Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Thursday 7 September, The King received four new foreign ambassadors during formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The new ambassadors were the Holy See's Apostolic Nuncio James Patrick Green, France's ambassador David Cvach, Cyprus's ambassador Sotos A. Liassides and Latvia's ambassador Marģers Krams.

The Holy See's Apostolic Nuncio James Patrick Green. An apostolic nuncio is the Pope's official and diplomatic representative (ambassador) in a country or a region. In diplomatic contexts, the term 'the Holy See' is used instead of 'the Vatican City State'. 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.

Latvia's ambassador Marģers Krams and his retinue arrive at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Cyprus's ambassador Sotos A. Liassides with his credentials. Photo: royalcourt.se