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…
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Man arrested in relation to the theft of the Swedish Crown Jewels

Swedish Police have confirmed that they have arrested a person in relation to the theft of the Swedish royal regalia which was stolen six weeks ago. The detention hearing will be held on Friday. Not much more information has been released, however, the police have confirmed that the stolen regalia is still missing. The man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of theft. Prosecutors say that the…
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Who was King Karl IX of Sweden?

A not so well known Swedish monarch got international attention last Tuesday when two crowns and one orb from the Swedish royal regalia was stolen from Strängnäs Cathedral. The crown and the orb were the funeral regalia to King Karl IX and his wife, Queen Kristina. So, who…
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Sweden declares "national alarm" following the theft of crown jewels

Sweden’s government, together with the Swedish police forces, have now declared a “national alarm” following the theft of royal regalia. A national alarm is, in the Nordic countries, used to alert domestic and foreign police about a situation that is particularly serious and requires extraordinary measures to be taken by the police. At present, there are now two active “national…
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Swedish Royal Regalia stolen

Parts of the Swedish Royal Regalia have been stolen. Two royal crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina, as well as a royal orb, have been stolen from Strängnäs Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon. The two crowns are the burial crowns from 1611. The items were originally…