Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Thursday 27 April, The King received four new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Italy's ambassador Mario Cospito arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

The new ambassadors were Mongolia's ambassador Mendsaikhan Enkhsaikhan, Italy's ambassador Mario Cospito, Spain's ambassador Gabriel Busquets Aparicio and Turkmenistan's ambassador Yazmyrat Nurniyazovich Seryayev.

Spain's ambassador Gabriel Busquets Aparicio with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Bengt Lundborg and retinue. Photo: royalcourt.se

At the ceremony, the ambassadors submit their credentials – a document from their head of state – to The King, who then grants them the formal right to work in Sweden.

Formal audiences follow a traditional ceremony. The ambassador is collected in one of the Royal Stables' carriages from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and is taken to the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King and the ambassador then talk in private for around fifteen minutes.

Turkmenistan's ambassador Yazmyrat Nurniyazovich Seryayev arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se