This year celebrates HM The King's 50 years as Sweden's head of state. The King ascended the throne on 15 September 1973. He is Sweden's longest-reigning monarch of all time. Photo: Clément Morin

  • 16 September 2023

    On the afternoon of 16 September, The King and Queen travelled by horse-drawn cortège through central Stockholm in connection with The King's 50th jubilee. The final section of the cortège route to the Royal Palace took place on board the Royal Barge Vasaorden.


  • 15 September 2023

    Before the evening's jubilee banquet, The King and Queen were photographed with the guests of honour from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway.


  • 15 September 2023

    On the evening of 15 September, a jubilee banquet was served in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace as part of the celebrations for HM The King's 50th jubilee.


  • 15 September 2023

    As part of the jubilee celebrations on 15 September, the Royal Family attended the changing of the guard in the Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace and a subsequent choral tribute.


  • 15 September 2023

    On the morning of 15 September, the Royal Family attended a Te Deum thanksgiving service in the Royal Chapel at the Royal of Stockholm. The service was held as part of the celebrations for HM The King's 50th jubilee.


  • 14 September 2023

    To mark The King's 50 years on the throne, the Royal Swedish Opera gave a jubilee performance at Drottningholm Palace Theatre in honour of HM The King on the evening of Thursday 14 September.


  • 14 September 2023

    Due to the floods in eastern Libya His Majesty The King has sent the following telegram of condolence to H.E. President of Libya.


  • 13 September 2023

    On 24–25 October, the President of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron, together with his wife Brigitte Macron, will pay a State Visit to Sweden at the invitation of HM the King.

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The Royal House

The Swedish Royal Family belongs to the Bernadotte Dynasty, who have been on the Swedish throne for over 200 years. Read more about The Royal House and the The Royal Family.

Jubilee 2023

This year is a double jubilee, marking King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th jubilee – and it is also 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king in 1523 – ushering in a new era that shaped modern Sweden.

Read more about exhibitions and county visits during the year, national day celebrations and anniversary weekend.

Jubileumsåret 2023 uppmärksammas Kungens 50 år på tronen

Jubilee visits in Sweden's counties

Drottningholm slott

Photos from the jubilee visits

As part of the celebration of HM The King's 50th anniversary on the throne, The King and Queen visited Sweden's 21 counties in 2023.

Royal palaces and residences

Discover the royal palaces, parks and stables. Read about the history and use of the palaces.

Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm palace

The Bernadotte dynasty has used Drottningholm's palace and park since Oscar I's time. The Palace is Their Majesties the King and Queen's permanent home residence. The rooms in the southern wing of the palace are reserved for this purpose. The rest of the palace and grounds are open to the public year round.

The Royal Court

The task of the Royal Court is to assist the Head of State and the Royal Family in their official duties. An important task for the Royal Court is also to show the cultural heritage associated with the Swedish monarchy to the public.

Official duties and tasks

The Royal Court is the organisation that supports H.M. The King and the other members of the Royal House in their official duties. The King's motto “For Sweden – With the times” is a guide for The Royal Court.

The Royal Palace

Visit the Royal Palaces

Ten Royal Palaces with museums, chapels, parks, gift shops, cafes and Royal Stables. Four centuries of art and history. Click on the sites for opening hours and tickets.

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