Swedish royals wow in glittering jewels and elegant ball gowns at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony 

The Swedish royal family put on a glittering display at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony banquet this evening, wowing in opulent jewels and elegant ball gowns. 

Queen Silvia of Sweden, 75, who wore sparkling gold for the occasion, with a chic tiara, was joined by her three children and their partners, at the glittering event in Stockholm. 

Crown Princess Victoria, 42, wowed in a voluminous monochrome off-the-shoulder gown for the elegant awards ceremony. While her sister Princess Madeleine, 37, donned a stunning strapless gown in a bright fuscia.

Sister-in-law Princess Sofia, 35, chose an eye-catching electric blue dress for the evening and a blue tiara, customising her wedding headpiece by adding turquoise stones to the tiara.

The royals were also joined by King Carl Gustaf, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip at Stockholm’s City Hall. 

Princess Sofia of Sweden, 35, accompanied Swiss astronomer and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics Didier Queloz arrive for a royal banquet to honour the laureates of the Nobel Prize 2019

Princess Sofia of Sweden, 35, accompanied Swiss astronomer and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics Didier Queloz arrive for a royal banquet to honour the laureates of the Nobel Prize 2019

Princess Sofia of Sweden, 35, accompanied Swiss astronomer and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics Didier Queloz arrive for a royal banquet to honour the laureates of the Nobel Prize 2019

Crown Princess Victoria, 42, opted for a voluminous monochrome off-the-shoulder gown for the white-tie awards ceremony at Stockholm City Hall this evening

Crown Princess Victoria, 42, opted for a voluminous monochrome off-the-shoulder gown for the white-tie awards ceremony at Stockholm City Hall this evening

Crown Princess Victoria, 42, opted for a voluminous monochrome off-the-shoulder gown for the white-tie awards ceremony at Stockholm City Hall this evening

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 37, wowed in a strapless fuscia pink gown as she accompanied US professor of medicine and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine William G. Kaelin

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 37, wowed in a strapless fuscia pink gown as she accompanied US professor of medicine and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine William G. Kaelin

Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 37, wowed in a strapless fuscia pink gown as she accompanied US professor of medicine and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine William G. Kaelin

The shimmering Table of Honour takes centre stage at the Novel Banquet for the laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics literature and economics

The shimmering Table of Honour takes centre stage at the Novel Banquet for the laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics literature and economics

The shimmering Table of Honour takes centre stage at the Novel Banquet for the laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics literature and economics 

The Swedish royal family put on a glittering display at the Nobel award ceremony in the The Concert Hall of Stockholm this evening (pictured King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria)

The Swedish royal family put on a glittering display at the Nobel award ceremony in the The Concert Hall of Stockholm this evening (pictured King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria)

The Swedish royal family put on a glittering display at the Nobel award ceremony in the The Concert Hall of Stockholm this evening (pictured King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria) 

The royal family wowed in elegant tiaras and eye-catching gowns, with Princess Sofia, 35, selecting an electric-blue gown for the occasion

The royal family wowed in elegant tiaras and eye-catching gowns, with Princess Sofia, 35, selecting an electric-blue gown for the occasion

The royal family wowed in elegant tiaras and eye-catching gowns, with Princess Sofia, 35, selecting an electric-blue gown for the occasion 

Meanwhile Princess Madeleine, 37, opted for a stunning strapless bold pink gown for the occasion and aquarmarine tiara

Meanwhile Princess Madeleine, 37, opted for a stunning strapless bold pink gown for the occasion and aquarmarine tiara

Meanwhile Princess Madeleine, 37, opted for a stunning strapless bold pink gown for the occasion and aquarmarine tiara 

As they arrived at the banquet the shimmering Table of Honour took centre stage for the laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics literature and economics. 

The Swedish royals dust off their jewels only on formal occasions, with the prestigious Nobel ceremony the perfect excuse to show off the family heirlooms.  

Despite the opulence of the occasion, Queen Silvia took the opportunity to rewear an older Elie Saab white and gold gown, which she paired with Queen Sofia’s tiara. 

