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Security drill conducted at the Swedish Royal Palace


On 14 November at 6:00 pm Stockholm time, security exercises were performed at the Swedish Royal Palace per press releases from the Swedish Royal Court and the Swedish Police. The exercise was performed inside the palace and in the outer and inner courtyards of the palace.

Personnel from the Stockholm police, the Swedish Security Service, the Swedish Royal House, armed forces, rescue services, and medical staff participated in the drills. The scenario simulated was the coordinated response to a serious incident should it occur at the Royal Palace. The exercises included the firing of blank shots.

The Royal Palace in Stockholm. By Holger.Ellgaard – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

The exercises were successfully completed at 8:00 pm Stockholm time on 14 November.

You can learn more about Stockholm Palace (commonly just called the Royal Palace) here.

Stockholm Palace is the working palace of the Swedish Royal Family but not where they reside. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia reside at Drottningholm Palace. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and their two children (Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar) reside at Haga Palace while Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and their two sons (Princes Alexander and Gabriel) live in Villa Solbacken. Additionally, Princess Madeleine and her husband, Chris O’Neill and their three children (Princesses Leonore and Adrienne and Prince Nicolas) live in Miami, Florida, USA.