Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel attended this Friday in Stockholm, along with King Carl XVI Gutaf and Queen Silvia, the Nobel Prize award ceremony.
No evening gowns and tiaras for the women of the Swedish royal family. No banquet for some 1,300 guests to close the event. A reduced number of participants and laureates by video from their countries. This year, the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm took place on Friday, December 10, like the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, but in a configuration adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic that is still raging in the world. And King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were accompanied only by their eldest daughter, Crown Princess Victoria, and her husband, Prince Daniel. Usually present for this major moment of the Swedish year, their son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, were indeed not at their side for this very special year 2021.
Organized in the Stockholm City Hall -and not in the Stockholm Concert Hall as usual-, the ceremony mixed speeches and musical interludes with recordings of the Nobel Prize awards that had previously taken place, due to the coronavirus, in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy, the countries of residence of the various laureates.
The wife of the sovereign and the heiress of this one had taken care to adapt their clothes to the circumstances. But they were no less beautiful. Queen Silvia, who will turn 78 on December 23, wore a long, straight, midnight-blue velvet dress with multicolored inserts and glittering embroidery on the bodice and sleeves. Princess Victoria, for her part, opted for an elegant black cocktail dress with a draped skirt and a V-necked bodice with five round buttons. A creation of the Swedish designer Pär Engsheden who, 10 years ago, had designed her wedding dress.