King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the annual Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and Banquet in Oslo on December 10th. While the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, all the other Nobel Prizes are awarded in Sweden by King Carl XVI Gustav.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded at a ceremony by the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the Oslo City Hall. One of the Prize winners was President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia for “his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.” President Santos was recently on a State visit to Britain.
King Harald wore a dark suit with a pink tie. Queen Sonja wore a navy velvet outfit and hat with gold jewellry. Crown Prince Haakon wore dark suit with a blue tie. Crown Princess Mette Marit wore a navy lace hoodie dress with a pink floral headpiece.
In the evening, the Norwegian royal family attended the Nobel Peace Prize Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo. Before the Banquet, President Santos made a traditional balcony appearance with the first lady, and later posed with the Royal family.
Queen Sonja wore a purple gown with the Draper’s company brooch and pearl earrings. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a floral gown by FWSS with pearl earrings and a hairband. The men wore Black Tie.