The King holds formal audiences for new ambassadors

On Thursday 17 January, four new foreign ambassadors submitted their credentials to The King during formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The foreign envoys received by The King during the formal audiences were:

  • Ambassador George Mbanga Liswaniso from Namibia
  • Ambassador Siniša Grgić from Croatia
  • Ambassador Seth George Ramocan from Jamaica
  • Ambassador Maria-Goretti Blandine Dicko/Agaleoue Adoua from Burkina Faso
Ambassador Seth George Ramocan from Jamaica arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Ambassador Seth George Ramocan from Jamaica arrives at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: Emma Fredriksson/The Royal Court of Sweden

During the four audiences, the ambassadors submitted their credentials – a document from their head of state – to The King, who then granted 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.

Find out more about formal audiences:

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

• The Commandant Staffexternal link, opens in new window

• The Royal Stablesexternal link, opens in new window

• The musicexternal link, opens in new window

• The ambassadorexternal link, opens in new window

The King receives Ambassador George Mbanga Liswaniso from Namibia.

The King receives Ambassador George Mbanga Liswaniso from Namibia. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court of Sweden

The King holds the Grand Order of King Tomislav, which he wore during his audience with Croatia's ambassador Siniša Grgić.

The King holds the Grand Order of King Tomislav, which he wore during his audience with Croatia's ambassador Siniša Grgić. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court of Sweden

The King receives Ambassador Seth George Ramocan from Jamaica.

The King receives Ambassador Seth George Ramocan from Jamaica. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court of Sweden