The three Monarchies in the Nordic Countries are very popular The Danish Royal family The Swedish Crown Princess with family The Swedish Royal famíly The Danish Crown Prince and his family

The Royal Nordic Monarchies

There are three kingdoms in the Nordic countries - in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

The Nordic monarchies are all world famous for their royal families and history. 

The three Nordic countries is an interesting place to experience royal monuments and palaces as Hamlets Kronborg Castle in Denmark and Drottningholm Castle in Sweden and The Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway.

 
Sweden

The Swedish Monarchy is more than 1000 years old, and the current monarch in Sweden is HRH King Carl XVI Gustaf, and he became King on 15 September 1973 on the death of his grandfather, Gustaf Vl Adolf. Sweden has been a kingdom the 1st century. The monarch is no longer the commander-in-chief of the Swedish Armed Forces, but he has retained the honorary rank of a four-star admiral in the Swedish Army and Air Force.

Sweden became the first monarchy to change its succession rites so that the first-born child of the monarch is heir to the throne, regardless of gender. 

The Royal Palace, known as Stockholm Palace, is the official residence of the King. The Palace located on Stadsholmen, known as Gamla Stan in the national capital city, Stockholm.
                

Denmark

The Kingdom of Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world. The first royal house of Denmark established in the 10th century by a Viking king called Gorm the Old, and today the Danish monarch HRH Queen Margrethe II is a descendant of the old Viking king.

Denmark has a constitutional monarchy, which means that the monarch cannot independently perform political acts. The Queen's main tasks are to represent Denmark abroad and to be a figurehead at home.

The Danish Royal Family and Monarchy is a popular institution in Denmark - and is highly respected and supported by nearly all the Danes.

HRH Queen Margrethe II

Many Danes are proud of their queen and their royal monarchy. Queen Margrethe is very respected for her intellectual prowess and her artistic abilities including working as an illustrator, set designer for the theatre as the Pantomime Theatre in Tivoli in Copenhagen.

The HRH Queen Margrethe II get married with a French diplomat Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, now known as HRH Prince Henrik. They have two sons, HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Prince Joachim. Related to the history the Faroe Islands and Greenland still belong to the kingdom of Denmark.

Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen is the official residence of the Queen, but there are also other Palaces in Denmark, where the royal family stay during the year as Fredensborg Palace, Marselisborg Palace and Gråsten Palace.

 
Norway

Norway is a constitutional, hereditary monarchy. According to the Constitution, the executive power rests with the king, but in practice, it is the Council of the State which governs as the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) has the power.

King Harald Fairhair initiated the Kingdom of Norway in the 9th century.  The Kingdom of Norway obtained independence from Sweden in 1905.

Today in Norway HRH King Harald V is king. He and his wife, HRH Queen Sonja have two children, HRH Princess Märtha Louise and HRH Crown Prince Haakon and they live in Oslo at the Palace.

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Nordic Royal Attractions

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace

Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the Royal Family.

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Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle

Located in Mariefred, a picturesque town on Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers shows powerfully and fairy-tale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Södermanland.

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Frederiksborg Palace

Frederiksborg Palace

Frederiksborg Palace is one of Denmark's royal highlights and is located in a unique setting with a beautiful palace garden.

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Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle

In Rosenborg Castle, you are invited to take an incredible journey back in time.

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Drottningholm Palace

Drottningholm Palace

Take a day trip to Sweden`s best preserved royal Palace, which is one of the most beautiful representatives of European architecture.

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Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace

The royal family stays at Fredensborg Palace every summer season.

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The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace

The royal residence at the top of Karl Johan gate is home to King Harald V and Queen Sonja.

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Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace has a long and interesting history. Back in time it was a wedding present from the Danish people to King Christian X.

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Oscarshall Castle

Oscarshall Castle

Oscarshall is one of the most beautiful historic castles in the surroundings of Oslo.

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Nordic Palace Parks

Frederiksborg Palace Gardens

Frederiksborg Palace Gardens

Frederiksborg Palace Gardens consist of two sections. In the romantic part of the garden, you will find Frederik II’s small Bath House.

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Drottningholm Palace Park

Drottningholm Palace Park

Take a day trip to Drottningholm to experience The Palace Park.

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The Royal Palace Park

The Royal Palace Park

The Royal Palace Park is surrounding the Royal Palace in the centre of Oslo.

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The King's Garden

The King's Garden

Take a break from your sightseeings in Copenhagen, and do like the locals, just enjoy this amazing garden, sometimes also called Rosenborg Garden.

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Gunnebo Palace & Park

Gunnebo Palace & Park

One of Gothenburg's most visited vacation spots, beautifully situated near natural areas and lakes, only 15 minutes drive from the city center.

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Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace

The royal family stays at Fredensborg Palace every summer season.

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Amalienborg Palace

Denmark is one of the oldest monarchies in the world and Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the Royal Family.
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Gripsholm Castle

Located in Mariefred, a picturesque town on Lake Mälaren, Gripsholm Castle towers shows powerfully and fairy-tale-like over the idyllic small town of Mariefred in Södermanland.
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Frederiksborg Palace

Frederiksborg Palace is one of Denmark's royal highlights and is located in a unique setting with a beautiful palace garden.
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Rosenborg Castle

In Rosenborg Castle, you are invited to take an incredible journey back in time.
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Drottningholm Palace

Take a day trip to Sweden`s best preserved royal Palace, which is one of the most beautiful representatives of European architecture.


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Fredensborg Palace

The royal family stays at Fredensborg Palace every summer season.
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The Royal Palace

The royal residence at the top of Karl Johan gate is home to King Harald V and Queen Sonja.
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Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace has a long and interesting history. Back in time it was a wedding present from the Danish people to King Christian X.
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Oscarshall Castle

Oscarshall is one of the most beautiful historic castles in the surroundings of Oslo.
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The Royal Palace

Welcome to one of the largest palaces in Europe!
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Akershus Castle & Fortress

Akershus forms a distinctive silhouette against the Oslo Fjord together with the City Hall below.
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Tullgarn Palace

The Palace was earlier the summer residence of Gustav V.
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Danish Castle Museums