Nobel Prize Ceremony 2019

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: William G. Kaelin, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza in Physiology or Medicine, James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz in Physics, John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino in Chemistry, Olga Tokarczuk (2018) and Peter Handke (a very controversial and disgraceful choice) in Literature, and Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer in Economic Sciences. Only Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel joined the King and Queen on the stage, while Prince Carl-Phillip, Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine 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 repeated an Elie Saab gown with Queen Sofia’s 9-Prong TiaraBrazilian Parure Earrings, Diamond Riviere, 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 a Selam Fessahaye gown with the Baden Fringe Tiara, Diamond Earrings and Riviere, 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 a Emelie Janrell gown, a new Turquoise Version of her Wedding Tiara, Turquoise and Diamond Earrings, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. Princess Madeleine wore an Angel Sanchez gown, Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara, Diamond Epaulette Earrings, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. Countess Bettina Bernadotte wore her Cufflink Tiara.

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