The King presents the 2013 Nobel Prizes
Motiv: The Royal Family at the Nobel Prize ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
On Tuesday 10 December, The Royal Family participated in the traditional Nobel festivities, which began at Stockholm Concert Hall. During the ceremony, The King awarded the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Literature, as well as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
This year's Nobel ceremony was held at Stockholm Concert Hall. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel. The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof. The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Alice Munro. Alice Munro's daughter Jenny Munro accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature on behalf of her mother. The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller. After the ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall, the Nobel festivities continued with the Nobel Banquet at Stockholm City Hall.
Nobel Day10 December was the day of Alfred Nobel's death. In his memory, 10 December is the day on which the Nobel Laureates receive their prizes. This has been the tradition ever since the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901. Find out more about the Nobel Prize here.
Jewellery and attireThe King wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star, the Order of Vasa's grand cross and star, and the Order of the Polar Star's cross on a black ribbon around his neck. He also wore four memorial medals of King Gustaf V, King Gustaf VI Adolf, King Haakon VII and King Olav V of Norway (miniature badges). The Queen wore a raspberry red dress in silk chiffon with a ruffled hem, embroidered with Swarovski crystals. This was accompanied with Queen Sofia's brilliant tiara, a brilliant necklace with drops, brilliant earrings and a brilliant brooch in the form of a rose sprig. The Queen also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, brilliant decoration and brilliant grand star, as well as a miniature portrait of The King framed with brilliants. Prince Carl Philip and Prince Daniel wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star, and the Order of the Polar Star's cross on a black ribbon around their necks. Prince Carl Philip also wore four medals in miniature: The King's Commemorative Medal, the National Service Medal, the Karlberg Medal and the Uppland Medal.