The opening ceremony began with a presentation of the Terracotta Army in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities' auditorium. The speakers included Director General of the National Museums of World Culture Sanne Houby-Nielsen, Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, and Chinese ambassador Mr Chen Mingming.
The King declared the exhibition open by cutting a ribbon.
The King and Queen were then given a tour of the exhibition, which is located in the caverns beneath the island of Skeppsholmen.
Read The King's speech.