The King awards medals

On Monday 10 June, The King awarded HM The King's Medal and the Litteris et Artibus Medal during a ceremony in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace.

HM 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). The medal is awarded for outstanding artistic contributions, mainly within the fields of music, theatrical performance and literature.

HM The King's Medal

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

Ambassador Rolf Ekéus
For outstanding contributions within international disarmament and to the Swedish Foreign Service

Former Director General Maria Norrfalk
For outstanding contributions within Swedish public administration

12th size with a bright blue ribbon

Professor Klas Kärre
For significant contributions within medical research

Investor Jane Walerud
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Former Administrative Director Bertil Wennberg
For outstanding contributions within the Swedish legal and investigation system

Jane Walerud receives HM The King's Medal, 12th size with a bright blue ribbon, for outstanding contributions within Swedish industry.

Jane Walerud receives HM The King's Medal, 12th size with a bright blue ribbon, for outstanding contributions within Swedish industry. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

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

Director Curt Bergfors
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Professor Björn Dahlbäck
For meritorious services within medical research

Professor Cecilia Jarlskog
For outstanding contributions within theoretical physics, especially particle physics

Director Margareta Jonsson
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Director Boris Lennerhov
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Director and dramatist Suzanne Osten
For outstanding contributions within theatre, film and opera

Professor Johan Rockström
For outstanding contributions within climate and sustainability research

Professor Sara Snogerup Linse
For outstanding contributions within physical chemistry and molecular protein science

Professor Göran Thor
For outstanding contributions within research and conservation

Director Erik Åberg
For meritorious contributions as an upholder of culture within Swedish industry

Boris Lennerhov receives HM The King's Medal for significant contributions within Swedish industry.

Boris Lennerhov receives HM The King's Medal for significant contributions within Swedish industry. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

8th size with a bright blue ribbon

Writer Magnus Florin
For significant contributions as a dramaturge and writer

Former Secretary-General Rolf Hammar
For meritorious contributions within Swedish sports

Director Björn Runge
For significant contributions as a director and dramatist

Choreographer Fredrik Rydman
For outstanding contributions as a choreographer and dancer

Director Erik Åberg receives his medal from The King in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace.

Director Erik Åberg receives his medal from The King in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

5th size with a bright blue ribbon

Artist Karin Broos
For significant contributions as an artist

Cultural writer Inger Schuberth
For significant contributions as a cultural ambassador between Sweden and Germany

Docent Göran Åberg
For outstanding contributions within ecclesiastical and educational history research

Göran Åberg receives HM The King's Medal, 5th size with a bright blue ribbon, for outstanding contributions within ecclesiastical and educational history research.

Göran Åberg receives HM The King's Medal, 5th size with a bright blue ribbon, for outstanding contributions within ecclesiastical and educational history research. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Litteris et Artibus Medal

Actor Peter Andersson
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actor

Actor Katarina Ewerlöf
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actor

Opera singer Erland Hagegård
For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer

Opera singer Bengt Krantz
For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer

Actors Katarina Ewerlöf and Peter Andersson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal during the day's ceremony at the Royal Palace.

Actors Katarina Ewerlöf and Peter Andersson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal during the day's ceremony at the Royal Palace. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden