King's banquet for Nobel Laureates

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The King and Queen and Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg at The King's banquet for the 2011 Nobel Laureates. Photo: David Sica/Stella Pictures.

On Sunday 11 December, The King and Queen hosted the traditional banquet for this year's Nobel Laureates.
The guests were received and welcomed by The King and Queen in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. The banquet was held in Karl XI's Gallery at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The King accompanied Dr Jenny Gordon, Wife of Physics Prize recipient Brian P. Schmidt, to the table. On his left was Mrs Nancy Joy Riess, wife of Physics Prize recipient Professor Adam G. Riess.

The Queen was accompanied to the table by Medicine Prize recipient Professor Jules A. Hoffmann. On her right was Chemistry Prize recipient Professor Dan Shechtman.
 
Chemistry Prize recipient Dan Shechtman accompanied The Crown Princess to the table. On her other side was Physics Prize recipient Professor Saul Perlmutter.

Prince Daniel accompanied Mrs Danièle Hoffmann, wife of Medicine Prize recipient Professor Jules A. Hoffmann, to the table. On his left was County Councillor for Healthcare Issues, Filippa Reinfeldt.

Prince Carl Philip accompanied Professor Laura Nelson, wife of Physics Prize recipient Saul Perlmutter, to the table. On his other side was Dr Jenny Gordon.

The banquet was also attended by the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. The Grand Duke accompanied Mrs Nancy Joy Riess, wife of Physics Prize recipient Professor Adam G. Riess, to the table. On his left was Mrs Danièle Hoffmann.

The Grand Duchess was accompanied to the table by Economics Prize recipient Professor Christopher A. Sims. On her other side was Medicine Prize recipient Professor Jules A. Hoffman.

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Menu


The banquet began with a truffle-stuffed, medium rare quail breast with root vegetable remoulade and walnut salad with dates and apple foam.

This was followed by pike-perch fillet from Lake Hjälmaren baked with dried yellow foot mushrooms, served with a cèpe risotto, marsala gravy and crispy fennel.
 
After the fish came roast venison served with a fig gravy, onion braised in red wine, potato fondant with fried duck liver from free-range ducks, and fig crisps.
 
The banquet ended with a spiced soufflé with ice cream and ginger snap crumbs.
 

Attire and jewellery


The King wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star, the Order of the House of Nassau's grand star 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 a cornflower blue chiffon gown. To accompany this she wore Princess Sibylla's tiara and the Processional Jewels. The Queen wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star, and the grand star of Luxembourg.
 
The Crown Princess wore a silver gown embroidered with sequins and pearls. To accompany the outfit The Crown Princess wore the Baden Fringe Tiara and Epaulette earrings. The Crown Princess wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star, and the grand star of Luxembourg.
 
Prince Carl Philip wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star, and the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau.
 
Prince Daniel wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, insignia and grand star.
 
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