Last modified: 2021-08-25 by christopher oehler
Keywords: musketeers of the royal lifeguards infantry | svea livgardes musketerarkå | crowns: 4 | maltese cross | anchor: 6 |
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image contributed by Kristian Söderberg, 12 May 2006
Historic Recreation (1856)
Designed by the Swedish state herald in 2006, the flag is a
simplification of a Royal Lifeguard flag used in the mid 1800s.
Kristian Söderberg, 12 May 2006
A white flag with the image of an order in its centre. The order has a round blue shield with three yellow crowns in its centre. The shield is topped by a closed royal crown and surrounded by necklace with five yellow faces and six blue crosses Lorraine. At the bottom is a white yellow fimbriated Maltese cross with four smaller faces, shaped like those in the necklace. In the centre of cross is a blue roundel with yellow ornaments. The whole is superimposing a star with 112 golden rays. Next to the flag are two golden ribbons with black inscriptions: "Svea Livgardets" and "Musketerare Corps".
I spotted this flag on 22 August 2008 on Sweden festival in Wismar. The actor
being the "captain" of the corps told me, that the original flag would have been
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 August 2008
The charge shown is not an order in itself
- it is simply the lesser coat of arms of Sweden (shield + crown) with the
neklace of the Order of Seraphim, similalry as in the
royal flag for
other members of the royal family, and all together
set on a star of rays.
Željko Heimer, 31 August 2008