Expectant moms Victoria and Sofia dazzle at Nobel Prize banquet

It was a glittering affair as the Swedish royal family descended on Stockholm's City Hall for the Nobel Prize banquet. And though King Carl XVI Gustaf was had the prestigious task of presenting the evening's awards, it was expectant moms Crown Princess Victoria and her sister-in-law Princess Sofia who really stole the show.

Princess Victoria highlighted her growing baby bump in a floor-length purple gown accessorized 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 new 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 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.

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

Princess Madeleine wore 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, and 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.

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