Pregnant Princesses Victoria and Sofia go for glamour at Nobel Prize Banquet

The Swedish royal family pulled out all the stops for the Nobel Prize Banquet at Stockholm's City Hall on Thursday evening. While King Carl XVI Gustaf had the honour of presenting the prizes during the prestigious ceremony, all eyes were on Crown Princess Victoria and her sister-in-law Princess Sofia, who are both set to welcome new additions to the royal family in the New Year.

Crown Princess Victoria highlighted her growing baby bump in a floor-length purple gown accessorised with a silver sash and the stunning Connaught Diamond tiara. The 38-year-old could be seen cradling her bump as she stood during the ceremony, which she attended with her husband Prince Daniel.


Princess Victoria highlighted her growing baby bump

Meanwhile Prince Carl Philip appeared delighted to be attending the banquet with his wife Princess Sofia. The couple are expecting their first child together in April, and the Princess kept her blossoming bump concealed under an intricately embellished midnight blue gown. Sofia topped off her outfit with the emerald and diamond encrusted tiara that was designed especially for her wedding day in June, and was glowing as she mingled with fellow guests.

Princess Sofia was glowing in an embellished gown

Other members of the royal family to attend the ceremony included Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine, who was accompanied by her husband Chris O'Neill. The couple had returned to Sweden earlier this week for a number of events, including filming their first joint television interview together.

Just like her older sister, Madeleine selected an eye-catching tiara – the Aquamarine Kokoshnik design - for the occasion along with a beautiful embellished gown and glittery clutch. The 33-year-old wowed as she entered the ceremony on the arm of Nobel Chemistry Prize 2015 co-winner Paul Modrich.

Princess Madeleine donned the Aquamarine Koloshnik tiara

The hall was decorated with 20,000 white, yellow and orange flowers which were donated by the Italian city of San Remo, while 1,600 specially invited guests attended. The Swedish royals attend the ceremony every year, which occurs on the same day as a similar ceremony in Norway.