The King's dinner for the Nobel Laureates

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Motiv: The guests were welcomed by the Royal Family in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Wednesday 11 December, The King hosted the traditional dinner for this year's Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The guests were received and greeted by The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. The dinner was served in Karl XI's Gallery.

The menu

Herb-infused sea urchin soup with red king crab and sourdough crouton
 
Roasted pike-perch with Pernod-infused saffron sauce, roasted pointed cabbage and potato purée with browned butter
 
Roast fillet of venison from the royal hunt with port jus, compote of carrots and sweetcorn, and caramelised black salsify with 25-year-old balsamic vinegar
 
Baked Alaska with Italian meringue, ginger ice cream, lime cake and yuzu crème
The floral decorations were in shades of red, and consisted of gerberas, ilex berries and dusky coral peas. The table linen was the Union Linen, which was woven in 1891 in the French city of Lille. Photo: royalcourt.se

The floral decorations were in shades of red, and consisted of gerberas, ilex berries and dusky coral peas. The table linen was the Union Linen, which was woven in 1891 in the French city of Lille. Photo: royalcourt.se

Seating


The King escorted Professor Lu Chen, wife of the recipient of the Medicine Prize, Professor Thomas C. Südhof, to the table. Professor Joy Hirsch, wife of the recipient of the Medicine Prize Professor James E. Rothman, was seated to his left.
 
The Queen was escorted to the table by the recipient of the Physics Prize Professor Peter W. Higgs, and the recipient of the Medicine Prize Professor Thomas C. Südhof was seated to her right.
 
The recipient of the Chemistry Prize, Professor Michael Levitt, escorted The Crown Princess to the table. The recipient of the Physics Prize, Professor Peter W. Higgs, was seated to The Crown Princess's right.
 
Prince Daniel escorted Mrs Jenny Munro, daughter of the recipient of the Literature Prize Alice Munro, to the table. Professor Lu Chen, wife of the recipient of the Medicine Prize Professor Thomas C. Südhof, was seated to his left.
 
Prince Carl Philip escorted Professor Joy Hirsch, wife of the recipient of the Medicine Prize Professor James E. Rothman, to the table. Mrs Sallyann Fama, wife of the recipient of the Economics Prize Professor Eugene F. Fama, was seated to his left.

Jewellery and attire


The 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 gold brocade jacket with a matching gold brocade skirt. This was accompanied with Princess Sibylla's brilliant tiara, a brilliant necklace, pearl pear-shaped earrings and a brilliant brooch with pearl drops. 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.
 
The Crown Princess wore a gold lamé and tulle dress with gold sequined embroidery. With this she wore the Steel Tiara, a pearl bracelet and earrings, necklace and brooch from the Cameo Set. The Crown Princess also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star.
 
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.