Swedish Royals Attend the 2023 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden

 Nobel Prize Ceremony 2023

On December 10, 2023, the Swedish royal family spearheaded the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. This is an annual event held on the death anniversary of the Swedish scientist. Alfred Nobel, whose fortune was used to set up the Nobel Prize to acknowledge groundbreaking works for the "greatest benefit to humankind".

The Swedish royals - Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and his wife, Princess Sofia, Princess Christina (the King's sister) and her husband, Tord Magnuson joined His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav as he handed out the prizes to this year's Nobel laureates. 

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The Swedish Royals at the Nobel Prize Ceremony 2023
Nobel Prize Ceremony 2023
The King and his heir, Crown Princess Victoria

The King's cousin, Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg, the daughter of Count Lennart Bernadotte of Wisborg (who was born Prince Lennart of Sweden), also attended the event in her capacity as the Council President of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

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Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was established by Count Lennart in Lindau, Germany in 1951 after he was approached by the Lindau physicians Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade to organize a conference of Nobel Laureates. The original purpose was to bring together Nobel laureates and young international scientists to foster scientific exchange between different generations and cultures.

Today, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Bavaria, Germany have developed into a unique international scientific forum. The annual Meetings provide an opportunity for an exchange between different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

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Tord Magnuson, Princess Sofia, and Prince Carl Philip
Nobel Prize Ceremony 2023
His Majesty The King delivered a speech

This year's Nobel Prize winners:

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden handed out the Nobel Medal, Nobel Diploma, and a document confirming the Nobel Prize amount to the Nobel laureates at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

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Nobel Prize Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall

1. Physics: Pierre Agostini (French experimental physicist), Ferenc Krausz (Hungarian-Austrian physicist) and Anne L'Huillier (French-Swedish physicist) “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”.

2. Chemistry: Moungi G. Bawendi (French-born American chemist of Tunisian descent), Louis E. Brus (American chemist) and Aleksey Yekimov (Russian physicist) “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots”

3. Physiology or Medicine: Katalin Karik√≥ (Hungarian-American biochemist) and Drew Weissman (American physician and immunologist) “for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19”

4. Literature: Jon Fosse (Norwegian novelist and playwright) “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable”

Source: Nobel Prize official website The Nobel Peace Prize is traditionally handed out in a separate ceremony in Oslo, Norway, by King Harald V on the same day.

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King Carl and Queen Silvia with Prince Daniel
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at the Nobel Prize ceremony

Nobel Prize Banquet

King Carl XVI Gustaf then hosted a banquet for the Nobel Laureates after the Prize Ceremony in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall.  

The first toast was in honor of the King by Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin (Chairman of the Board of Nobel Foundation), while the second was in honor of Alfred Nobel’s memory made by His Majesty.

As with any white-tie receptions, the royals wore their full court regalia during the Prize Ceremony and the reception. King Carl wore his Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim and the Neck Badge of the Order of the Polar Star. 

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Princess Christina and Queen Silvia

Queen Silvia recycled her pink gown paired with the diamond nine-prong tiara, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden shines in purple

Crown Princess Victoria also recycled her purple one-shoulder gown from designer, Camilla Tulin, which she paired with a purple suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi. She also wore the Napoleonic Amethyst Parure, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. 

Prince Carl Philip wore a 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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Countess Bettina Bernadotte, Crown Princess Victoria, and Princess Sofia

Only Princess Sofia wore a new evening gown custom-made for her by Andiata. A black full-bodied skirt in long sleeves. She wore her Palmette tiara with emerald stones, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch.

The King's older sister, Princess Christina, wore a Six-Button Tiara, the Sash and Star of the Order of the Seraphim, and King Carl Gustaf’s Portrait Brooch. 

Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg wore her mother's tiara, the Ruby and Sapphire Tiara made from the gemstones of the cufflink that her father, Count Lennart inherited from his grandfather, King Gustaf V of Sweden. 

Only the King's youngest child, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, among the Swedish royals, did not attend the ceremony. Her last attendance at the Nobel Prize Ceremony was in 2019.

Congratulations to all Nobel Laureates this year!

Updated: December 12, 2023

On the night of December 11, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden hosted a white-tie reception for the Nobel Laureates.

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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel

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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia

Nobel Prize Ceremony 2023
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia

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The Swedish Royals welcome Nobel Laureates to the palace

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Queen Silvia wears her Sapphire Parure Tiara

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Far above: Princess Christina and her husband Tord Magnuson. Above: Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg and her husband Philipp Haug 

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The King and Queen 

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Princess Sofia wears her Palmette Tiara in all diamond settings 

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Crown Princess Victoria wears the Connaught Diamond Tiara

The royal ladies wore their sparkling head toppers. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg wore different tiaras. 

Related topic: The Nobel Peace Prize Award 2023 in Norway



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