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The South facade is the most ornate facade at the Royal Castle and the theme is "the Nation side". The central part of the facade is designed as a great arch. West of the arch is the Hall of State located and on the east side is the Royal Castle Church located. In the centre of the great arch is the South Gate which is the main entrance for the visitors to the museums "the Royal Apartments" and "the Royal Treasure".
On top of the great arch is the 6 sculptures of the Trophy groups made by the artist Antoine Bellet in 1730 and beneath the sculptures is the main inscription "Sverige beder outtröttligen om livslängd och seger åt konungen, den under polstjärnan belägna jordkretsens strålande ljus Karl XII, vars oövervinnerliga tapperhet under herkulisk kraftspänning fört honom till ärans höjder" which means "Sweden is constantly praying for the victories of King Karl XII, the bright light of the land under the North Star, he who's invincible bravery brings him glory". The interesting part is that the King was not very fond of the inscription according to the architect's son Carl Gustav Tessin.
There is a smaller inscription under the main one saying "Må husets lycka bestå och räkna släktled efter släktled" which means "May the fortune of the building be and may it count generation after generation". In every second window at the 1:st floor are statues standing picturing 8 great men who have done something important for the nation Sweden.
Where the windows of the Mezzanine floor should have been there are 16 reliefs in bronze picturing themes from the Roman and Greek mythology made by the artist Réne Chauveau in 1710. Finally there are the 4 sculptures of the Ravish groups, 2 on each side of the South Gate made by Jacques Foucque.