Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

France's ambassador Jacques Lapouge with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Bengt Lundborg and retinue. Photo: royalcourt.se

Venezuela's ambassador Milena Santana Bolivar and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Bertil Roth at the East Gate after the formal audience. Photo: royalcourt.se

North Korea's ambassador Kang Yong Dok arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Sudan's ambassador Mr Mahjoob Mohamed Uthman with Crown Equerry Mertil Melin, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducer Birgitta Holst Alani and Sawsan Abdelmagied Abdelraheem Mohamed from the Embassy of Sudan. Photo: royalcourt.se

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

The new ambassadors were Venezuela's ambassador Milena Santana Bolivar, Sudan's ambassador Mahjoob Mohamed Uthman, France's ambassador Jacques Lapouge and North Korea's ambassador Kang Yong Dok.

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.

Find out more about formal audiences:

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs' introducerexternal link, opens in new window

The Commandant Staffexternal link

The Royal Stablesexternal link, opens in new window

The musicexternal link, opens in new window


The ambassadorexternal link, opens in new window