On Thursday 10 December, The Royal Family attended the traditional Nobel festivities, which began at Stockholm Concert Hall.
During the ceremony, 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.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites", and to Youyou Tu "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria".
The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time".
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Angus Deaton "for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare".
Musical entertainment was provided by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Anna-Maria Helsing, and by tenor Daniel Johansson.
After the ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall, the Nobel festivities continued with the Nobel Banquet at Stockholm City Hall.
10 December was the date of Alfred Nobel's death. In his memory, 10 December is the day on which the Nobel Laureates receive their prizes. This has been the tradition ever since the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.
Find out more about the Nobel Banquet here.
Find out more about the Nobel Prize here.