The King presents the 2012 Nobel Prizes

The King presents the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Robert J. Lefkowitz. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix

On Monday 10 December, The Royal Family participated in the traditional Nobel festivities, beginning with the award ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall.
The festivities began at Stockholm Concert Hall, where 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 Serge Harocheexternal link, opens in new window and David J. Winelandexternal link, opens in new window. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Robert J. Lefkowitzexternal link, opens in new window and Brian K. Kobilkaexternal link, opens in new window. The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Sir John B. Gurdonexternal link, opens in new window and Shinya Yamanakaexternal link, opens in new window, and the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Mo Yanexternal link, opens in new window.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Alvin E. Rothexternal link, opens in new window and Lloyd S. Shapleyexternal link, opens in new window.

The festivities concluded with the Nobel Banquet at Stockholm City Hall.

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 Kings Gustaf V, Gustaf VI Adolf, Haakon VII and Olav V of Norway (miniature badges).
 
The Queen wore a lilac dress in lace with pearl and sequin embroidery. This was accompanied by the Leuchtenberg Sapphires in her tiara, earrings and necklace, and a bracelet from the crown jewels. She also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star, as well as a miniature portrait of The King framed with brilliants.
 
The Crown Princess wore an emerald green dress in tulle and chiffon, with matte sequins and pearls. This was accompanied by the Four-Button Tiara topped with a row of brilliants, an emerald necklace with matching emerald brooches, brilliant earrings and a brilliant bracelet. She also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star, as well as a miniature portrait of The King framed with brilliants.
 
Princess Madeleine wore a pale grey tulle dress with silver thread. This was accompanied by the Amethyst Tiara with matching bracelet and earrings. She also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star, as well as a miniature portrait of The King framed with brilliants.
 
Prince Carl Philip and Prince Daniel wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star. 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.
 
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