VELA VII at the Swedish Royal Palace
The Royal Court of Sweden is hosting the grand exhibition: “Vasa to Bernadotte: Culture in Service of the Realm, 1523 – 1973 – 2023”, at the Royal Palace of Stockholm until January 2024. This exhibition commemorates a double jubilee; 500 years of Monarchy and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th reign anniversary. The exhibition walks you through the history of the monarchy through exquisitely selected objects of cultural and historical significance
VELA (Sail) VII, 2012, made of oxidised corten steel and partially finished with red lacquer, was presented to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain during their state visit to Sweden in November 2012. This gift exchange is a long-time tradition during State Visits, symbolising goodwill between countries. It is with great honour that VELA (Sail) VII celebrates this great cultural exchange.