On Thursday 15 February, The King received four new foreign ambassadors during formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The new ambassadors were South Korea's ambassador Lee Jeong-kyu, Egypt's ambassador Alaa Hegazy, Iraq's ambassador Ahmed Kamal Hasan Al-Kamaly and Luxembourg's ambassador Janine Finck.
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.