in work to prevent illness
and has, among other things, carried out an ergonomic review
of workplaces, conducted risk assessments, and introduced individual health promotion measures. A contribution is offered
every year to support employees’ own fitness activities. Every
year, the Personnel Department arranges a health day including outdoor activities. Absence due to sickness was approxi-
■ 23 (21) percent for such activities as come under the or-
ganisation of the Office of the Marshal of the Court with
the Office of Ceremonies, consisting chiefly of costs relating to representation and travel.
■ 19 (20) percent for such activities as come under the or-
ganisation of H.M. The Queen’s Household, chiefly costs
relating to staff within the royal household who work in
the kitchens and serve at official dinners at the Royal Palace of Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace.
■ 6 (8) percent for such activities as come under the organi-
sation of H.R.H. The Crown Princess’s Household.
■ 18 (21) percent for such activities as come under the or-
ganisation of the Royal Mews, of which around half of
expenditure is attributable to ceremonial transportation.
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The second volume on Drottningholm Palace in the series The Royal Palaces
and the book The Royal National City Park were published in 2010.
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The Hall of State furnished and decorated ahead of The Crown Princess Couple’s wedding on 19 June 2010.
mately 2 (2.4) percent, which is below the national average.
One explanation for the extremely low sickness figures may be
that the Royal Court’s employees have a strong commitment
to and interest in their work, as well as a stimulating working
environment, with a valuable royal cultural heritage to protect.
Another is the preventive efforts of the Royal Court.
Cultural heritage demands integrity,
precision and quality
The Royal Court’s task of representing, preserving and exhibiting a living cultural heritage places high demands on our
employees in terms of integrity, precision and an appreciation of high quality. This is the workplace of a large number
of highly qualified specialists representing numerous professions and crafts. With their specialist knowledge and desire to
provide a high level of service, all employees make a professional contribution towards ensuring that The King and the
Royal Family are able to carry out their representative duties
successfully and with a high level of quality, both in Sweden
and abroad.
Focus on recruitment issues
A review of the Royal Court’s future staff supply has revealed
that approximately 30 percent of employees will reach retirement age between the years 2009 and 2013, during which period The Crown Princess Couple will be establishing a houseTHE ROYAL COURT 2010
hold at Haga Palace. This situation calls for special recruitment
efforts and increased resources. Many of the administrative
tasks have been rationalised and streamlined, but the majority of the restoration work involves unique craftsmanship and
work that must be done by hand and cannot be replaced by
modern technology. The transfer of skills over time requires
continuity, careful planning and a long-term approach. In
many cases, skills are passed on over a long period of practical
training. Much of the specific knowledge about how a royal
family performs its official duties and is presented, managed
and developed is therefore passed down from older employees
to younger ones. In order to ensure that these skills are passed
on, these periods of overlap need to extend over long periods
of time. This generational change means increased salary costs
for the Royal Court for the next few years.
Staff
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
230
216
212
210
209
Proportion of female
employees, %
50
52
51
50
50
Proportion of male
employees, %
50
48
49
50
50
49.2
50.3
50.4
50.5
51
2.0
2.4
2.4
2.6
3.0
Number of permanent
employees
Average age
Absence due to sickness as a
percentage of working hours
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The Office of the Marshal of the Realm
Royal task with roots in the 1600s
THE OFFICE OF THE MARSHAL OF THE REALM is the Marshal of the Realm’s staff office, which is responsible for leading and coordinating activities within the Royal Court on behalf of the Head of State. The Marshal
of the Realm is head of the Royal Court and is responsible for contact with the Riksdag and the government.
The Marshal of the Realm chairs a management council, which
comprises the directors of the various offices and staff functions.
The Office of the Marshal of the Realm includes the Secretariat,
and the Personnel, Finance and Information departments. The
office also has responsibility for ceremonial music.
Furthermore, the office has a number of functions at The
King’s disposal. These include the Mistress of the Robes, who
has an advisory function and takes part in state visits within
Sweden, as well as in other ceremonies as requested by The
King; the Principal Secretary, who deals with issues of a general
administrative and legal nature; and the Solicitors to The King,
who act as legal advisers. There is also the Medical Household,
with the physician to The King and the court dentist.
The office also includes the Ecclesiastical Household,
which comprises a chaplain to The King, the Pastor of the
Court Parish, a court organist and court priests from the various dioceses. The Royal Court Parish is a diocese in itself,
and is a non-territorial parish within the Church of Sweden.
The King opening the Bothnia Line. The King with Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson, Local Government Commissioner Lennart Holmlund, and
Chairman of the Municipal Council Marie-Louise Rönnmark, in front of the new travel centre in Umeå. In the background are The King’s aides, among other figures.
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The Office of the Marshal of the Realm
The Secretariat at the Office of the Marshal of the Realm
deals with issues of a legal and administrative nature. These
include requests for permission to use pictures of the Royal
Family and the royal symbols. The secretariat also handles
inquiries from researchers requesting access to material in
the Bernadotte archives. The secretariat is responsible for developing the Court Directory each year, and for preparing
and participating in medal presentations, which are reported
on pages 58 – 59.
Record Swedish and international media
attention for wedding
The Information Department has dealt with a large number
of matters and inquiries from both the mass media and the
general public. Approximately 650 (560) requests for interviews were received, mainly addressed to The King and
Queen, of which 24 were carried out. Before each outgoing
state visit, press briefings are arranged with the media which
ensure press coverage in the host country and promote Sweden. The department also receives a lot of inquiries from the
general public by telephone, letter and e-mail. The Information Department is also responsible for the development and
maintenance of the Court’s website, www.kungahuset.se.
Financial management and reporting
The Finance Department is responsible for finances and financial reporting at the Royal Court, as well as for the Royal Family’s private finances. The Office of the Treasurer of the Court
also deals with issues relating to Solliden and Stenhammar, as
well as several foundations that have come into being over the
years through fundraising in connection with special royal occasions. The foundations distribute their proceeds to various good
causes, and they produce their own financial reports.
Streamlined time and salary reporting via
intranet
The Personnel Department is responsible for staff and recruitment issues, salary administration and skills development at the Royal Court. The department is also responsible
for internal communication, which is, to a great extent, disseminated via the Royal Court’s intranet, Hovnet. The intranet is an important instrument for spreading knowledge and
making information available quickly, which contributes to
an increased sense of community. Time and salary reporting
are now performed digitally via the intranet.
Musical events in royal setting
As well as ceremonial music, the Office of the Marshal of
the Realm also organises a number of musical events at the
Royal Palace of Stockholm and Riddarholm Church. This
year a series of well-attended summer concerts was held at
Riddarholm Church. Musical church services and organ
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Music at the Palace celebrated its 40th anniversary with a concert in the Hall
of State.
concerts under the directorship of the court organist are held
in the Royal Chapel.
The Bernadotte Library houses an extensive musical archive that is made available to the public in various ways.
During the year, four popular piano concerts were given in
the library, with music from the collections of various kings
and queens.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm also provides the venue
for the annual Music at the Palace event.
Military Staff of The King and the aides
The Military Staff of The King is attached to the Swedish
Armed Forces and is subject to The King’s orders. The Military Staff is led by the Chief of Staff and its duty is to support The King and the Royal Court in defence-related activity.
Aides serve in the Military Staff. The word “aide” has its roots
in the Latin word “adiuto”, which means to help or support.
An aide at the Swedish Court is thus an officer who assists a
royal personage in service. There are currently 12 aides (from
Majors to Colonels) in service to The King. They serve for a
month at a time. Crown Princess Victoria has ten aides and
Prince Carl Philip two aides. The aides to The Crown Princess
form a pool from which an aide serves on a weekly basis.
The aides have an important function as the first point of
contact for organisers and various court officials when programme items are to be carried out. They are constantly on
hand, ensuring that the royal personages are well-informed
about the various programmes and events. The aides also make
sure that transport and security requirements are taken care of.
At times the job involves a degree of communication with the
media, in cooperation with the Information Department.
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The Office of the Marshal of the Court
2010 – Focus on successors to the throne
THE OFFICE OF THE MARSHAL OF THE COURT with the Office of Ceremonies is responsible for the planning, preparation and fulfilment of the Royal Family’s public engagements and official representation in the
form of state ceremonies, audiences, visits abroad, dinners, lunches, receptions, official gifts, letters of
thanks, letters of congratulations, condolences, etc.
The Office of the Marshal of the Realm works according to
The King’s role of collective symbol and representative of
Sweden, in his capacity as Head of State. A key task of the
Office is supporting the Head of State in carrying out those
duties that are incumbent upon The King in accordance with
Sweden’s constitution.
The Office of Ceremonies is responsible for ceremonies
during state visits, official dinners, formal audiences, diplomatic receptions and other official representation, as well as
during royal christenings, birthdays, weddings and funerals.
The Office of Ceremonies is served by the Grand Master of
Ceremonies, the Master of Ceremonies, the Deputy Master of
Ceremonies, Lords in Waiting, Chamberlains and Secretaries.
The King and the Royal Family received a total of 1,520
(1,624) inquiries regarding their participation in various events
during the year. The large number of inquiries should be seen
as evidence that the Swedish people genuinely appreciate the
work carried out by The King and the Royal Family on behalf
of the country. Taking into account programme items included
in state visits, The King took part in 213 (203) engagements on
his own, and 129 (182) together with The Queen. In addition
to these engagements, The King also participated in several
The King opening the City Tunnel in Malmö. After the construction of the Öresund Bridge, the City Tunnel is one of the biggest and most complex construction
projects to be carried out in the region in recent years.
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The Office of the Marshal of the Court
The Royal Family visited Örebro on Saturday, 21 August 2010. On this date 200 years ago Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was elected successor to the Swedish throne.
audiences and meetings at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Annually recurring official programme items for The King include the opening of the Parliamentary Session, the receiving
of foreign ambassadors at formal audiences and participation
in Sweden’s National Day and Nobel Prize celebrations, together with other members of the Royal Family.
Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and
Mr Daniel Westling
The royal wedding was coordinated within the Royal Court
by the Chief of Military Staff of H.M. The King. The Office
of the Marshal of the Court with the Office of Ceremonies
was responsible for much of the administration, planning,
invitations, correspondence and reception of guests at the
royal wedding. Receptions, among other events, were organised prior to the wedding. A special IT system and a database
were developed to register, document with descriptions and
digital photographs, and follow up on, in the form of thankyou cards, the vast number of gifts sent by the Swedish public
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and official representatives. Additional staff were required to
carry out this special work.
Bernadotte Jubilee – the bicentenary of the
election of a successor to the throne
On 21 August 1810 French marshal Jean Baptiste Bernadotte
was named successor to the Swedish throne at a Parliamentary Session held at St. Nikolai’s Church in Örebro. H.M. King
Carl XVI Gustaf is the seventh King in the Bernadotte dynasty on the Swedish throne. The Royal Family have participated in many ways in celebrations to mark this bicentenary
in both Sweden and France. Read more about the Bernadotte
Jubilee on the theme pages 52 – 53.
State visit to Brazil
State visits are carried out at the request of the Swedish government and are planned in close consultation with the Government Offices. Clear objectives are formulated for each
state visit, which then serve as a guide when planning the
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The Office of the Marshal of the Court
programme. The Office of the Marshal of the Realm and the
Government Offices have worked together to produce a set
of guidelines for this planning work. The active participation
of ministers emphasises the importance of state visits in relation to maintaining Sweden’s international links. Each state
visit requires a considerable amount of preparation, involving
close cooperation with embassies, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the government of the host country, as well as with
commercial organisations and cultural institutions. This work
involves detailed planning, checking the programme and preliminary visits. During the year The King and Queen made
an outgoing state visit to Brazil. There were no incoming state
visits because of the royal wedding and because of the general
election held during the year. You can find out more about the
programme for this state visit on the theme pages 56 – 57.
Sweden and China – 60 years of diplomatic
relations
The King and Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson visited China accompanied by a Swedish delegation to celebrate
60 years of diplomatic relations between China and Sweden.
The King met China’s President Hu Jintao and Vice-Premier
Li Keqiang. The King also opened the Sweden-China Innovation Forum, which focused on Swedish society and trade
and industry’s innovative capacity. During his visit to China,
The King also visited the Swedish Pavilion containing Sweden’s contribution to World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
Swedish-Norwegian solidarity – Voksenåsen
50 years on
The King and Queen and the King and Queen of Norway
participated in an event to mark Voksenåsen’s 50th anniversary. Voksenåsen was Norway’s gift to Sweden as thanks for
Sweden’s humanitarian assistance during and after World
War II. “Svenskehuset” was a concept familiar to the postwar generation in Norway, as was the White Buses operation
and the training given to Norwegian police troops at Mälsåker Castle in Sörmland, among other places.
Formal audiences, meetings of the Advisory
Council on Foreign Affairs and cabinet meetings
The King’s duties include receiving and accrediting foreign
ambassadors from countries with which Sweden has diplomatic links during formal audiences at the Royal Palace. During 2010 The King received 27 ambassadors and granted 18
farewell audiences.
The King led meetings of the Advisory Council on Foreign
Affairs, as well as change of government cabinet meetings and
cabinet briefings. On National Day, the Royal Family arrived
at Skansen, where The King made a speech, in horse-drawn
state coaches, as is traditional. The King opened the Parliamentary Session with the customary forms and ceremonies.
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Royal official dinners and banquets
In addition to the extensive events surrounding the royal
wedding (see pages 50 – 51), an official dinner was held
at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Invitations to the dinner
were sent out to representatives from the Riksdag and government, authorities, municipalities, county councils, business, culture and sport, as well as representatives from the
national, regional and local media. Representatives from the
diplomatic corps accredited in Stockholm were also invited.
The holding of a general election also meant that The King
and Queen hosted the traditional Riksdag supper, which began with a concert in the Hall of State. During state visits
and other official visits, The King and Queen invite guests
to gala dinners and official lunches. Furthermore, The King
and Queen hold cabinet lunches, ministerial lunches and a
dinner for the Nobel Laureates. During the year, approximately 3,100 (3,150) guests have been invited to the Royal
Palace of Stockholm and events in connection with the state
visit to Brazil.
Österåker – destination for this year’s
municipal visit
The King and Queen paid a visit to Österåker Municipality
during the year, as part of their goal of visiting all the municipalities in Stockholm county. A comprehensive programme
provided information on the opportunities and challenges
facing the municipality, and included visits to local businesses, schools and homes for the elderly.
Royal Technology Mission – forum for
international contact
The Royal Technology Mission is a delegation trip for highlevel Swedish business leaders and representatives from authorities and universities, arranged for the first time in 1984
by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
on the initiative of The King. The aim is to make contacts
that can lead in the long term to a greater exchange of ideas
and business. The King’s active participation creates unique
opportunities for visiting companies and institutions. This
year’s trip to China involved visits to, among others, Volvo’s
new owners Geely Holding Group, Alibaba Group, and
Zhenjiang University. During the trip The King also met with
China’s Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
H.M. The King observes Sweden’s armed forces
The King visited HMS Carlskrona, where he received information on Sweden’s naval force ME02, which is taking
part in Operation Atalanta, the EU’s first naval operation in
the waters off Somalia. The King observed the Nordic Battle Group’s exercise Joint Action in Skövde and visited MedCoy, a field hospital. The King also observed the Amphibious
Regiment’s exercise in the Stockholm Archipelago.
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H.M. The King is Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation and took part in a large international Scout camp, or jamboree, in Al Naseem Park outside
Oman’s capital, Muscat.
Crown of Knowledge – Gathering of the 10
royal academies
At the beginning of the millennium The King initiated a series
of seminars entitled “Crown of Knowledge”, at which members of the royal academies could gather to discuss important
issues. Four seminars were held on 24 and 25 November in the
Bernadotte Library under the heading “Den goda vetenskapen” (Good science), and were recorded for Sveriges Television.
Medals, scholarships and awards for
meritorious services
A large number of royal foundations distribute funds for
research, charitable work and cultural purposes. Through
the Young Leadership Foundation, which aims to promote
leadership training for young people based on the values
of the Scout movement, The King awarded scholarships in
three categories: trade and industry, the public sector and
voluntary organisations. The scholarships were awarded
in conjunction with a seminar on value-based leadership at
the Royal Palace of Stockholm, attended by 200 top representatives from trade and industry, the public sector and the
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voluntary sector. In his role as Honorary Chairman of the
World Scout Foundation, The King participated in a major
international Scout camp in Oman. In keeping with tradition,
The King also took part in the Scouts’ annual spring clean
at Royal Djurgården. The King also presented the Settler of
the Year award at a ceremony held in the Bernadotte Library.
H.M. The King’s Medal was awarded on two occasions to
Swedes who have provided meritorious services to the country (see pages 58 – 59).
Audiences in connection with patronage and
similar engagements
The King has held many audiences at the Royal Palace of
Stockholm in his capacity as patron of around 250 organisations and institutions, and has participated in several events
during the year relating to these organisations.
More about the Royal Family’s programme
For a more detailed report of the year’s programme activities,
see “Excerpts from the Royal Family’s official programme”,
pages 60 – 68.
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PRINCE CARL PHILIP’S official programme
Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, opening Vänern Wind Park, the world’s largest wind farm on a lake.
Prince Carl Philip has continued his studies at the Swedish
University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp. This has taken
up the bulk of his time and has limited the scope for carrying
out official duties.
In a state ceremonial and official capacity, Prince Carl
Philip participated in, among other events, the National Day
celebrations at Skansen, celebrations to mark the bicentenary
of the election of a successor to the Swedish throne in Örebro
and the landing of Jean Baptiste Bernadotte at Helsingborg,
as well as the Nobel festivities. The Prince also attended the
Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
In his capacity as patron of the charity Lilla Barnets Fond,
Prince Carl Philip has awarded grants for research to help
newborn babies. Lilla Barnets Fond is a nonprofit association
that aims to create greater awareness of the need for research
into and further development of neonatal care in Sweden.
The association’s principal objective is to raise money for
research into illnesses affecting newborn babies. Lilla Barnets
Fond also aims to increase knowledge about various mechanisms and factors that affect babies during pregnancy, birth
and the period immediately after birth. One in every ten children born starts out life in a neonatal unit. In Sweden, this
means approximately 10,000 babies each year are cared for
in neonatal units.
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The period immediately after birth is the most risky of a
person’s life, and even in Sweden, with its low infant mortality, there is a tremendous need for continued research into
this form of care.
Prince Carl Philip is also patron of the Swedish Cancer
Society’s campaign, Mustaschkampen. This is an annual
campaign to create awareness of prostate cancer and to raise
money for research and information, as prostate cancer is the
most common form of cancer in Sweden. The Swedish Cancer Society has organised the Mustaschkampen campaign in
Sweden since 2007, working with private individuals, associations and companies. Approximately 9,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
Prince Carl Philip, who is Duke of Värmland, opened the
extension to Norma Precision’s munitions works in Åmotfors,
which manufactures hunting bullets. The Prince also opened
Vänern Wind Park, which is the world’s largest wind farm on
a lake. This project is an example of cooperation between different sectors and demonstrates the considerable level of environmental commitment in Värmland between municipallyowned companies, private companies, the church, financial
associations and individuals. Prince Carl Philip is also patron
of Rally Sweden, formerly Svenska Rallyt. The Prince officially opened the event in Karlstad in February.
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PRINCESS MADELEINE’S official programme
Princess Madeleine has spent a large part of the year working
for the World Childhood Foundation in New York. Princess
Madeleine has taken part in events including celebrations to
mark the bicentenary of the election of a successor to the
Swedish throne in Örebro, The King and Queen’s Riksdag
supper, the World Child & Youth Forum, and formal gatherings of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the
Swedish Academy.
Princess Madeleine is patron of the My Big Day foundation and attended the event My Big Dinner to celebrate the
foundation’s 10th anniversary at Skansen. Each year hundreds of children in Sweden fall seriously ill with life-threatening diseases. The My Big Day foundation works to lift the
spirits of seriously ill children and give them a much-needed
break from their stay in hospital. In the ten years since the
foundation was launched, hundreds of children have seen
their wishes come true. The foundation also organises various group activities, events and camps, and even sets up cafés
in hospitals.
When planning a Big Day it is the wishes of the child that
determine the foundation’s work. Doctors alone are responsible for picking children whose wishes will become a reality.
The foundation is run with the aid of contributions from other foundations, companies and individuals and currently has
over 240 volunteers around the country. The foundation cooperates with all the hospitals in Sweden and with children’s
and young people’s clinics.
