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Queen Silvia opens Baroque Blomsterjul exhibit at Drottningholm Palace

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden opened a new temporary exhibit at Drottningholm Palace on 1 December. The exhibition was created to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The Swedish Royal Court has shared a few images with the public so that they can see the beauty of the exhibit and visit it at Drottningholm.

 Drottningholm Palace, Sweden. Photo: Hasse Wester, The Royal Court, Sweden

Drottningholm Palace, Sweden. Photo: Hasse Wester, The Royal Court, Sweden

The exhibit is called Baroque Blomsterjul, and it was created by a florist, Claes Carlsson. He has created gorgeous floral arrangements for the Swedish Royal Family in the past for events like weddings and christenings. In an interview on the Royal Court’s website, Mr Carlsson explained that the most important thing about the exhibit the impression it leaves. He said, “I hope all those who will receive with both inspiration and new images when they leave Drottningholm.”

Floral Christmas at Drottningholm for 2– 11 December 2016. Photo: #Kaffegruppen/Kungahuset.se

Floral Christmas at Drottningholm for 2– 11 December 2016. Photo: #Kaffegruppen/Kungahuset.se

Her Majesty was at Drottningholm on Thursday for the grand opening. Her Majesty was given a rose from one of the floral pieces inside of the palace. She listened to Stefan Wirtén welcome those in attendance, and Claes Carlsson speak about his work. The Queen had the honour of opening the doors for the Baroque Blomsterjul exhibit, and she also posed for photos with Carlsson and the Drottningholm gardener, Paulina Landin, for the media.

Floral Christmas at Drottningholm Palace, 2– 11 December 2016. Photo: #Kaffegruppen/Kungahuset.se

Floral Christmas at Drottningholm Palace, 2– 11 December 2016. Photo: #Kaffegruppen/Kungahuset.se

The exhibit is open between the Second and Third Advent (2 December through 11 December) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The Swedish Royal Court explained on their website, “Along with the decor of the Drottningholm Palace Theatre and dramatic lighting appear atmospheric events and scenes in the baroque era imagery.”

Floral Christmas at Drottningholm. 2– 11 December 2016. Photo: #Kaffegruppen/Kungahuset.se

Floral Christmas at Drottningholm. 2– 11 December 2016. Photo: #Kaffegruppen/Kungahuset.se

The Palace further added, “The exhibition is held in the castle’s magnificent staircase and the adjacent guard halls. The stairwell count to Nicodemus Tessin’s most powerful architectural creation with a decoration typical of the Baroque period.”

Baroque Blomsterjul has opened just before the Swedish royals are to celebrate the Nobel Prizes in Sweden. They will all be attendance on 10 December when the awards are handed out at the Stockholm Concert Hall, and then, the family will attend the banquet at Stockholm City Hall.

On 11 December, the King, Queen, Crown Princess Couple, Prince Couple, and the Princess Couple will all be at the Royal Palace for the King’s dinner for the Nobel Laureates. Princess Christina was due to attend the Nobel events, but she had to pull out due to her chronic leukaemia battle. Princess Christina is the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s four older sisters.

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