Queen Silvia of Sweden claims her royal palace is haunted by ghosts, in a documentary made by Swedish television. “You sometimes feel that you’re not completely alone” she said. Many old buildings are believed to be ‘’haunted’’, but it seems Sweden Queen has experienced this first hand.
“There’s a lot of history here. There are also little friends… the ghosts. They’re all very friendly, but you sometimes feel like you aren’t alone. Come and feel it for yourself, go around here when it is dark and the like. It’s very exciting,” Queen Silvia told public broadcaster, SVT, in the documentary. She also said how these encounters with ghosts are not scary at all for her. “You don’t get scared; it’s as friendly as there is. Imagine what they could tell?”
Queen Silvia is not the only person believing in ghosts: other Swedish royals shared their suspicions too.
Princess Christina, King Carl XVI Gustaf’s sister, agrees with the Queen saying: ‘’Of course it is. There are ghosts in all old houses. Definitely!’’ She explains her claims in the same documentary giving the logical conclusion: ‘’There’s a lot of energy in that house and it would be strange if it didn’t express itself in the form of sounds and shapes. In all old houses, there are stories of ghosts.”
73 years old queen has been married to the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, for 40 years, and it makes her Sweden’s longest-serving queen. They are living in Drottningholm Palace, on Lovon Island in Stockholm. The building is on the UNESCO world heritage list, and it is built in the 17th century. The palace is enormous – it has 1,430 rooms, but only 660 of those rooms actually have windows.
Drottningholm Palace is open for public visits, with the exception of the southern wing of the building, because it is reserved only for Royal family. So, brave ghost hunters could try their luck and prove Queen Silvia’s claims.
The documentary explores the life of the Royal family in the palace, and it will be aired on Thursday, 5th January, on Swedish Television.