The Nobel Prize Ceremony 2016


King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Nobel Prize Ceremony 2016
(photo kungahuset.se)

While King Harald and his family celebrated the presentation of the Peace Prize, King Carl XVI Gustaf and his royal house were marking the other Nobel Prizes. The awards are always handed out on December 10th, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, in Oslo and Stockholm and Sweden always wins on the glitz stakes. In a glittering ceremony, Carl XVI Gustaf presented the 2016 prizes for physics, medicine, chemistry and economic science as well as honouring literature laureate, Bob Dylan, who wasn't able to attend. All in front of the Swedish Royal Family on one of the most glittering days in its diary. Keep reading, there are tiaras.




The Nobel ceremony was held at Stockholm Concert Hall in front of an audience of several thousand guests.




King Carl XVI Gustaf was joined at the centre of the solemn celebrations by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.




Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill sat in the front row of the assembled guests for the presentations.



The King of Sweden handed over the prizes to the 2016 laureates in a ceremony which had begun with music by the Swedish Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.



In the evening, the Swedish Royal Family led laureates and guests at the traditional banquet held at Stockholm City Hall.



The royals accompanied guests on the long walk down the stone staircase before joining them at dinner in one of the most anticipated royal events of the winter.




There are more celebrations tomorrow when the King and Queen of Sweden along with their family welcome the laureates to the Royal Palace for a banquet there.

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