On Wednesday 11 December, The King hosted the traditional dinner for this year's Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace.
The evening began with the Royal Family hosting a small reception in Prince Bertil's Apartments for the Nobel Laureates and their spouses.
The Royal Family and the Nobel Laureates then made their way to the State Apartments. In the Royal Palace's ballroom, the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms, the other guests were welcomed. These included representatives from the Swedish Parliament and Government, the diplomatic corps, academies, research, science and the Nobel Foundation.
At around 8 pm, dinner was served in Karl XI's Gallery.
The King accompanied Economics Laureate Esther Duflo to the table. Françoise Mayor, wife of Physics Laureate Michel Mayor, was seated to his left.
The Queen was accompanied to the table by Physics Laureate Michel Mayor. Chemistry Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham was seated to her right.
The Crown Princess was accompanied to the table by Chemistry Laureate M. Stanley Whittingham. Physics Laureate Didier Queloz was seated to her right.
Prince Daniel accompanied Jean Allison Peebles, wife of Physics Laureate James Peebles, to the table. Economics Laureate Esther Duflo was seated to his left.
Prince Carl Philip accompanied Françoise Mayor, wife of Physics Laureate Michel Mayor, to the table. Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk was seated to his left.
Princess Sofia was accompanied to the table by Physics Laureate James Peebles. Physics Laureate Michel Mayor was seated to her right.
Princess Madeleine was accompanied to the table by Chemistry Laureate Akira Yoshino. Physics Laureate James Peebles was seated to her right.
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.
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 the Union Linen, woven in 1891 in the French city of Lille.
Scallops with a variation of cauliflower
and browned butter with shallots
Baked fillet of cod with saffron coating, crushed potatoes with chives,
poached black salsify and lemon butter sauce
Saddle of venison from the royal hunt with roasted celeriac,
white onion stuffed with roasted onion crème and brandy cream sauce
Baked milk chocolate pie with raspberry sorbet,
frozen crème fraîche and honey crisp