The Royal Guards Ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm lasts about 40 minutes. It starts at 12:15pm in the palace outer courtyard on weekdays, and at 1:15pm on Sundays.

Summer

Generally, the Changing of the Guard ceremony – including a military marching band and parade – is held every day from April 23 to August 31. The column marches from the Army Museum or Cavalry Barracks at 11:45am and 11:35am respectively, and 12:45pm and 12:35pm respectively on Sundays and public holidays.

The military band is typically from the Swedish Armed Forces Music Centre. If no musical accompaniment is available, the Royal Guards march from the Obelisk, on Slottsbacken to the south side of the Royal Palace, at 12:14pm.

Main summer events:

  • HM The King's birthday, April 30
  • Sweden's National Day, June 6
  • HRH The Crown Princess's birthday, July 14 (including a gun salute from Skeppsholmen at 12pm)
  • HM The Queen's name day, August 8 (including a gun salute from Skeppsholmen at 12pm)

The Royal Guards Ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm lasts about 40 minutes. It starts at 12:15pm in the palace outer courtyard on weekdays, and at 1:15pm on Sundays.

The foot parade departs from the Army Museum and proceeds along Artillerigatan, Strandvägen, Nybroplan, Hamngatan, Kungsträdgårdsgatan, Strömgatan, Gustav Adolfs torg, and Strömbron (during construction work at Norrbro).

The mounted parade departs from the Cavalry Barrack and proceeds along Lidingövägen, Sturegatan, Stureplan, Birger Jarlsgatan, Nybroplan, Hamngatan, Regeringsgatan, Gustav Adolfs torg, and Strömbron (during construction work at Norrbro).

Autumn

From September 1, the parade is generally held on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing from the Army Museum at 11:45am, and at 12:45pm on Sundays and public holidays, accompanied by a military band. The military band is usually from the Swedish Armed Forces Music Centre. If there is no musical accompaniment, the Royal Guards march from the Obelisk at 12:14pm or 1:14pm respectively.

Winter

From November 1, the parade is generally held on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, departing from Mynttorget at 12:09pm, 1:09pm on Sundays and public holidays. If there is no musical accompaniment, the Royal Guards march from the Obelisk at 12:14pm or 1:14pm respectively.

  • HM Queen's birthday, on December 23, is marked by a gun salute from Skeppsholmen at 12:00pm.
  • HM King's name day, on January 28, is marked by a gun salute from Skeppsholmen at 12:00pm.
  • HRH The Crown Princess's name day, on March 12, is marked in the inner palace courtyard.