Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Wednesday 13 January, The King received three new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The new ambassadors were Uruguay's ambassador Santiago Wins, the Bahamas' ambassador Eldred Edison Bethel and Niger's ambassador Amadou Tcheko.

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 ambassador is collected from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Gustaf Adolfs Torg in a parade coupé, and is driven to the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se