Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Thursday 2 June, The King received four new foreign ambassadors at formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The new ambassadors were Panama's ambassador Jaimee Ortega, Mali's ambassador Toumani Djime Diallo, Chad's ambassador Mahamat Senoussi and Bhutan's ambassador Pema Choden.

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.

Chad's ambassador Mahamat Senoussi travels along Slottsbacken in one of the Royal Stables' carriages. 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.

The King arrives, and Head of the Commandant Staff Richard Beck-Friis confirms that all military personnel are in place and ready for the ceremony. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King arrives, and Head of the Commandant Staff Richard Beck-Friis confirms that all military personnel are in place and ready for the ceremony. Photo: royalcourt.se

During the ceremony, The King greets the Life Guards on the East Staircase. They reply: "God save The King!" Photo: royalcourt.se

During the ceremony, The King greets the Life Guards on the East Staircase. They reply: "God save The King!" Photo: royalcourt.se

Bhutan's ambassador Pema Choden and her retinue arrive at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se