Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

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

The new ambassadors were Poland's ambassador Wiesław Tarka, Cambodia's ambassador Meas Kim Heng and Djibouti's ambassador Omar Abdi Said.

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.

Poland's ambassador in the Karl XV Parade Coupé. Photo: royalcourt.se

Poland's ambassador in the Karl XV Parade Coupé. Photo: royalcourt.se

Ambassador Wiesław Tarka arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm via the East Gate. Photo: royalcourt.se

Ambassador Wiesław Tarka arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm via the East Gate. Photo: royalcourt.se

Cambodia's ambassador Meas Kim Heng travels along Slottsbacken to the formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se

Cambodia's ambassador Meas Kim Heng travels along Slottsbacken to 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.

Find out more about formal audiences:

— The Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducerexternal link, opens in new window
— The Commandant Staffexternal link, opens in new window
— The Royal Stablesexternal link, opens in new window
— The musicexternal link, opens in new window
— The ambassadorexternal link, opens in new window

The Royal Stables are responsible for transport in connection with formal audiences. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Royal Stables are responsible for transport in connection with formal audiences. Photo: royalcourt.se