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Kingen 09-10-2020 08:30 AM

Some new Ambassadors to Sweden have delivered their credential letters to H.M. The King, according to the Government Offices. This has not been mentioned by the Royal Court, and it is stated that it was done during a special event, arranged by the Foreign Ministry.

New Ambassadors during these special events:

September 2nd:
- H.E. Ms Patricia Nathaly Godínez Aguillón, El Salvador
- H.E. Mr Hannes Heimisson, Iceland
- H.E. Mr Bengt van Loosdrecht, The Netherlands

September 9th:
- H.E. Ms Sara Martins, Portugal
- H.E. Mr Etienne de Gonneville, France

LadyFinn 09-16-2020 09:47 AM

On Wednesday, September 9, the King gave an audience to Governor Brittis Benzler of Halland County in Princess Sibylla's apartment at the Royal Palace.
Brittis Benzler has been governor of Halland County since 1 June 2020. Previously, Brittis Benzler was regional councilor on Gotland.
Kungen gav företräde för landshövding Brittis Benzler - Sveriges Kungahus

Previously today the king attended the meeting of the board of King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment.

The king met today also Andreas Norlén, the Speaker of the Riksdag. During the audience, the Speaker presented the current issues in the Riksdag.
Kungen gav företräde för talmannen - Sveriges Kungahus

LadyFinn 09-17-2020 01:53 PM

On Thursday, September 17, the King gave an audience to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the Royal Palace.
The King meets the Prime Minister regularly to find out about current topics.
Kungen gav företräde för statsministern - Sveriges Kungahus

Photo at court Facebook by Anders Wiklund/TT.
https://www.facebook.com/Kungahuset/...type=3&theater

LadyFinn 09-18-2020 06:04 AM

The King attended today the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs.
The Council is a consultation group between the Riksdag and the Swedish Government, presided over by The King. The Council consists of the Speaker and nine other members from the Riksdag, together with nine deputies. The Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs meets at the invitation of the government.
Utrikesnämnd på Kungliga slottet - Sveriges Kungahus

Victoria attends usually at these meetings with the king, however not at these corona times.

Later today the king gave an audience to Helene Hellmark Knutsson, the new governor of Västerbotten County, in Princess Sibylla's apartment at the Royal Palace.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson has been governor of Västerbotten County since 1 August 2020. Previously, Hellmark Knutsson was, among other things, Minister for Higher Education and Research in the Government.
Kungen gav företräde för landshövding Helene Hellmark Knutsson - Sveriges Kungahus

LadyFinn 09-28-2020 08:50 AM

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
https://www.facebook.com/Kungahuset/...type=3&theater

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.
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ae&oe=5F97CB86
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...c5&oe=5F97185E

LadyFinn 09-29-2020 11:39 AM

On Tuesday, September 29, a Council of State was held at the Royal Palace. During the council, each minister present informs about political initiatives, investigations and ongoing legislation within their respective ministries and answers questions from the King.
The Councils of State are held regularly and led by the King. On this occasion, the council was held in Lovisa Ulrika's dining room to be able to keep extra distance between the participants.
According to the 1974 form of government, the Prime Minister is responsible for keeping the head of state informed about the affairs of the state. Formally, it is the King who convenes the government for council, but the decision is made in consultation with the Prime Minister.
Informationskonselj på Kungliga slottet - Sveriges Kungahus

Photo at court Facebook by Jonas Ekströmer/TT
https://www.facebook.com/Kungahuset/...type=3&theater

And at these corona times, Victoria doesn't attend the Council of State, as she usually does.

LadyFinn 10-20-2020 11:08 AM

King Carl Gustaf had yesterday a meeting with with WWF Chairman Axel Wenblad, Secretary General Håkan Wirtén and Management Coordinator Heidi Liderfors.
Kalender - Sveriges Kungahus

LadyFinn 10-23-2020 11:25 AM

King Carl Gustaf attended today the annual WWF autumn meeting, which was held as a digital meeting.

A digital award ceremony was held at the meeting:
Årets Miljöhjälte (The Environmental Hero of the Year) in three categories:
Biodiversity, to Floraväktarna
Ecological footprints, to Våra barns klimat
Young Environmental Hero, to Fältbiologerna
And "Årets Pandabok" (The Panda Book of the Year) to "Naturlycka" by author Ola Jennersten.
Floraväktarna, Våra barns klimat och Fältbiologerna utses till Årets miljöhjältar - Världsnaturfonden WWF
WWFs priser och utmärkelser - Världsnaturfonden WWF

The king attended the meeting from the Royal Palace together with Håkan Wirtén, the secretary general of WWF Sweden, photo at court Facebook by Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court.
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...a6&oe=5FB756AE

At the digital meeting, WWF's Board of Trustees convened, chaired by the King.
Kungen deltog vid WWF_s digitala höstmöte - Sveriges Kungahus

