The King holds formal audiences
On 19 April, The King received four new ambassadors during formal audiences at the Royal Palace.
It is accepted international practice that a new ambassador in a country is always given the opportunity to meet the head of state, although the ceremonies vary in different countries. In Sweden, the reception of a foreign envoy follows a traditional ceremony, and is quite unique with its centuries old traditions.
The foreign envoys received by The King during the formal audiences were:
- The Republic of Korea's ambassador Byung-won Chung
- Malaysia's ambassador Hafizah Abdullah
- The Republic of Zambia's ambassador Gladys Lundwe
- The Independent State of Samoa's ambassador Francella Maureen Strickland
When The King received Republic of Korea's ambassador, he wore the Order of Mugunghwa. On receiving Malaysia's ambassador, The King wore the Most Illustrious Order of the Crown.