On Monday 11 December, The King hosted the traditional dinner for this year's Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.
The guests were received and greeted by the Royal Family in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. The dinner was served in Karl XI's Gallery.
Duck liver terrine with honey-glazed figs,
fried brioche and herb salad
Roasted pike-perch from Hjälmaren with saffron sauce,
potato purée with browned butter and tossed spinach
Roasted saddle of venison from the royal hunt with green peppercorn sauce,
fried asparagus broccoli, fried black cabbage and celery confit
Baked Alaska with a taste of cloudberry
The King accompanied Professor Carolee Winstein, wife of Physics Laureate Kip Thorne, to the table. Carol J. Saginaw, wife of the Chemistry Laureate Joachim Frank, was seated to his left.
The Queen was accompanied to the table by Literature Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro. Chemistry Laureate Jacques Dubochet was seated to her right.
The Crown Princess was accompanied to the table by Physics Laureate Barry Barish. Literature Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro was seated to her right.
Prince Daniel accompanied Lorna Ishiguro, wife of Literature Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, to the table. Professor Carolee Winstein was seated to his left.
Prince Carl Philip accompanied Carol J. Saginaw to the table. Christine Dubochet-Wiemken, wife of Chemistry Laureate Jacques Dubochet, was seated to his left.
Princess Sofia was accompanied to the table by Chemistry Laureate Jacques Dubochet. Chemistry Laureate Joachim Frank was seated to her right.
Princess Madeleine was accompanied to the table by Chemistry Laureate Joachim Frank. Medicine Laureate Michael Rosbash was seated to her right.
Christopher O'Neill accompanied Dr. France Leclerc, wife of Economics Laureate Richard H. Thaler, to the table. Lorna Ishiguro was seated to his left.
Physics Laureate Rainer Weiss accompanied Dr. Jade Li, wife of Chemistry Laureate Richard Henderson, to the table.
Medicine Laureate Michael Rosbash accompanied Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson to the table.
Economics Laureate Richard H. Thaler accompanied Minister Anna Ekström to the table.
Medicine Laureate Michael W. Young accompanied Minister Magdalena Andersson to the table.
Medicine Laureate Jeffrey C. Hall accompanied Jenni Ahlin, wife of Speaker Urban Ahlin, to the table.
Physics Laureate Kip Thorne accompanied Mistress of the Robes Kirstine von Blixen-Finecke to the table.
Chemistry Laureate Richard Henderson accompanied Former Senior Consultant DDS Catharina Lindqvist, wife of Marshal of the Realm Svante Lindqvist, to the table.
On 10 December 1901, the first Nobel Prize was awarded by Crown Prince Gustaf (V). Opens in new window. The ceremony was followed by a banquet.
King Oskar II Opens in new window. did not show strong support for the prize and the ceremony to begin with, but by 1904 he had already decided to honour the laureates with a gala banquet on the day after the ceremony. Since then the King has hosted an annual dinner for the laureates on 11 December.