On Monday, September 28, the King gave an audience to HE Mr Park Byeong-seug, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.
The official visit by Speaker Park Byeong-seug takes place at the invitation of the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén.
Kungen gav audiens för Republiken Koreas talman - Sveriges Kungahus
Photo at court Facebook by Anders Wiklund/TT
On Monday, September 28, The King chaired a regular Chapter of the Royal Order at Prince Bertil's apartment at the Royal Palace. The Chapter of the Royal Order is held once a year, and is led by The King who is the Grand Master of the Orders of the Seraphim, the Sword, the Polar Star and Vasa.
During the meeting, it was presented which new knights and members were appointed within the Order of Seraphim. At the meeting, The number of deceased holders of the four Swedish Orders of Chivalry (awarded before 1975) were also reported.
According to a Riksdag decision of 1974, Swedish orders can only be awarded to foreign citizens who have made personal efforts for Sweden or Swedish interests.
During the meeting, a report on the Chapter of the Royal Order's finances for the previous year was presented, and a discharge from liability was granted.
The meeting was attended by the new member, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new head of protocol, Maria Christina Lundqvist, who on 9 September was appointed a member of the Order Chapter by HM the King.
The meeting concluded with the Chapter's heraldic artist Leif Ericsson reporting on newly painted shields for knights and members of the Order of the Seraphim. The shield for the President of the Republic of Korea Jae-in Moon, who was appointed in connection with the state visit in 2019, was presented. A painting of an older shield, Alexei of Russia, Tsesarevich and heir apparent to the throne of the Russian Empire, appointed in 1909, died in 1918, was also presented to the King.
Kungen höll ordinarie ordenskapitel - Sveriges Kungahus
Photos at court Facebook by Lisa Raihle Rehbäck/The Royal Court.