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Swedish royals host Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace

The Swedish Royal Family hosted Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm last night. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill were all in attendance at the traditional dinner.

The Swedish royals, dressed in their most exquisite jewels, greeted their guests in the White Sea Room before dinner was served in Karl XI’s Gallery. The menu consisted of foods like a fried helmet with saffron sauce, potato puree with browned butter, chopped spinach, fried brioche and herring salad.


His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf escorted the wife of winner Kip Thorne, Professor Carolee Winstein to the table while Queen Silvia walked in with the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro. Crown Princess Victoria was escorted by physicist Barry Barish, Prince Daniel escorted Lorna Ishiguro to the table (wife of Nobel Literature winner), Prince Carl Philip brought Carol J. Saginaw to the table, and Princess Sofia walked in with chemist Jacques Dubochet. Lastly, Princess Madeleine was escorted in by chemist Joachim Frank, while her husband Chris O’Neill escorted Dr France Leclerc (wife of Nobel Laureate for Economics Richard H. Thaler) to the table.


This was the last of a series of events for the Swedish Royal Family surrounding the awarding of the Nobel prizes in Stockholm, which took place on Sunday, 10 December.


The King of Sweden awarded the Nobel prizes to the laureates on Sunday at the Concert Hall in Stockholm before the Nobel Banquet at Stockholm City Hall.

Princess Madeleine did not join the rest of the family for the latter. The Swedish Royal Court announced last week that the Princess is suffering from back pain due to her third pregnancy. Therefore, Princess Madeleine did not attend this portion as she is unable to sit for a very long time.

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