Swedish order of precedence

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The general order of precedence in Sweden at the annual opening of the Riksdag is as follows:

  1. The Monarch and spouse.
  2. The Speaker of the Riksdag and spouse.
  3. The Prime Minister and spouse.
  4. The Marshal of the Realm and spouse.

A more detailed order of precedence is the described in the Court Calendar which is as follows:[1]

This list is incomplete

The Royal House

  1. TM King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia
  2. Foreign Heads of State
  3. Members of the Royal House
    1. TRH Crown Princess Victoria, Duchess of Västergötland and Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland
    2. HRH Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland
    3. HRH Prince Oscar, Duke of Skåne
    4. TRH Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland and Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland
    5. HRH Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland
    6. HRH Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
    7. HRH Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
    8. HRH Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland
    9. HRH Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Group 1a.

Group 1b.

  • Current and former officeholders:
  1. The Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin
  2. The Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
  3. The Marshal of the Realm His Excellency Svante Lindqvist
  4. The Mistress of the Robes Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke
  5. Former Speakers of the Riksdag:
    1. Thage G. Peterson
    2. Birgitta Dahl
    3. Björn von Sydow
    4. Per Westerberg
  6. Former Prime Ministers:
    1. Ola Ullsten
    2. Ingvar Carlsson
    3. Carl Bildt
    4. Göran Persson
    5. Fredrik Reinfeldt
  7. Former Marshals of the Realm
    1. Ingemar Eliasson

Group 2a.

  1. The Deputy Prime Minister (and Minister for International Development Cooperation) Isabella Lövin
  2. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström
  3. Other Cabinet Ministers (in order of seniority: first, year of first cabinet appointment; second, date of birth)
    1. The Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson (1994)
    2. The Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson (2002)

Group 2b.

  1. Foreign Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Group 3.

  1. Recipients of His Majesty the King's Medal of the 12th Size with Chain.
    1. Bertil Werkström, former archbishop
    2. Birgitta Blom, former president of the Svea Court of Appeal
    3. General Bengt Gustafsson, former supreme commander
    4. Magnus Sjöberg, former president of the supreme administrative court
    5. Anders Knutsson, former president of the supreme court
    6. Gunnar Weman, former archbishop
    7. Olof Johansson, former cabinet minister and leader of the Centre Party
    8. General Owe Wiktorin, former supreme commander
    9. Johan Hirschfeldt, former president of the Svea Court of Appeal
    10. Torkel Gregow
    11. Gunnar Björne
    12. General Johan Hederstedt, former supreme commander
    13. Karl Gustav Hammar, former archbishop
    14. Alf Svensson, former leader of the Christian Democrats
    15. Bo Svensson
    16. Hans Ragnemalm
    17. Rune Lavin
    18. General Håkan Syrén, former supreme commander
    19. Johan Munch, former president of the supreme court

Group 4a.

  1. Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld (husband of Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld)
  2. Tord Magnuson (husband of Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson)

Group 4b.

  1. The Archbishop of Uppsala Antje Jackelén
  2. The President of the Supreme Administrative Court Mats Melin
  3. The Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces General Micael Bydén
  4. The President of the Supreme Court Marianne Lundius

Group 4c.

  1. The County Governor (of the county where the event is held)


  1. ^ The Court Calendar 2010 pp. 26 - 33