Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

The Music Corps prepares to receive the first ambassador for the day's formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Mexico's newly appointed ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego with Crown Equerry Mertil Melin and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Jan Nordlander. Photo: royalcourt.se

Chile's ambassador José Mario Goñi arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in one of the Royal Mews' carriages. Photo: royalcourt.se

Russia's ambassador Viktor Ivanovich Tatarintsev and his retinue outside the East Gate at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Tuesday 10 June, The King received three new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The new ambassadors were Mexico's ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego, Chile's ambassador José Mario Goñi and Russia's ambassador Viktor Ivanovich Tatarintsev.

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 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.

The King arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm to receive three new ambassadors. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm to receive three new ambassadors. Photo: royalcourt.se

Mexico's ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego leaves the Royal Palace of Stockholm by car. Photo: royalcourt.se

Mexico's ambassador Agustín Gasca Pliego leaves the Royal Palace of Stockholm by car. Photo: royalcourt.se

Chile's ambassador José Mario Goñi and his retinue in the Inner Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at Tuesday's formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se

Chile's ambassador José Mario Goñi and his retinue in the Inner Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at Tuesday's formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se

Russia's new ambassador Viktor Ivanovich Tatarintsev arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in one of the Royal Mews' carriages. Photo: royalcourt.se

Russia's new ambassador Viktor Ivanovich Tatarintsev arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in one of the Royal Mews' carriages. Photo: royalcourt.se