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 other Noble Prizes are awarded by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, only the Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo.
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. This year’s Prize was given to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia for “his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea“, and was received by the Royal Family at the Royal Palace ahead of the Ceremony. In the evening, King Harald, Queen Sonja (wearing Queen Maud’s Drapers’ Company Brooch), Crown Prince Haakon, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the Nobel Peace Prize Banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo.