The King awards medals

On Friday 30 January, The King awarded H.M. The King's Medal and the Litteris et Artibus Medal during a ceremony in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

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 contributions.

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.

H.M. THE KING'S MEDAL

12th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim

Deputy CEO Ingrid Bonde
For outstanding contributions within Swedish industry and administration.

Director Sven Philip Sörensen             
For meritorious services within Swedish culture and philanthropy.

Art historian Birgit Rausing              
For outstanding contributions to Swedish culture.

Chair of the Municipal Executive Board Elizabeth Salomonsson
For significant contributions as a municipal politician.

Director Cristina Stenbeck                    
For outstanding contributions within Swedish industry.

Director Hans Stråberg   
For significant contributions within Swedish industry.

County Governor Sven-Erik Österberg     
For many years of outstanding political achievement.

H.M. The King's Medal was awarded to Cristina Stenbeck, for outstanding contributions within Swedish industry, art historian Birgit Rausing, for outstanding contributions to Swedish culture, and Lena Biörck Kaplan, for outstanding contributions for the promotion of Sweden in America. Photo: royalcourt.se

H.M. The King's Medal was awarded to Cristina Stenbeck, for outstanding contributions within Swedish industry, art historian Birgit Rausing, for outstanding contributions to Swedish culture, and Lena Biörck Kaplan, for outstanding contributions for the promotion of Sweden in America. Photo: royalcourt.se

12th size with a bright blue ribbon

Mrs Lena Biörck Kaplan   
For outstanding contributions for the promotion of Sweden in America.

Professor Gösta Gahrton  
For meritorious services for medical research.

Director Martin Gren      
For significant contributions within Swedish industry.

Consul General Olof Sjöström                
For meritorious services in connection with the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Jean Baptiste Bernadotte.


8th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim

Professor Birgitta Bremer
For outstanding contributions as a botanist and as a representative of the Bergian Gardens.

Director Ronny Danielsson                   
For significant contributions as a director..

Choirmaster Professor Anders Eby           
For outstanding contributions as a choirmaster.

Professor Bo Lindberg     
For meritorious services as a historian of ideas and sciences.

H.M. The King's Medal was awarded to Hans Gedda for meritorious services as a photographer. Photo: royalcourt.se

H.M. The King's Medal was awarded to Hans Gedda for meritorious services as a photographer. Photo: royalcourt.se

8th size with a bright blue ribbon

Author Britt Dahlström            
For valuable contributions as an author.

Photographer Hans Gedda       
For meritorious services as a photographer.

Director Anastasia Georgiadou             
For significant contributions to Swedish industry.

Registered optician John J. Godoy                    
For meritorious services within international aid work.

Director Sofie Gunolf      
For valuable contributions within Swedish industry.

Composer Tommie Haglund         
For significant contributions within Swedish music.

Licentiate of Engineering Camilla Modéer
For meritorious services in support of Swedish research.

Professor Birgitta Svensson                   
For outstanding contributions within Swedish academia.

Director Bengt Swegmark                    
For significant contributions within Swedish society and culture.

Mrs Berit Swegmark         
For significant contributions within Swedish society and culture.

Director and Theatre Manager Linus Tunström                  
For meritorious services as a director and theatre manager.

Rigmor Gustafsson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal for outstanding artistic contributions as a musician. Photo: royalcourt.se

Rigmor Gustafsson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal for outstanding artistic contributions as a musician. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Litteris et Artibus Medal

Musician Rigmor Gustafsson                 
For outstanding artistic contributions as a musician.

Actor Livia Millhagen                
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actor.

Actor Ann Petrén 
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actor.