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Bjork makes sartorial statement as Daniel and Princess Victoria hit the red carpet

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Victoria and her prince attended the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm this week
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One of the two recipients of the prestigious award was Icelandic star Bjork who arrived in a typically unusual ensemble
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Both the pop singer and conductor Ennio Morricone were presented their prize by King Carl Gustaf, who seemed to hit it off with the 44-year-old songstress
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31 AUGUST 2010

Sweden's new prince Daniel Westling is really settling into his regal role following his June wedding to Crown Princess Victoria.

Having made his first official appearance as the Duke of Vastergotland earlier in the month, the 36-year-old once again proved himself to be the perfect gentleman as he escorted his wife to the Polar Music Prize ceremony.

Daniel - dapper in a tailored suit – and Victoria seemed blissfully happy as they walked the red carpet together, the heiress to the throne particularly radiant in a shimmering two-tone metallic dress.

They joined Victoria's mother and father, Carl Gustav XVI and Silvia of Sweden, for the 19th presentation of the music prize – the king annually presents awards to the laureates.

This year it was the turn of Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork and Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone to be honoured at the event, held in Stockholm's Concert Hall.

With a reputation for an avante-garde approach to fashion to uphold, Bjork selected a typically flamboyant ensemble to arrive in featuring a textured pink jacket and orange skirt.

And by the time she had taken her place at the table next to the Swedish monarch, the quirky 44-year-old had changed into a silk kimono-esque dress.

The brunette singer, who was accompanied by her father, and Ennio both received one million Swedish kronor as prize money, as well as pieces of art created especially for them.

But for Bjork, taking her place alongside the likes of Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Elton John was reward enough – she said it "tickled" her vanity to be named alongside the former laureates.

The Polar Music Prize is typically shared by a pop artist and a classical musician.

It was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, the manager of Sweden's legendary group Abba.