Official dinner at the Royal Palace

The Royal Family welcome the guests in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms.

The Royal Family welcome the guests in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Tuesday 12 November, The King and Queen hosted an official dinner at the Royal Palace.

The King and Queen arrive at the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms for the evening's official dinner.

The King and Queen arrive at the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms for the evening's official dinner. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel.

The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip.

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

The guests were received and greeted by The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and The Prince Couple in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. The dinner was served in Karl XI's Gallery.

Guests included representatives from the diplomatic corps, the Riksdag, the Swedish Government, authorities, science, sport, business and culture, as well as people the Royal Family had met on visits.

Writer and psychologist Hédi Fried speaks with composer Jacob Mühlrad.

Writer and psychologist Hédi Fried speaks with composer Jacob Mühlrad. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The seating arrangements

The King accompanied First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Åsa Lindestam to the table. Rwanda's ambassador Christine Nkulikiyinka was seated to his left.

The Queen was accompanied to the table by Minister Tomas Eneroth. Algeria's ambassador Ahcène Kerma was seated to her right.

The guests in Karl XI's Gallery at the Royal Palace.

The guests in Karl XI's Gallery at the Royal Palace. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Crown Princess was accompanied to the table by the Russian Federation's ambassador Viktor Ivanovich Tatarintsev. Minister Tomas Eneroth was seated to her right.

Prince Daniel accompanied Rwanda's ambassador Christine Nkulikiyinka to the table. Member of the Riksdag Emma Hult was seated to his left.

Prince Carl Philip accompanied the Netherlands' ambassador Goverdina Christina Coppoolse to the table. First Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam was seated to his left.

Princess Sofia was accompanied to the table by Algeria's ambassador Ahcène Kerma. Member of the Riksdag Anders W Jonsson was seated to her right.

Composer Jacob Mühlrad with Filippa Fuxe and swimmer Sarah Sjöström with Johan de Jong Skierus.

Composer Jacob Mühlrad with Filippa Fuxe and swimmer Sarah Sjöström with Johan de Jong Skierus. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

National Librarian Karin Grönvall with Anders Grönvall and National Architect Helena Bjarnegård with Mattias Bjarnegård.

National Librarian Karin Grönvall with Anders Grönvall and National Architect Helena Bjarnegård with Mattias Bjarnegård. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The table was decorated with chrysanthemums, oak leaves, berries and flowering eucalyptus.

The table was decorated with chrysanthemums, oak leaves, berries and flowering eucalyptus. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

The tableware

The porcelain for the evening's dinner was a gift from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government to The King on his 50th birthday in 1996. The service was produced by Hackman-Rörstrand Gustafsberg and designed by Karin Björquist.

The glass service was made by Kosta and designed by Sigurd Persson, and was a wedding present from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government to The King and Queen in 1976.

Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

The table silver was from the Brazilian silver service. The service is so called because it previously belonged to the Brazilian imperial family. Following the death of Empress Amalia in 1873 it was inherited by her sister, Queen Dowager Josefina of Sweden.

The table linen was woven at Klässbols Väveri between 1993 and 1998 by master weaver Hans Thomsson, and was designed by Karin Björquist.

The dining table in Karl XI's Gallery.

The dining table in Karl XI's Gallery. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden


Menu


Creamy pumpkin soup with roasted and pickled pumpkin,
toasted pumpkin seeds and black truffle

*

Steamed fillet of brill with risotto,
seasonal mushrooms and champagne butter sauce

*

Fried wild duck breast with honey-roasted pointed cabbage,
pickled onion, fried cavolo nero and black currant cream sauce

*

Cheesecake with lemon Bavarian cream
and currant sorbet flavoured with yuzu


The menu for the evening. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden