The Royal Family attend the Nobel Banquet

The Queen with Chairman of the Nobel Foundation Carl-Henrik Heldin and The Crown Princess with Physics Laureate James Peebles.

The Queen with Chairman of the Nobel Foundation Carl-Henrik Heldin and The Crown Princess with Physics Laureate James Peebles. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

On Tuesday 10 December, The Royal Family participated in the traditional Nobel Banquet in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall.

Around 1,300 guests are invited each year to the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Banquet is served. In addition to the Royal Family, the prize winners and their families, the banquet is also attended by representatives from the Swedish Government, the Riksdag, academia and the diplomatic corps.

The theme for this year's entertainment was traditional Swedish ballads.

The King with Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk.

The King with Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

At the end of the evening, students raised massed standards on the staircase and on the balustrade. Universities and colleges from throughout Sweden were represented.

The dinner concluded with a laureate from each prize group giving a speech in Nobel order, in other words in the order that Alfred Nobel listed the prizes in his will.

Prince Daniel and Hélène Mayor, wife of Physics Laureate Michel Mayor.

Prince Daniel and Hélène Mayor, wife of Physics Laureate Michel Mayor. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

Prince Carl Philip with Economics Laureate Esther Duflo, Princess Madeleine with Physiology or Medicine Laureate William G. Kaelin Jr. and Princess Sofia with Physics Laureate Didier Queloz.

Prince Carl Philip with Economics Laureate Esther Duflo, Princess Madeleine with Physiology or Medicine Laureate William G. Kaelin Jr. and Princess Sofia with Physics Laureate Didier Queloz. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA