One of the places I went on Wed. morning was the Royal Palace. It is part of Gamla Stan, but I figured it deserved its own post.
The palace was built in the 18th century on top of the original royal castle, Tre Kronor.
And yes, that is a serious weapon he has.
These two guys provided the music. In the summer there is a full military band.
After the changing of the guard I was so cold I headed for the first indoor attraction I could find, which turned out to be the Skattkammaren, or Royal Treasury. Also included on our Stockholm Cards, this is a small exhibit of crowns, swards, and other royal treasures. And it was heated. But I couldn't take photos once I was in the exhibit. This is part of the entry way.
And here is the poster for the exhibit. There were plenty of amazing crowns like this one.