Sweden

Stolen Swedish Crown Jewels recovered by police



The Swedish Royal Regalia which was stolen last year has been recovered by police. The Crown Jewels were found on Monday night – It is uncertain whether all or only parts of the regalia have been discovered.

According to Swedish media, they were found hidden in a rubbish bin.

Sources who have spoken to the Newspaper Aftonbladet, say the orb and the two crowns have been found. The source also says to the newspaper that the regalia was found clearly hidden in a rubbish bin.

Currently, in Eskilstuna District Court, the trial against a 22-year-old man accused of stealing the regalia from the Strängnäs this summer is underway. The prosecutor has said that following the discovery of the items, the trial against the defendant may be postponed.

Swedish police have not yet confirmed the founding. Local media in Stockholm have reported on high-level police activity in a suburb of the city. They have also said that a rubbish bin and a car have been seized for technical examination.

The royal crowns of King Karl IX & Strängnäs Cathedral. PHOTO: LIVRUSTKAMMAREN & RIGGWELTER VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS.

It was on July 26 when parts of the Swedish Royal Regalia were stolen from the Strängnäs Cathedral. Among the items stolen were the two royal crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina as well as one royal orb that was stolen by two unidentified men. In August 2018 police raided two location in the hunt for the regalia but nothing was found.

Karl IX was King of Sweden from 1604 until his death in 1611. He was the youngest son of King Gustav I and his second wife. He was the uncle of Sigismund who at one point was king of both Sweden and Poland.



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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written five books on historical subjects and more than 700 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.