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Ask Eva-Karin: Sure, size matters

When it comes to the marking on the Castle are the royal guards who have the care of the detail, and of Johan Brick, informationssekreterare at the royal the royal court, I have found out that your observations are correct.

Usually, flagged it with the tretungade so-called fyrduksflaggan, which has the dimensions 360x180 centimeters. Fyrduksflaggan have the large coat of arms in the middle of the yellow cross, and when the flag flies on the Castle, it means that the king, as it is called to fulfil his duties as head of state.

If the king, however, is overseas, and the crown princess Victoria is serving as a temporary regent has the flag of another embellishment. Then there is the small coat of arms. The size of the flag is however the same.

it sometimes is flagged with a larger flag than the usual.

– On public holidays, for birthdays in the royal house, state visits and in connection with that the king receives ambassadors on the castle to hoist a larger flag, " he says.

This is called sexduksflagga and has the dimensions 540x270 centimeters.

There is another flag, the so-called stormflaggan, being hoisted in bad weather. It is significantly less than the other two: 180x90 cm.

The tretungade örlogsflaggan is reserved for the royal family and the armed forces.

The royal flag has hissats at the royal palace daily since 1873, the year when Oscar II was crowned.

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