Sunday, 4 March 2012

A Swedish Royal Yacht in the 1920s

The arrival of the Swedish royal yacht in August 1925 was quite an event in Helsinki

Sadly, royal yachts are nowadays an endangered species. Fortunately the Danish and the Norwegian royal families still uphold the tradition with HDMY Dannebrog - perhaps the most beautiful royal yacht ever - and the HNoMY Norge.

In the 1920s the King of Sweden still had a beautiful yacht at his disposal for official visits. In August 1925 the yacht took King Gustav V and Queen Victoria to Helsinki on an official visit.

King Gustav V and Queen Victoria on arrival
The Swedish royal yacht in front of the President´s Palace in Helsinki

The royal Swedish yacht arriving at the island fortress Sveaborg in Helsinki

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