People and stories – the book

The new book 'Royal Palaces of Sweden – People and stories' tells the exciting story about the people and historical highlights through the history of the royal palaces.

The book charts myriad historical events, international influences, design trends – and occasional palace secrets. 'The room that changed a nation', 'Gripsholm's prisoners', 'The magical dining room' and 'The throne Queen Kristina left' is a selection from over fifty chapters from the palace's history.

The history comes alive with stories about the people who lived and worked at the palaces, and especially the women. Read about 'The princess secret diary', 'Mistress of Gripsholm', 'Gustav III's stong-minded sister' and 'Princess Eugénie, royal reporter'. The quote below is princess Eugénies, who was one of the first to seize the chance, when in 1858 it became possible for unmarried women to be declared legally competent.

"I bless my father's memory, for when I was still young and healthy he did not force me to marry some despotic prince who would have ruined my beautiful, independent life"

The book is not the complete history of the palaces, but charts the known and unknown treasured highlights, with the ambition to inspire you to discover Swedens royal heritage. All royal palaces are open to the public.

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The Royal Gift Shop offers items inspired by the royal history and collections - gifts, quality souvenirs, accessories and royal heritage literature. Photo: Emily Dahl/Royalpalaces.se

The book 'Royal Palaces of Sweden - People and stories' is now available at the Royal Gift Shop (225 SEK). Photo: Inpress Art

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FAQ

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

  • Are there any storage lockers at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: There are a few storage lockers available at Tickets & Information and in the Tre Kronor Museum. However, we would recommend not bringing any large bags with you. The other royal palaces and visitor attractions: No storage lockers available.

  • Can I take my bag into the royal palaces?

    Small bags are permitted at our visitor attractions. Rucksacks should be carried in your hand or on your front. Do not leave any bags unattended. Bags and cases with wheels are not permitted.

  • Can I take a pushchair into the royal palaces?

    Pushchairs are not permitted indoors.

  • Are there any pushchair parkings at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: At the entrance to the Reception Rooms, in the Outer Courtyard there is a limited amount of space for pushchairs. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Riddarholm Church: At the entrance to Riddarholm Church. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Drottningholm Palace: Outside the entrance. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Other visitor attractions: No pushchair parking.

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