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Princess Madeleine attends Nobel event in Washington D.C.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband, Chris O’Neill, have attended a Nobel event at the Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C.

As the couple will be unable to attend the Nobel festivities in Stockholm in December, the royals (who reside in Florida) travelled to the American capital for an event with American Nobel laureates at the House of Sweden and the Swedish Ambassador to the United States, Urban Ahlin.

The event began with the annual “Nobel Prize Symposium” to recognise the laureates’ efforts. A gala dinner followed.

Madeleine and Chris spoke to some of the American laureates and heard speeches from 2023 Nobel Laureates Moungi G. Bawendi and Louise E. Brus (Chemistry), Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman (Physiology or Medicine), and Claudia Goldin (Economics).

Regarding the event, Princess Madeleine wrote on Instagram, “Ahead of next month’s Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm it was an honor for Chris and me to be invited to the Embassy in Washington yesterday evening to meet some of the US based Nobel Laureates and congratulate them on their remarkable achievements.

“Thank you for inviting us to this memorable evening, Ambassador Ahlin.”

While the event in America was not a tiara affair, the Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm will be. It’s the event each year where the royals are guaranteed to dust off their finest jewels and tiaras to honour the winners of the Nobel Prizes.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. She's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.