In her work at the World Childhood Foundation, Princess
Madeleine has taken part in board meetings, events, seminars and project visits linked to Childhood projects in the
US, China, the United Kingdom and South Africa. The Princess is a project administrator and her area of responsibility is
China. The Princess visited China in September as a Childhood representative.
During her stay in New York, Princess Madeleine attended the UN’s annual meeting on Millennium Development
Goals. The summit adopted a global action plan to achieve
eight anti-poverty goals by a target date of 2015 and also
announced new commitments on women’s and children’s
health, pledging more than USD 40 billion over the next five
years. The Princess also visited Chances for Children in New
York, an organisation that has been using outreach work to
help poverty-stricken inner-city children and their families
since 1992.
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Princess Madeleine with Ena at a concert at the Solliden stage, Skansen, to
mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of My Big Day. Ena’s wish was to
spend a day with The Princess and to be photographed with her.
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Great commitment to issues concerning
quality of life
H.M. THE QUEEN’S HOUSEHOLD is tasked with preparing, carrying out and following up on The Queen’s
many commitments. The Household’s duties also include dealing with correspondence in the form of letters
of thanks, congratulations and condolences. The Queen’s Household also includes the Royal Household.
During the year, The Queen participated in 83 (108) programme items on her own, and 129 (182) together with The
King. During the state visit to Brazil The Queen conducted
her own programme items including study visits and seminars on topics such as children’s rights, human trafficking
and sexual exploitation (see also the theme pages 56 – 57).
In addition to her state ceremonial commitments, The Queen
is also involved in board meetings, inaugurations, scholarship
awards and study visits. A significant amount of the work of
the Court Administration has been devoted to The Queen’s
strong commitment to social issues.
For a more detailed report of the programme activities,
see “Excerpts from the Royal Family’s official programme”,
pages 60 – 68.
World Child & Youth Forum 2010 –
a historic event
In 2009, a seminar at the Royal Palace of Stockholm was one
of a number of events organised to mark the 20th anniversary
of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. As a result
of the seminar, The King and Queen took action to create a
leading international meeting place for the Convention called
the World Child & Youth Forum, which convened for the first
time at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 19 November. The
Royal Family participated during the year in regular meetings
to decide on a programme for the Forum, etc. The first forum
focused mainly on Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights
of the Child. Article 12 states that children and young people
have a right to express their views on all matters concerning them. The purpose of the forum is to broaden knowledge
about the Convention and children’s rights through meetings
for inspiration and dialogue between children and adults.
Among the 400-plus guests invited to attend were school
children, representatives from the government and the Riksdag, foreign ambassadors, and representatives from trade and
industry, the authorities and other organisations. Participants
included Maria Larsson, Minister for Children and the Elderly, representatives from Save the Children Sweden, Unicef,
the Junior Academy Music School, and Maskrosbarn, which
is a charity helping children with a parent with an addiction or mental illness. Yanghee Lee from the UN Committee
on the Rights of the Child and Bill Gates, who spoke about
Gates Foundation initiatives aimed at children, joined in the
discussions via telelink. Videoconferences and panel discussions with school children in several parts of Sweden were
also included in the programme, as were workshops on topical subjects relating to children’s rights.
Conferences, inaugurations and
award ceremonies
The Queen presented The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child to former President of
South Africa Nelson Mandela and his wife Graça Machel. Nelson Mandela was unable to attend the
ceremony in Stockholm in person.
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During World Trade Day on 24 August, The
Queen spoke about the importance of preventing the exploitation of children. The Queen
awarded The World’s Children’s Prize for the
Rights of the Child to former President of South
Africa Nelson Mandela and his wife Graça
Machel, who accepted the award at an event
to celebrate its 10th anniversary at Stockholm
City Hall. At the invitation of Queen Paola of
Belgium, The Queen attended a conference on
child refugees called Vulnerable Children on the
Run. The Queen also opened a school for blind
children aged 6 - 14 in Thailand, as well as Lilla
Erstagården, Sweden’s first children’s hospice.
The Queen opened the Bernadotte care
home, a home for the elderly built on the site
of the former Folke Bernadottehemmet and
one of four new care homes in Uppsala. The
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The Queen gave an engaging speech in connection with the first World Child & Youth Forum organised by The King and Queen at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Queen made a speech at a conference in Östersund on human trafficking. In her speech to open the first national palliative care conference in Stockholm, The Queen spoke about
her dream for training in palliative care, i.e. the care of patients in the final stages of life, to be a natural aspect of all
healthcare training in Sweden.
Childhood – improving the lives of children
The World Childhood Foundation (WCF), founded in 1999
by The Queen to protect the right of children to a safe childhood, works around the world to improve living conditions
for children in vulnerable situations. The main aim of the
Foundation is to help street children and young mothers, as
well as tackling sexual exploitation, including the trafficking
of children for sexual purposes. Fourteen companies, foundations and individuals have joined as co-founders. WCF has
also organised the work of sponsors and partners through its
major partner agreements. As Honorary Chair, The Queen
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has participated in all board meetings, as well as in various
fundraising events and seminars in Sweden and abroad. One
event attended by The Queen and Princess Madeleine was
the launch of Childhood’s radio campaign in association with
Sirius XM Radio in New York.
In Germany, The Queen presented the Prix Courage
award to the Heroes organisation, which receives support
from Childhood in Germany. Heroes can be compared with
the Swedish Fryshuset project “Sharafs hjältar” (Honour’s
Heroes), with which Childhood is also involved. The Queen
also attended a fundraising gala in Munich in connection
with a project visit to Refugio, a humanitarian project that
helps traumatised immigrant children and young mothers
dealing with social difficulties.
Mentor and the importance of good role models
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dementia is also increasing. Dementia care is becoming an increasing concern and is an issue of the times for many countries. Thanks to The Queen, the Silvia Sisters and employees of Silviahemmet spreading the message about their care
philosophy, Silviahemmet has become a well-known knowledge institution and the training provided by Silviahemmet
attracts international interest. As a result of the Japanese state
visit to Sweden, a partnership was set up in 2006 with care
givers in Japan. There has also been close cooperation with
the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Hospital in Cologne,
Germany since 2009. The Order of Malta is an international
organisation and cooperation may eventually extend to more
countries. South Korea has also expressed great interest in
the methods used by Silviahemmet.
The Queen traditionally buys the year’s first Mayfl ower pin; this year it was
sold by Bahar Garmiani and Linnea Hultqvist.
Commitments in connection with patronage
and similar engagements
tor Sweden and Honorary Chair of Mentor International.
The foundation works on preventing drug use and violence
among young people, with a particular focus on highlighting good examples of drug prevention work. Mentor is currently represented in the Baltic countries, the Middle East,
the United Kingdom, Germany, South America and the US.
Mentor’s working models are carefully adapted according
to the culture of each country. Mentor Sweden uses a successful model, where employees at companies act as mentors
for a period of one year to school pupils who are in need of
adult support. There is also a popular programme for parents. Since its launch the Mentor Foundation has reached
out to over 2.5 million children and young people and runs
projects in 70 countries through various field organisations.
The Queen has participated in Mentor’s board meetings and
fundraising galas in Sweden and abroad, including an event
in Washington attended by a large number of members of
Congress and active opponents of drug liberalisation (“drug
czars”).
The Queen has held several audiences at the Royal Palace of
Stockholm in her capacity as patron of around 90 organisations and institutions, and has taken part in various events.
Busy year for the Royal Household
H.M. The Queen’s Household includes the Royal Household,
which assists in the preparations for and the implementation
of The King and Queen’s official representation with regard to
receptions, lunches, dinners and banquets. The employees of
the Royal Household uphold many traditions at the Swedish
Royal Court. During 2010, the Royal Household, in addition
to its customary work, carried out assignments in connection
with the royal wedding, the World Child & Youth Forum, and
The King and Queen’s Riksdag supper for 500 guests.
Quality dementia care – a global issue of the times
The Silviahemmet Foundation, which is chaired by The Queen,
promotes scientific research and provides training courses and
care within the field of dementia. A new batch of Silvia Sisters
qualified during the year, having completed a two-year 60-credit
online training course. Sophiahemmet University College is responsible for providing the training, offering expert knowledge
and marketing. In addition, there is a one-year 30-credit Silvia
Nurse training course (also internet-based) with work experience at Silviahemmet. Silviahemmet trains nursing staff from
all over the country and, together with the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, is responsible for the Swedish Dementia
Centre, a national centre of excellence on dementia issues established by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
As the global population ages, the number of people with
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The Queen is awarded the St. Erik Medal for her strong commitment and work
with vulnerable children and the elderly. The Medal was presented by Bo Bladholm, Chairman of Stockholm City Council, at a ceremony at Stockholm City
Hall in front of 1,200 guests.
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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visiting Camp Northern Lights in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan, where they were informed about the current situation
and the troops’ duties in the area.
Wedding and official representative duties
H.R.H. THE CROWN PRINCESS’S HOUSEHOLD is responsible for the planning and execution of matters
relating to Crown Princess Victoria’s official engagements, and for providing support in her daily duties. This
office also deals with the joint programme activities of The Crown Princess Couple and those of Prince Daniel.
The Household also includes the Household at Haga Palace.
H.R.H. The Crown Princess’s Household has dealt with 346
(315) separate inquiries during the year regarding Crown
Princess Victoria’s and The Crown Princess Couple’s participation in various events around Sweden and abroad. Many
of these requests are from the Government Offices and involve participation in activities aimed at promoting Swedish interests around the world. These are prioritised and then
planned and carried out in close cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Crown Princess took part in a
total of 133 (137) different official engagements. During the
second half of the year, The Crown Princess Couple have had
a number of shared programme items of a state ceremonial
or other representative nature. Many duties and programme
items are shared with The King and Queen.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present
at the opening of the Parliamentary Session, and The Crown
Princess has taken part in cabinet briefings and meetings with
the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs, as well as several
official, ministerial and cabinet lunches. The Crown Princess Couple participated in the National Day celebrations at
Skansen together with the Royal Family and in celebrations
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to mark the bicentenary of the election of a successor to the
Swedish throne in Örebro and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte’s
arrival in Helsingborg. In addition to state ceremonial programme items, Crown Princess Victoria’s programme activities include a large number of audiences and meetings at the
Royal Palace of Stockholm. She has also made several trips
both within Sweden and abroad in connection with study visits, inaugurations, award ceremonies and other events.
The royal wedding – family celebration,
affair of state and public occasion
Planning, executing and following up on the wedding of
Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling were key features of work during the first half of the year, which aimed to
ensure that the royal wedding was a historic and memorable
event, as well as a family celebration, an affair of state and a
public celebration (see also the theme pages 50 – 51). In connection with the wedding, The Crown Princess Couple’s Wedding Foundation was established at the bridal couple’s request,
with the purpose of promoting good health and combating
exclusion among children and young people in Sweden.
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Many visits to international collaborative projects
Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling visited the
Swedish-Finnish troops at Camp Northern Lights in Mazare-Sharif, Afghanistan in January and were informed about
the troops’ duties, equipment and mine-clearing operations,
as well as the threat of mines in the area.
The Crown Princess Couple visited France in September
for the Bernadotte Jubilee. The Crown Princess Couple visited Sceaux, Savigny le Temple and Pau, among other places.
In Paris, The Crown Princess Couple met President Nicolas
Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni, as well as representatives
of the French government (see also the theme pages 52 – 53).
The Crown Princess Couple visited Finland in October
and began their visit with a meeting with President Tarja
Halonen. In Lahti, The Crown Princess Couple visited the
Tiirismaan Lukio Upper Secondary School, Sibelius Hall and
Energon, a renewable energy research centre. In Helsinki, The
Crown Princess Couple met the Finnish Minister of Health
and Social Services Paula Risikko to discuss items such as
children’s health and general health issues. Crown Princess
Victoria and Prince Daniel also met with other representatives
of Finland’s government. A visit was also arranged to Happi,
Finland’s largest activity centre for young people aged between 15 and 25 years, which is a “free zone” – free from bullying and exclusion, issues which are close to the hearts of The
Crown Princess and Prince Daniel. In her opening speech at
Future Forum – Finnish-Swedish Business in Hanasaari, The
Crown Princess drew attention to the fact that Finland and
Sweden are growing stronger through closer cooperation.
The Crown Princess Couple visited China during the autumn
in connection with Sweden EXPO 2010 taking place in Shanghai.
The Crown Princess opened a forum on healthcare issues.
In Beijing a number of programme items were arranged,
including meetings with Swedish companies operating in
China. Crown Princess Victoria also opened a fashion exhi-
bition at the Swedish Institute in Beijing featuring work by 13
young Swedish designers.
The Crown Princess, together with Prince Willem-Alexander, attended the Swedish Chamber of Commerce’s 50th
anniversary celebrations in the Netherlands, which began
with a seminar on innovation and sustainability, and presented the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award to Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA.
Eventful days on duchy visit
The Crown Princess Couple undertook a three-day visit with
an extensive programme of events to the Duchy of Västergötland. The Crown Princess Couple visited a number of local
attractions, including Almnäs Bruk, Sweden’s largest organic
farm, Karlsborg fortress, and Tibro’s newly-opened Action
Park. The County Governor and his wife hosted a dinner
at their official residence in Mariestad and in Gothenburg.
The Crown Princess Couple also spent time visiting Läckö
Castle, Vara, a performing arts school in Angered, and the El
Sistema project at Hammarkull School outside Gothenburg.
On the final day of their visit, The Crown Princess Couple
visited Varnhem Abbey and Gothia Science Park, which offers an innovative environment for companies with ambitions
of growth – something of special interest to Prince Daniel.
Laponia – one of Sweden’s World Heritage Sites
The Crown Princess Couple also visited Norrbotten for three
days in November. In Pajala The Crown Princess Couple learnt
about the Sahavaara mine. There were also visits to Àjtte, the
Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, in Jokkmokk, where
The Crown Princess opened the exhibition “Voices from Laponia”. Laponia is one of Sweden’s 14 World Heritage Sites and
the exhibition showcases the breathtaking landscape and the
thousands of years of Sami culture that helped make the area
a World Heritage Site. Other programme items included a visit
to Skaparkraft, a culture project for asylum seekers in Boden.
In Luleå The Crown Princess Couple visited Hertsö School’s
sports association, which organises active and healthy leisure
activities aimed at children and young people. The Crown Princess Couple concluded their tour by visiting Luleå University
of Technology, Teknikens Hus, and Wing F21, where they were
given information about the wing’s operations.
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The Crown Princess Couple with President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla
Bruni during their visit to France as part of the Bernadotte Jubilee.
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The Crown Princess has held many audiences at the Royal
Palace of Stockholm in her capacity as patron of around 50
organisations and institutions, and has participated in numerous events during the year relating to these organisations.
For a more detailed report of the year’s programme activities, see “Excerpts from the Royal Family’s official programme”, pages 60 – 68.
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H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF HALLAND’S HOUSEHOLD is responsible for managing Princess Lilian’s
schedule, as well as her correspondence.
The head of H.R.H. The Duchess of Halland’s Household is
a Marshal of the Court. The Princess has not participated in
the official programme during the year due to her age.
Princess Lilian.
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The Royal Mews
Horses exercising in the yard at the Royal Mews.
Horses and cars in an urban environment
THE MAIN TASK OF THE ROYAL MEWS is to meet the transportation requirements of the Royal Family,
using both cars and, on ceremonial occasions, horse and carriage. The Royal Mews is also responsible for
preserving and protecting the culture of the royal equipage, as well as exhibiting the cars, horses, carriages,
harnesses, uniforms and other equipment of cultural and historical value to the general public.
The Royal Mews manages all car transportation for the Royal
Family, as well as transport for visiting heads of state and accompanying visitors. Just under half of the funds allocated to
the Royal Mews is used for ceremonial horse-drawn transportation, including costs relating to the care and maintenance of
coaches, harnesses and uniforms. The remaining funds are allocated to the car department and management functions.
Efficient logistics organisation for major events
Car transportation for ordinary activities is covered by
four chauffeurs. Total mileage for the Royal Mews’ vehicles
amounted to approximately 190,000 km. Roughly 7,500
driving assignments have been carried out using cars during the year. Around 15 percent of these were administrative
assignments; the remainder were connected with the Royal
Family’s official programme.
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In connection with the royal wedding there was a significant increase in the number of cars and chauffeurs for a period of several days, and a temporary logistics organisation
was set up to deal with the additional work. Around 4,500
transport assignments were carried out using cars, buses and
boats. This complex logistics assignment has given the Royal
Mews new experience of the management, coordination and
execution of major events involving a wide variety of transport assignments over a short period of time. These include
transport with or without an escort to and from airports, between hotels, palaces and various attractions, as well as transportation of luggage. A number of these experiences will be
used to improve the execution of logistics assignments, to
make procedures more efficient, and to increase the use of
modern technology in state ceremonial contexts when Sweden’s Head of State is acting as the host.
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Ceremonial horse-drawn carriages
Cortège training sessions have been conducted as usual in
cooperation with the Swedish Armed Forces and the Police
Service, in order to improve quality and security during ceremonial driving assignments. The stables department’s daily
riding and driving practices are supplemented with regular
riding and driving training with external instructors. The ceremonial horse-drawn carriages have been used during the
opening of the Parliamentary Session, 27 formal audiences,
the National Day celebrations and visits to municipalities.
The Crown Princess Couple’s horse-drawn cortège through
Stockholm in front of hundreds of thousands of well-wishers
attracted particular attention. The Royal Mews also provided
three horse-drawn carriages for use during celebrations to
mark Bernadotte’s succession to the throne in Örebro.
Rejuvenation of the stock of horses
The stock of horses has been rejuvenated during the year
with the purchase of four new riding and driving horses. A
riding and driving horse requires several years’ training by
skilled trainers in order to be deemed fit to participate safely in cortèges with a coach and four or pair. The horses are
trained and exercised daily at Royal Djurgården and in a
horsewalker. In order to comply with new requirements for
outdoor exercise in an urban environment, parts of the Royal
Mews yard are closed off every day as an exercise area, into
which horses can be released in connection with their lunchtime feed.
Evaluation of electric cars in an urban
environment
The Royal Mews provides a lot of commuter-like transportation, which involves travelling short distances in an urban
environment. As part of the scheme to switch to more lowemission cars, electric cars have been used on a trial basis for
a period of two years. An assessment shows that electric cars
may be suitable for certain types of driving assignment involving short journeys and short driving distances. The cars
tested have plastic bodies. This means that the vehicles can be
quickly and easily put in order and charged after use by the
chauffeur. The relatively high price of electric cars means that
to be economically competitive they must do a lot of driving
hours. The range of an electric car is approximately 150 km,
but the long charging times of about 8 hours limit how much
they can be used. The overall experience has been positive
and means that two new electric cars will be put into service
during the next financial year.
New car museum explores the history of
royal cars
One of the garages at the Royal Mews now houses a royal
car museum. On display are two vintage cars, which are still
used today, historical photographs, uniforms, old registration plates, etc. Approximately 14,000 people have visited the
Royal Mews to enjoy guided tours and to take part in special
events, including a Christmas market.
A two-year trial of the use of electric cars reveals they are suitable for certain urban driving assignments.
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The Royal Collections
Sharing knowledge and preserving royal
cultural heritage
THE ROYAL COLLECTIONS with the Bernadotte Library is tasked with looking after and preserving the royal collections, and continually developing and sharing knowledge in relation to the collections. The Royal Collections manage
guided tours of the Royal Palace of Stockholm, Riddarholm Church, and the three summer palaces of Rosendal,
Ulriksdal and Gustav III’s Pavilion in the National City Park. Duties also include keeping all the royal palaces furnished.
The Royal Collections manages the collections of the state,
the Bernadotte family foundations and parts of The King’s
private collections, and also has overall responsibility for
these in a cultural historical capacity. “The Collection” consists primarily of loose furnishings such as furniture, carpets,
curtains, tapestries and handicraft items. Loose furnishings
comprise approximately 250,000 individual objects distributed across the royal palaces.
Care and cultural heritage
The Collections and Documentation Department looks after the collections and has overall responsibility in a cultural
historical capacity. This department is also responsible for
planning changes to the furnishings at the royal palaces and
must take into account not only the historical setting but also
any ceremonies taking place as part of The King and Queen’s
official representation. The Royal Collections also has a photographic studio, used for documentation of the collections,
palaces and ceremonies. During the year the studio has continued with its project to digitise transparencies.
