On Monday 9 November, 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 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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremonies for the audiences were held on a smaller scale and were adapted in line with the current situation.
The foreign envoys received by The King during the audiences were: