Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

Finland's ambassador Jarmo Viinanen arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Wednesday 24 September, The King received four new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The King arrives for the day's ceremony. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King arrives for the day's ceremony. Photo: royalcourt.se

The new ambassadors were Finland's ambassador Jarmo Viinanen, Brazil's ambassador Marcos Vinicius Pinta Gama, Norway's ambassador Kaj Eide and Pakistan's ambassador Muhammad Tariq Zameer.

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.

Brazil's ambassador Marcos Vinicius Pinta Gama on arrival at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. He holds his credentials to be presented to The King at the formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se

Brazil's ambassador Marcos Vinicius Pinta Gama on arrival at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. He holds his credentials to be presented to The King at the formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se

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.

Finland's ambassador Jarmo Viinanen in the Karl XV Parade Coupé, on his way from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Finland's ambassador Jarmo Viinanen in the Karl XV Parade Coupé, on his way from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Norway's ambassador Kaj Eide. Photo: royalcourt.se

Norway's ambassador Kaj Eide. Photo: royalcourt.se

Pakistan's ambassador Muhammad Tariq Zameer leaves the palace in one of the Royal Stables' cars after the formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se

Pakistan's ambassador Muhammad Tariq Zameer leaves the palace in one of the Royal Stables' cars after the formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se