The department is also responsible, in cooperation with
the needlework studio, for the uniforms and livery used during larger ceremonies and official dinners, according to ancient traditions.
The historical setting of the Chinese Pavilion suffered
a serious loss in August when thieves damaged and stole a
number of items during a hastily executed break-in.
Popular loans to the National Museum
The unique position held by the royal collections in Swedish cultural heritage means that a great many inquiries are
regularly received from researchers, institutions and members of the public. Following last year’s temporary downturn
– a result of the global recession – the number of loans has
increased markedly and, in all, around 200 objects have been
loaned out during the year. In connection with the National
Museum’s “Staging Power” exhibition, activities including
care, assessment of condition and preservation have been
carried out for approximately 80 or so objects, and a reproduction canopy with bed curtains was produced. Similar
work was also undertaken for loans to Örebro County Mu26
seum, Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde, the Royal Armoury,
Liljevalch’s Art Gallery, Dunkers Kulturhus, Grafikens Hus
in Mariefred, Kalmar Castle, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art
in Vaasa, and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki.
Each request for items to be loaned is dealt with according
to strict procedures and submitted to The King for approval.
Approved loans entail a considerable amount of work for the
specialists employed by The Royal Collections, including
officials, museum technicians, curators and photographers,
in connection with the administration, preservation, photographing, packing and transportation of items by courier.
The same careful inspections are carried out when the item is
returned. According to international practice, most loans are
made without any financial payment, apart from covering the
cost of transportation and insurance.
Masters at transforming palaces
The department of the Clerk to the First Surveyor makes regular contributions in connection with The King and Queen’s
official representation, for example during state visits, audiences, cabinet meetings, meetings of the Advisory Council
on Foreign Affairs, gala dinners and lunches, medal presentations and other events. On these occasions, the Royal Palace
is transformed from being a palace that is open to the public
into a venue for the ceremonial and official duties of the Head
of State. There has been a steady increase in work in this area
in recent years as The King and Queen’s programme activities have increased. This year there were considerably more
preparations to be made than usual, due to the royal wedding,
the World Child & Youth Forum, a new annual event, and
The King and Queen’s Riksdag supper, an event held during
election years.
The Bernadotte Library – a unique collection
of royal books, photographs and maps
The Bernadotte Library is a classical research library with extensive services for researchers. The library houses the book
collections of the Bernadotte family, approximately 130,000
volumes, the Bernadotte photograph collection of around
800,000 photographs, the Bernadotte map and illustrations
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The Wedding Gifts exhibition in the Hall of Mirrors at the Royal Palace of Stockholm comprises a selection of the many thousands of gifts received by The Crown
Princess Couple.
collection, and the Bernadotte musical collection. The Royal
Court also has a picture library where demanding work is
currently continuing to import photographs and digital images into a digital image bank. Digital technology enables the
royal cultural heritage to be documented effectively, making
it available subsequently for internal and external use. Demand for images has increased and ever greater efforts are
needed to maintain the high level of service on offer.
Work has continued on a computerised catalogue of the
book collections, and Karl XIV Johan’s preserved book collections at Rosendal Palace and The Royal Palace are among
the items to have been catalogued this year. The library conducts a programme of visitor-oriented activities, including
public tours, group visits, cultural evenings and concerts.
Other events have included celebrations to mark the 170th
anniversary of Sweden’s first photographic exhibition, which
took place in what is now the library. The seventh book in the
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series The Royal Palaces, Drottningholm Palace, Volume II,
has also been published during the year.
Conservation through preservation,
restoration and advice
The Restoration Department is responsible for metal, furniture, textile and general restoration work and gilding. The
department also includes a tapestry and needlework studio.
Restoration involves preventive work and active conservation
of the collections. Each year the Restoration Department also
carries out any work required at the various palaces in connection with their opening (April) and closing (October) to
the public. Ongoing activities include furniture care and taking charge of the silverware after The King and Queen’s official dinners. Around 20 chair seats have been re-upholstered
for Tullgarn Palace. Chairs from Tullgarn have also been
treated for mould and have been frozen to tackle problems
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The Savonnerie carpet, presented to Gustav III in 1784, is vacuumed prior to use in connection with the wedding of The Crown Princess Couple.
caused by insects. Work has commenced to transfer the textile
warehouse from the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The Restoration Department has also provided Riddarholm Church and
Salsta Castle with expert advice. New boots for The King’s
bodyguards have been manufactured during the year.
Preparations ahead of the royal wedding and
at Haga Palace
A great deal of work went into the royal wedding in terms
of the preparation, care and preservation of objects used on
the day itself. Some of these objects included Queen Sofia’s
bridal veil of Brussels lace, which was worn by Sofia of Nassau on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Oskar in 1857,
the Savonnerie carpet, presented to Gustav III in 1784, and
furniture and a large number of chairs, silver items, uniforms
and curtains. A large ceremonial monogrammed coverlet has
also been produced.
The year has seen extensive work carried out at Haga Palace. For example, furniture has been stabilised, preserved,
gilded and re-upholstered. A large number of curtains have
been made for the palace. New bench cushions, bedsteads
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and bed curtains have also been acquired. Several handicraft
items and three tapestries have been preserved. Six chandeliers have been cleaned and restored.
As previously, the Restoration Department is also assisting
in several painstaking removal operations which involve moving valuable items between various warehouses and palaces.
Tours and events at the Royal Palace of
Stockholm
In addition to the considerable amount of work involved in
managing the Royal Family’s official duties, the Royal Court
is also proactive in pursuing work to increase public access
to the royal cultural heritage. Visitor activities are expanding and there is increased interest in the royal palaces. There
have been very high foreign visitor numbers, which led to the
opening hours being extended during the high season.
The Royal Collections’ guided tour department is responsible for arranging guided tours of the Royal Palace, Rosendal Palace, Ulriksdal Palace, Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga
Park, and Riddarholm Church. The various palace administrations at the Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces are
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responsible for tours at the various royal palaces (see report
on each palace administration, pages 33 – 35).
The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is responsible
for organising concerts at the Royal Chapel, at Riddarholm
Church and in the Hall of State (see also page 11).
Guided tours, exhibitions and concerts are marketed by
the Royal Collections’ guided tour department through ongoing advertising, distribution of flyers and leaflets, cooperation with tourist agencies, posters and active online communication at www.kungahuset.se.
At the Royal Palace of Stockholm, the reception rooms,
the Tre Kronor Museum, the Treasury, Gustav III’s Museum
of Antiquities, the Royal Chapel and the Bernadotte Library
are all open to the public. Around 4,000 (2,200) guided tours
were carried out at the Royal Palace of Stockholm during the
year, of which 1,000 (900) were in English. The number of
visitors rose to 648,881 (616,364), out of a total of 898,917
visitors to all royal palaces. The total opening hours remained
unchanged at 7,500 hours. There was continued success for
the series of talks entitled “The Palace as a Historical Stage”.
This was the seventh year in a row that this popular activity
has been offered to the public and there were 19 talks in all.
Speakers include employees of The Royal Court, external researchers and cultural figures.
New for this year was the educational initiative and themed
tours aimed at primary, lower secondary and upper secondary school pupils, which are intended to provide children and
young people with knowledge relevant to their stage of the
school curriculum. In connection with the school holidays,
several popular themed tours for children were organised,
which took in the Tre Kronor Museum and Ulriksdal Palace,
among other attractions. This year’s theme for the traditional
Open Palace event on National Day was Royal weddings.
The Royal Gift Shops – promoting knowledge
Sales have risen this year at the Royal Gift Shops, due in part
to the immense popularity of the Official Wedding Series,
launched to celebrate the royal wedding in June. Approximately 80 percent of the items on sale are exclusive to The Royal
Court. During the year, products with a connection to the first
Bernadottes have also been launched to mark the bicentenary
of the election of a successor to the throne, and to strengthen
the Royal Gift Shops’ knowledge-promoting function.
The Royal Gift Shops offer a unique range of exclusive products with a royal
connection.
Special exhibitions – wedding gifts and the
Bernadotte Jubilee
Special exhibitions have been arranged during the year.
The Wedding Gifts 2010 exhibition comprised a selection
of all the gifts received by The Crown Princess Couple. At
The Queen’s initiative, an exhibition was arranged entitled
“Life at the palace: At home with the first Bernadottes” in
celebration of this year’s Bernadotte Jubilee. A publication
of the same name was released to accompany the exhibition,
which was opened by The King and Queen. The book explores everyday life at the palace for the first Bernadottes.
The Royal Weddings exhibition employed three different
exhibition techniques, depending on the palace where it was
being shown: textile printing at Strömsholm Palace, roll-up
stands at Ulriksdal Palace, and a normal screen exhibition at
Tullgarn Palace. The Royal Collections’ guided tour department also took part in the Gothenburg Book Fair this year,
together with the Bernadotte Library.
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A special book has been produced to tie in with the exhibition “Life at the
palace”, an event celebrating the Bernadotte Jubilee.
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Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces
Major restoration work at several royal palaces
THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE ROYAL PALACES is tasked with managing all of the royal palaces
and accompanying buildings and parks, as well as exhibiting the palaces within the Drottningholm and
Gripsholm palace administrations. The Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces is also responsible for
security and IT issues at the Royal Court. Game preservation also falls within the Office’s remit.
The Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces is managed
by the Governor of the Royal Palaces, who is also The King’s
palace bailiff at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. There are five
administrations within the Office:
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Stockholm Palace Administration
Drottningholm Palace Administration
Gripsholm Castle Administration
Ulriksdal Palace Administration
Royal Djurgården Administration
The Office is responsible for the management and care of
the royal palaces and the buildings, parks and gardens that
belong to them. The royal palaces and accompanying areas of
land are owned by the state, and the National Property Board
(SFV) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of
the palaces. At the Royal Palace, however, the Stockholm Palace Administration has operational responsibility, while the
National Property Board is responsible for palace maintenance. The National Property Board’s remit does not extend
to Rosendal Palace, which is covered by Djurgården’s funds.
Some of the rooms at Ulriksdal Palace have been let to the
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The Office is also responsible for tours of the royal palaces under the Drottningholm Palace and Gripsholm Cas-
tle administrations. The responsibility of the Office of the
Governor of the Royal Palaces extends to actively improving
the value of the cultural and natural assets that the palaces
and Royal Djurgården constitute. This is achieved within the
framework of the royal right of disposal, which rests on an
agreement made in 1809/10 between the then regent Karl
XIII and the old Riksdag, Riksens Ständer.
Special work at Haga Palace
In cooperation with the National Property Board, extensive
work has been carried out in and around Haga Palace in
preparation for its use as a royal residence by The Crown
Princess Couple. As a new private residence for The Crown
Princess Couple it must comply with specific security requirements. Haga Palace is also a classified facility that lies
within the National City Park, which is why special consideration has had to be paid to conservation and permit issues,
including some from the County Administrative Board and
the Swedish National Heritage Board. A large number of issues have been dealt with by the Office of the Governor of the
Royal Palaces concerning building permits, bank conservation, security, etc. Some of the more notable issues have concerned the laying of paths down by the water, for example,
and public access to the Temple of Echo. A solution has been
agreed following discussions with various parties. Access to
the Temple is possible through protective planting to preserve
the integrity and privacy of the residence. In other areas of
the park surrounding the palace, many new trees and shrubs,
etc. have been planted.
Investment in security and data communications
Close-up of a wall in the Order of the Polar Star Chamber, one of the Halls of
the Orders of Chivalry being renovated.
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Security work has focused on a number of measures to increase the security at Haga Palace. At the Royal Palace of
Stockholm, analogue surveillance systems have been replaced
with digital technology. Prior to the royal wedding, a 4G system and antennas for internal communication were installed
at the Royal Palace. Certain additional measures have been
taken to improve fire protection at the Bernadotte Library.
During the year the IT department has worked on expanding data communications systems between the royal
palaces. Virtualisation of server platforms has begun, and by
the end of the year approximately 40 percent of the servers
were operating virtually. In addition, around 35 percent of the
Royal Court’s computers were replaced during the year, and
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Light bulbs in the Royal Chapel, which is also used for musical church services and organ concerts, have been replaced with LED/low-energy bulbs in a bid to reduce
energy consumption.
backup solutions are being upgraded to increase the capacity and performance of computer systems. Work also commenced on the major project to integrate Haga Palace into
the data communications systems.
Greater use of energy-efficient solutions and
solar cells
Efforts are continuing at the Royal Palace to improve the environment and reduce electricity and heating costs. Measures
have been introduced to reduce draughts and also to increase
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tion of heat pumps, etc. As a result of measures implemented
so far, measurable energy consumption has been reduced by
approximately 15,000 kWh.
At a number of premises light bulbs have been replaced
with LED/low-energy bulbs to save electricity. The result has
been a reduction in power of around 92 percent from just
over 20,000 W to barely 1,600 W. This work is continuing.
Efforts to find renewable energy solutions have resulted
in the trial installation of solar cells on the roof of the Royal
Palace of Stockholm. The installation covers approximately
15 m2 and its impact will be assessed over the course of the
next few years.
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As part of the ambition to find renewable energy solutions, a trial set of solar panels has been installed on the roof of the Royal Palace.
Stockholm Palace Administration
The Stockholm Palace Administration is responsible for running operations at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm is The King’s official residence and is used for official duties and entertaining. The
palace is also a venue for various activities and events, during
which parts of the palace are shown to the public. Several
building-related maintenance and renovation projects are
underway under the remit of managing and preserving the
royal cultural heritage. These projects are being carried out
in collaboration with the National Property Board.
Renovations to the Hall of State and Halls
of the Orders of Chivalry
Several renovation projects have been completed and reconstruction work has been carried out in the Hall of State, in
accordance with The King and Queen’s ambition of using
the Hall of State for various events. A new ventilation and
cooling system has been installed. Electrical wiring was also
laid for the control and regulatory systems. The ceiling with
its faux sky has been renovated and planning has begun on
investigating the possibility of installing underfloor heating.
A ventilation system has also been installed in the Vita
Havet Assembly Rooms in order to improve the interior environment. In the Halls of the Orders of Chivalry, renovation
work has been carried out on the floor (square parquet), the
walls have been cleaned, repaired and paintwork touched up,
and the ceiling has been re-painted. The halls contain wellpreserved original surfaces, which on some walls dates back
to the 1860s. The work also includes new lighting and new
curtain arrangements. Extra effort has gone into the restora32
tion and gilding of the interior décor, lintels and door cases.
The possibility of installing a lift in the South Gate is being investigated, with the aim of improving accessibility for
visitors to the Royal Chapel. Two sandstone monoliths by the
columns at the western staircase in the West Gate have been
replaced after large cracks were found in the structure. The
damage may have been caused by the stone weakening, or
changes and vibrations in the foundations.
Several aspects of the work were reprioritised in order to
carry out special measures ahead of the royal wedding, for
example the cobble stones were repaired in the Outer and
Inner Courtyards, and the sentry-box and lamp posts were
repainted. Parts of the lawn at Logården were replaced and
the gate was mended. The granite along Logård terrace and
Lejonbacken balustrade was cleaned. Several improvements
have been made to the palace vaults.
Restoration of crumbling façades
Over the past few years, the Royal Palace has been covered by
protective netting in order to prevent the risk of damage in the
event of a possible collapse of stones. The first pilot projects
regarding renovations to the façade were initiated during the
year, including scanning and casting of three window axes at
the southern portal. The procurement process has begun for
phase 1 of this cultural heritage project, which is expected to
continue over a period of three decades. However, there is an
evident lack of qualified craftsmen for this work.
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Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces
Drottningholm Palace Administration
Drottningholm Palace Administration is responsible for the management and tours of the palaces and grounds
of Drottningholm Palace, Rosersberg Palace and Tullgarn Palace.
The total number of visitors to Drottningholm Palace
amounted to 128,515 (137,354). The Chinese Pavilion attracted 42,388 (45,240) visitors. Events during the year included several flower shows, celebrations in the park organised by Ekerö Municipality to mark Sweden’s National Day,
and a well-attended Christmas market.
More floral displays in park
The Palace Administration endeavours to provide visitors
with new experiences with a historical foundation within the
framework of the World Heritage Site that is Drottningholm. A
number of new flower beds have been created and several pots
set out with the aim of developing the park’s design based on
historical floral arrangements. New beds have been created at
the statue of Apollo in front of the theatre. Grazing sheep and
horses were a popular feature in parts of the palace park area,
as well as cows and calves from The King’s stock at Stenham-
mar Castle. This year, horse and cart rides were also offered.
During the year, just over 500,000 people visited the park.
Management of buildings and park areas
The unique palace surroundings and their parks require yearround care and maintenance. This work is of an ongoing routine nature, but specific measures are also required, including
preventative pruning. The final phase in the restoration of the
lime tree avenues has been completed and replanting will take
place during spring 2011. The formative pruning of the lime
trees by our own highly skilled staff has continued unabated.
The extensive and essential review that has been carried out
within ground and property management has resulted in a
gradual market adjustment in rents and leases. Some contracts have been settled following a decision by the tenancy
tribunal. A new contract has been signed with Drottningholm
Golf Club. There is a significant need for investment and
Spectacular light decorations with torches in Drottningholm park.
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Tullgarn has been a royal summer palace since the 1770s, when the state handed over Tullgarn to Duke Fredrik Adolf. King Gustaf V and Queen Victoria spent their
summers here at the end of the 1800s and beginning of the 1900s.
maintenance at Kungsgården. Furthermore, a preliminary
study has been conducted into the possibility of developing
Kungsgården into a modern riding centre.
Renovations to cultural heritage site Tullgarn
Palace
Tullgarn Palace was open from June–August and welcomed
a total of 6,675 (6,170) visitors. The increase is mainly down
to the hunting fair, Swedish Game Fair. Furthermore a regatta was organised at the palace, with classic yachts from
several European countries. The National Property Board is
continuing work on the complete renovation of the façades
and roof. Extensive work is being carried out in the Dutch
Apartments, which have a unique interior typical of the late
19th century. The apartments are expected to be restored to
their original state by the Royal Collections and the National
Property Board, ready to be shown to the public in 2012.
Tullgarn restaurant is under new management.
Rosersberg Palace was open from June–August and attracted 3,958 (4,500) visitors. A car exhibition was organised at the
palace. During the year, the hotel and conference business in
the Cavalier Wing changed owner. Preventative pruning continued in the grounds of Tullgarn and Rosersberg Palaces.
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Harsh winter affects game stocks
Game preservation has been pursued as usual on Lovön and
at Tullgarn. The harsh winter reduced the number of deer
and wild boar. Ottenby Kungsgård on Öland has one of Sweden’s oldest herds of fallow deer, dating back to the time of
Johan III. Despite considerable supplementary feeding the
herd has been reduced by approximately 30 percent due to
the harsh winter.
Conservation work on the paintings at Tullgarn Palace.
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Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces
Gripsholm Castle Administration
Gripsholm Castle Administration is responsible for the management and tours of Gripsholm Castle and
Strömsholm Palace.
Gripsholm Castle was visited by approximately 62,500 (65,000)
people during the year. The decline in visitor numbers was due
to two extremely hot weeks in July. In addition to the popular
family tours, the special themed tours were also well received.
The castle was open on the weekends from September to November, and attracted many visitors. Sales at the castle gift shop
have also been healthy. The castle’s employees undergo regular
training sessions in CPR with the aim of improving safety and
security for visitors, and a defibrillator has been installed.
Gripsholm Castle displays royal furnishings and unique
historical settings covering four centuries. The castle also
houses the State Portrait Collection – the world’s oldest national portrait gallery, containing approximately 4,700 works
of art. The 2010 honorary portrait, a photographic portrait
of IKEA’s founder Ingvar Kamprad, was formally presented at the annual meeting of the Gripsholm Society. Parts of
the exhibition “Gustav IV Adolf at Gripsholm 1809”, which
was produced during the Bicentenary of the separation of
Finland from Sweden (Märkesåret 2009), have been made
permanent. The excellent partnership with the National Museum regarding various marketing campaigns has continued.
Popular music events
Five concerts were organised at the castle for the Music at
Gripsholm event, in cooperation with Strängnäs municipality,
Scenkonst Sörmland, the local folklore society in Mariefred and
the Eskilstuna Courier newspaper. The castle was also the venue
for a Bellman concert in Grafikens Hus, a performance by the
Army Music Corps and a Christmas concert. A special event
called “Bernadottesalong” was organised to mark the Bernadotte jubilee, featuring talks, music and singing performances.
