Nobel Prize Ceremony 2017

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.

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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. This year’s laureates were: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne in Physics, Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson in Chemistry, Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Rosbash in Physiology and Medicine, Kazuo Ishiguro in Literature, and Richard H. Thaler. Only Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel join the King and Queen on the stage, while Prince Carl-Phillip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, and Christopher O’Neil, Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, and Tord Magnuson sat in the audience.

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After the Prize Ceremony, members of the Royal Family (except Princess Madeleine, who pulled out due to Pregnancy-related back pain) 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 purple Georg et Arend gown with Queen Sofia’s 9-Prong Tiara, large diamond earrings, diamond riviere, floral brooch, King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim.

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Crown Princess Victoria wore a slate blue Jennifer Blom gown with the Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara (worn for the first time), diamond floral earrings, a large diamond brooch, King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. 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 Philip 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 dusk pink Ida Lanto gown with a pearl version of her Wedding Tiara (worn for the first time), diamond earrings, a pearl and diamond brooch, King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim.

Princess Madeleine wore a mauve silk Seraphine gown with the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara and Parure, King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. Chris O’Neil wore White Tie with the neck badge of the Order of the Polar Star.

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Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson wore purple gown with the Cut Steel Bandeau, diamond earrings, riviere, brooch, King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait brooch, and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim. 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.

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4 thoughts on “Nobel Prize Ceremony 2017

  1. Oh, my stars! Everyone looked so good! Crown Princess Victoria was stunning in her ice blue gown and the aqua tiara. Princess Sophia’s tiara is turning out to be quite a surprise! First it only had the emeralds, then no emeralds, and now pearls. I wonder what other stones are lying about in the Swedish vaults that could be adapted as well. Maybe some rubies or some diamonds are waiting their turn! But the biggest and most agreeable surprise for me was to see Princess Christina out and about. She was wearing the small steel-cut tiara, and to be honest, this is the first time I like it. I don’t know if it’s her shiny, silvery hair, but she makes that poor thing look good! And I’m curious to know who is the lady sitting to the right of her husband, Mr. Magnuson. Is she wearing a tiara? Who is she, do you know? Can anyone wear a tiara to a formal event (provided you have one to wear 😉 )?

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    1. That lady is one of Queen Silvia’s ladies in waiting! They all come from aristocratic families, and probably own Tiaras too! I think the rule with Tiaras is ‘if you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em’ provided it is the right occasion!

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    1. My mom has a few necklaces that have frames for Tiaras ( I come from an aristocratic family) but she doesn’t have any where to where them (she is a professor living outside our country, not a society hostess like my grandmothers)!

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