The King presents the 2014 Nobel Prizes

Motiv: The King presents the Nobel Prize in Medicine to May-Britt Moser. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Motiv: The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Motiv: The Nobel Prizes are traditionally presented at Stockholm Concert Hall. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

On Wednesday 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 Prize in Physics was awarded to Isamu Akasakiexternal link, opens in new window, Hiroshi Amanoexternal link, opens in new window and Shuji Nakamuraexternal link, opens in new window. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Eric Betzigexternal link, opens in new window, Stefan W. Hellexternal link, opens in new window and William E. Moernerexternal link, opens in new window. The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to John O'Keefeexternal link, opens in new window and to May-Britt Moserexternal link, opens in new window and Edvard I. Moserexternal link, opens in new window

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Patrick Modianoexternal link, opens in new window.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Jean Tiroleexternal link, opens in new window.

Music was provided by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by B. Tommy Andersson, and the soloist was court singer Elin Rombo.

After the ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall, the Nobel festivities continued with the Nobel Banquet at Stockholm City Hall.

Nobel Day

10 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 hereexternal link, opens in new window.

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 turquoise duchess silk satin dress with hand-embroidered sequins and pearl embroidery. This was accompanied by the Leuchtenberg Sapphires and a bracelet from the crown jewels. 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 rose-red silk dress with a draped bodice and a voluminous skirt. This was accompanied by the Baden Fringe Tiara, a brilliant necklace with brilliant cross, a ruby brooch and a brilliant bracelet. The Crown Princess 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 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 his neck.

Prince Carl Philip 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 his neck. 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. Sofia Hellqvist wore a duchess silk satin and tulle dress with details in hand-cut, hand-embroidered sequined lace in shades of fuchsia and aubergine, with her own jewellery.

Princess Madeleine wore a dress of layered silk organza and Italian tulle in shades of greige pink. It was embroidered by hand with glass beads, hand-coloured in shades of taupe and burgundy. This was accompanied by her own tiara and earrings, and a brooch from the Amethyst Set. Princess Madeleine 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. Christopher O'Neill wore the Order of the Polar Star's cross on a blue and yellow ribbon.