Gripsholm’s deer enclosure – popular outing
The castle grounds and deer enclosure are popular destinations for visitors and in 2010 they attracted 200,000–250,000
people. The grounds require a considerable amount of maintenance in order to remain an attractive destination for visitors.
Roughly 10 km of roads and paths, as well as a large parking
area, need to be maintained, cleared of snow and gritted. Approximately 70,000 square metres of green open space need to
be kept mown or cleared. The downpours during the summer
caused considerable damage to the roads, which were repaired
during late summer. A new event for the year was the pansy
flower show, which was next to the greenhouse in the park.
Maintenance work and environmental
investments
Essential restoration work has continued in cooperation with
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Duke Karl’s chamber at Gripsholm Castle.
the National Property Board. The restorations included extensive repairs to windows and roof work. Radon decontamination has begun, but additional work is required. District
heating has been installed in the buildings around the castle.
Work has begun in the Cavalier Wing on improving the environment in relation to atmospheric humidity.
Café and concerts attract visitors to
Strömsholm Palace
The number of visitors to Strömsholm Palace was unchanged
at approximately 6,000. There was a significant increase in
the number of visitors to the café, compared with previous
years. The 2010 exhibition at the palace was entitled “Royal
Weddings, 1823-2010”. A number of concerts were organised
in the palace grounds and in the Palace Chapel and Hall of
State. An early Christmas Day service and a Christmas concert were also arranged. The traditional horse riding events
Strömsholms­tävlingarna and Grand National were organised.
Extensive window repairs at the palace
Extensive work has been carried out on the windows at
Strömsholm. The second phase of rebuilding the Stone kitchen has begun. In addition to measures to promote the working environment and continual maintenance work, extensive
pollarding of trees has begun, as has essential maintenance of
the gravel paths in Strömsholm palace grounds.
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Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces
Royal Djurgården – A fifth of Stockholm
The main task of the Royal Djurgården Administration is to manage The King’s individual
right of disposal to Djurgården as well as, on a commission basis, the royal right of disposal to Haga and
Ulriksdal. The job involves protecting the historical
cultural landscape, looking after the existing natural
environment and adapting the area to people’s desire
for a stimulating leisure and recreational environment.
Royal Djurgården covers almost a fifth of Stockholm’s inner
city and is of great significance to the townscape. The area
has been part of the world’s first National City Park since
1995. A great deal of care is required in order to preserve the
area’s unique natural value, rich wildlife and cultural buildings. The King’s commitment within the framework of the
royal right of disposal from 1809/10 contributes a sense of
continuity towards preserving and sustainably developing
the Royal National City Park. Revenue and expenditure for
Djurgården should balance in the long term. Any possible
surplus is thus used solely to protect cultural heritage, preserve the natural environment and sustainably adapt the royal
lands on Djurgården for recreational purposes.
Planting and new signage in Haga Park
The parks of Ulriksdal-Haga and Royal Djurgården require a
considerable amount of care in terms of both daily maintenance
and long-term planning. Accessibility and inspiration for visitors are important aspects to be considered in the parks’ design.
More than 23,000 plants, comprising almost 400 varieties, are
planted each year. Key elements of the environmental work include keeping parks and green areas clean and ensuring that
there are strategically located recycling stations. Mowing areas
of grass using horse-drawn cylinder lawnmowers is an effective
and popular feature of the park setting and the practice has been
extended to include parts of Haga Park as well.
Planting and maintenance work on the park has been carried out ahead of The Crown Princess Couple’s move to Haga
Palace. Hundreds of plants, including lime hedges, just over
300 running metres of yew hedge, as well as a number of lilac
trees, rhododendrons etc. have been planted. Several wedding
gifts, including fruit and broad-leaf trees, have been planted in
the palace garden. A joint signage project has been developed
in cooperation with the National Property Board, including
maps and information signs about particular objects.
Façades restored to 19th century style
The Royal Djurgården Administration’s buildings department
manages buildings and installations on Northern and Southern Djurgården, as well as on the Fjäderholm islands. The
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A completely new 220 metre-long quay has been constructed at Djurgården Shipyard
(before and after images).
buildings have a total area of approximately 65,000 square metres, including housing, offices, workshops and park buildings.
Management responsibility also covers facilities for pumping
stations, electric supply mains, quays and bridges. Most of the
buildings are classed as being of cultural-historical value, which
is why traditional materials and working methods are used as
far as possible during renovations and repair work. Repairs
have been made to several of the façades on the Fjäderholm
islands. Risk assessments conducted at the royal palaces have
resulted in investments at Rosendal Palace to protect against
the risk of fire. Also at Rosendal, the façade of the gardener’s
house has been restored to its original 19th century style. The
guard’s house at Kungliga Borgen (the Royal Castle) has been
renovated for use by a Waldorf preschool. Villa Godthem is being restored by its new owners and will house the office of the
royal clubs and a restaurant open to the public. Planning is underway for the rebuilding of restaurant Lisa on the headland,
following a fire. Investments in geothermal heating plants are
continuing, in line with the environmental goal of reducing the
use of non-renewable fuels.
Building work on a new visitors’ centre at Djurgården
Bridge is continuing according to plan and is expected to
be completed in 2012. In spring 2011, the Park Theatre at
Djurgården Shipyard will move to new rehearsal rooms in
Båthall 2, which has an area of 750 square metres. Rebuilding
work is also underway on Galärskjulen, which in 2012 will be
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Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces
WWF’s wedding gift to The Crown Princess Couple in the
form of a “lovers’ path” has been integrated into this work.
Highland Cattle have grazed by the lake this year as well, and
tree thinning has been carried out, as well as measures to adapt
water levels. The work is being conducted in collaboration with
the Swedish Wetlands Fund and the World Wide Fund for Nature. The wetlands are expected to be reopened in 2011.
A 0.9 hectare area has been prepared for efficient handling
of material (compost, wood, twigs) produced by the management of Royal Djurgården, following the environmental
clean-up of Fisksjöäng’s former industrial area. Supplementary feeding of birds and deer was carried out as part of game
preservation work.
100 events within health, leisure, culture
and recreation
the new home of the Historical Museum of Wine and Spirits,
with its extensive art collection “Absolut Art”.
220m quay and Stockholm’s longest “liars’
bench”
With regard to the work at Beckholmen and Djurgården
Shipyard, clean-up measures have continued in consultation
with Stockholm Environment Administration, the County
Administrative Board and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Renovation and restoration work is continuing on the 19th century stone buildings. During the year,
work has begun on renovating the old hangars. Djurgården
Shipyard has been equipped with a new 220 metre-long quay
with Stockholm’s longest “liars’ bench”. A new fitting-out
quay has been constructed at Beckholm sound.
As Stockholm’s largest leisure and recreation area, Royal
Djurgården, including Haga Park, Ulriksdal Palace and the
Fjäderholm islands, is used regularly. Djurgårdsljus was organised
during the February half-term holiday, a spectacular light festival
featuring light installations on several buildings, which encouraged many people to take an evening stroll. A children’s culture
festival was arranged in Galär Park to mark the occasion of the
royal wedding. Annually recurring events included the Stockholm
Marathon and the Vårruset, Tjejmilen, Bellmansstafetten and
Blodomloppet runs. Other popular events are the Prince Bertil
Memorial/Gärdesloppet, the Archipelago Fair, Tjejmetet fishing
competition and 1.6 Million Club event, Hjärtgåing.
The City of Solna celebrated Sweden’s National Day in
Haga Park for the first time, with music and singing. One
new feature in Ulriksdal Palace grounds was the garden show
SommarSalongen. A concert with Melody Gardot and the
family concert Diggiloo also took place in the park. A large
number of weddings, christenings, confirmations, end-ofterm services, Advent services and a midnight mass took
place in Ulriksdal Palace chapel, as in previous years.
Nature and game preservation initiatives
The Djurgården Council, which is tasked with handling overall management issues, acts as the advisory body in the work
connected with the Royal National City Park’s management
plan. The initial work on the management plan has been completed and includes approximately 15,000 images and 2,500
documents. Elements of this historically significant work have
been published in the book, “The Royal National City Park,
a historical landscape in a vibrant city.” Work is continuing
on integrating the plan into Solna and Stockholm’s overview
plans and the County Administrative Board’s plans.
Work has also continued on restoring and improving the
quality of Isbladskärret lake and its paths and signage. The
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Crown Princess Victoria opening Norra Djurgårdsstaden Innovation.
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Notes to the financial statements,
Royal Palace Administration
Income from visitor activities dropped slightly to SEK 50.2
million (50.7). Sales income from the palace gift shops increased to SEK 11.3 million (8.9), mainly as a result of sales
of the official wedding series.
Staff costs increased by 18.4 percent to SEK 76.5 million
(64.6). Contractual pay rises including social security contributions correspond to approximately SEK 2.5 million. Costs
relating to new recruitment amounted to SEK 4.2 million,
of which SEK 3 million relates to staff recruited to improve
security. Retroactive pension costs, overtime and provisions
for accrued wages and holiday all increased by approximately
SEK 3.1 million.
Other running costs rose by 38 percent to SEK 65.3 million (47.3). The increase is due to the expansion of activities
during 2010, with SEK 9.2 million mainly attributable to The
Crown Princess’s activities, establishment at Haga Palace
and wedding costs of SEK 4.8 million. The purchasing cost
of items for sale increased by SEK 1.8 million. Depreciation
increased by SEK 1.7 million during the year to SEK 6.4 million.
Investments in machinery and intangible assets totalled
SEK 9.6 million (3.1). Investments in buildings amounted
to SEK 1.3 million (1.0). These have been financed by loans.
Repayments amounted to SEK 4 million (0.1).
The Royal Palace Administration’s result from operations
amounted to SEK 4.7 million (-2.6). The result is partly
explained by the resolution of loans totalling SEK 4 million
and partly because investments during the financial year in
licences, machinery and effects exceeded depreciation by
SEK 3.2 million, as well as provisions for accrued holiday
pay liabilities and other accrued expenses of SEK 2.5 million. The government allocation apportioned for investments
and repayments is recorded as income, while expenses are
only affected by depreciation for the year. Provisions for accrued holiday pay liabilities and other accrued expenses are
not reconciled against the allocation.
The available government allocation was exceeded by
SEK 0.4 million (+16). The change is attributable to increased investments and rising costs for the running of the
royal palaces, including management of parks and additional trees and plants. In 2009, an extra allocation of SEK 2.5
million was received in connection with the wedding of The
Crown Princess Couple. These funds were used for the intended purpose and also provide some explanation as to the
above-mentioned difference in the result.
Total income amounted to SEK 153 million (114). The
change is largely due to the fact that the allocation surplus
from 2009 of SEK 16 million was carried forward to 2010.
The effect of the change will therefore be 2 x SEK 16 million.
Income statement
Amounts in SEK '000
Note
2010
2009
Operational income
Income from state allocation
1
77,670
42,005
Income from fees and other remuneration
2
73,820
70,192
Income from grants
3
1,294
1,593
Financial income
4
175
222
152,959
114,012
-76,470
-64,571
Total income
Operational costs
Staff costs
5
Cost of premises
Other running costs
Financial costs
Depreciation
Total costs
Result from operations
38
6
-14
-16
-65,256
-47,283
-60
-49
-6,451
-4,738
-148,251
-116,657
4,708
-2,645
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Balance sheet
Note 31/12/10 31/12/09
Amounts in SEK '000
Note
Amounts in SEK '000
31/12/10 31/12/09
Capital and liabilities
Assets
Capital
Intangible assets
Rights and other intangible assets
Total intangible assets
7
121
461
121
461
Government capital
14
24,048
16,917
Change in capital brought forward
15
16,911
26,422
4,708
-2,645
45,667
40,694
Change in capital according to income
statement
Property, plant and equipment
Buildings, land and other fixed property
12,857
12,051
Machinery, equipment, installations etc.
11,474
7,498
778
0
25,109
19,549
Constructions in progress
Total property, plant and equipment
8
Financial assets
9
Long-term receivables from authorities
Total financial assets
8,283
8,018
8,283
8,018
Total capital
Liabilities etc.
16
Loans
405
3,093
Liabilities to authorities
4,026
3,749
Accounts payable
7,761
5,537
Other liabilities
1,109
882
13,301
13,261
7,784
5,479
Total liabilities etc.
Accruals and deferrals
Inventories etc.
10
Inventories and stock
4,597
4,214
4,597
4,214
Accounts receivable
1,361
1,008
Receivables from authorities
4,180
2,757
Total inventories etc.
Receivables
Other receivables
49
13
Total receivables
5,590
3,778
3,162
467
374
340
3,536
807
17
Accrued expenses
Other deferred income
864
816
8,648
6,295
67,616
60,250
Pledged assets
None
None
Contingent liabilities
None
None
Total accruals and deferrals
Total capital and liabilities
Accruals and deferrals
11
Prepaid expenses
Other accrued income
Total accruals and deferrals
Government allocation carried
forward
12
Government allocation carried forward
403
-16,041
403
-16,041
4,143
8,849
Cash and bank balances
15,834
30,615
Total cash and bank balances
19,977
39,464
67,616
60,250
Total government allocation carried forward
Cash and bank balances
Balance of interest account at the National
13
Debt Office
Total assets
State allocation report
Report against state allocation
Amounts in SEK '000
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Administration 4.1:1
Opening
transfer amount
Allocation for the year
according to letter of
appropriation
Total balance
Expenses
Income
Closing
transfer amount
Allocation item 2
16,041
61,226
77,267
-152,920
75,250
-403
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Supplementary data and notes
Accounting principles
The annual accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Annual
Reports and Budget Information Ordinance (2000:605), with the exception
of the stipulation in Chapter 2, § 4 on income statements. The Royal Court
shall submit a report on the combined activities in place of an income statement. The annual report shall focus on the activities of the Office of the
Governor and the Royal Collections.
Expenses for own activities will be reconciled against the allocation for
the budget year to which the expense relates.
All acquisitions with an economic life of at least three years and a cost
of at least SEK 10,000 are recorded as fixed assets. The straight-line depreciation method is applied to the cost of the asset, based on its expected
economic life. Depreciation is applied on a half-yearly basis. In general,
depreciation occurs over five years. However, computer and telephone
equipment, as well as software licences, are depreciated over three years.
Acquisitions of older quality carpets are depreciated over ten years. Cultural
assets are not subject to depreciation. Reconstruction work and improvements to buildings and land are depreciated over 30 years.
Supplier invoices that have been received after the cut-off date of
11/01/11 are provided for as accrued expenses and thus not attributable
to state funding.
Supplier invoices for less than SEK 5,000 are not allocated to a particular
period.
Note Amounts in SEK '000
2010
2009
61,226
403
16,041
77,670
57,136
-16,041
911
42,006
50,220
11,268
4,420
5,652
464
1,796
73,820
50,720
8,874
3,667
5,004
157
1,770
70,192
1 Income from state allocation
State allocation according to letter of appropriation
Unutilised state allocation
State allocation carried over from previous year
Total income from state allocation
2 Income from fees and other remuneration
Income from entrance fees and guided tours
Sales from royal gift shops
Rents and leases
Forestry, commissions, sales, other
Capital gains on sale of equipment
Other income
Total income from fees and other remuneration
3 Income from grants
Single area payment, environmental support and support
for organic farming
Employment grant and unemployment allowance
Grant for book project
Grant for printed materials
Other grants
Total income from grants
3
200
186
785
60
260
1,294
148
730
270
245
1,593
50
79
0
46
175
53
116
1
52
222
-52,802
-20,880
-1,535
-45,766
-17,332
-566
-1,253
-76,470
-907
-64,571
-4,071
-10,427
-4,115
-3,426
-6,801
-7,383
-28,170
-863
-65,256
-2,260
-8,803
-3,981
-1,341
-5,112
-3,505
-21,660
-621
-47,283
1,576
182
1,758
1,576
0
1,576
-1,115
-522
-1,637
-653
-462
-1,115
121
461
4 Financial income
Valuation principles
Assets and liabilities have been valued at cost, unless otherwise stated
below. Accounts receivable have been stated in the amounts that, based on
individual assessment, are expected to be received. Income and expenses
have been recognised on an accrual basis in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards.
The buildings and areas of land in the Crown Lands that are included in
the royal right of disposal, and which are managed by the Office of the Marshal of the Realm via the Office of the Governor, are only reported in terms
of improvement expenses in the balance sheet, since they are owned by
the Swedish state. The current rateable values are recorded in the notes.
Absence due to sickness as a % of ordinary working
2010
2009
2.55%
37.78%
2.58%
1.92%
1.73%
2.07%
2.52%
2.69%
48.97%
3.07%
2.31%
3.57%
2.05%
3.39%
hours
Total
Proportion of staff on long-term sick leave (60 days or more)
Women
Men
Employees aged 29 or younger
Employees aged 30 – 49
Employees aged 50 or over
Interest from National Debt Office
Interest from bank and dividends from securities
Interest from accounts receivable
Exchange rate gains
Total financial income
5 Staff costs
Salaries
Social security contributions
Allocation of accrued overtime, wages
and holiday pay liability
Other staff costs
Total staff costs
6 Other running costs
Repairs and maintenance
Running costs
Information
Purchase of goods
Purchase cost of goods sold
Consumables
Services purchased
Other running costs
Total running costs
7 Intangible assets
Opening cost
Additions during the year
Total accumulated costs
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation for the year
Total accumulated depreciation
Book value
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Note Amounts in SEK '000
2010
2009
8 Property, plant and equipment
Buildings, land and other fixed property
Opening cost
Acquisitions during the year
Total accumulated costs
13,047
1,283
14,330
12,066
981
13,047
Accumulated depreciation
Depreciation for the year
Total accumulated depreciation
-997
-477
-1,474
-562
-435
-997
30,021
-1,547
27,841
-951
9,443
37,917
3,131
30,021
-22,991
1,532
-20,101
951
-5,452
-26,911
-3,841
-22,991
Machinery, equipment, installations etc.
Opening cost
Accumulated cost reversed re.
equipment sold/discarded during the year
Additions during the year
Total accumulated costs
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated depreciation reversed re.
equipment sold/discarded during the year
Depreciation for the year
Total accumulated depreciation
Cultural assets
Opening cost
470
470
Total book value
24,331
19,549
Rateable value of Crown Lands
Agricultural property
Apartment buildings
Total rateable value
58,529
2,426
60,955
56,350
1,752
58,102
9 Long-term receivables
Book value Grusmedelsfonden
Market value ditto
Note Amounts in SEK '000
2010
2009
4,143
8,849
121
24,331
-405
24,048
461
19,549
-3,093
16,917
8,628
8,283
16,911
18,404
8,018
26,422
3,093
1,284
-3,972
405
2,199
982
-88
3,093
393
1,268
3,079
1,977
237
685
2,759
1,535
1,067
263
7,784
5,479
13 Balance of interest account at the National Debt Office
8,283
13,936
8,018
12,587
The reporting is not prepared in such a way that it is clear
whether the balance of the account comprises state
allocation funds or own income.
Balance of interest account
14 Government capital
Intangible assets, see note 7
Property, plant and equipment, see note 8
Borrowings, see note 16
Total government capital
15 Change in capital brought forward
Accumulated profit and profit from previous year
Book value Grusmedelsfonden, see note 9
Total change in capital brought forward
16 Loans
Opening borrowings
New loans raised
Repayments during the year
Borrowings
17 Accrued expenses
Accrued overtime liability
Accrued wage liability
Accrued holiday pay liability
Social security contributions for accrued overtime,
wages and holiday pay liability
Other accrued expenses,
(supplier invoices not attributable to state funding)
Total accrued expenses
10 Inventory
I certify that the annual accounts provide a true and fair view of the income, expenditure
and financial position of the Royal Palace Administration.
The inventory is carried at the lower of cost and fair value,
according to the first-in-first-out principle. Obsolescence
risks have thus been taken into consideration.
