The King holds a farewell audience

The King and The Democratic Republic of Laos' ambassador Bounpheng Saykanya.

The King and The Democratic Republic of Laos' ambassador Bounpheng Saykanya. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 30 October, a farewell audience was held at the Royal Palace.

The ambassador who is now leaving Sweden is the Democratic Republic of Laos' ambassador Bounpheng Saykanya.

Just as an ambassador is received by The King on assuming his or her position in Sweden at a formal audience, a similar – albeit somewhat less formal – meeting is also held when the ambassador returns home again.

Find out more about formal audiences.