Crown Princess Victoria, 42, stepped out in a voluminous black and white off-the-shoulder gown, which featured rose embroidery

Crown Princess Victoria, 42, stepped out in a voluminous black and white off-the-shoulder gown, which featured rose embroidery

Crown Princess Victoria, 42, stepped out in a voluminous black and white off-the-shoulder gown, which featured rose embroidery 

Queen Silvia opted to rewear the same gold gown by designer Elie Saab which she wore for the ceremony last year

Queen Silvia opted to rewear the same gold gown by designer Elie Saab which she wore for the ceremony last year

Queen Silvia opted to rewear the same gold gown by designer Elie Saab which she wore for the ceremony last year

The headpiece features a central collet-set diamond, as well as smaller gems on its nine prongs. 

Meanwhile her elder daughter Crown Princess Victoria selected a voluminious gown by Swedish designer Selam Fessahaye. 

The off-the-shoulder gown featured large black and white rose detailing. The heir apparent donned the Baden Fringe tiara with a diamond necklace and drop-style earrings. 

Princess Sofia stood out in the eyecatching electric blue gown and altered her wedding jewels so the tiara's stones perfectly coordinating with the ensemble

Princess Sofia stood out in the eyecatching electric blue gown and altered her wedding jewels so the tiara's stones perfectly coordinating with the ensemble

Princess Sofia stood out in the eyecatching electric blue gown and altered her wedding jewels so the tiara’s stones perfectly coordinating with the ensemble 

The royal family appeared relaxed ahead of the evening's event, before joining attendees for a large banquet

The royal family appeared relaxed ahead of the evening's event, before joining attendees for a large banquet

The royal family appeared relaxed ahead of the evening’s event, before joining attendees for a large banquet 

Younger sister Princess Madeline stood out from the crowd in a bold pink gown, which she teamed with Princess Margaretha’s Aquamarine Kokoshnik tiara.  She completed her outfit with a large pair of statement diamond earrings.

Prince Carl Philip’s wife also opted for a blue tiara, customising her wedding headpiece by adding turquoise stones to the piece. 

She also added pearl toppers with the headpiece, which was a wedding gift to her from new in-laws King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. 

At one stage, Princess Sofia appeared pensive while attending the award ceremony in Stockholm this evening

At one stage, Princess Sofia appeared pensive while attending the award ceremony in Stockholm this evening

At one stage, Princess Sofia appeared pensive while attending the award ceremony in Stockholm this evening 

Princess Sofia and Princess Madeline were seated next to one another throughout the awards evening, both donning elegant blue jewelled tiaras for the event

Princess Sofia and Princess Madeline were seated next to one another throughout the awards evening, both donning elegant blue jewelled tiaras for the event

Princess Sofia and Princess Madeline were seated next to one another throughout the awards evening, both donning elegant blue jewelled tiaras for the event 

Crown Princess Victoria smiled while watching her father hand out awards during the prize ceremony in Stockholm

Crown Princess Victoria smiled while watching her father hand out awards during the prize ceremony in Stockholm

Crown Princess Victoria smiled while watching her father hand out awards during the prize ceremony in Stockholm 

Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke received his award from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony with this year’s other laureates, followed by a gala banquet attended by more than 1,200 special guests.

The Academy honoured Handke ‘for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience’.

It called him ‘one of the most influential writers in Europe after the Second World War’.

But the award has stirred controversy. One Nobel committee member resigned over the choice, while Tuesday’s ceremony was boycotted by one Academy member and representatives of the embassies of Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Turkey boycotted Tuesday’s ceremony. 