11 Prepaid expenses
Park contract work
Security services
Telephone subscription
Purchase of equipment
Software licences
Other
Total prepaid expenses
1,641
0
319
706
432
64
3,162
0
109
258
0
100
0
467
Svante Lindqvist
Marshal of the Realm
12 Government allocation carried forward
State allocations in interest-bearing flow
Opening balance
Reported against state allocation
State allocation supplied to interest account
Liabilities in relation to state allocations in interestbearing flow
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-16,041
77,670
-61,226
403
-911
42,006
-57,136
-16,041
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Summary of key information
Amounts in SEK '000
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
405
3,093
2,199
3,147
4,739
Other loans
Borrowings
Interest earned
The National Debt Office
50
53
320
362
192
Bank, incl. dividends from securities
79
116
621
330
270
52
43
195
208
39
1,882
1,641
1,623
1,447
1,438
403
0
0
0
0
Interest expenses
Other loans
State allocation credit
Granted
Utilised state allocation credit
Workforce and employees
Full-time equivalent (FTE)
174
156
155
145
144
Running cost per FTE
815
717
672
669
680
Average number of female employees
86
81
79
74
68
Average number of male employees
88
75
76
71
76
Changes in capital during the year
4,708
-2,645
4,196
4,814
3,356
Change in capital brought forward
16,911
26,422
20,446
20,627
21,606
8,283
8,018
7,757
7,270
6,860
of which Grusmedelsfonden
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Auditor’s Report for
the Royal Palace Administration
Report on the annual accounts
The Swedish National Audit Office has audited the annual accounts of the Royal Palace
Administration for the 2010 financial year, dated 21 February 2011.
Management’s responsibility for the annual accounts
The Royal Palace Administration’s management is responsible for preparing the annual accounts
so as to provide a true and fair picture in accordance with the Annual Reports and Budget
Information Ordinance (2000:605) and in accordance with the letter of appropriation and other
decisions. Management also has responsibility for the internal management and control that is
deemed necessary in order to prepare a set of annual accounts that does not contain any material
misstatement, whether due to irregularities or errors.
Auditor’s responsibility
It is the responsibility of the National Audit Office to express an opinion about the annual accounts on
the basis of its audit. The National Audit Office has conducted the audit in accordance with generally
accepted auditing standards. These standards require the National Audit Office to follow professional
ethics requirements and to plan and implement the audit with the aim of obtaining reasonable grounds
for making a judgement on whether the annual accounts contain any material misstatement.
An audit involves performing various actions to obtain audit evidence about amounts and other
disclosures in the annual accounts, as well as about whether the management’s administration
follows applicable regulations and particular decisions. The auditor decides which action is to be
performed by, for example, assessing the risk of material misstatement in the annual accounts,
whether these are due to irregularities or to errors. During this risk assessment, the auditor takes
into consideration those elements of internal management and controls that are relevant to how
the Royal Palace Administration prepares the annual accounts to provide a true and fair picture.
The purpose is to formulate audit checks that are appropriate with regard to the circumstances,
but not to express an opinion on the effectiveness of such internal management and control. An
audit also includes an evaluation of the appropriateness of the accounting principles used and of
the reasonableness of the estimates made in the accounts, as well as an assessment of the overall
presentation of the annual accounts.
The National Audit Office considers that the audit evidence that has been obtained is sufficient
and appropriate as a basis for its opinion.
Statement
The National Audit Office considers that the annual accounts do in all essentials provide a true and
fair picture of the Royal Palace Administration’s financial position as at 31 December 2010, and of
its financial result and financing for the year in accordance with the Annual Reports and Budget
Information Ordinance (2000:605), as well as the letter of appropriation.
Other disclosures
In accordance with § 5 of the Auditing of State Activities Act (2002:1022), the audit of the annual
accounts has not been carried out with the purpose of assessing whether the management’s
administration follows applicable regulations and particular decisions.
Auditor Staffan Nyström is responsible for the decision in this case.
Project Manager Christina Nordenstam is responsible for submitting the report.
Stockholm, 3 March 2011
The Swedish National Audit Office
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Management report
Purpose of the Royal Djurgården
Administration
The main task of the Royal Djurgården Administration is to
manage The King’s individual right of disposal to Djurgården
as well as, on a commission basis, the royal right of disposal to
Haga and Ulriksdal. Duties include protecting the historical
cultural landscape, preserving the existing natural environment and promoting a stimulating environment for leisure
and recreational purposes.
Information about activities
Planned renovations and repairs to buildings have been carried out. Investments in geothermal heating plants have continued, in line with the environmental goal of reducing the
use of non-renewable fuels. Extensive park management and
planting work has been carried out at Haga Palace.
Board (SPV) for pension provision. Djurgårdsfonden also
contributed SEK 15 million in 2010 to support the continued
work of cleaning up and repairing Djurgård Shipyard.
Key conditions
The Royal Djurgården Administration is responsible for
clean-up operations at Beckholmen. RDA’s share of the total
cost is estimated to be a maximum of 1.5 percent, which is
approximately SEK 2.7 million including RDA’s own work.
Significant events after the end of the
financial year
The Royal Djurgården Administration is awaiting a grant
from the County Administrative Board/Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to enable clean-up work to begin
at Beckholmen.
Review of result and position
Environmental impact
The result for the year amounted to a negative SEK 0.5 million (-10.5). Total income increased during the year by SEK
21.5 million to SEK 130.4 million, with rental and leasing
income accounting for SEK 1.7 million (6.8) of the increase.
During the year, the Special Pension fund contributed SEK
6.1 million to the National Government Employee Pensions
A 0.9 hectare area has been prepared for handling of compostable material produced by the management of Royal
Djurgården, following the environmental clean-up work on
Fisksjöäng’s former industrial area. The Administration has
a permit for this work.
Five-year summary
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
Operating income
130,395
108,970
98,572
80,092
71,894
Operating expenses
130,952
119,795
87,254
81,210
72,642
-470
-10,474
12,086
1,464
643
40
40
38
40
36
Amounts in SEK '000
Result for the year
Number of employees
For details regarding the result and position in general, please refer to the following income statement and balance sheet with
accompanying notes.
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Income statement
Amounts in SEK '000
Note
2010
2009
76,521
74,782
1
53,874
34,188
130,395
108,970
-79,649
-79,806
-25,365
-20,951
Income
Rental and leasing income
Other operating income
Operating expenses
2
Property expenses
Other external costs
Staff costs
3
-24,584
-17,221
Depreciation of
property, plant and equipment
4
-1,578
-2,060
Profit from sale of fixed assets
Operating result
224
243
-130,952
-119,795
-557
-10,825
91
285
Result from financial items
Interest earned/dividends
8
Reversal of impairment of securities
Interest expenses/exchange losses
Result for the year
67
-4
-1
87
351
-470
-10,474
Balance sheet
Amounts in SEK '000
Note 31/12/10 31/12/09
Fixed assets
Capital
4
3,416
3,847
Financial assets
Other investments held as fixed assets
6
42,006
46,951
45,422
50,798
Current assets
Accounts receivable
Other receivables
7
12,092
10,281
4,739
7,071
4,866
1,510
21,697
18,862
0
4,285
Cash and bank balances
27,835
24,207
Total current assets
49,532
47,354
TOTAL ASSETS
94,954
98,152
Total current receivables
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Total equity
31/12/09
8
42,006
46,951
17,867
28,341
-470
-10,474
59,403
64,818
10,415
11,253
628
576
Current liabilities
Accounts payable
Current receivables
Investments in securities
6
Funds brought forward
Result for the year
Total fixed assets
Prepaid expenses and
accrued income
Note 31/12/10
Equity
5
Property, plant and equipment
Machinery and equipment
Amounts in SEK '000
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
ASSETS
Other liabilities
Accrued expenses and
deferred income
9
24,508
21,505
Total current liabilities
35,551
33,334
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
94,954
98,152
None
None
Pledged assets
Contingent liabilities
10
2,700
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Notes with accounting principles and notes to the financial
statements
Amounts in SEK '000 unless otherwise stated
General accounting principles
The annual accounts have been prepared in accordance with the Swedish
Annual Accounts Act, excepting the fact that a cash flow statement has
not been prepared. Rental income is recognised in the period to which the
lease applies.
Valuation principles
Assets and liabilities have been valued at cost, unless otherwise stated below. Accounts receivable have been stated in the amounts that, based on
individual assessment, are expected to be received. Improvement costs
on buildings and land are carried as an expense directly. Planned depreciation is based on original cost and an estimated economic life of 5 years.
Absence due to sickness as a % of ordinary working hours
2010
2009
5 Property rateable values
Total absence due to sickness
Proportion of long-term sick leave (60 days or more)
Women
Men
Employees aged 30-49
Employees aged 50 or over
3.18
37.43
1.10
4.19
1.23
4.60
3.63
43.79
2.34
4.28
2.14
4.66
The Royal Djurgården Administration controls properties
on Northern and Southern Djurgården, in accordance with
the royal right of disposal.
Note Amounts in SEK '000
2010
2009
15,000
15,000
Withdrawal from Special Pension funds for payment
of pension provision to SPV, incl. payroll tax
Grant from County Administrative Board for Beckholmen
Other
6,094
6,250
26,530
53,874
19,188
34,188
6,200
2,100
9,000
13,200
600
1,400
48,549
79,649
13,800
5,800
850
7,000
50,956
79,806
40
65%
40
65%
11,765
5,177
6,778
864
24,584
11,215
3,751
1,839
416
17,221
3 Employee and staff costs
Number of annual working units
Of which men
Salaries and social security contributions
Salaries
Social security contributions
Pension costs
Other
353,490
188,760
155,999
5,473
703,722
353,490
161,395
82,513
5,473
602,871
The Royal Djurgården Administration’s fund’s net assets
according to the financial statements of the external fund
manager
Special pension funds
Djurgårdsfonden
Book value
Market value
30,693
11,313
42,006
44,499
22,799
24,152
46,951
61,188
472
112
479
3,803
4,866
553
24
410
523
1,510
4,285
80
4,056
162
67
7 Prepaid expenses and accrued income
2 Long-term investments
Property expenses include long-term investments
Borgen area
Rosendal Palace
Djurgården Shipyard
Djurgården Shipyard quay
Geothermal installations
Beckholmen Wärtsilä
Other
2009
6 Investments held as fixed assets
1 Other operating income
Withdrawal from Djurgårdsfonden according to
government decision for repairs to Djurgården Shipyard
Rateable values
Single-family house/plot for single-family house
Apartments/plots for apartments
Apartment premises
Industry/electricity production facility
2010
Prepaid insurance
Other prepaid expenses
Accrued fuel income from tenants
Other accrued income
8 Investments in securities
Institutional funds opening balance
Dividends
Reversed impairment losses
Disposals
Book value
Market value
-4,365
0
0
4,285
4,285
22,000
2,508
24,508
19,142
2,363
21,505
9 Accrued expenses and deferred income
Invoiced rents and leases
pertaining to the coming year
Other items
10 Contingent liabilities
4 Machinery and equipment
Opening costs
Additions
Disposals
Total costs
Opening depreciation
Depreciation reversed on disposals
Depreciation for the year
Accumulated depreciation
Book value
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14,356
1,151
-1,425
14,082
13,308
2,270
-1,222
14,356
-10,509
1,421
-1,578
-10,666
3,416
-9,439
990
-2,060
-10,509
3,847
The Royal Djurgården Administration is responsible for clean-up operations at
Beckholmen. RDA’s share of the total cost is estimated to be a maximum of 1.5%,
which is approximately SEK 2.7 million including RDA’s own work.
Stockholm, 23 February 2011
Svante Lindqvist
Marshal of the Realm
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Royal Dju rg å rden Ann ual Acc ounts 2010
Auditor’s Report for
the Royal Djurgården Administration
Report on the annual accounts
The Swedish National Audit Office has audited the annual accounts of the Royal Djurgården
Administration for the 2010 financial year, dated 21 February 2011.
Management’s responsibility for the annual accounts
The Royal Djurgården Administration’s management is responsible for preparing the annual
accounts so as to provide a true and fair picture in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act
(1995:1554). Management also has responsibility for the internal management and control that is
deemed necessary in order to prepare a set of annual accounts that does not contain any material
misstatement, whether due to irregularities or errors.
Auditor’s responsibility
It is the responsibility of the National Audit Office to express an opinion about the annual accounts on
the basis of its audit. The National Audit Office has conducted the audit in accordance with generally
accepted auditing standards. These standards require the National Audit Office to follow professional
ethics requirements and to plan and implement the audit with the aim of obtaining reasonable grounds
for making a judgement on whether the annual accounts contain any material misstatement.
An audit involves performing various actions to obtain audit evidence about amounts and other
disclosures in the annual accounts, as well as about whether the management’s administration
follows applicable regulations and particular decisions. The auditor decides which action is to be
performed by, for example, assessing the risk of material misstatement in the annual accounts,
whether these are due to irregularities or to errors.
During this risk assessment, the auditor takes into consideration those elements of internal
management and controls that are relevant to how the Royal Djurgården Administration prepares
the annual accounts to provide a true and fair picture. The purpose is to formulate audit checks
that are appropriate with regard to the circumstances, but not to express an opinion on the
effectiveness of such internal management and control. An audit also includes an evaluation of the
appropriateness of the accounting principles used and of the reasonableness of the estimates made
in the accounts, as well as an assessment of the overall presentation of the annual accounts.
The National Audit Office considers that the audit evidence that has been obtained is sufficient
and appropriate as a basis for its opinion.
Statement
The National Audit Office considers that the annual accounts do in all essentials provide a true and
fair picture of the Royal Djurgården Administration’s financial position as at 31 December 2010,
and of its financial result and financing for the year in accordance with the Annual Accounts Act
(1995:1554).
Other disclosures
In accordance with § 5 of the Auditing of State Activities Act (2002:1022), the audit of the annual
accounts has not been carried out with the purpose of assessing whether the management’s
administration follows applicable regulations and particular decisions.
Auditor Staffan Nyström is responsible for the decision in this case.
Project Manager Christina Nordenstam is responsible for submitting the report.
Stockholm, 22 March 2011
The Swedish National Audit Office
Staffan Nyström The Royal Court 2010
Christina Nordenstam
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Diagram overview
Number of inquiries regarding
royal participation, 2006-2010
Number of visits to the
Royal Palaces, 2006-2010
1,000,000
2,000
800,000
1,500
600,000
1,000
400,000
500
200,000
0
0
2006
2007
2008
2009
2007
2008
2009
2010
Distribution of expenditure,
Palace Administration
Distribution of income,
Palace Administration
5%
2006
2010
4%
4%
3%
33%
44%
44%
52%
52%
51%
7%
1%
Rents and leases
Entrance fees, guided tours
Sales from the palace gift shops
Income from grants
State allocation
Other income
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Personalkostnader
Staff
costs
Övriga
driftskostnader
Other
operatingfinansiella
costs
Avskrivningar,
kostnader
Depreciation, financial costs
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State allocation trend, 2006-2010
Use of funds within the Court Administration
SEK millions
70
18%
21%
60
34%
50
30%
6%
40
8%
30
20
19%
23%
10
21%
20%
0
2006
2007
2008
The Court
Administration
2009
2010
Office of the Marshal of the Realm
Office of the Marshal of the Court
H.M. The Queen’s Household
The Palace
Administration
H.R.H. The Crown Princess’s Household
The Royal Mews
Number of permanent employees
converted into full-time posts
Age distribution
Women
250
Men
Män
Men
Kvinnor
Women
5%
10%
5%
10%
200
9%
9%
150
21%
21%
35%
35%
100
10%
10%
22%
22%
29%
29%
50
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
The Royal Djurgården Administration
The Palace Administration
The Court Administration
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30%
30%
29%
29%
0
- 24 år
Under 24
25 - 34 år
25-34 years
35 - 44 år
35-44 years
45 - 54 år
45-54 years
55 - 64 år
55-64 years
65 - år
65+
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THEME
The Crown Princess Couple’s wedding, 19 June 2010
Royal wedding joy and national celebrations
The wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling was celebrated on 16–19 June 2010.
Prior to the wedding, a service was held in the Royal Chapel on 30 May to announce the banns of marriage,
and receptions took place on 30 May, 1 June and 3 June. There were 16 months of planning in the run up to
the wedding, with the Chief of Military Staff of H.M. The King functioning as wedding organiser and all the
offices within the Royal Court involved.
First wedding of a female successor to the throne
The royal wedding between Crown Princess Victoria and
Mr Daniel Westling on 19 June 2010 at Stockholm Cathedral
was unique. It was the first wedding of a female successor to
the Swedish throne. Mr Daniel Westling was granted the title
Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, in connection with the
wedding, and he was also appointed a Knight of the Order
of the Seraphim. Few public events measure up to a royal
wedding in terms of their splendour. During the festivities,
historical traditions were interwoven with modern royal ceremonies. A royal wedding is at the same time a joyous family
event, a state occasion and a national celebration. The 19th
June is a traditional date for royal weddings. Crown Princess
Victoria shares her wedding day with Queen Josefina in 1823,
Queen Lovisa in 1850 and Queen Silvia in 1976.
The wedding was also a historic event in the Swedish monarchy as the first wedding of a female successor to the throne.
On the day that The Crown Princess ascends the throne,
Sweden will get its fourth female sovereign after Queens
Margareta (Queen 1389–1396), Kristina (Queen 1632–1654)
and Ulrika Eleonora the Younger (Queen 1718–1720).
Ceremonial marriage service at Stockholm
Cathedral
The marriage ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral.
The wedding was officiated by Archbishop Anders Wejryd, assisted by Chaplain to The King Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the
Dean of the Cathedral Parish of Stockholm Åke Bonnier and
the Bishop of Lund, Antje Jackelén. The wedding service followed the Swedish Book of Common Prayer, with prayers over
the rings or ring, promises, an exchange of rings and blessing.
Cathedral organist for the Cathedral Parish of Stockholm and
Court Organist Gustaf Sjökvist was responsible for the musical
celebrations at Stockholm Cathedral. He was also responsible
for the music at the royal wedding in 1976. A large number of
royal guests from the courts of Europe and Japan were invited
to take part in the festivities, as were representatives of official
Sweden and friends and relatives of the bride and groom.
Fêted cortège with parade barouche and
journey by royal barge
The Crown Princess Couple in Stockholm Cathedral at the royal wedding ceremony.
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Following the ceremony the bridal couple travelled in a parade barouche dating back to around 1900, drawn by four
horses à la d’Aumont through central Stockholm. Some 6,400
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The Crown Princess Couple’s wedding, 19 June 2010
people took part in the parade along the route of the cortège,
1,200 of them from voluntary and civil organisations. In addition to those involved in the parade there were a further 210
people on hand from the Civil Defence League and the Red
Cross, providing medical treatment and information. No less
than 20 different music corps played along the route of the
cortège. Both the Navy and the Air Force took part.
About 500,000 people lined the streets along the 5 km
cortège route. At the Vasa Museum the couple were met by
the Royal Barge Vasaorden, which dates back to 1774. The
barge rowed The Crown Princess Couple via Ladugårdsland bay, around the island of Kastellholmen, up Strömmen,
docking at Skeppsbron Bridge below Logården.
Wedding banquet for 558 guests
Sweden’s finest ceremonial hall, the Hall of State at the Royal
Palace, was the venue for the wedding banquet, which was attended by 558 guests. The Hall of State was renovated in preparation for the wedding. A faux sky featuring pale blue clouds
in a summer sky lit up the restored ceiling over the banquet
table. The silver throne and all the benches were removed to
make room for a long table for 98 guests stretching the length
of the entire hall, ending with a table of honour in the shape of
a ‘T’ for the bridal couple and their immediate family.
Other guests were seated at round tables on either side of
the long table and in two of the adjoining Halls of the Orders
THEME
of Chivalry. One of the Halls of the Orders of Chivalry functioned as a mobile kitchen to complement the kitchen that had
been specially constructed in the Inner Courtyard, where a
flower workshop and reserve generator had also been set up.
Record amount of media coverage
Just over 2,000 journalists, 790 of them from foreign publications, covered the royal wedding, which was broadcast live for
13 hours on Sveriges Television (SVT), the host broadcaster.
According to SVT the wedding was the biggest event that
had ever been covered in Stockholm. The wedding was also
broadcast via foreign TV channels. A special website was set
up by the Royal Court’s Information Department at www.
kungahuset.se. The official wedding book, Our Wedding by
Susanna Popova, was published in the autumn.
The Crown Princess Couple’s Wedding
Foundation
Before the wedding, a graphic manual was developed to create a consistent graphic theme for the wedding celebrations.
Wedding series of 18 well-known Swedish brands were also
developed under the banner of The Official Wedding Series. These profile products were approved by the bride and
groom and a fixed proportion of the sales income goes to The
Crown Princess Couple’s Wedding Foundation.
