2017-08-31

Council of State and service of thanksgiving in connection with the royal birth

On Monday 4 September, 2017, a Council of State and a service of thanksgiving, Te Deum, will be held at the Royal Palace in connection with the royal birth.

The following media opportunities will be given:

1) Photo pool at the Council of State

Entry via the Western Vault, Royal Palace. Gathering at 10.15 am.

During the Council of State, which will be held at 11.15, HM The King will inform the Government of the title, name and given name of the child.

The following media outlets will be allocated a place in the photo pool:

  • IBL, stills (1 person)
  • IBL, video (1 person)
  • Stella Pictures, stills (1 person)
  • Stella Pictures, video (1 person)
  • TT Nyhetsbyrån, stills (1 person)
  • TT Nyhetsbyrån, video (1 person)
  • SVT, video (1 person)
  • TV4, video (1 person)
  • Sveriges Radio, audio recording (1 person)

The media outlets are requested to register for the photo pool to press@royalcourt.se no later than Sunday 3 September, 1.00 pm.

Please bring your press credentials for entry.

2) Media session in the Karl XV Hall

Entry via the Western Vault, Royal Palace of Stockholm. Gathering at 10.45 am.

In the Karl XV Hall, Former Marshal of the Realm, Master of the Royal Orders Ingemar Eliasson, will announce the title, name and given name of the child.

The other attendees in the Karl XV Hall will be First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Tobias Billström, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and Mistress of the Robes Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke.

Limited number of places. Requests for accreditation for the media session in the Karl XV Hall should be sent to press@royalcourt.se no later than Sunday 3 September, 1.00 pm.

Please state the name of one reporter and/or one photographer, and the name of the media company. Those media outlets that have been allocated a place will receive an email confirmation.

There will be an opportunity for a few questions in connection with the media session. Individual interviews will not be given.

Please bring your press credentials for entry.

3) Photo pool at the service of thanksgiving

Entry via the Western Vault, Royal Palace of Stockholm. Gathering at 11.30 am.

In connection with the royal birth, a thanksgiving service, Te Deum, will be held in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace, at 12.15 pm. The invited guests are the immediate family, representatives of the Riksdag, the Government and official Sweden, as well as the staff of the Royal Court.

During the beginning of the thanksgiving service there will be a limited photo pool, to which the following media outlets are allocated a place:

  • IBL, stills (1 place)
  • Stella Pictures, stills (1 place)
  • TT Nyhetsbyrån, stills (1 place)

The name of the photographer should be sent via email to press@royalcourt.se no later than Sunday 3 September at 1.00 pm.

A limited number of writing journalists will be offered seats in the chapel. To apply for a seat, please send an email to press@royalcourt.se no later than Sunday 3 September at 1.00 pm. Journalists that have been allocated a seat will receive an email confirmation.

There will be no media position outside the Royal Chapel.

Please bring your press credentials for entry.

For more information please contact the Information Department: +46 (0)8 402 60 00