Drottningholm palace cancels public viewings
The Drottningholm palace, the private residence of the Swedish royal family outside Stockholm, has cancelled public viewings and guided tours due to the raised terror threat in Sweden.
"The temporarily closed area is the viewing part of Drottningholm. The park, the cafés and the stores are still open," Swedish Royal Court communications head Margareta Thorgren tells Swedish Radio News.
This time of the year, the palace is usually only open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. Last weekend was the first the palace restricted public visits.
The Royal Palace in central Stockholm is still open, but security measures have been increased.
Sweden raised the terror threat level on November 18, only a few days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, following "concrete information" about a threat against the country, according to the Intelligence and Security Police (Säpo).
The threat level was raised from 3 to 4 on the 5-point scale, indicating a "high threat" of a terrorist act in the country. Level 4 means that it is "likely that actors have the intention and ability to carry out an attack". The next, and highest, step would mean that it is "very likely".
The current threat level is the highest ever in Sweden, according to the news agency TT.