Advisory Council of Foreign Affairs
Today the King and Crown Princess attended the Advisory Council of Foreign Affairs at the Royal Palace.
The Foreign Advisory Council is a consultative body between the parliament and the government where the King sits in the chair. It is made up of the President and 9 members from Parliament and 9 deputies from the government.
The Advisory Council is convened on the government and the Constitution states that "The Government shall keep the Advisory Council informed about the foreign policy conditions that may be of importance for the country and discuss with the Board on these as often as needed." Crown Princess Victoria sits on the Foreign Policy Council as future Head-of-State.
This meeting was previously unannounced on the Royal Court’s calendar (and therefore not on ours). The King, who was unwell yesterday and was unable to attend the Bishop Service in Uppsala with the Queen yesterday, was back to work today and the Royal Court assured us this morning that the rest of his schedule this week will continue as planned. Tomorrow he and the Queen are headed to Brussels for an official visit to the European Union Headquarters. (You can read the rest of the schedule for the week on our Regal Review and Princess Preview)