Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Friday 5 February, The King received four new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The new ambassadors were Malaysia's ambassador Norlin Othman, the Czech Republic's ambassador Jiri Sitter, Cuba's ambassador Rosario Navas Morata and Guinea's ambassador Fatoumata Balde.

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.

The First Marshal of the Court Mats Nilsson leads the Czech Republic's ambassador Jiri Sitter through Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Audience Chamber to the East Octagonal Cabinet, where he is received by The King. Photo: royalcourt.se