The King awards medals

On Thursday 4 February, 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 chain

Former Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Sverker Göranson
For meritorious services to the Swedish Armed Forces

Former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
For many years of significant work as Prime Minister

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

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Frank Belfrage
For outstanding contributions to the Swedish Foreign Service

Former County Governor Per-Ola Eriksson
For meritorious services within Swedish public administration

Professor Carl Henrik Heldin
For outstanding contributions in connection with medical research

Director Ola Rollén
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Chancellor of Justice Anna Skarhed
För förtjänstfulla insatser inom svenskt domstolsväsende och svensk stats- förvaltning

Director Anders Strålman
For outstanding contributions within Swedish industry

During the ceremony in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

12th size with a bright blue ribbon

Director Anders Börjesson
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights Erik Fribergh
For meritorious services as Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights

Director Sven von Holst
For outstanding contributions to Swedish sport

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

Major General Björn Anderson
For significant contributions within Swedish academia

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Beck-Friis Häll
For meritorious services as Head of the Garrison Department in Stockholm

Assistant Undersecretary Katarina Engberg
For meritorious services within Swedish public administration and Swedish defence

Theatre director Stefan Johansson
For outstanding contributions as a dramaturge and director

Administrative Director Olof Karlander
For significant contributions in connection with the Mounted Main Guard

Professor Susanne Lundin
For meritorious services within Swedish academia

Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Tomas Löndahl
For outstanding contributions within Swedish academia

Professor Gertrud Sandqvist
For significant contributions within Swedish higher artistic education

Director Karin Sidén
For meritorious services within Swedish museum services

H.M. The King's Medal was awarded to Åsa Jinder for significant contributions as a National Folk Musician. Photo: royalcourt.se

8th size with a bright blue ribbon

Case Manager Ulla-Lena Ahlsten
For meritorious services as case manager at the Garrison Department in Stockholm

Editor Marianne von Baumgarten
For outstanding contributions for the benefit of Swedish children's literature

National Folk Musician Åsa Jinder
For significant contributions as a National Folk Musician

Footballer Therese Sjögran
For meritorious services as a footballer

5th size with a bright blue ribbon

Author and curator Gunnar Elfström
For significant contributions to preserving and disseminating knowledge of Linköping's history

Musician Göran Rudbo
For meritorious services in the development of Star for Life in South Africa and Sweden

Musician Ken Wennerholm
For meritorious services in the development of Star for Life in South Africa and Sweden

Anders Eljas received the Litteris et Artibus Medal for outstanding artistic contributions as a conductor and arranger. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Litteris et Artibus Medal

Opera singer Kerstin Avemo
For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer

Opera singer Malin Byström
For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer

Conductor and arranger Anders Eljas
For outstanding artistic contributions as a conductor and arranger

Director of Ballet Johannes Öhman
For outstanding artistic contributions as Director of Ballet at the Royal Swedish Opera

For long and faithful service to the Royal Court

Photographer Alexis Daflos
For long and faithful service at the Royal Collections

Seamstress Brittmari Hansson Zeglem
For long and faithful service at the Royal Collections

Head of the Linen Chamber Liisa Hartikainen
For long and faithful service at the Office of the Governor