ROYAL WEDDING PROGRAMME
Wednesday 16 June
County Governors’ dinner on the East Indiaman
“Götheborg”. Host: Sweden’s County Governors
Thursday 17 June
Private dinner, Drottningholm Palace
Host: The King and Queen
Friday 18 June
Lunch, Sturehof Palace
Host: City of Stockholm
Government reception for municipalities and county
councils, Stockholm City Hall
Host: The Government
Government dinner, Eric Ericson Hall
Host: The Government
Gala performance, Stockholm Concert Hall
Host: The Swedish Parliament (Riksdag)
Saturday 19 June
3.30 p.m.: The marriage ceremony at Stockholm Cathedral
4.40 p.m.: Cortège through Stockholm and journey by the
Royal Barge Vasaorden
5.40 p.m.: The Crown Princess Couple arrived at Logården
6.00 p.m.: Choral tribute at Lejonbacken
Wedding banquet at the Royal Palace,
Stockholm. Host: The King and Queen
National celebration on 19 June. Several hundred thousand visitors came to Stockholm to celebrate the royal wedding.
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THEME
The Bernadotte Jubilee, 1810 – 2010
The Bernadotte Jubilee, 1810 – 2010
The Royal Family together with Denmark’s Queen Margarethe II and Princess Benedikte during celebrations to mark the arrival of Jean Baptiste
Bernadotte on Swedish soil in Helsingborg.
Monarchs of the Bernadotte dynasty on the Swedish throne
Union dissolution
Sweden - Norway, 1905
Monarch
Reign
Royal motto
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Karl XIV Johan
1818-1844
The love of the people
my reward
Oskar I
1844-1859
Justice and truth
Karl XV
1859-1872
By law the land shall
be built
Oskar II
1872-1905
The welfare of the
brother peoples
Oskar II
1905-1907
For the good of Sweden
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The Bernadotte Jubilee, 1810 – 2010
After the forced abdication of Gustav IV Adolf in 1809, his uncle was elected regent and later crowned King Karl XIII. However, Karl was old and infirm. He had no heir, which is why
the Danish Prince Kristian August was appointed successor to
the throne. In Sweden he came to be known as Karl August.
However, he died in May 1810 during military manoeuvres.
On 21 August 1810, the French marshal Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was elected as successor to the Swedish throne at the
Parliamentary Session in the church of St Nicolai in Örebro.
He was adopted by Karl XIII and following Karl XIII’s death
he was crowned King of Sweden and Norway in 1818.
Celebrations in Örebro to mark election of
successor to Swedish throne
Two hundred years later to the day after this historic event,
on 21 August 2010, the entire Royal Family took part in celebrations in Örebro to mark the bicentenary of the election of
the successor to the Swedish throne. The programme began
with a visit to Stjernsund Palace outside Askersund. This palace was bought by Jean Baptiste Bernadotte for use during
his travels to and from Norway. Later on his grandson, Gustaf the “song prince”, lived at the palace from 1848-1852.
Two exhibitions about Bernadotte were visited in Örebro,
Folkets väl Folkets val (the people’s best, the people’s choice)
and Design Bernadotte. Following a memorial service in the
church of St Nicolai, the Royal Family were taken by horsedrawn carriage from H.M. The King’s stables to Stora Torget, where the commemorative day culminated in a speech by
The King followed by musical entertainment. In the evening
the County Governor and his wife hosted a celebratory dinner at Örebro Castle.
Crown Princess Couple follow in Jean
Baptiste Bernadotte’s footsteps
In September, The Crown Princess Couple travelled to
France. The visit was to Sceaux, where Jean Baptiste Berna-
Gustaf V
1907-1950
With the people for the
Fatherland
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THEME
dotte married Desirée Clary on 17 August 1798. The Crown
Princess Couple were given a tour of an exhibition about
Bernadotte, where his marriage certificate, witnessed by Napoleon Bonaparte’s siblings and mother, was on display. In
Savigny le Temple, The Crown Princess Couple visited the
Château de la Grange la Prévôté, which is where the newly
wedded Bernadottes first lived. The Crown Princess Couple
then visited Musée Bernadotte in the town of Pau, which
contains objects linked to the Bernadotte dynasty, kept in the
house where Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was born in 1763.
Helsingborg – site of the arrival of the
successor to the Swedish throne
On 20 October 2010, The Royal Family, Queen Margrethe
II and Princess Benedikte of Denmark took part in celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the successor to the Swedish
throne arriving on Swedish soil in Helsingborg. In his speech,
The King reminded everyone present of what Helsingborg
means for the Bernadotte family, and particularly the significance of the summer residence Sofiero, which was built by
Oskar II and Queen Sofia in the 1860s. The King also opened
the exhibition, “The Art of being King”. The Bernadotte jubilee also manifested itself in an exhibition at the Royal Palace of Stockholm entitled, “At home at the Palace with the
first Bernadottes”, which was the idea of Queen Silvia. A
pamphlet about the leisure pursuits and social involvement
of the first Bernadottes was compiled in connection with the
exhibition.
Seven Kings of the Bernadotte dynasty
King Carl XVI Gustaf is the seventh monarch of the Bernadotte dynasty on the Swedish throne. Crown Princess Victoria is the first female successor to the throne of the Bernadotte dynasty, in accordance with the order of succession,
which is Sweden’s oldest constitutional law.
Gustaf VI Adolf
1950-1973
Duty above all
Carl XVI Gustaf
1973For Sweden – With the Times
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THEME
World Child & Youth Forum
A royal initiative for children’s rights
In his Christmas speech in 2009, The King mentioned his
and The Queen’s ambition of establishing the World Child &
Youth Forum, saying:
“The Queen and I have shared a dream for many years
now. To create a forum for the situation of children and
young people around the world, the World Child & Youth Forum, the aim of which is to provide inspiration and support
in order to ensure that the UN Convention on the Rights of
the Child is observed. We hope that it will eventually become
as famous as the Davos Forum, but with the spotlight on the
situation of children and young people.”
In 2010, purposeful work has been carried out involving
the entire Royal Family to make this dream a reality. On 19
November, the World Child & Youth Forum met for the first
time in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The focus of the seminar was article 12 of the UN Conven-
tion on the Rights of the Child: the right to be heard and to
express opinions freely.
The World Child & Youth Forum aims to function as a
unique meeting place for an inspirational dialogue between
adults, children and young people. The focus is on healthy
conditions for growing up based on the UN Convention on
the Rights of the Child, and on opportunities for adults to act
in the spirit of the convention.
Almost 400 guests took part in the seminar and workshops that were organised. Guests and participants included
a number of school children, representatives from children’s
and young people’s organisations, the Swedish Parliament
and government, the public sector, the business sector, civil
society and the diplomatic corps.
Further information about the World Child & Youth Forum is available at www.wcyf.se
The Royal Family in the Hall of State, together with Minister for Children and the Elderly Maria Larsson, and Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn-Liljeroth.
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HAGA PALACE
THEME
The Crown Princess Couple’s new home
As King, Gustav III’s son Gustav IV Adolf came to be a regular user of Gustav III’s Pavilion. He ordered the construction
of another pavilion for his wife, Queen Fredrika, and their
children, a building which is today called Haga Palace. The
palace building was designed by Carl Christoffer Gjörwell
and built between 1802–1807, and it was intended to function as a home at Haga for the Queen and her children, rather
than an official residence for entertaining.
Haga Palace and the Bernadotte dynasty
Haga Palace was used regularly and regarded as a much loved
home by the Bernadotte dynasty from the 1800s up until 1950.
Oskar I and his family often stayed at Haga and for a few years
the palace served as a home to Oskar I’s son, Gustaf the “song
prince”. Gustaf’s youngest brother August and his wife Theresia lived at Haga for many years and the photographs of the
interior from this time convey a homely feel, according to the
ideals that characterised the latter part of the 19th century.
In 1932, the hereditary Prince Gustaf Adolf married Princess
Sibylla of Sachsen Coburg and Gotha, and Haga Palace was
made ready as their joint home. The palace building was transformed and the interiors updated to reflect the more functional
style of the time. During the rebuilding work, the veranda was
added to the western façade. Photographs published in books and
magazines and the images in many of the cinema newsreels of
the time, featuring the playhouse at Haga, a gift from The King’s
great grandfather Gustaf V, the Haga princesses and Crown
Prince Carl Gustaf, all spread the image of a royal family idyll.
The Haga princesses outside Haga Palace in the 1940s.
Gustav III’s Pavilion and Haga Palace
Haga Palace has an interesting history which extends back to the
time of Gustav III and which differs from the histories of other
royal summer palaces. At Drottningholm, for example, the palace was built first and then surrounded by extensive grounds. At
Haga it was the park that came first, a park that was also the inspiration for Swedish poet and composer Carl Michael Bellman’s
song, “The Butterfly of Haga”. Over time, the park was furnished
with buildings of varying character. Gustav III’s Pavilion, originally called the King’s Pavilion, could be regarded as The King’s
private home at Haga and was intended to complement Gustav
III’s dream palace, which was never completed. All that remains
of the palace is the “ruin”, with only the cellar and foundations
completed. Today Gustav III’s Pavilion is one of the highlights of
Gustavian art history, in terms of both its architecture and its interior. Koppartälten (the “Copper Tents”) were built during the
1780s for Gustav III’s mounted guard. When Gustav III travelled
incognito he called himself the “Count of Haga”, which is evidence of the fact that Haga held a special place in his heart.
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Accommodation for guests of the Swedish
government
Following an agreement between Gustaf VI Adolf and the
government in 1966, Haga Palace and its royal right of disposal were transferred to the Swedish government for use as
accommodation for distinguished visitors. Many international leaders have stayed at Haga over the years in connection
with official visits. In 2009, the government transferred the
right of disposal to Haga Palace back to The King. The decision was made on the government’s initiative.
Bernadotte dynasty returns to Haga Palace
The Crown Princess Couple moved into Haga Palace during
late autumn 2010. Extensive renovation and rebuilding work has
been carried out in cooperation with the National Property Board
to adapt the palace to the needs of the family of the successor to
the Swedish throne. Major improvements have been made to the
park areas around the palace, including new paths, trees, bushes and hedges, with particular care being taken to preserve the
considerable natural and cultural heritage that exists at Haga as a
central element of the Royal National City Park at Brunnsviken.
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THEME
state visit
Long-standing cooperation
between Sweden and Brazil
Each state visit has a clear description of purpose from the government, which may for example be to increase trade and cultural exchanges between countries. The programme is organised in accordance with Swedish requirements and the bilateral
interests that are to be discussed. State visits also lay the foundations for personal relationships between heads of state and their
delegations at a political, financial and cultural level. The official
element of the visit includes the host country hosting a gala dinner and The King and Queen hosting a reciprocal dinner.
The King and Queen carried out a state visit to Brazil on
23-28 March 2010. They were received by President Luiz
Inácio Lula da Silva, who had paid a state visit to Sweden
in 2007. Sweden also has a special relationship with Brazil
through Queen Silvia’s Brazilian family ties. The Swedish
government was represented by Minister for Health and Social Affairs Göran Hägglund, and Minister for Defence Sten
Tolgfors. The official programme included a visit to the Supreme Court. During the official visit to Congress, a joint
meeting took place with the Speakers of the Senate and the
House of Representatives. The King and Queen also paid a
visit to the Ministry of Justice, where a meeting was held to
discuss the Indigenous Peoples in Brazil programme.
Infrastructure, energy and corporate issues
on the agenda
Swedish companies have had a presence in Brazil for over
100 years. Today approximately 220 Swedish companies have
offices in Brazil, which is one of the world’s largest emerging
economies. A large business delegation organised by the Swedish Trade Council also joined the state visit, led by the Chair of
the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Signhild Arnegård
Hansen. The King and Queen visited the port SUAPE, the
largest port infrastructure project in Brazil. The port has considerable potential for taking over some of the shipping operations from Rio de Janeiro and Santos, and is launching itself
as a transit port for transportation to other parts of the world.
Interest in innovation and research
The King and Minister for Health and Social Affairs Mr Hägg­
lund took part in the launch and opening of the corporate park,
with Swedish and Brazilian companies. The King, who has a
keen interest in technology and innovation issues, paid a visit
to Sao José dos Campos. The camp is being developed into
one of the most important centres for industry and research in
Latin America. Vale Solucoes em Energia (VSE), a company
that develops new energy solutions, and the Institute for Space
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The King and Queen being received during their state visit to Brazil.
Research are collaborating with Scania and others to further
develop biofuel-based engines for electricity production. The
companies signed a cooperation agreement with AGA in March
2010. The King and Queen also visited Embraer, the world’s
third largest aircraft manufacturer, with 17,000 employees.
Military base Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira –
cooperation with indigenous population
The state visit ended with a visit and a tour of a military base
situated far up in the state of Amazonas on the border with
Colombia, where they are actively working with the indigenous population to preserve the forest and prevent illegal
logging. The base houses a military hospital, where The King
and Queen expressed a wish to visit the children’s ward.
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state visit
Seminars and meetings regarding vulnerable
children
The Queen also had an extensive visiting programme focused
on vulnerable children. According to UNICEF’s estimates
there are 27 million children living in poverty in Brazil. One
of the visits was to a World Childhood Foundation project, a
children’s home that was established in cooperation with the
government of the state of Pernambuco.
The Queen and Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Mr Hägglund took part in the opening of a regional seminar organised by the Swedish embassy, the Swedish Institute,
UNODC and the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. The purpose
THEME
of the seminar was to discuss and exchange experiences to
do with tackling human trafficking and sexual exploitation,
issues in which The Queen is heavily involved. The seminar
brought together participants from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia,
Paraguay and Uruguay. Swedish experts spoke about Swedish experiences in the field and collaboration to tackle human trafficking. On the same day The Queen participated in
a round-table discussion on banning corporal punishment, a
practice that still exists in Brazil.
The Queen also took part in a meeting on the partnership Rafazendo Lacos between the municipality and World Childhood
Foundation, which aims to strengthen protection for children.
The Queen visited the local military hospital’s children’s ward in São Gabriel de Cachoeira during the state visit to Brazil.
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Medal presentations on 28 January 2010
Anitra Steen receiving H.M. The King’s
Medal in 12th size.
Stig Fredriksson receiving H.M. The King’s Medal
in 8th size.
H.M. THE KING’S MEDAL
THE LITTERIS ET ARTIBUS MEDAL
12TH SIZE WITH CHAIN
Court Singer Britt-Marie Aruhn For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer
Former Marshal of the Realm Mr Ingemar Eliasson
President of the Supreme Court of Sweden,
Johan Munck For outstanding contributions to
the Swedish legal system
12TH SIZE WITH THE RIBBON OF THE
ORDER OF THE SERAPHIM
Professor Anders Karlqvist For outstanding
contributions within the field of polar research
Director Dag Klackenberg For significant contributions within administration and commerce
Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist For
significant contributions within museum work
and within the subject of history of technology
Museum Director Lars Nittve For outstanding
achievements within museum work
Rector Lisa Sennerby Forsse For outstanding contributions within the field of agricultural research
Director Anitra Steen For outstanding contributions
to various areas within the Swedish public sector
12TH SIZE WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE RIBBON
Director Bo Ekman For outstanding contributions
to various areas within the Swedish public sector
Clarinettist Karin Dornbusch For outstanding
artistic contributions as a clarinet player
Actor Dan Ekborg For outstanding artistic
contributions as an actor
Actor Nils Eklund For outstanding artistic
contributions as an actor
Opera Singer Malin Hartelius For outstanding
artistic contributions as an opera singer
Author Bodil Malmsten For outstanding artistic
contributions as an author
Actor Claire Wikholm For outstanding artistic
contributions as an actress
H.M. THE KING’S MEDAL
8TH SIZE WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE RIBBON
Professor Per Borin For outstanding contributions within Swedish musical life
Artiste Jan “Loffe” Carlsson For many years
of valuable contributions as a musician, actor
and entertainer
Publisher Per Gedin For outstanding contributions as a publisher
Journalist Stig Fredrikson For significant
contributions as a journalist and foreign correspondent
8TH SIZE WITH THE RIBBON OF THE ORDER
OF THE SERAPHIM
Chairwoman Stina-Clara Hjulström For significant contributions within the field of dementia
Director Måns Jacobsson For significant
contributions to the marine, environmental and
shipping field
Ice hockey player Jörgen Jönsson For outstanding achievements as an ice hockey player
Former Local Government Commissioner Kjell
Ericsson For outstanding contributions within
local Swedish politics
Director Ulf Franke For significant contributions
within international arbitration
Chef Leif Mannerström For outstanding contributions to Swedish cuisine
Author Bengt Pohjanen For significant contributions as an author within several different
linguistic areas
Chairman Anders Olauson For significant
contributions within the field of disability
Dr Roland Thorstensson For significant
contributions towards education in the Swedish
language in the United States
Professor Jan-Öjvind Swahn For educational
contributions within ethnology and gastronomy
Photographer Bengt Wanselius For significant
contributions to Swedish film and theatre
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Bodil Malmsten receiving the Litteris et artibus
medal.
H.M. THE KING’S MEDAL TO THOSE WHO
SERVE AT THE ROYAL COURT
8TH SIZE WITH THE RIBBON OF THE ORDER
OF THE SERAPHIM
Colonel Mikael Christoffersson For meritorious
services as aide to H.M. The King
Lieutenant Colonel Iréne Clement For meritorious services as aide to H.R.H. Crown Princess
Victoria
Major Ingrid von Knorring For meritorious
services as aide to H.R.H. Crown Princess
Victoria
Commander Bengt Lundgren For meritorious
services as aide to H.M. The King
Colonel Thomas Nilsson For meritorious
services as aide to H.M. The King
Major Daniel Ottosson For meritorious
services as aide to H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip
Lieutenant Colonel Jan Vall For meritorious
services as aide to H.M. The King
8TH SIZE WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE RIBBON
Senior Museum Technician Seth Jacobsson
For meritorious contributions to the Royal
Collections
Lady’s maid Eva Ohlsson For meritorious
services as a lady’s maid
Mrs Gunnel Rasch For meritorious services as
a church warden of the Court Parish
8TH SIZE IN SILVER WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE
RIBBON
Prosecutor Jens Blomkvist For 25 years of
service as an extra waiter
Mr Bengt Sjöholm For 25 years of service as
an extra waiter
Mr Tomas Wennerholm For 25 years of
service as an extra waiter
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Medal presentations on 8 June 2010
H.M. THE KING’S MEDAL
Director Hasse Olsson For outstanding contributions as a newspaper publisher
12TH SIZE WITH THE RIBBON OF THE
ORDER OF THE SERAPHIM
Businessman Krister Olsson For significant
contributions to research and culture
County Governor Peter Egardt For outstanding
contributions to society
M.Phil, former Senior Curator Lars Sjöberg
For valuable work in connection with Swedish
cultural heritage
Director Peter Forssman For meritorious contributions as a Master of Ceremonies
Director Robert af Jochnick For outstanding
contributions to the Swedish business sector
Bishop Emeritus Caroline Krook For many years of
outstanding contributions to the Church of Sweden
European Court of Justice Judge and Associate Court of Appeal Judge Pernilla Lindh For
significant contributions to the Swedish and
international legal systems
Former Minister, Director General Ann-Christin
Nykvist For outstanding contributions to Swedish politics and the public sector
Director Mats Paulsson For outstanding contributions to the Swedish business sector
Former Ambassador Magnus Vahlquist For
meritorious contributions as a Grand Master of
Ceremonies
Director Margareta Wallenius Kleberg For outstanding contributions to the Swedish business sector
Museum Director Solfrid Söderlind For outstanding museum work
12TH SIZE WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE RIBBON
M.Phil Anders Clason For outstanding contributions to Swedish cultural life
THE LITTERIS ET ARTIBUS MEDAL
Actor and director Helena Bergström For
outstanding artistic contributions as an actress
and director
Actor and director Gunilla Nyroos For outstanding artistic contributions as an actress and
director
Artistic leader Viveka Olofsson For many
years of valuable work as a hospital clown and
inspirer
Skier Johan Olsson For sporting achievements
as a skier and an Olympic gold in the skiing relay
Skier Daniel Richardsson For sporting achievements as a skier and an Olympic gold in the
skiing relay
Skier Anders Södergren For sporting achievements as a skier and an Olympic gold in the
skiing relay
Vicar Karl-Erik Tysk For many years of work to
promote contact between Sweden and Gammalsvenskby in Ukraine
H.M. THE KING’S MEDAL TO THOSE WHO
SERVE AT THE ROYAL COURT
H.M. THE KING’S MEDAL
8TH SIZE WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE RIBBON
Curling player Kajsa Bergström For sporting
achievements and an Olympic gold in curling
Skier Björn Ferry For sporting achievements as
a skier and an Olympic gold in the biathlon
Commodore Herman Fältström For outstanding achievements within the field of naval
history
Skier Marcus Hellner For sporting achievements as a skier and an Olympic gold in the 30
km skiathlon and in the skiing relay
Publisher Mona Henning For significant contributions towards distributing Swedish literature
in the Arab world
8TH SIZE WITH THE RIBBON OF THE ORDER
OF THE SERAPHIM
Assistant Mistress Louise Dinkelspiel For
meritorious services as a teacher and mentor to
the younger members of the Royal Family
Court Organist Mary Ljungquist Hén For
meritorious services as court organist
Surveyor of the Court Per Törnblom For meritorious services as Surveyor of the Court
8TH SIZE WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE RIBBON
Steward Ann-Christine Jernberg For meritorious services as an Information Officer
Mrs Anneli Wengelin For meritorious services
as a church warden of the Court Parish
Director Pelle Pettersson For outstanding contributions as a yachtsman and boat designer
Skier Charlotte Kalla For sporting achievements as a skier and an Olympic gold in
freestyle
8TH SIZE IN SILVER WITH A BRIGHT-BLUE
RIBBON
Conductor, theatre and museum director
Arnold Östman For significant contributions to
Swedish musical life
Director Lena Lindén For significant contributions for endangered species
Registered Optician Mikael Lyshöj For 25
years of service as an extra waiter
Artiste Siw Malmkvist For many years of valuable work as an artiste and singer
FOR LONG AND FAITHFUL SERVICE
Museum Director, Professor David Neuman
For significant contributions to modern art
Palace Guard Ing-Marie Rydebjörk For long
and faithful service as a Palace Guard at Drottningholm Palace
8TH SIZE WITH THE RIBBON OF THE ORDER
OF THE SERAPHIM
Director Henry Jarlsson For significant contributions as an entrepreneur and corporate leader
Charlotte Kalla receiving H.M. The King’s
Medal in 8th size.
