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Stockholm in the Swinging 60s

The Solemn Opening of the Riksdag was the state opening of Sweden’s parliament, seen here in a recording from 1960 during the reign of Gustaf Adolf. Years ago I wrote about Oskar II’s opening of parliament.

Alas, all this was done away with as part of the constitutional innovations of 1974, and the Swedish legislature is now opened with a much simpler ceremony.

via Karl-Gustel

This post was published on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 1:40 pm. It has been categorised under History Monarchy and been tagged under , , , , .
Scipio Mytens
10 Jan 2017 10:03 pm

Come off it Cusack. 1960 was no part of the swinging ’60s, as your ceremony quite plainly proves.
The decline did not start until the end of 1963 with the assassination of Kennedy.
I promise – I was there from the beginning, and watched it all with a critical but discerning eye.

Andrew Cusack
10 Jan 2017 11:24 pm

My point precisely!

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