The royal could be seen standing to applaud award winners alongside other attendees at the ceremony

The royal could be seen standing to applaud award winners alongside other attendees at the ceremony

The royal could be seen standing to applaud award winners alongside other attendees at the ceremony 

Attendees at the Nobel Award Ceremony ahead of the event starting, including Austrian author and 2019 Laureate Peter Handke (centre)

Attendees at the Nobel Award Ceremony ahead of the event starting, including Austrian author and 2019 Laureate Peter Handke (centre)

Attendees at the Nobel Award Ceremony ahead of the event starting, including Austrian author and 2019 Laureate Peter Handke (centre) 

As Handke received the prize in Stockholm’s Concert Hall, hundreds of protesters gathered in two locations in the city to oppose the award, including a handful of people outside the building holding banners urging him to ‘apologise to the victims of Srebrenica’.

In 1997 Handke was accused of minimising Serb war crimes in his book ‘A Journey to the Rivers: Justice for Serbia’.

He also drew criticism for speaking at the 2006 funeral of Milosevic, who died while on trial for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden handed out awards during the ceremony in Stockholm, while attendees watched on

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden handed out awards during the ceremony in Stockholm, while attendees watched on

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden handed out awards during the ceremony in Stockholm, while attendees watched on 

Later the royals joined over 1,000 attendees at the Nobel Banquet for the laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics, literature and economics in Stockholm

Later the royals joined over 1,000 attendees at the Nobel Banquet for the laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics, literature and economics in Stockholm

Later the royals joined over 1,000 attendees at the Nobel Banquet for the laureates in medicine, chemistry, physics, literature and economics in Stockholm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the choice of Handke, saying ‘the Nobel has no value’.

‘Granting the Nobel Literature Prize on Human Rights Day to a figure who denies the genocide in Bosnia and Herzogovina is nothing less than rewarding human rights violations,’ he told Turkish television.

Handke’s award came as the Academy struggles to recover from a rape scandal that resulted in the 2018 prize being postponed and awarded this year to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.

Dr Akira Yoshino, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (pictured centre) appeared in good spirits as he sat with Kumiko Yoshino (left) and Fiona Ratcliffe at the highly anticipated banquet

Dr Akira Yoshino, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (pictured centre) appeared in good spirits as he sat with Kumiko Yoshino (left) and Fiona Ratcliffe at the highly anticipated banquet

Dr Akira Yoshino, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (pictured centre) appeared in good spirits as he sat with Kumiko Yoshino (left) and Fiona Ratcliffe at the highly anticipated banquet

Queen Silvia (pictured) appeared effortlessly elegant in an Elie Saab white and gold gown, paired with Queen Sofia's tiara and glittering jewels

Queen Silvia (pictured) appeared effortlessly elegant in an Elie Saab white and gold gown, paired with Queen Sofia's tiara and glittering jewels

Queen Silvia (pictured) appeared effortlessly elegant in an Elie Saab white and gold gown, paired with Queen Sofia’s tiara and glittering jewels

Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden (pictured right) was seen in deep discussion with co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Olga Tokarczu

Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden (pictured right) was seen in deep discussion with co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Olga Tokarczu

Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden (pictured right) was seen in deep discussion with co-laureate of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Olga Tokarczu

Princess Sofia of Sweden (pictured left) wore her hair in subtle waves with a centre-parting to frame her face, she was seated next to Professor Didier Queloz, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Princess Sofia of Sweden (pictured left) wore her hair in subtle waves with a centre-parting to frame her face, she was seated next to Professor Didier Queloz, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Princess Sofia of Sweden (pictured left) wore her hair in subtle waves with a centre-parting to frame her face, she was seated next to Professor Didier Queloz, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Princess Madeleine, 37, (pictured) opted for sweeping her hair entirely off her face to reveal stunning silver earrings that coordinated perfectly with her fuchsia gown

Princess Madeleine, 37, (pictured) opted for sweeping her hair entirely off her face to reveal stunning silver earrings that coordinated perfectly with her fuchsia gown

Princess Madeleine, 37, (pictured) opted for sweeping her hair entirely off her face to reveal stunning silver earrings that coordinated perfectly with her fuchsia gown

Author Peter Handke, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 (pictured) arrived alongside Sophie Semin Handke who wore an artsy white dress with black detail

Author Peter Handke, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 (pictured) arrived alongside Sophie Semin Handke who wore an artsy white dress with black detail