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Helena Bergström receiving the
Litteris et artibus medal.
Hasse Olsson receiving H.M. The King’s Medal in 8th size.
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Excerpts from the Royal Family’s
official programme, 2010
Below is a summary of sections of the Royal Family’s programme of official engagements. Audiences,
internal meetings and private visits took place in addition to these engagements. The venue for the
programme is the Royal Palace of Stockholm, unless otherwise stated.
The King
The Queen
The King and
Queen
The Crown
Princess
The Crown
Princess Couple
JANUARY
Tu 12
Audience for Elise Lindqvist regarding
prostitution and trafficking issues
Prince Daniel
Prince Carl Philip
Princess Madeleine
Opening of the Bernadotte care home,
Uppsala
Tu 26
Farewell audience with Portugal’s ambassador,
H.E. Mr José Carlos da Cruz Almeida
Presentation of scholarships from Queen
Silvia’s Jubilee Fund for Research on Children
and Children’s Disabilities
Attendance at Young Music concert at the
Royal Palace
Farewell audience with Vietnam’s
ambassador, H.E. Mr Trinh Quang Thanh
We 27
Audience with Minister for Defence,
Sten Tolgfors
Meeting of the Board of the Silviahemmet
Foundation, Ekerö
Audience with Professor Anders Karlqvist,
Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Th 14 We 20
World Scout Foundation, Oman
Su 17
Attendance at a memorial concert for
Elisabeth Söderström and Erik Saedén, the
Royal Opera House, Stockholm
Presentation of H.M. The King’s Medal
Mo 18
Attendance at the 10th anniversary of the
Swedish Sports Gala, the Globe Arena,
Stockholm
Attendance at the formal gathering of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and
Forestry, Stockholm
We 20
Audience with the Friends of the Bernadotte
Museum
Th 28
Audience with Editor-in-Chief of Nationalnyckeln, Professor Ulf Gärdenfors, and Head
of ArtDatabanken, Johan Bodegård
Audience for Sweden’s Olympic Committee
FEBRUARY
Tu 2
Opening of Norra Djurgårdsstaden’s
Innovation Centre, Stockholm
We 20 Th 21
Attendance at Europa Direct’s seminar on
trafficking, Östersund
We 3
Audience with Director General for Political
Affairs, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of formal audiences
We 20
Audience with Stadsmissionen’s Chairman
Laurent Leksell and Director Marika Markovitz
Th 4
Formal audiences:
Austria, Kosovo and Gabon
Fr 22
Audience with Chairman of the Royal
Automobile Club, Christer Zetterberg, and
Vice Chairman Peter Wallenberg Jr.
Audience with Karl Haskel and Mikael Kihlman,
Grafikens Hus
Farewell audience with Latvia’s ambassador,
H.E. Mrs Elita Kuzma
Audience with Professor Peter Strang
Sa 23
Reopening of Norrbro and the Museum of
Medieval Stockholm, Stockholm
Mo 25
Attendance at Haga Symposium, Gustav III’s
Museum of Antiquities
Audience with Director General for Political
Affairs, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of formal
audiences
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Fr 5
Meeting of the Mentor Foundation, London
Su 7
Attendance at service at the church of St Clara,
Stockholm
Mo 8
Presentation of the Swedish Dairy
Association’s Gold Medal, Stockholm
Meeting with the World Child & Youth
Forum
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Tu 9
Farewell audience with Zambia’s ambassador,
H.E. Ms Joyce Chembe Musenge
Tu 9
Gundua Foundation, Hammarby sjöstad,
Stockholm
MFA briefing ahead of state visit to Brazil
Farewell audience with Finland’s ambassador,
H.E. Mr Alec Aalto and his wife Merja TuomasKettunnen-Aalto
Meeting with journalists from Brazil
Attendance at the Traveller Club’s formal
dinner, Stockholm
We 10
We 10
Attendance at the Baltic Sea Action Summit in
Helsinki, Finland
We 10 –
Th 11
Visit to Visingsö and attendance at Arctic
seminar, Gränna Polar Museum
Th 11
Meeting of the Board of the Swedish Care
Institute, Stockholm
Th 11
Official dinner, Royal Palace of Stockholm
Th 11 –
Su 14
Attendance at the Swedish Rally, Karlstad
Attendance at annual meeting of the ICC
Swedish National Committee, Stockholm
We 10
Audience with Minister for Foreign
Affairs, Carl Bildt
Th 11
Attendance at a concert, Stockholm
Concert Hall
Fr 12
Audience with Swedish Association of
Bakers and Pastry Cooks
Attendance at a gathering of the Swedish
Paralympic team, Stockholm
Attendance at My Big Day dinner, Stockholm
Meeting of the Board of the World
Childhood Foundation
Audience with Professor Anders Karlqvist
and Dr Elisabeth Kessler, Swedish Polar
Research Secretariat
Visit to Stenhammar, Flen
Mo 15
Meeting with the World Child & Youth
Forum
H.R.H. The Crown Princess’s name day
Tu 16
Ministerial lunch with Minister for Higher
Education and Research, Tobias Krantz
We 17
Visit to Posten Frimärken, Kista
Th 18
Visit to Gundua Foundation, Stockholm
Farewell audience with Greece’s
ambassador, H.E. Mr Evangelos Carokis
Audience with Speaker of the Norwegian
Parliament, Dag Terje Andersen
Farewell audience with Indonesia’s
ambassador, H.E. Mrs Linggawaty Hakim
Fr 19 –
Su 28
Attendance at the Winter Olympics in
Vancouver, Canada
Audience with Under-Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs, Frank Belfrage
Sa 20/2
–Su 7/3
Project trip to New York with the World
Childhood Foundation, USA
The Swedish Parliament’s Advisory
Council on Foreign Affairs
Mo 22
Party leader lunch, Göran Hägglund, Christian
Democratic Party
Tu 23
Party leader lunch, Mona Sahlin, Social Democratic Party
Dinner with the ambassador for
Brazil, H.E. Mr Antonino Lisboa Mena
Goncalves, Stockholm
Th 25
Party leader lunch, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Moderate
Party
Fr 26
Attendance at the Royal Swedish Academy
of Fine Arts
Mo 15
Tu 16
Fr 19/2
– Tu 2/3
Attendance at the Winter Olympics in
Vancouver, Canada
Tu 2
Party leader lunch, Maria Wetterstrand
and Peter Eriksson, Green Party
Fr 5
Party leader lunch, Jan Björklund, Liberal
Party
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Attendance at Silviahemmet’s Inspiration
Day, Stockholm
Information cabinet meeting
Attendance at annual meeting of the
Baden-Powell Fellows Sweden Chapters
We 17
MARCH
Audience with conductor Mats Liljefors
Opening of Igelsta combined power and
heating plant, Södertälje
Audience with Chairwoman Elisabeth
Wallenius, Rare Diseases in Sweden
Opening of Royal Palace Sprint,
Stockholm
Audience with Assistant Under-Secretary
Klas Molin ahead of formal audiences
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MARCH
Th 18
Audience with Mayor of Sao Bernardo do
Campo, Mr Luiz Marinho
Meeting of the Board of the Silviahemmet
Foundation
Tu 13
Purchase of the year’s first Mayflower pin
Opening of Brain Day, Stockholm
Fr 19
Farewell audience with Switzerland’s
ambassador, H.E. Mr Robert Reich
Formal audiences: Finland, Latvia, Vietnam
and Afghanistan
Attendance at celebrations to mark the
125th anniversary of Sophiahemmet
University, Stockholm
Opening of extension to Norma Precision’s
ammunition factory, Åmotfors
Opening of the floral table arrangements
exhibition “Den dukade blomsterbordet”,
Drottningholm Palace Theatre
Meeting of the Board of King Carl XVI
Gustaf’s 50th Jubilee Fund
Mo 22
Party leader lunch, Lars Ohly, Left Party
Tu 23 Fr 26
State visit to Brazil, find out more on pages
56 - 57
Tu 23
Party leader lunch, Maud Olofsson, Centre
Party
Audience with Italy’s ambassador, H.E. Mrs
Anna Della Croce Brigante Colonna
We 24 Su 28
Trip to London with the World Childhood
Foundation, UK
Th 25
Audience with Professor of Economics,
Neil Malhotra, and students from Stanford
Graduate School of Business
Tu 30
Farewell audience with Honduras’
ambassador, H.E. Mrs Iliana Waleska
Pastor Melghem
We 14
Audience with Finance Commissioner,
Sten Nordin, and City Council Director,
Irene Svenonius
Audience with President Harriet WallbergHenriksson for presentation of Karolinska
Institutet’s jubilee gold medal
Th 15 Sa 17
Attendance at celebrations to mark the
70th birthday of Queen Margrethe II,
Amalienborg, Denmark
Mo 19
Audience with Maria Graner and Göran
Hägerdal from the Swedish Guide and
Scout Council
Presentation of the Swedish Trade
Council’s Stora Exportpriset, Stockholm
Filming with SVT for Victoriafonden,
Stockholm Youth Association of the Deaf,
recreational club DUKIS, Stockholm
Farewell audience with Italy’s ambassador,
H.E. Mrs Anna Della Croce Brigante
Colonna
Meeting of H.M. The King’s Council for
Land and Building Issues
Audience with China’s Vice President, H.E.
Mr Xi Jingping
Assembly evening
Audience with Archbishop Anders Wejryd
We 31
Attendance at the Royal Swedish Academy
of Sciences’ formal gathering, Stockholm
Meeting of the Board of Mentor Sweden
Tu 20
Opening of Forestry Week
Ministerial lunch with Minister for
International Development Cooperation,
Gunilla Carlsson
APRIL
Tu 6
Meeting with the World Child & Youth
Forum
Audience with representatives from the
Swedish Cancer Society
We 7
Ministerial lunch with Minister for Trade,
Ewa Björling
Presentation of the 2010 Vega Medal
Visit to St Jakob’s church, Stockholm
Fr 23 Su 25
Attendance at a meeting of the Board of
the World Scout Foundation, Monaco
We 7 Sa 10
Visit to Scout and Childhood project,
Thailand
Trip to New York and Miami with the
World Childhood Foundation, USA
Fr 9
Theme day with H.M. The King’s Hunting
Club, Öland
Sa 24/4
– Th
6/5
Mo 26
Audience with Minister for the
Environment, Andreas Carlgren
Tu 27
Presentation of the Swedish Quality Award
to the children and young people’s clinic at
Ryhov County Hospital, Jönköping, and to
HSB Östergötland, Linköping
Mo 12
Opening of the 1st national conference in
palliative care, Stockholm
Audience with Assistant UnderSecretaries Torgny Holmgren and Håkan
Åkesson
Meeting of The King’s Jubilee Fund for
Youth in Sweden
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Meeting of the Mentor Foundation,
London, UK
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Meeting of the Board of the Swedish Care
Institute, Ystad
Seminar followed by presentation
of scholarships, Sweden-America
Foundation, Tre kronor Hall, Stockholm
Presentation of the 2010 Vega Medal
We 28
Th 29
Attendance at the seminar Valuebased Leadership and presentation of
scholarships from the Young Leadership
Foundation
Audience with army chaplain Sten
Elmberg and army pastor Mats Norrman
Reception and presentation of scholarships
from King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th Jubilee Fund
for Science, Technology and the Environment
Fr 14
Meeting with the Chapter of the Royal
Order of His Majesty The King
Farewell audience with Iraq’s ambassador,
H.E. Mr Ahmad Bamarni
Diplomatic reception
Fr 30
Audience with Assistant Under-Secretary Klas
Molin ahead of EXPO 2010
Audience with speakers and parliamentary
secretary generals from the Conference of
Speakers of the EU Parliaments
Celebration of H.M. The King’s birthday
Sa 15
Opening of the summer exhibition “Royal
Weddings”, Solliden
Tu 18
Information cabinet meeting
MAY
Mo 3 We 5
Visit to HMS Carlskrona at Operation Atalanta,
Mombasa and Indian Ocean
Mo 3
Opening of the International Society for
Magnetic Resonance Medicine’s conference,
Älvsjö
Th 6
Audience with Speaker of the Georgian
Parliament, H.E. Mr David
Opening of offshore wind farm Vindpark
Vänern, Hammarö
Meeting of the Prince Gustaf Adolf and
Princess Sibylla Memorial Fund
Participation in the Scouts’ spring cleaning
day on Djurgården, Stockholm
Attendance at the spring meeting of the
Gastronomic Academy
Th 6 Mo 10
Attendance at Sweden Week, Seattle, USA
Fr 7
Attendance at exercises by the Amphibious
Regiment, Amf 1, in the Berga region, East
coast
Acceptance of the honorary award the St Erik
Medal, Stockholm
We 19
Preview of the wedding exhibition “Bröllop
för kung och fosterland”, Royal Armoury,
Stockholm
Meeting with the Veteran Reserve
Foundation
Mo 10
Meeting with the Riksbank and presentation
of the Riksbank’s commemorative coin
Attendance at the seminar “Bernadotte:
French and Swedish perspectives”, organised
by the French embassy, Stock Exchange,
Stockholm
Attendance at Society of Artists’ Friends
festival, Stockholm
Tu 11
We 19 Tu 25
Visit to China, find out more on page 14
Fr 21
Attendance at celebrations to mark the 60th
anniversary of diplomatic relations bewteen
Sweden and China, Beijing, China
Meeting with the World Child & Youth Forum
Su 23
Visit to the Swedish Pavilionat EXPO 2010,
Shanghai, China
Audience with Director General for Political
Affairs, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of formal
audiences
Tu 25
Farewell audience with Macedonia’s
ambassador, H.E. Agon Demjaha
We 26
Attendance at WWF’s annual meeting,
Kolmården
Audience with ambassador Svante Kilander
Audience with Secretary General of the
National Committee for Sweden’s National
Day, Ingemar Wahlberg
Presentation of the 2010 Crafoord Prize in
geoscience, Stockholm
Attendance at the annual meeting of the
Friends of the Nordic Museum and Skansen,
Stockholm
We 12
Audience with the Permanent Secretary of
the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund
Meeting of the Board of the Royal Wedding
Fund
Th 27
Visit to Hageby School, Norrköping
Formal audiences: Zambia, Switzerland, Italy
and Panama
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Th 27
Opening of Norrköping’s Visualisation
Centre C, Norrköping
JULY
We 14
Opening of the exhibition “History of
Sweden”, National Historical Museum,
Stockholm
Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday
Attendance at Victoria Day, Borgholm
Fr 16
Presentation of the Öland Inhabitant of the
Year Prize, Solliden
Fr 28
Visit to Österåker Municipality
Sa 29
Attendance at Swedish Home Guard
commander’s exercise, Stockholm
Su 30
Announcement of the banns of marriage for
H.R.H. The Crown Princess and Mr Daniel
Westling, Royal Chapel
Th 12
Attendance at Dragon Gold Cup Regatta
Dinner and the 150th anniversary of the
Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club, Marstrand
Mo 31
Diplomatic reception
Sa 14
Attendance at the Swedish King’s Rally,
Öland
Tu 17
Information briefing on Kalmar County and
dinner hosted by County Governor Sven
Lindgren, Kalmar
Fr 20
Meeting with the World Child and Youth
Forum
AUGUST
JUNE
Tu 1
Reception to celebrate the banns of
marriage for Crown Princess Victoria and Mr
Daniel Westling
Audience with ambassador Lars Fredén
Presentation of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial
Award, Stockholm
Sa 21 Su 22
Attendance at celebrations to mark the
bicentenary of the arrival of the successor
to the Swedish throne, followed by gala
dinner at Örebro Castle, Örebro
Mo 23
Attendance at the Baltic Sea Festival 2010,
Berwaldhallen, Stockholm
We 25
Attendance at World Trade Day, Stockholm
Attendance at Stenhammar Day, Flen
Th 26
Meeting of the Board of the Silviahemmet
Foundation, Ekerö
Inauguration of a monument to Folke
Bernadotte’s “White Buses” mission,
Helsingborg
Fr 27
Farewell audience with Cyprus’
ambassador, H.E. Mr Pavlos Anastasiades
We 2
Meeting with the World Child & Youth Forum
Th 3
Reception to celebrate the banns of marriage
for Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel
Westling
Su 6
Sweden’s National Day celebrations,
Skansen, followed by reception, Royal
Palace
Mo 7
Presentation of H.M. The King’s Medal
We 9
Audience with Sweden’s newly-appointed
ambassador to Afghanistan, Torbjörn
Pettersson
Presentation of Silvia Nurse brooches,
Silviahemmet, Ekerö
Inauguration of the exhibition about the
First Emperor of China and the Terracotta
Army, Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities,
Stockholm
Attendance at the formal gathering of the
Friends of Drottningholm Theatre, Ekerö
We 16 Mo 21
Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel
Westling’s wedding
Sa 19
Marriage ceremony between Crown
Princess Victoria and Mr Daniel Westling,
Stockholm Cathedral
Sa 28 Su 29
Opening of the Bothnia Line, Kramfors,
Umeå
Audience with Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Carl Bildt
Su 29
Attendance at celebrations to mark the
10th anniversary of the organisation My
Big Day, Skansen, Stockholm
Mo 30
Presenation of the Polar Music Prize 2010,
Stockholm
Mo
30/8 Fr 3/9
Trip to South Africa with the World
Childhood Foundation
Tu 31
Opening of Aitik copper mine’s new mine
expansion, Gällivare
Tu 22
Farewell audience with Zimbabwe’s
ambassador, H.E. Mrs Mary Sibusisiwe Mubi
Farewell audience with Poland’s
ambassador, H.E. Mr Michal Czyz
Presentation of scholarship awards from the
Royal Wedding Fund
We 30
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Attendance at a gala evening in aid of the
World Childhood Foundation, London, UK
Attendance at Karolinska Institutet’s 200th
anniversary celebrations, Stockholm
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SEPTEMBER
We 1
Audience with Director General Marianne
Treschow and Anders Johansson, Swedish
Post and Telecom Agency
Meeting of Crown Princess Margareta’s
Veteran Reserve Foundation
We 15
Presentation of the World’s Children’s Prize
for the Rights of the Child, Stockholm
Th 2
Opening of the project Sport without Borders,
Södertälje
Attendance at Swedish Air Force’s exercise
“FVÖ–10”, southern Sweden
Attendance at the start of the Silvia nurses
training, Silviahemmet, Ekerö
Audience with Director General for Political
Affairs, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of formal audiences
Visit to the district of Hovsjö, Södertälje
Th 16
Opening of Ekerö Municipality’s new
dementia daycare unit, Ekerö
Formal audiences: Poland, Denmark, Iraq,
Greece and Moldova
Meeting with the World Childhood
Foundation, Munich, Germany
Attendance at Pensioners’ Day, Ekerö
Farewell audience with Japan’s ambassador,
H.E. Mr Akira Nakajima
Th 2
Fr 3
Attendance at the closing concert of the
Baltic Sea Festival, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm
Turf-cutting ceremony, Nya Karolinska Solna
University Hospital
Attendance at the season’s opening concert
at Stockholm Concert Hall
Fr 17
Meeting of the Board of King Carl XVI
Gustaf’s 50th Jubilee Fund
Attendance at the Home Guard’s military unit
exercise with 413. and 414. Home Guard battalions’ exercise in the Norrköping and Kvarn area
Visit to Childhood project, Munich
Sa 4
Opening of St Maria Alsike church, Knivsta
Mo 6
Attendance at the start of the Silvia assistant
nurse training course, Silviahemmet, Ekerö
Attendance at the Global Need for Effective
Antibiotics conference, Uppsala University
Mo
6/9 Fr 26/11
Studies at the Swedish University of
Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp
Mo
6/9 We
17/11
Working for the World Childhood Foundation,
New York, USA
Tu 7
Presentation of Stockholm Junior Water Prize,
Älvsjö
We 8
Executive Committee Meeting, World
Childhood Foundation
Su 19
Attendance at the Johanniterhjälpen family
lunch, Steninge Palace
Mo 20
– Tu 21
Meeting of the Board of the Silviahemmet
Foundation, Borgholm
Mo 20 Fr 24
Attendance at the UN’s annual meeting,
focusing on Millennium Development Goals,
New York, USA
Tu 21
Audience with Development Aid Director,
Christer Åkesson, and Communciations
