The King and Queen attend the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry's formal gathering

The King and Queen at the formal gathering at Stockholm City Hall. Photo: Mats Gerentz/The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

The King presents an award to Member of the European Parliament Isabella Lövin. She received the Academy's Georg and Greta Borgström Prize for her "pioneering work to highlight modern-day mismanagement of our fish resources and her far-sighted negotiations within the EU for sustainable fish management in the world". Photo: Mats Gerentz/The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

On Tuesday 28 January, The King and Queen attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry's formal gathering at Stockholm City Hall.

President Kerstin Niblaeus opened the formal gathering and welcomed all those present. She then gave an address on the subject of the Academy as it approaches its third century.

The new honorary members then received their Certificates of Honour, and the newly-elected members received their Letters of Fellowship.

The King then presented awards to this year's recipients of awards and distinctions.

Writer, Member of the European Parliament and prize winner Isabella Lövin concluded the gathering by speaking on the subject of "Saving the sea: a global challenge".

The evening included musical performances by the A Piacere quartet and Court Singer Karl-Magnus Fredriksson accompanied by pianist Mattias Böhm.

The subsequent banquet was held in the Gilded Hall.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture was founded in 1811 and inaugurated on 28 January 1813 at the initiative of Crown Prince Carl Johan, later King Karl XIV Johan. To signify the importance of forestry, the academy was renamed The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry on 1 January 1956.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry is a free and independent organisation that works with issues relating to agriculture, gardening, food, forests and forest products, fishing and aquaculture, the environment and natural resources.

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