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His Majestys Marshal of the Realm (Swedish: Hans Majestät Konungens riksmarskalk) is the highest official in the Royal Court of Sweden. The Marshal of the Realm is appointed by the Monarch and is directly responsible for the organization and affairs of the court, and for maintaining liaison arrangements with the Riksdag and the Prime Minister/Government. Press releases and official statements from the Swedish Royal Family to the press and the public are typically released through the Marshal of the Realm.

His Majestys Marshal of the Realm
Hans Majestät Konungens riksmarskalk
Coat of arms of the Marshal of the Realm (Sweden).svg
Coat of arms of the Marshal of the Realm
Incumbent
Fredrik Wersäll

since 1 September 2018
Royal Court of Sweden
StyleExcellency
AppointerThe Swedish Monarch
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderGöran Claesson Stiernsköld
Formation1607
Websitehttp://www.kungahuset.se/

The office was created in 1607 during the reign of Charles IX, and until 1936 during the reign of Gustaf V, with the appointment of Axel Vennersten, it had always been held by a member of the Swedish nobility. The incumbent is in formal writing entitled to the style of Excellency, and is today, apart from Swedish ambassadors, the only officeholder to use this style. Until the 1970s the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs also used this style, but it has since fallen out of use. The Marshals of the Realm were also in the past, until the reform of the state orders of chivalry in 1975, appointed as Knights of the Royal Order of the Seraphim, but since then Swedish citizens other than members of the Royal House are no longer eligible.

The present officeholder, Fredrik Wersäll, was appointed in 2018.

List of Marshals of the Realm since 1607Edit

 
Axel Vennersten wearing the uniform of the Marshal of the Realm and the chain of the Order of the Seraphim.
 
Svante Lindqvist, with wife Catharina, on the way to the Royal Chapel in Stockholm before the wedding of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill on June 8, 2013.
Name Image Lifetime Term of office
1. Göran Claesson Stiernsköld   1552–1611 1607–1611
2. Henrik Carlsson Horn af Kanckas   1578–1618 1611–1618
vacancy 1618–1634
3. Axel Gustafsson Banér   1594–1642 1634–1641
vacancy 1641–1643
4. Åke Axelsson Natt och Dag   1594–1655 1643–1651
5. Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie   1622–1686 1651–1653
6. Adolph John I, Count Palatine of Kleeburg   1629–1689 1653–1654
7. Johan Oxenstierna af Södermöre   1611–1657 1654–1657
8. Gabriel Oxenstierna af Korsholm och Wasa   1619–1673 1657-?
9. Johan Gabriel Stenbock   1640–1705 1673–1705
10. Carl Piper   1647–1716 1705–1716
11. Nicodemus Tessin the Younger   1654–1728 1717–1727
12. Magnus Julius De la Gardie   1669-1741 1727–1741
13. Samuel Åkerhielm af Margrethelund   1684–1768 1741–1747
14. Wilhelm Ludvig Taube af Odenkat   1690–1750 1747–1750
15. Claes Ekeblad the Younger   1708–1771 1750–1761
16. Adam Horn af Kanckas   1717-1778 1761–1769
17. Nils Adam Bielke   1724-1792 1769–1772
18. Hans Henrik von Liewen d.y.   1704–1781 1772–1781
19. Göran Gyllenstierna   1724–1799 1781–1788
20. Carl Bonde af Björnö   1741–1791 1788–1791
21. Johan Gabriel Oxenstierna   1750–1818 1792-?
22. Axel von Fersen the Younger   1755–1810 1801–1810
23. Magnus Stenbock   1810
24. Hans Henric von Essen   1755–1824 1810–1824
25. Claes Adolf Fleming   1771–1831 1824–1831
26. Magnus Brahe   1790–1844 1831–1844
27. Arvid Mauritz Posse   1792–1850 1845–1849
28. Mauritz Axel Lewenhaupt   1791-1868 1849–1860
29. Nils Gyldenstolpe 1799–1864 1860–1864
30. Gustaf Sparre   1802–1886 1864–1886
31. Gillis Bildt   1820–1894 1886–1894
32. Fredrik von Essen   1831–1921 1894–1911
33. Ludvig Douglas   1849–1916 1911–1916
34. Otto Hack Roland Printzsköld   1846–1930 1916–1930
35. Eric Trolle   1863–1934 1930–1934
36. Oscar von Sydow   1873–1936 1934–1936
37. Axel Vennersten   1863–1948 1936–1946
38. Birger Ekeberg   1880–1968 1946–1959
39. Nils Vult von Steyern   1887–1966 1959–1966
40. Stig H:son Ericson   1897–1985 1966–1976
41. Gunnar Lagergren   1912-2008 1976–1983
42. Sten Rudholm   1918-2008 1983–1986
43. Per Sköld   1922-2008 1986–1996
44. Gunnar Brodin   1931–2009 1996–2003
45. Ingemar Eliasson   1939– 2003–2009
46. Svante Lindqvist   1948– 2010–2018
47. Fredrik Wersäll   1951– 2018–

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