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Swedish Royal Court getting new Marshal of the Realm

It was announced that the Swedish Royal Court would have a new Marshal of the Realm in September.

Fredrik Wersäll will be the new Marshal of the Realm in the fall. He currently works as the President of the Svea Court of Appeal, a post he’s had for a decade, and he’s been a Prosecutor-General, a Justice of the Supreme Court and a Director-General for Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Justice, per a media release from the Swedish Royal Court.

He sits as chair on several councils and boards, including the Inquiry Chair, Chair of the Swedish Press Council, and Chair of the Government Disciplinary Board for Higher Officials, and Chair of the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute.

“I am very honoured by this appointment,” said Wersäll. “The Marshal of the Realm plays a central role in the Royal Court and thus also has a central role to play in assisting the Head of State in His important duties representing Sweden.

“My impression of the Royal Court is of a highly professional organisation, and it will be a great pleasure to work there.”

Out-going Marshal of the Realm, Svante Lindqvist, said in a statement that “I am extremely pleased with the choice of Frederik Wersäll as my successor! He has a competence and experience that will be of great benefit to the Royal Family and the Royal Court.

“I look forward to resuming my research as a science historian.”

Wersäll will begin his post on 1 September of this year, as King Carl XVI Gustaf’s eighth Marshal of the Realm.

The Marshal of the Realm is the highest official role in the Swedish Royal Court.

The Marshal of the Realm is responsible for organising the affairs of the Royal Court and liaison arrangements with the Riksdag [Parliament] and other areas of the Swedish government. The Marshal of the Realm is also responsible for sending out official statements from the Royal Family and Royal Court – including announcements when a member of the Royal Family announces an engagement to be married and new member of the Swedish Royal Family has been born.

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