Formal audiences

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Formal audience for Poland. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/the Royal Court.

On Thursday 16 September, The King received five new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The ambassadors came from Poland, Denmark, Iraq, Greece and Moldova.

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 Mews' 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.