Nobel Prize Ceremony 2018

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden awarded the Nobel Prizes at the annual Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm on December 10th. Afterwards, the Swedish Royal Family attended the glittering Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall. The Noble Peace Prizes are awarded in Oslo, in a ceremony with the Norwegian Royal Family in attendance.

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The Nobel Laureates received their Nobel Medal, Nobel Diploma and a document confirming the Nobel Prize amount from King Carl XVI Gustaf in the Prize Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. This year’s laureates were: Donna Strickland, Arthur Ashkin, and Gérard Mourou in Physics, Frances H. Arnold, Gregory P. Winter, and George P. Smith in Chemistry, Tusuku Honjo and James P. Allison in Physiology or Medicine, and William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer in Economic Sciences. The Prize in Literature was delayed due to the scandal with the Swedish Academy which presents the award, it will be presented with the 2019 Laureates. Only Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel joined the King and Queen on the stage, while Prince Carl-Phillip, Princess Sofia, Princess Christina, and Tord Magnuson sat in the audience.

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After the Prize Ceremony, members of the Royal Family and the Nobel Laureates attended a Banquet in the Blue Hall of the City Hall in Stockholm. They processed down the balcony and the grand staircase, before sitting at the central table. The first toast was in honour of the King by Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin (Chairman of the Board of Nobel Foundation), while the second was in honour of  Alfred Nobel’s memory made by King Carl Gustaf. The Royals and their guests watched three musical performances before dinner was served. Afterwards, they listed to speeches from a laureate of each category, and attended an “after Banquet” reception before departing the City Hall after midnight.

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King Carl XVI Gustav wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star. Queen Silvia wore a green gown with Queen Sofia’s 9-Prong Tiara, the Bernadotte Emeralds, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore Nina Ricci Gown (from Queen Silvia), the Connaught Diamond Tiara, Brazilian Parure Earrings, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. Prince Daniel wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star.

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Prince Carl-Phillip wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star. Princess Sofia wore the Pearl Version of her Wedding Tiara, Pearl and Diamond Earrings, Queen Victoria’s Seed-Pearl Choker, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch.

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Princess Christina wore a purple gown and coat, Six-Button Tiara, her Pearl Necklace, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. Tord Magnuson wore White Tie with the neck badges of the Order of Vasa and H. M. The King’s Medal as well as his medals. Countess Bettina Bernadotte wore her Cufflink Tiara.

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One thought on “Nobel Prize Ceremony 2018

  1. Beautiful! The Queen and the lovely princesses didn’t disappoint tonight. I’m so happy to see that Princess Cristina is doing so well she’s attending. I don’t think any other Swedish princess can handle the buttons tiaras like she does! There were several women recipients of Nobel prizes which is absolutely awesome. They looked very elegant in their gowns and jewels. It’s also so nice to see Countess Bettina out and about in her tiara. I only wish there were more to see!

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