Director, Henrik Pederby,
Hela Världen, Church of Sweden
Attendance at meeting of the Board of the
World Childhood Foundation USA, New York
Audience with Deputy Assistant Under-Secretary Nina Tornberg, MFA-EU west, Briefing
ahead of trip to France
Company visit to Uddeholm Tooling AB,
Hagfors
We 22
Presentation of scholarships from the
Frimurare Barnhuset Foundation in Stockholm
Opening of Älvstranden’s education centre,
Hagfors
Fr 24
Visit to the project Chances for Children, New
York, USA
We 8
Attendance at the Royal Palace Music Festival
concert
Su 26
- We 29
Visit to France to mark the occasion of the
Bernadotte Jubilee. According to special
programme
Th 9
Opening of Sweden’s first children’s hospice,
Stockholm
Mo 27
Presentation of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize,
Stockholm
Tu 28
Audience with Speaker Per Westerberg
Diplomatic reception
Presentation of the Stockholm Water Prize,
Stockholm
Mo 13
Meeting of the Board of Mentor Sweden
Tu 14
Audience with the Royal Swedish Academy of
Fine Arts’ Permanent Secretary, Olle Granath
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Attendance at the ceremonial opening of the
Synod in Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala
We 29
Audience with Prime Minister Fredrik
Reinfeldt
Presentation of diplomas to best Mayflower
pin sellers
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Audience with Director General for Political
Affairs, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of formal
audiences
Th 7
Attendance at the 9th Swedish-American
Executive Women’s Conference: Women
leaders in the 21st Century, New York, USA
Opening of the exhibition “Härskarkonst”,
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Fr 8 Tu 14
Visit to Beijing and EXPO 2010 in Shanghai,
China. According to special programme
On
29/9 Fr 1/10
Project trip with the World Childhood Foundation, West Virginia, USA
Su 10
Attendance at celebrations to mark the
900th anniversary of Vreta Abbey, Linköping
Municipality
Th 30
Formal audiences: Tanzania, India, Honduras
and Japan
We 29
Lunch for the former president of France
Giscard d´Estaing and his wife
Visit to Linköping Cathedral, Linköping
Tu 12
Farewell audience with Spain’s ambassador,
H.E. Mr Enrique Viguera
Meeting of the Young Leadership
Foundation’s scholarship committee
Presentation of award to Childhood project,
with performance and dinner at Confidencen,
Ulriksdal
OCTOBER
Audience for WWF’s Chairman, Björn
Hägglund, Secretary General, Håkan Wirtén,
and Quality Manager Ulf Holmberg
Attendance at the launch of Childhood’s radio
campaign with Sirius XM Radio, New York,
USA
Tu 12
Audience with Mr Hjalmar Albin Abrahamsson,
Mr Lennart Lanto and Mrs Agneta Lanto
Mo 6/9 We
17/11
Working for the World Childhood Foundation,
New York, USA
We 13
Attendance at a dinner with the Board of the
World Scout Foundation, Ottawa
On
29/9 Fr 1/10
Project trip with the World Childhood Foundation, West Virginia, USA
Th 14 Su 17
Attendance at a meeting of the Board of
the World Scout Foundation and BP Fellows
Event, Ottawa, Canada
Fr 1
Attendance at the celebrations to mark the
50th anniversary of the Voksenåsen Hotel,
Oslo, Norway
Th 14
Mentor Foundation Executive Committee
Meeting, Washington DC, USA
Visit to the Museum of Far Eastern
Antiquities, Stockholm. The visit was led by
Museum Director Sanne Houby-Nielsen
Audience with President Harriet WallbergHenriksson, Karolinska Institutet
Sa 2
Attendance at the final of the Swedish Touring
Car Championship, Mantorp
Su 3
Visit to Swedish Margareta congregation,
Margareta church, Oslo, Norway
Mo 4
Audience with Secretary General Annika
Rembe, EXPO 2010; briefing ahead of China
trip
Mentor International Prevention Award Dinner,
Washington DC, USA
Fr 15
Mentor Foundation Trustee Meeting,
Washington, USA
Tu 19
WWF council meeting, Solna
Audience with Museum Director Magnus
Olausson, Nationalmuseum
Tu 19
Attendance at a dinner with County Governor
Göran Tunhammar ahead of the World Scout
Jamboree 2011, Malmö
We 20
Attendance at celebrations to mark the
bicentenary of the arrival of the successor to
the Swedish throne in Helsingborg on 20/10
1810, Helsingborg
Th 21
Visit to Igelösa Life Science Community, Lund
Audience with Professor Emeritus Göran
Malmqvist, sinologist; briefing ahead of China
trip
Tu 5
Attendance at the Opening of the
Parliamentary Session
Cabinet briefing, Royal Palace
Audience with the Governor of the state of
Michigan, Jennifer Granholm
Attendance at a concert to mark the opening
of the Parliamentary Session, Stockholm
Concert Hall
Visit to skin clinic, Lund University Hospital
We 6 Th 7
Attendance at World Scout Foundation
meeting, Switzerland
We 6
Audience with ambassador Jan Eliasson and
Per Ström, WaterAid Sweden
Audience with Assistant Under-Secretary, Head
of MFA-ASO Klas Molin, and Assistant UnderSecretary Lars Andreasson, MFA-ASO. Briefing
ahead of China trip
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Th 21 Sa 23
Visit to Västergötland. According to special
programme
Fr 22
Bergslagen hunt
Su 24
Lunch for H.M. Queen Ashi Dorij Wangmo
Wangchuck at Drottningholm Palace, Ekerö
Mo 25
Attendance at a Swedish Navy exercise
SWENEX 2, Gotska Sea
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National Encyclopedia, presentation of the
Knowledge Prize, Stockholm City Hall
Tu 26
Audience with former Secretary General of
the Riksdag, Anders Forsberg
Mo 15
Attendance at the formal gathering of
the Royal Swedish Society of Naval
Sciences, Stockholm
Tu 16
Audience with the Permanent Secretary
of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund
Audience with Director General for Political
Affairs, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of formal
audiences
Meeting of the Board of King Carl XVI
Gustaf’s 50th Jubilee Fund for Science,
Technology and the Environment
Presentation of the Settler of the Year award
Visit to Fryshuset. Visit was led by
Fryshuset’s CEO, Johan Oljeqvist
According to special programme
Audience with Museum Director Solfrid
Söderlind, Nationalmuseum
Presentation of the Prince Eugen Medal
Opening of exhibition in connection with the
Swedish Printmakers’ Association’s 100th
anniversary, Academy of Art, Stockholm
We 17
Attendance at Ersta diakoni’s event
“Drivkrafter 2010”, Stockholm
Attendance at the conference
“Vulnerable children on the run, a
European challenge”, Brussels
Audience with Chief of Staff Håkan
Pettersson and aides
We 27
We 17 –
Th 18/11
Presentation of the Gothenburg
Sustainable Development Award,
Gothenburg
Fr 19
World Child & Youth Forum, Royal
Palace of Stockholm
Participation in a workshop organised by the
Young Leadership Foundation and Swedish
Academy of Board Directors
Sa 20
Attendance at the national conference
of the Swedish Women’s Voluntary
Defence Service, Älvsjö
Attendance at a meeting of the Gastronomic
Academy, Stockholm
Su 21
Bishop ordination, Uppsala Cathedral
50th anniversary of the Swedish Chamber of
Commerce, The Hague
Tu 23
Meeting of the Board of Queen Silvia’s
Jubilee Fund for Research on Children
and Children’s Disabilities
Formal audiences: Portugal, Spain,
Bangladesh and Laos
Audience with Professor Lars Engwall,
President, and Lars-Olof Sundelöf, Secretary,
the Royal Society of Sciences
Th 28 Fr 29
Attendance at NBG’s final exercise Joint
Action, Skövde
Presentation of research grant to Lilla
Barnets Fond, Swedish Society of Medicine,
Stockholm
Audience with Director General for
Political Affiars, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of
a meeting of the Advisory Council on
Foreign Affairs
NOVEMBER
Mo 1 We 3
Visit to Finland. According to special
programme
We 3
Meeting of the Prince Gustaf Adolf
and Princess Sibylla Memorial Fund,
Stockholm
The Swedish Parliament’s Advisory
Council on Foreign Affairs
We 24
Attendance at the filming of Crown of
Knowledge talks
Attendance at second seminar in Crown
of Knowledge series, Bernadotte Library,
the Royal Palace
Hunting supper at Koberg Castle,
Västergötland
We 3 Fr 5
Visit to Norrbotten, according to special
programme
Farewell audience with Ecuador’s
ambassador, H.E. Mr David Roberto
Betancourt Ruales
Th 4
Hunting at Halle and Hunneberg
Riksdag supper, the Royal Palace
Mo 8 Sa 13
Attendance at the Royal Technology
Mission, China
We
10/11 Tu 16/11
Project trip with the World Childhood
Foundation, China
Sa 13
Attendance at the 300th anniversary of
the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala
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Th 25
Attendance at TV filming of Crown of
Knowledge seminar, Bernadotte Library,
the Royal Palace
Th 25
Attendance at TV filming of Crown of
Knowledge seminar, Bernadotte Library,
the Royal Palace
Attendance at Royal Palace Music
Festival jubilee concert
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Board meeting of the Silviahemmet Foundation,
Swedish Dementia Centre, Stockholm
Fr 26
Th 9
Meeting of the Board of Queen Silvia’s
Foundation for Research and Training
Meeting to make presentations from the
King Gustaf VI Adolf’s Fund for Swedish
Culture
Lunch Gundua Foundation, Chairman Richard
Ohlson, Member Lars Peder Hedberg,
Director Ingvar Kamprad
Fr
26/11 Fr 17/12
Working for the World Childhood Foundation,
New York, USA
Su 28
Attendance at Advent service at the Royal
Chapel, the Royal Palace
Mo 29
Gundua Foundation, Birger Jarlsgatan
Audience with Director General for Political
Affairs, Björn Lyrvall, ahead of formal
audiences
Meeting of the Board of King Carl XVI
Gustaf’s Foundation for Research and
Training
Fr 10
Nobel banquet, Stockholm City Hall
Sa 11
H.M. The King’s dinner for the Nobel
Laureates, Karl XI’s Gallery
Mo 13
Attendance at the Royal Court’s Lucia
celebration, South Gate, the Royal Palace
Meeting of the Board of Mentor Sweden,
Stockholm
We 15
Briefing on the 2010 Nobel Laureates
Tu 30
Audience with Mikael Löfström, Carl
Malmsten Furniture Studies, Linköping
University, Campus Lidingö
Th 16
Attendance at Advent service at the Royal
Chapel, the Royal Palace
Formal audiences: Namibia, Cyprus and
Cuba
Farewell gathering of staff who have left
during the year in Princess Sibylla’s official
guest apartments
Preview of the exhibition “Life at the Palace:
At home with the first Bernadottes”,
Bernadotte Apartments, the Royal Palace
Attendance at a Christmas lunch for the
employees of the Royal Court in Karl XI’s
Gallery
Opening of the exhibition “Life at the
Palace: At home with the first Bernadottes”,
Bernadotte Apartments, the Royal Palace
Fr 3
Visit to the Wedding Exhibition, Hall of
Mirrors
Sa 4
Opening of the City Tunnel, Malmö
Attendance at a performance of Handel’s
Messiah oratorio, Stockholm Cathedral
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Attendance at Christmas lunch with
Deutscher Damenklub, Operakällaren
Audience with forestry students from the
Royal College of Forestry and acceptance
of Christmas trees in the Inner Courtyard,
the Royal Palace
DECEMBER
Visit to the Restaurant Academy,
Stockholm
Executive Committee Meeting, World
Childhood Foundation, Stockholm
Audience with the Christian Council of
Sweden, Secretary General Sven-Bernhard
Fast
Attendance at assembly evening
We 1
Presentation of diplomas to the winners
of newspaper Dagens Nyheter’s current
affairs quiz, Drottningholm Palace
Attendance at the 2010 Nobel Prize
ceremony, Stockholm Concert Hall
Executive Committee Meeting, Mentor
Foundation
Audience with Ebba Ancarkrona
Meeting of the Board of the World
Childhood Foundation
Su 19
Attendance at the concert “Klassisk jul”,
Hedvig Eleonora church, Stockholm
Mo 20
Wedding Foundation lunch, Chairman
of Nordea, chamberlain Hans Dahlborg
and Chairwoman of Lancelot Asset
Management AB Peggy Bruzelius
Attendance at the formal gathering of the
Swedish Academy
THE ROYAL COURT 2010
GLOSSARY
Royal Glossary
Many professional titles, words and expressions at the Royal Court have been used for a long time.
Some are explained below.
APPANAGE is the part of the state funds that is used to cover costs
relating to The King’s ceremonial and official duties The appanage
comprises just over half (51%) of the state allocation to the Royal Court.
THE KING’S PALACE BAILIFF is the manager of a castle/palace
administration or the Royal Djurgården Administration.
LADY-IN-WAITING assists The Queen in official contexts.
CABINET MEETINGS are meetings with the government that are chaired
by The King. According to the constitution, cabinet briefings are held “as
required” and change of government meetings are held after the Swedish
Parliament has chosen a new Prime Minister.
THE LINEN CHAMBER manages laundry and linens.
LORDS-IN-WAITING and chamberlains assist during state visits,
audiences, official dinners and other major events.
THE CLERK TO THE FIRST SURVEYOR TO THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD
heads the department at the Royal Collections that is responsible for
transporting furniture, furnishings, etc.
MARSHAL OF THE COURT is the title of the managers of the Households
of H.R.H. The Crown Princess and H.R.H. The Duchess of Halland.
THE COURT DIRECTORY contains the names of leading figures at the
Royal Court.
THE MARSHAL OF THE REALM is the manager of the Royal Court
organisation.
COURT FOOTMEN assist the Steward of the Royal Household.
THE MILITARY STAFF OF H.M. THE KING comprises the Chief Military
Staff of H.M. The King and aides from the Armed Forces.
THE EXTENDED ROYAL FAMILY comprises the Royal Family and other
members stated in the Court Directory.
THE FIRST LADY OF THE COURT is head of H.M. The Queen’s
Household and the Royal Domestic Household.
THE FIRST MARSHAL OF THE COURT manages the Office of the
Marshal of the Court.
FORMAL AUDIENCES take place when new ambassadors submit their
letters of introduction, or “credentials”, to The King.
THE GOVERNOR OF THE ROYAL PALACE heads the Office of
the Governor of the Royal Palaces, which is responsible for care
and management of the royal palaces and their parks, and care and
management of Royal Djurgården.
THE HEAD COACHMAN is the manager of the stables department at the
Royal Mews.
THE HEAD GROOM is one of the coachmen and the deputy manager of
the stables department at the Royal Mews. This person’s responsibilities
include feeding the horses.
THE MISTRESS OF THE ROBES takes part in state visits in Sweden and
at other ceremonies when requested by The King. She also acts as adviser
to both The King and The Queen.
THE PALACE SUPERINTENDENT is part of the security department and
also has ceremonial duties.
THE ROYAL FAMILY comprises The King and Queen and Crown Princess
Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip.
THE ROYAL HOUSEKEEPER has responsibilities that include cleaning,
flower arrangements and practical preparations at the Royal Palace of
Stockholm in conjunction with The King and Queen’s official entertaining.
ROYAL FOOTMEN serve at royal dinners.
THE STEWARD OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD is responsible for
organising and running everything from simple lunches to grand gala
dinners.
THE SWEDISH ROYAL COURT or THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD comprises
members of the Extended Royal Family who are in line to the throne and
their spouses, as well as Princess Lilian and Princess Birgitta.
THE KING’S COUNCIL FOR THE ROYAL COURT consists of the Royal
Court’s managers and its duties include addressing budget issues.
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The Royal Court
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Marshal of the Realm
Svante Lindqvist
Mistress of the Robes
Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister
Principal Secretary to the
Marshal of the Realm
Johan Fischerström
Crown Equerry
Mertil Melin
First Marshal of the
Court
Lars-Hjalmar Wide
First Lady of the Court
Kirstine von BlixenFinecke
Chief of Military Staff of
H.M. The King
Håkan Pettersson
Director of the Personnel
Department
Gun-Britt Flingdal
Physician to The King
Jan Östergren
Governor of the Royal
Palaces
Lennart Ahlgren
Director of the Information
and Press Department
Nina Eldh
Chaplain to The King
Lars-Göran Lönnermark
Keeper of the Privy Purse
Carin Bergström
Marshal of the Court
Jörgen Lindström
Keeper of the Privy Purse
Jan Lindman
Solicitor to
H.M. The King
Axel Calissendorff
Director of the Secretariat
Christer Lignell
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H.M. THE KING
Military Staff of The King
The King’s Council
for the Royal Court
The Royal Order of His Majesty The King
The Office of the
Marshal of the Court
The Marshal of
the Realm
The Mistress of the Robes
Secretariat
The Principal Secretary to the Marshal of
the Realm
The Solicitors to The King
Personnel Department
The Ecclesiastical Household
Finance Department
with the Office of the
Treasurer of the Court
The Medical Household
Information Department
The Court Administration
The Palace Administration
Ulriksdal
Castle
Administration
Office of the Governor of the
Royal Palaces
The Royal Collections with the
Bernadotte Library
Gripsholm
Castle
Administration
The Royal Mews
H.R.H. The Duchess
of Halland’s Household
Drottningholm
Castle
Administration
H.R.H. The Crown Princess’s
Household
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H.M. The Queen’s Household
The Office of the Marshal of the
Court with Office of the Ceremonies
Stockholm
Castle
Administration
The Royal
Djurgården
Administration
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Martin Sundström
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Fredrik Sandberg, Scanpix
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Janerik Henriksson, Scanpix
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Anders Wiklund, Scanpix
The Swedish Armed Forces
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Fredrik Sandberg, Scanpix
Janerik Henriksson, Scanpix
Roland Thunholm
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Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix
The Royal Court
Håkan Norberg, the Royal Court
Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
The Royal Court
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Hans Färemo
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Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix
Claudio Bresciani, Scanpix
Anders Wiklund, Scanpix
Alexis Daflos, the Royal Court
Janerik Henriksson, Scanpix
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Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix
Drasko Markovic
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Leif R Jansson, Scanpix
Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix
Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix
Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix
Jonas Ekströmer, Scanpix
Clas Göran Carlsson
The Royal Court
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Clas Göran Carlsson
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Annika Sönnerberg
Per Törnblom
Gösta Kylsberg
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