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Swedish royals host dinner for Nobel laureates

Yesterday evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted the traditional dinner for the Nobel laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, and Christopher O’Neill were all in attendance at the dinner to honour the award winners.

The Royal Family greeting the guests in Karl XV’s Gallery. Photo: H Garlöv/Royal Court, Sweden

The family greeted their guests in the palace’s ballroom, The White Sea before moving to Karl XI’s Gallery for dinner with some traditional Swedish dishes. The first course featured svamptimbal with pickled chanterelles, winter salad, and black truffle foam. For the second course, guests were served fried turbot fillet with baked oysters, a variation on broccoli and cauliflower and ostronsmörsås.

Next came venison from the royal hunt with roasted Jerusalem artichoke, vinägerglaserad salsify, spinach tossed in rapeseed oil and creamy green pepper sauce. Finally, for dessert, everyone was treated to “meringue with vanilla ice cream, carameliachokladglass, meringues and sauce of melted white chocolate flavoured with Baileys,” according to the Royal Court.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple with Duncan M. Haldane och Odile Belmont. Photo: H Garlöv/Royal Court, Sweden

Mariko Ohsumi, the wife of medicine laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi, sat beside His Majesty after he escorted her into the room. On his left was Bernard Feringa’s wife, Betty, who was brought into the room by Prince Daniel. He was the chemistry laureate this year. Her Majesty walked to the table with physics laureate Michael Kosterlitz, and Crown Princess Victoria escorted Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, into the Gallery.

The Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist’s wife, Catharina walked into Karl XI’s Gallery with Prince Carl Philip, while Princess Sofia walked in with physics laureate, F. M. Duncan Haldane. Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill brought Yoshinori Ohsumi, medicine laureate, and Anneli Holmström, the wife of economics laureate Bengt Holmström, to the table, respectively.

The Royal Family with Yoshinori Ohsumi and Mariko Ohsumi. Photo: H Garlöv/Royal Court, Sweden

Today, the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will travel to the Royal Palace of Stockholm for an audience with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria.

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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. Her love of royals began in middle school, and 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.