Official dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

On Thursday 23 November, The King and Queen hosted an official dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

Guests included representatives from the diplomatic corps, the Riksdag, the Swedish Government, authorities, science, sport, business and culture, as well as people the Royal Family had met on visits.

The guests were received and greeted by The King and Queen, The Prince Couple and Prince Daniel in the Vita Havet Assembly Rooms. The dinner was served in Karl XI's Gallery.

The glassware by Kosta, designed by Sigurd Persson, was a wedding present to The King and Queen in 1976 from the Swedish Government and the Riksdag. The table linen was King Gustaf VI Adolf's linen, woven in Ireland in 1959. Photo: royalcourt.se

The seating arrangements

The King accompanied First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Ewa Thalén Finné to the table. Minister Heléne Fritzon was seated to his left.

The Queen was accompanied to the table by Minister Ibrahim Baylan. Bolivia's ambassador Milton René Soto Santiesteban was seated to her right.

Prince Carl Philip accompanied Minister Heléne Fritzon to the table. Ambassador Johanna Brismar Skoog was seated to his left.

Princess Sofia was accompanied to the table by Bolivia's ambassador Milton René Soto Santiesteban. Minister Per Bolund was seated to her right.

Prince Daniel accompanied Minister Ylva Johansson to the table. First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Ewa Thalén Finné was seated to his left.

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Grilled scallops with cauliflower velouté,
fried rye bread and Kalix vendace roe

Butter-baked fillet of cod with baked fennel, crushed potatoes,
garlic-tossed chard and white wine sauce

Roasted fillet of reindeer veal with Jerusalem artichoke,
fried autumn mushrooms and game jus flavoured with allspice

Cognac-flambéed plums, with vanilla Bavarian cream,
plum sorbet and butterscotch

Karl XI's Gallery is ready for the evening's official dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

Bunches of roses in Karl XI's Gallery. Photo: royalcourt.se