The King's dinner for the Nobel Laureates

Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President of Karolinska Institutet, and Member of the Swedish Academy Kristina Lugn. Photo: Jessica Gow/Scanpix

On Tuesday 11 December, The King and Queen hosted the traditional dinner for this year's Nobel Laureates.
The guests were received and greeted by The King and Queen in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. The dinner was held in Karl XI's Gallery at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
 
The King escorted Lady Jean Gurdon, wife of the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Sir John Gurdon, to the table. Mrs Sedna Quimby Wineland, wife of the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor David J. Wineland, was seated to The King's left.
 
The Queen was escorted to the table by the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor David J. Wineland. The recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mo Yan, was seated to The Queen's right.
 
The recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Professor Robert J. Lefkowitz, escorted The Crown Princess to the table. The recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor David J. Wineland, was seated to The Crown Princess's right.
 
Prince Daniel escorted Mrs Sedna Quimby Wineland, wife of the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor David J. Wineland, to the table. Mrs Lynn T. Lefkowitz, wife of the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Professor Robert J. Lefkowitz, was seated to Prince Daniel's left.
 
Prince Carl Philip escorted Professor Claudine Haroche, wife of the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Serge Haroche, to the table. Lady Jean Gurdon, wife of the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Sir John Gurdon, was seated to Prince Carl Philip's left.
 
The recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mo Yan, escorted Princess Madeleine to the table. The recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Serge Haroche, was seated to Princess Madeleine's right.

Menu


The dinner began with warm Scottish lobster served with Jerusalem artichoke crème, caramelised black salsify and lobster roe dressing.
 
The guests were then served butter-baked fillet of cod with carrot variation from Nobis farm and anchovy beurre blanc.
 
This was followed by roasted saddle of roe deer from the royal hunt, served with blackcurrant sauce, roasted pointed cabbage and potato purée with black truffle.
 
The dinner concluded with baked Alaska, citrus meringue on lime cake with white chocolate.

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 silk with black lace detailing. This was accompanied with Queen Sofia's Tiara, a brilliant necklace with drops, brilliant earrings, a brooch with brilliants and a bracelet with brilliants. The Queen wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star.
 
The Crown Princess wore a red silk crêpe dress. This was accompanied with her own tiara with matching comb, brilliant earrings, a bracelet with brilliants and a ruby brooch with brilliants. The Crown Princess wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star.
 
Princess Madeleine wore a dark grey lace gown. This was accompanied with her own tiara. Princess Madeleine also wore the Order of the Seraphim's light blue ribbon, decoration and grand star.
 
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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