The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple attend the Swedish Academy's formal gathering

The Queen, The King, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel at the Swedish Academy's formal gathering.

The Queen, The King, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel at the Swedish Academy's formal gathering. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

On Friday 20 December, The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple attended the Swedish Academy's formal gathering at the Stock Exchange in Stockholm.

The four new members elected during the autumn were installed during the formal gathering: writer Tua Forsström, writer Ellen Mattson, writer Anne Swärd and philosopher Åsa Wikforss.

The Swedish Academy's formal gathering is traditionally held at the Stock Exchange in Stockholm's Gamla Stan.

The Swedish Academy's formal gathering is traditionally held at the Stock Exchange in Stockholm's Gamla Stan. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

The Swedish Academy's formal gathering

The Swedish Academy was founded in 1786 by King Gustav III, with the task of promoting the Swedish language and Swedish literature. Since 1901, the Swedish Academy has also appointed the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Swedish Academy concludes its working year by celebrating its formal gathering with a public assembly at the Stock Exchange on 20 December at 17:00. King Gustav III issued strict directions for the ceremony, which are still followed in all essentials.

HM The King is the Swedish Academy's highest patron.