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Open Post – 2022 Nobel Prize Ceremonies (Updated King’s Dinner!)

Yes! They are back! The Nobel ceremonies are back in all their glory after a pandemic-driven hiatus. Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been awarded on December 10th, the day of Alfred Nobel’s death.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner – Oslo

The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties.

Nobel Committee

Nobel Prize Winners Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Medicine and Economic Sciences – Stockholm

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 – Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 – Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless “for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022 – Svante Pääbo “for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution”

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022 – Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2022 – Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig “for research on banks and financial crises”.

Nobel Committee

Schedule and Streaming

Peace Prize Award Ceremony 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CET
Location: Oslo City Hall

Nobel Banquet 7:00 p.m. CET
Location: Grand Hotel Oslo (not sure if this is streamed – the media is included by invitation only)

Nobel Prize Award ceremony 4:00 p.m. CET
Location: Konserthuset Stockholm/Stockholm Concert Hall

Nobel Prize banquet 7:00 p.m. CET
Location: Stockholm City Hall

The ceremonies from both locations will be streamed live from the Nobel website.

Youtube streaming is here.

In the past, King Carl Gustaf has hosted a King’s Dinner the following evening. We do not have confirmation of that for this year, however, it could happen. We’ll keep you updated as we go along.

Saturday, December 10

The arrival of my favorite King, looking pretty good, was balm for my soul. Queen Sonja looks lovely in her head-to-toe teal and her massive black “pearls”.

Crown Princess Mette Marit attended, which is a nice surprise, since she is often not well enough these days. Per UFONoMore, she is wearing a Catherine Walker coatdress and a Jane Taylor “bandage” hat. I’m also applauding the general trend of a stronger lip color on our royals.

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The evening banquet is not a tiara occasion in Norway, but we did get another sighting of the Crown Princess in red. The Queen is wearing white, which always flatters her.

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Over in Sweden, things are a little more formal. The Queen wore the Napoleonic Amethyst parure with a deep purple gown. The style is familiar to us but we haven’t found a previous wearing, so we are assuming its new. Crown Princess Victoria is in Camilla Thulin – new – and Princess Sofia is wearing Ida Lanto. They are wearing the Six Button (with the added base) and the Diamond Palmette with a new aquamarine blue topaz configuration.

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Let’s take a closer look at the ladies, shall we? The Crown Princess shows off the Vasa Earrings and the heirloom topaz necklace from Crown Princess Margareta.

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As is her custom, she added a brooch to her hair. You can see the floral piece matches the brooch attaching her sash. Some of the extra buttons perhaps?

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Can we talk bracelets?

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The Queen is very royal in purple. The overskirt on her gown can be removed, which makes the gown much more wearable for other gala occasions. As far as the amethysts go, sometimes an all parure appearance can be a bit much, but no one is complaining on this night.

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Princess Sofia’s dress is less claustrophobic when she’s standing. However, it’s the new aquamarine blue topaz configuration of her tiara that catches the eye. The new LWL earrings are a beautiful match.

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Oh my word, Princess Christina wore butterflies and the Connaught! My night is complete.

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For those of you who like flowers and grand venues, here you go.

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Sunday, December 11

The Swedes have gone right back to full bore celebration of the Nobel prizes, including the annual King’s dinner. Queen Silvia must have been missing her Nine Prong (Pronger to Baguettes) because she has proudly brought it out and paired it with a slim fit gown. Is this tangerine? I want to call it tangerine.

It’s the return of Kermit! Crown Princess Victoria paired this Elie Saab with Princess Lilian’s Laurel Wreath tiara and the emerald demi-parure necklace and earrings.

Princess Sofia is just the most delicious looking creamsicle here, isn’t she? Per UFONoMore, that is a new Lily Jahilo “Maxima” dress. She must have been up late last night switching out her blue topazes for pearl tiara toppers. Who is keeping the spreadsheet? This a twofer weekend for that tiara!

Princess Christina (and TORD, for the fans) both look terrific. The purple gown blends with the orange and green in a harmonious way. She’s back to the Four Button, her comfort tiara.


Please leave your comments, photos, and observations below. We’ll catch up with official business as we can!