White Tie Honours: Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 2013

Posted on December 11, 2013

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Jenny Munro and King Carl Gustav XVI (Pascal Le Segretain | Getty Images Europe)

The Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony is arguably the most high profile white-tie affair in the world and takes place annually on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.  At yesterday’s ceremony I was very proud to see Jenny Munro accept the award for literature on behalf of her mother, Canadian author Alice Munro.

The full-dress attire worn by the Swedish royal family was not such a matter of national pride though.  You’d think that with their extensive experience in the field of formal attire they’d know enough to avoid the amateur faux pas of long waistcoats that play peek-a-boo below the tailcoat fronts.

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Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel , King Carl Gustaf XVI and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.
(Pascal Le Segretain | Getty Images Europe)

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