Program on 6 June

National Day celebration at the Royal Palace 6 June 2023

Subject to changes.
See map with numbered entrances below on this page.
Free entry to the Palace and today's program.

9:45–10:00
THE CROWN PRINCESS COUPLE OPEN THE PALACE
Opening ceremony at the West Gate/the Outer Courtyard 2, in the presence of The Crown Princess Couple. Opening speech and music from the Armed Forces Music Corps.

10:00–17:00 FREE ENTRY TO THE PALACE
Visit the Royal Apartments, the Hall of State, the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, exhibition 'Vasa to Bernadotte' 6
The Tre Kronor Museum 4
Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities 5
The Royal Chapel 6
The Royal Armoury 7

10:00–17:00 OPEN INNER COURTYARD WITH ACTIVITIES 8
Carriage and ceremonial car from the Royal Stables
Coronations for children
Information and presentation about our cultural heritage
Items for sale from the Royal Gift Shop
The Scouts' hot dog sale

10:00–17:00 LOGÅRDEN AND THE EAST GATE ARE OPEN
Take the opportunity to see the East Gate and Logården, the palace's waterside gardens, which are not normally open to the public.

PHOTO EXHIBITION
The photographic exhibition 'King Carl XVI Gustaf – 50 years for Sweden' is on display just outside the Palace 6

10:00–17:00 EXTRA EVENTS FOR CHILDREN

Treasure hunt in the Tre Kronor Museum with rewards (transfers) 4
Knightings at the Royal Armoury 7
Coronations and costume fitting in the Inner Courtyard 8
Bouncy castle in the Inner Courtyard 8

MUSIC, THE ROYAL GUARD AND SPECIAL TOURS:

9:45–10:00 THE ARMED FORCES MUSIC CORPS
The Armed Forces Music Corps will perform a musical programme at the opening ceremony at the Outer Courtyard 3

11:00 STOCKHOLMS ACADEMIC MALE CHORUS
Concert in the Royal Chapel 6

12:00 INTRODUCTION TO THE BERNADOTTE LIBRARY
In English. A short introduction (approx. 15 min) by Royal Librarien Arvid Jakobson.
The information tent at the Inner Courtyard 8

11:35 THE ARMED FORCES MUSIC CORPS
The Armed Forces Music Corps will perform a musical programme
(During the musical programme and the changing of the guard, the West Gate will be closed.)
At the Outer Courtyard 3

12:00 GUN SALUTE
A twenty-one gun salute will be fired from Skeppsholmen

12:00 BANNER PARADE
At the Outer Courtyard 3

12:20 CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN THE OUTER COURTYARD
Changing of the guard with the Mounted Guard from the Life Guards. The Life Guards' Dragoon Music Corps will perform a musical programme 3

12:00 TOUR OF THE BERNADOTTE LIBRARY
In Swedish. Meeting place: Outside the entrance to Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities 5

13:00 TOUR OF THE BERNADOTTE LIBRARY
In Swedish. Meeting place: Outside the entrance to Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities 5

Kl. 13.30 INTRODUCTION "FOR SWEDEN – WITH THE TIMES”
In English. A short introduction (approx. 15 min) to the Royal Palace as His Majesty The King's official residence. The information tent at the Inner Courtyard 8

14:00 TOUR OF THE BERNADOTTE LIBRARY
In English.
Meeting place: Outside the entrance to Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities 5

Kl. 14.20 INSTORDUCTION TO EXHIBITION 'VASA TO BERNADOTTE'
In English. A short introduction (approx. 15 min) to the the exhibition by exhibition curator Bronwyn Griffith. The information tent at the Inner Courtyard 8

15:00 THE PALACE CHOIR AND THE ROYAL CHAPEL VOCAL ENSEMBLE
Service with music featuring the Palace Choir and the Royal Chapel Vocal Ensemble. Court Organist Mary Ljungquist Hén and Pastor of the Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen.
The Royal Chapel 6

15:00 TOUR OF THE BERNADOTTE LIBRARY
In Swedish. Meeting place: Outside the entrance to Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities 5

16:00 TOUR OF THE BERNADOTTE LIBRARY
In Swedish. Meeting place: Outside the entrance to Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities 5

17:55 THE ROYAL FAMILY'S CORTÈGE leaves the Royal Palace via the Outer Courtyard, heading for Skansen. See the cortège route here.

Stockholm Academic Male Chorus will preform outside the South Vault/Slottsbacken when the cortège leaves the palace 6

Entrances tor the Palace:

1. The Royal Gift Shop. Toilets/WC
2. West Gate
3. The Royal Guard
4. The Tre Kronor Museum
5. Gustav III´s Museum of Antiquities
6. The Royal Apartments and the Royal Chapel
7. The Royal Armoury
8. The Inner Courtyard

Logården, the Palace's waterside gardens (not marked at the map) will be open.

The Treasury will be closed due to congestion.

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