The King holds a farewell audience

During the morning, The King received Germany's ambassador for a farewell audience.

During the morning, The King received Germany's ambassador for a farewell audience. Photo: Emma Fredriksson/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Monday 17 June, The King held a farewell audience at the Royal Palace.

The foreign envoy leaving Sweden who was received by The King was the Federal Republic of Germany's ambassador HE Dr Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth.

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.