King presents 2011 Nobel Prize

The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Carl Philip at the presentation of the Nobel Prize at Stockholm Concert Hall. Photo: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix.

On Saturday 10 December, The Royal Family took part in the 2011 Nobel festivities according to tradition, which begin at Stockholm Concert Hall.
The Nobel festivities begin at Stockholm Concert Hall, where The King presents the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Literature, as well as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Nobel Prize in Economics).

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Saul Perlmutter,external link, opens in new window and jointly to Brian P. Schmidtexternal link, opens in new window and Adam G. Riessexternal link, opens in new window. The Chemistry Prize went to Dan Shechtmanexternal link, opens in new window. The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Bruce A. Beutlerexternal link, opens in new window and Jules A. Hoffmannexternal link, opens in new window as well as to Ralph M. Steinman,external link, opens in new window and the Literature Prize went to Tomas Tranströmerexternal link, opens in new window.

The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Thomas J. Sargentexternal link, opens in new window and Christopher A. Simsexternal link, opens in new window.

The Nobel festivities are concluded with the Nobel banquet at Stockholm City Hall.

Attire and jewellery


The King wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star, the grand cross of the Order of Vasa and the Order of the Polar Star's cross in black ribbon around the neck. The King also wore four memorial medals for the Kings Gustaf V, Gustaf VI Adolf, Haakon VII and Olav V of Norway.

The Queen wore an apricot gown in gold brocade with Queen Sofia's tiara, a large diamond drop necklace and Vasa earrings. The Queen also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star, and a miniature portrait of The King framed with diamonds.

The Crown Princess wore a sapphire blue sequined gown with the Karl Johan tiara with an extra row of diamonds, sapphire earrings, a sapphire brooch and sapphire hairpins from the Leuchtenberg set. The Crown Princess also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star, and a miniature portrait of The King framed with diamonds.

Prince Carl Philip and Prince Daniel wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star. Prince Carl Philip also wore three medals in miniature — The King's memorial medal, military service medal and Karlberg medal.

Find out more about the Nobel Prizeexternal link