Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

Myanmar's ambassador Kkyaw Zwar Minn with Crown Equerry Mertil Melin, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Bertil Roth and Lwin Mar Maung from the Embassy of Myanmar. Photo: royalcourt.se

Albania's ambassador Ilir Abdiu. Photo: royalcourt.se

Zimbabwe's ambassador Samuel Chihondo Mhango with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Bengt Lundborg and retinue. Photo: royalcourt.se

Malta's ambassador Joseph Cole with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Kerstin Asp-Johnsson on arrival at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Tuesday 18 November, The King received four new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The new ambassadors were Albania's ambassador Ilir Abdiu, Zimbabwe's ambassador Samuel Chihondo Mhango, Malta's ambassador Joseph Cole and Myanmar's ambassador Kkyaw Zwar Minn.

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.

Albania's ambassador Ilir Abdiu in the Karl XV Parade Coupé. Photo: royalcourt.se

Albania's ambassador Ilir Abdiu in the Karl XV Parade Coupé. Photo: royalcourt.se