Author Peter Handke, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 (pictured) arrived alongside Sophie Semin Handke who wore an artsy white dress with black detail

Professor Esther Duflo, laureate of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel  beamed alongside Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Professor Esther Duflo, laureate of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel  beamed alongside Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Professor Esther Duflo, laureate of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel  beamed alongside Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (pictured centre) joined conversations with US professor of medicine and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine William G. Kaeli

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (pictured centre) joined conversations with US professor of medicine and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine William G. Kaeli

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (pictured centre) joined conversations with US professor of medicine and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine William G. Kaeli

The glittering event has sparked discussions, after one Nobel committee member resigned over the announcement of an acclaimed recipient

The glittering event has sparked discussions, after one Nobel committee member resigned over the announcement of an acclaimed recipient

The glittering event has sparked discussions, after one Nobel committee member resigned over the announcement of an acclaimed recipient 

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (pictured) who entered alongside Professor Emeritus James Peebles, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics opted for minimal make-up

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (pictured) who entered alongside Professor Emeritus James Peebles, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics opted for minimal make-up

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (pictured) who entered alongside Professor Emeritus James Peebles, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics opted for minimal make-up

Nobel Physics laureate, Didier Queloz (pictured right) appeared delighted as he posed for photographs with Princess Sofia

Nobel Physics laureate, Didier Queloz (pictured right) appeared delighted as he posed for photographs with Princess Sofia

Nobel Physics laureate, Didier Queloz (pictured right) appeared delighted as he posed for photographs with Princess Sofia

King Carl XVI Gustaf looked dapper as he jointed the prestigious banquet with Evy Heldin, partner to Chairman of the Nobel foundation

King Carl XVI Gustaf looked dapper as he jointed the prestigious banquet with Evy Heldin, partner to Chairman of the Nobel foundation

King Carl XVI Gustaf looked dapper as he jointed the prestigious banquet with Evy Heldin, partner to Chairman of the Nobel foundation

Evy opted for a flattering metallic skirt teamed with an off the shoulder blouse, completing the look with black shoes and matching clutch bag

Evy opted for a flattering metallic skirt teamed with an off the shoulder blouse, completing the look with black shoes and matching clutch bag

Evy opted for a flattering metallic skirt teamed with an off the shoulder blouse, completing the look with black shoes and matching clutch bag

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (pictured) looked glamorous with subtle pink lip gloss and eyes defined with black eyeliner

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (pictured) looked glamorous with subtle pink lip gloss and eyes defined with black eyeliner

Princess Madeleine of Sweden (pictured) looked glamorous with subtle pink lip gloss and eyes defined with black eyeliner

Princess Sofia of Sweden (pictured) opted for pink blusher and matching lipstick for a healthy glow

Princess Sofia of Sweden (pictured) opted for pink blusher and matching lipstick for a healthy glow

Princess Sofia of Sweden (pictured) opted for pink blusher and matching lipstick for a healthy glow 

Canadian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and theoretical cosmologist and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics James Peebles (pictured) beamed alongside Crown princess Victoria of Sweden

Canadian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and theoretical cosmologist and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics James Peebles (pictured) beamed alongside Crown princess Victoria of Sweden

Canadian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and theoretical cosmologist and co-laureate of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics James Peebles (pictured) beamed alongside Crown princess Victoria of Sweden

Queen Silvia of Sweden (pictured) completed her elegant look with a cascade of glittering jewelry and gold clutch bag

Queen Silvia of Sweden (pictured) completed her elegant look with a cascade of glittering jewelry and gold clutch bag

Queen Silvia of Sweden (pictured) completed her elegant look with a cascade of glittering jewelry and gold clutch bag

Princess Victoria (pictured) appeared in good spirits as she smiled for photographs at the highly anticipated banquet

Princess Victoria (pictured) appeared in good spirits as she smiled for photographs at the highly anticipated banquet

Princess Victoria (pictured) appeared in good spirits as she smiled for photographs at the highly anticipated banquet

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