The King has decided on the recipients of H.M. The King's Medal and the Litteris et Artibus Medal.
H.M. The King's Medal was instituted around 1814, and is awarded in a number of different sizes. It is awarded to Swedish and foreign citizens for exceptional merits and to leading figures at the Royal Court for long and faithful service.
The Litteris et Artibus Medal was instituted in 1853 by Crown Prince Carl (XV). "Litteris et Artibus" is Latin for "Science and Art". The medal is awarded for outstanding artistic contributions, mainly within the fields of music, theatrical performance and literature.
The medals were awarded on Wednesday 29 January at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Archbishop Anders Wejryd
For significant contributions as archbishop of the Church of Sweden.
Former State Secretary, Director-General Agneta Bladh
For outstanding contributions within Swedish administration and society.
Theatre director Marie-Louise Ekman
For significant contributions within Swedish art and theatre.
Secretary-General of the Riksdag Kathrin Flossing
For valuable contributions within the Swedish judicial system and Swedish society.
Former Minister Pär Nuder
For many years of outstanding political achievement.
Director Lars Renström
For significant contributions within Swedish industry.
Manager Anders Ullberg
For outstanding contributions to Swedish industry.
Lieutenant Colonel Magnus Bratt
For meritorious services as an aide to H.M. The King.
Palace official Berit Edling
For meritorious services as a palace official.
Professor Lars-Erik Edlund
For outstanding contributions to Swedish academia.
Former Academic Curator, Docent Torgny Nevéus
For valuable contributions within Swedish academia and culture.
Chamberlain Magnus Olausson
For meritorious services as a chamberlain.
Physician to the King Professor Mårten Rosenqvist
For meritorious services as Physician to the King
Tamara Torstendahl Salytjeva PhD
For significant contributions as an ambassador of Swedish culture in Russia.
Director Nils Spangenberg
For valuable contributions to Swedish music.
Actor Tomas von Brömssen
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actor.
Opera singer Pers Anna Larsson
For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer.
Clarinettist Staffan Mårtensson
For outstanding artistic contributions as a clarinettist.
Actress Ingela Olsson
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actress.
Singer and songwriter Joakim Berg
For outstanding contributions within Swedish popular music.
Captain Johan T:son Medin
For meritorious services for the Main Guard at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
Golf player Henrik Stenson
For outstanding contributions as a golf player.
Waiter Gunnar Nilsson
For 25 years of service as an extra waiter with particular responsibility for the Court's reception rooms.
Court Secretary Helena Lundin
For long and faithful service with the State and at the Office of the Marshal of the Realm.
Groundsman Johan Westermark
For long and faithful service at the Drottningholm Palace Administration.