LadyFinn 10-27-2020 01:16 PM

King Carl Gustaf gave a farewell audience to Switzerland's ambassador Dr Christian Schoenenberger.
Kungen höll avskedsaudiens - Sveriges Kungahus

LadyFinn 10-28-2020 08:56 AM

King Carl Gustaf gave today an audience to Kalmar County's new Governor Peter Sandwall. He has been the governor of Kalmar County since 21 September 2020.
Kungen gav företräde för landshövding Peter Sandwall - Sveriges Kungahus

Photo at court Facebook by Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...a4&oe=5FBFC3D6

Later today king Carl Gustaf gave an audience to lieutenant general Michael Claesson, the new Commandant General.
The Commandant General in Stockholm is a general, who directly informs the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of matters concerning the state ceremonial activities, including The Royal Guards. The symbol for the Commandant General is a staff which the King handed over to Michael Claesson.
Kungen gav företräde för nye överkommendanten Michael Claesson - Sveriges Kungahus

Claire 10-28-2020 09:14 AM

Odd question -which no doubt has been already answered ? Why is this thread called King Carl XVI Gustaf and not King Carl Gustaf XVI?

JR76 10-28-2020 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Claire (Post 2351403)
Odd question -which no doubt has been already answered ? Why is this thread called King Carl XVI Gustaf and not King Carl Gustaf XVI?

If a Swedish king has a double name then his numerals are in the middle of the two names and not at the end.

LadyFinn 11-05-2020 03:01 PM

The King received four new ambassadors in formal audiences at the Royal Palace:
Ambassador Phan Dang Doung from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Ambassador Patricia Nathaly Godínez Aguillón from the Republic of El Salvador
Ambassador Hannes Heimisson from the Republic of Iceland
Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht from the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the ceremonies were on a smaller scale and adapted to the prevailing situation.
Kungen tog emot nya ambassadörer i pandemianpassade audienser - Sveriges Kungahus

JR76 11-05-2020 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 2353027)
The King received four new ambassadors in formal audiences at the Royal Palace:
Ambassador Phan Dang Doung from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Ambassador Patricia Nathaly Godínez Aguillón from the Republic of El Salvador
Ambassador Hannes Heimisson from the Republic of Iceland
Ambassador Bengt van Loosdrecht from the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the ceremonies were on a smaller scale and adapted to the prevailing situation.
Kungen tog emot nya ambassadörer i pandemianpassade audienser - Sveriges Kungahus

His Majesty had an interesting way of greeting the new ambassadors. Very Middle Eastern.

LadyFinn 11-09-2020 03:03 PM

The King received four new ambassadors in formal audiences at the Royal Palace:
Ambassador César Tulio Delgado Blandón from the Republic of Colombia
Ambassador Etienne Le Harivel de Gonneville from the Republic of France
Ambassador Sara Martins from the Portuguese Republic
Ambassador Cristina Latorre Sancho from the Kingdom of Spain
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the ceremonies were on a smaller scale and adapted to the prevailing situation.
Kungen tog emot nya ambassadörer i pandemianpassade audienser - Sveriges Kungahus

Photos at court Facebook by Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court.
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...33&oe=5FCFE949
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...49&oe=5FD02A87
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...b0&oe=5FD05808
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...6f&oe=5FD10F5A

LadyFinn 11-13-2020 04:13 PM

According to the calendar, king Carl Gustaf had yesterday a meeting with prime minister Stefan Löfven.
And later he attended via video at the autumn meeting of the Swedish Academy of Gastronomy.

LadyFinn 11-17-2020 01:41 PM

The court tells at its website that for the time being, the King and Queen will, as far as possible, carry out remote work from Drottningholm Palace.
The king gave a statement where he says that we must all take our responsibility and continue the joint efforts fo stop the spread of infection. Hang in there!
”Håll i. Håll ut!” - Sveriges Kungahus

HQ photo of the king at Drottningholm Palace today, taken by Linda Broström.
https://www.kungahuset.se/images/200...ovstaterna.jpg

Svensk Damtidning
The photos in their leather frames. And they represent Sweden's heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria. So the king's eldest daughter is there on a corner, even though they are isolated from each other for the time being.
JUST NU_ Kungen i nytt uttalande om pandemin _*Svensk Dam

LadyFinn 11-19-2020 03:27 PM

King Carl Gustaf attended yesterday at the board meeting of The King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment.

LadyFinn 11-27-2020 12:26 AM

King Carl Gustaf attended yesterday a digital meeting of King Gustaf VI Adolf's Fund for Swedish culture.

LadyFinn 11-30-2020 09:12 AM

King Carl Gustaf attended a meeting of the Council of State today. It was held at Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Room at the Royal Palace so that they could keep extra distances, and fewer ministers attended.
Kungen höll konselj med regeringen - Sveriges Kungahus

Photo at court Facebook by Victor Ericsson/The Royal Court.
https://scontent-hel3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...17&oe=5FE965C1

Later today the king had a digital meeting with the King Carl XVI Gustaf's Foundation for Scientific Research and Education.


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