Banquet at Uppsala Castle, 2007

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Emperor Akihito of Japan (wearing the the Swedish Order of the Seraphim and the Order of the Chrysanthemum), King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (in the Order of the Chrysanthemum), Empress Michiko (wearing her Honeysuckle Tiara with the Swedish Order of the Seraphim), Queen Silvia (in the Order of the Precious Crown and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch), and Crown Princess Victoria (wearing the Order of the Precious Crown and King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch) attend a festive Banquet at Uppsala Castle on this day in 2007, to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Swedish biologist Carolus Linnaeus who invented the current system of classifying organisms.

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