One of my favorite royal events of the year is the Nobel Prize Ceremony held in Stockholm every year on December 10. There are so many tiaras and gowns and the Swedish Royal Family always bring it for this event, and there are usually a few surprises thrown in. This year is no different.
Crown Princess Victoria typically goes all out for the Nobels, and this year she decided to wrap a comforter around her person and call it a gown. I jest, but Victoria’s black and white, puffy sleeved, comforter-style gown by Selam Fessahaye is certainly an interesting choice. It’s not my favorite Nobel gown Victoria has ever worn, but it’s… well… it brings the dramz, I’ll give it that.
Victoria chose her go-to tiara – the Baden Sunray Fringe Tiara – along with a diamond necklace and diamond earrings. A diamond floral brooch secured her Order of the Seraphim sash, and she wore the Portrait of the King.
Queen Silvia hasn’t worn big ballgowns for years, and usually I’m not a huge fan of her gown choices, but this year Silvia chose a taupe gown with gold embroidery by Elie Saab which I think looks very pretty on her. She chose Queen Sophia’s Nine Prong Tiara because she’s a huge fan of it even if no one else is. She also wore diamond earrings, necklace, and brooch, and the Order of the Seraphim and the Portrait of the King.
Princess Sofia continues to get the most out of her Wedding Tiara, this time exchanging the emeralds for turquoise. This might just be my favorite rendition of this tiara; I love turquoise tiaras because they’re so different. In addition to the emerald version Sofia debuted at her wedding, she also has a diamond-only version and a pearl version.
Sofia also wore turquoise earrings and a diamond brooch to secure her Order of the Seraphim. Like the other ladies, Sofia wore the Portrait of the King. Sofia’s dress was a matching blue, off-the-shoulder number by Emelie Janrell which would have been gorgeous if she hadn’t stuck on puffy, hammer-pants sleeves.
Princess Madeleine was my best dressed of the night. She wore a fuchsia gown by Angel Sanchez which at first glance appears strapless, but actually has a mesh, sleeveless top with buttons at the back. Madeleine wore one of my favorite tiaras: the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara. She also wore massive diamond earrings, a large diamond bracelet, and the Order of the Seraphim and Portrait of the King.
The men were also in attendance: King Carl Gustaf, Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Philip. Madeleine’s husband, Chris O’Neill, was not in attendance.
One of my favorite parts of the Nobel ceremony is the food. I love the vignettes SVT has about the Nobel food. The Nobel banquet menu consisted of:
- First Course: Kalix vendace roe with cucumber, pickle-poached kohlrabi, creamy dill and a horseradish sauce.
- Second Course: Duck stuffed with black chanterelles and lemon thyme, potatoes with caramelized garlic, spiced pickled golden beetroot and a roast duck jus. Served with Savoy cabbage with smoked shiitake, baked onion and spruce oil.
- Third Course: Raspberry mousse, dehydrated chocolate mousse, raspberry kissel and raspberry sorbet.
You can watch the Nobel Prize Ceremony here and the Nobel Banquet here for the next six months.