The King holds farewell audiences with ambassadors from Ireland, Algeria and Portugal

Motiv: The King with James Joseph Carroll. Photo: royalcourt.se

Motiv: The King with Fatah Mahraz. Photo: royalcourt.se

Motiv: The King with Manuel Marcelo Curto. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Thursday 11 December, farewell audiences were held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm for Ireland's ambassador James Joseph Carroll, Algeria's ambassador Fatah Mahraz and Portugal's ambassador Manuel Marcelo Curto.

Just as an ambassador is received by The King on assuming his or her position in Sweden at a formal audience, a similar – albeit somewhat less formal – meeting is also held when the ambassador returns home again.

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