The King awards medals

Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson receives HM The King's Medal, 12th size with brilliants from The King.

Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson receives HM The King's Medal, 12th size with brilliants from The King. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Wednesday 20 October, The King awarded HM The King's Medal and the Litteris et Artibus during a ceremony in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace.

HM The King's Medal, previously called the Court Medal, has been awarded since the first half of the 19th century in recognition of exceptional contributions.

The medal with brilliants has only been presented on very few occasions. Prince Bertil was awarded the 12th size with chain and brilliants on his 75th birthday in 1987. In 1938, Governor of Stockholm Torsten Nothin received the 8th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim with brilliants. The version with brilliants has also been awarded to a few performing artists during the 19th and 20th centuries, including Christina Nilsson and Jenny Lind.

HM The King's Medal in 12th size with brilliants and a chain.

HM The King's Medal in 12th size with brilliants and a chain. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden. Click on the image to enlarge.

The Litteris et Artibus Medal was instituted in 1853, and is awarded for outstanding artistic contributions, mainly within the fields of music, theatrical performance and literature.

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During the medal presentation ceremony, medals were also presented to those who had been officially awarded medals by The King on 6 June 2021.

The King and Queen arrive at the medal presentation ceremony in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace.

The King and Queen arrive at the medal presentation ceremony in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

The following medals were presented during the ceremony:

HM THE KING'S MEDAL

12th size with brilliants and a chain

Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson
For major voluntary contributions to society within several areas

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

Former County Governor Gunnar Björk
For outstanding contributions within Swedish public administration, and as Chairman of the King Gustaf V's 90th Birthday Fund Foundation

Chancellor of Justice Mari Heidenborg
For outstanding contributions within the Swedish justice system

Director-General Stefan Strömberg
For outstanding contributions within the Swedish justice system

12th size with a bright blue ribbon

Director Karl-Erik Andersson
For valuable contributions within Swedish industry

Director Ylva Berg
For valuable contributions within Swedish industry

Vice-Chancellor Emerita Professor Helen Dannetun
For significant contributions within Swedish academia

Director Lennart Grebelius
For valuable contributions within Swedish industry

Managing Director and Artistic Director Sofi Lerström
For outstanding contributions within Swedish performing arts

Business owner Kajsa Lindståhl
For valuable contributions within Swedish industry

Josette Bushell-Mingo receives a medal and diploma for significant contributions within Swedish performing arts.

Josette Bushell-Mingo receives a medal and diploma for significant contributions within Swedish performing arts. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

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

Director, actress and singer Josette Bushell-Mingo
For significant contributions within Swedish performing arts

Professor Karin Helander
For meritorious contributions within Swedish academia

Professor Göran Hermerén
For significant contributions within the moral philosophy research field

Professor Sven Mattisson
For significant technological innovations

Professor Sven Mattisson receives his diploma from The Queen.

Professor Sven Mattisson receives his diploma from The Queen. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Managing Director and Artistic Director Fransesca Quartey
For significant contributions within Swedish performing arts

Professor Bo Rothstein
For significant contributions within the research field of political science

8th size with a bright blue ribbon

Former Consul General Louise Anderson
For meritorious services as Sweden's Honorary Consul General in Rio de Janeiro

Louise Anderson is awarded HM The King's Medal for meritorious services as Sweden's Honorary Consul General in Rio de Janeiro.

Louise Anderson is awarded HM The King's Medal for meritorious services as Sweden's Honorary Consul General in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Writer and journalist Monica Braw PhD
For outstanding contributions within Swedish Japanese studies

Horticultural journalist Gunnel Carlson
For significant contributions to the promotion of Swedish horticulture

Writer and docent Bengt Jangfeldt
For outstanding work as an author and translator

Director and docent Alf Linderman
For significant contributions within Swedish ecclesiastical life

Former Consul General Erik Svensson
For meritorious contributions to the promotion of Franco-Swedish relations

Director Margaretha Svensson Paras
For meritorious social contributions to society

5th size with a bright blue ribbon

Eye specialist Dr Nils Juto
For outstanding contributions within culture in Södermanland

Volunteer and public speaker Elise Lindqvist
For meritorious social contributions to society

Cultural historian Daniels Sven Olsson
For outstanding contributions within culture in Dalarna

THE LITTERIS ET ARTIBUS MEDAL

Director and dramatist Mattias Andersson
For outstanding artistic contributions as a director and dramatist

Singer and presenter Jill Johnson
For outstanding artistic contributions within Swedish music

Director Sofia Jupither Adrian
For outstanding artistic contributions as a director

Peter Jöback and Jill Johnsson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal during the day's ceremony at the Royal Palace.

Peter Jöback and Jill Johnsson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal during the day's ceremony at the Royal Palace. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Singer, actor and dancer Peter Jöback
For outstanding artistic contributions within Swedish music

Mime performer Bo W Lindström
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actor

Opera singer Susanne Resmark
For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer

Translator Ulrika Wallenström
For outstanding artistic contributions as a translator of German prose, lyric poetry and drama