The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple attend the 2021 Nobel Prize ceremony

The King and Queen during the Nobel Prize ceremony.

The King and Queen during the Nobel Prize ceremony in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall. Photo: P Nilsson/Swedish Press Agency

On Friday 10 December, The King, The Queen, The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel attended an adapted Nobel Prize ceremony.

This year's Nobel Laureates were honoured with a ceremony in the Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall. The Nobel Foundation and members of the Nobel Prize-awarding institutions gave speeches, interwoven with recordings of the prize presentations which took place in the Laureates' home countries.

This year's Nobel Prize medals and diploma had been presented to the Nobel Laureates during special ceremonies in Germany, Great Britain, the USA and Italy.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple during the Nobel Prize ceremony.

The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple in the Blue Hall. Photo: P Nilsson/Swedish Press Agency

This year's Nobel Laureates

The Nobel Prize in Physics

Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Benjamin List and David MacMillan.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian.

The Nobel Prize in Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens.

Compère Lena Olin during the Nobel Prize ceremony on Friday evening.

Compère Lena Olin during the Nobel Prize ceremony. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Music during the ceremony

The music during the ceremony was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Cathrine Winnes.

There were also performance by Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengan Janson, Kiralina Salandy and Karin Hammar. The music was composed by Mozart, Léo Ferré, Elfrida Andrée, Richard Galliano and Joni Mitchell, among others.

Kiralina Salandy performs during the Nobel Prize ceremony on Friday evening.

Kiralina Salandy performs during the Nobel Prize ceremony. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Nobel Day

10 December was the date of Alfred Nobel's death. The day is also a national flag day in Sweden. In his memory, 10 December is the day on which the Nobel Laureates receive their prizes.

The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.

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Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation, during the Nobel Prize ceremony on Friday evening.

Professor Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT