Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Mongolia's ambassador Mr Zorig Altai. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Thursday 13 June, The King received three new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
José Beraún Araníbar is the newly appointed ambassador for Peru, and most recently served as ambassador in Libya. Zorig Altai is the newly appointed ambassador for Mongolia, and most recently served as President of the Mongolian Television Association. Fatumanava Dr. Pa'olelei Luteru is the newly appointed ambassador for Samoa, and is concurrently accredited from Brussels. 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.
Samoa's ambassador Mr Fatumanava Dr. Pa'olelei Luteru on his way to the formal audience at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se
Formal audiences follow a traditional ceremony. The ambassador is collected in one of the Royal Mews' 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 here:— The Royal Mews— The music