The King's dinner for the Nobel Laureates

Motiv: The King and Queen on their way to the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms and Karl XI's Gallery. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Motiv: The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Motiv: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist. Photo: royalcourt.se

Motiv: Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Motiv: Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Motiv: Shuji Nakamura and Yuki Nakamura. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

Motiv: Jean Tirole and Nathalie Tirole. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

Motiv: May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures

On Thursday 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 and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, and Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. The dinner was served in Karl XI's Gallery.

The guests are welcomed to the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. Photo: royalcourt.se

The guests are welcomed to the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. Photo: royalcourt.se

The menu

Herb-coated Landö char with cauliflower variation, pickled spruce shoots and sweet and sour spruce dressing

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Fried pike-perch fillet with a risotto made from carnaroli superfino rice, with white Alba truffles and butter sauce flavoured with balsamic vinegar

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Roasted saddle of venison from the royal hunt with green peppercorn sauce, fried asparagus broccoli, roasted Jerusalem artichoke and semi-dried plum tomatoes

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Baked Alaska with apple sorbet, ice cream, and lemon cake

Seating

The King escorted Kasumi Amano, wife of the Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano, to the table. Na Ji, wife of the Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig, was seated to his left.

The Queen was escorted to the table by the Medicine Laureate Professor Edvard I. Moser, and the Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig was seated to her right.

The Crown Princess was escorted to the table by the Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano. The Medicine Laureate Professor Edvard I. Moser was seated to her right.

Prince Daniel escorted Na Ji, wife of the Chemistry Laureate Eric Betzig, to the table. Yuki Nakamura, wife of the Physics Laureate Shuji Nakamura, was seated to his left.

Prince Carl Philip escorted Sofia Hellqvist to the table. Kasumi Amano, wife of the Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano, was seated to his left.

Sofia Hellqvist was escorted to the table by Prince Carl Philip. The Chemistry Laureate William E. Moerner was seated to her right.

Princess Madeleine was escorted to the table by the Economics Laureate Jean Tirole. The Physics Laureate Hiroshi Amano was seated to her right.

Christopher O'Neill escorted Sharon Stein Moerner, wife of the Chemistry Laureate William E. Moerner, to the table. Ulla Löfven, wife of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, was seated to his left.

The floral decorations were in shades of red-rose, and consisted of five varieties of amaryllis. The table linen was the Union Linen, which was woven in 1891 in the French city of Lille. The silverware was from the Brazilian silver service. The service is so called because it previously belonged to the Brazilian imperial family. Following the death of Empress Amalia in 1873 it was inherited by her sister, Queen Dowager Josefina of Sweden. The oldest pieces were made by the goldsmith Ignaz Joseph Würth in Vienna in 1792. Photo: royalcourt.se

The floral decorations were in shades of red-rose, and consisted of five varieties of amaryllis. The table linen was the Union Linen, which was woven in 1891 in the French city of Lille. The silverware was from the Brazilian silver service. The service is so called because it previously belonged to the Brazilian imperial family. Following the death of Empress Amalia in 1873 it was inherited by her sister, Queen Dowager Josefina of Sweden. The oldest pieces were made by the goldsmith Ignaz Joseph Würth in Vienna in 1792. Photo: royalcourt.se

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 red guipure lace dress. This was accompanied by Princess Sibylla's brilliant tiara, a brilliant necklace, 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 blue and black dress. This was accompanied by the Baden Fringe Tiara, Princess Lilian's brilliant corsage, a pear-shaped brooch with brilliants 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 an apricot evening gown with pearls, with her own jewellery.

Princess Madeleine wore a dusky pink lace and tulle dress. This was accompanied by her own tiara, the Vasa Earrings and a brilliant brooch. 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 around his neck.

The guests arrive at The King's dinner for the Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

The guests arrive at The King's dinner for the Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Watch a film from last year's dinner for the Nobel Laureates here.