• Sweden edition
 
Madeleine ditches Nobel gala for New York do

Madeleine ditches Nobel gala for New York do

Published: 24 Nov 2011 15:17 GMT+01:00
Updated: 24 Nov 2011 15:17 GMT+01:00

”She has been working for some time in the US and has been invited to take part in an event there on the Nobel day,” the Royal Court's press officer Bertil Ternert told daily Aftonbladet.

The Swedish Royal Family are traditionally staple attendees at the annual white-tie Nobel awards ceremony held in Stockholm's Concert House, as well as the lavish dinner that follows at the Swedish capital's City Hall.

This year, the awards ceremonly will be attended by the Swedish King and Queen as well as Crown princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

However, the entire Royal family will be in attendance at the post-award banquet later in the day. All but Princess Madeleine.

The non-attendance by the fashion savvy princess, generally regarded as the best dressed at the event, will come as a disappointment to many Swedes watching the show on TV.

”But I am sure her presence will be appreciated in the US,” Ternert told Aftonbladet.

The event the Princess is chosing before the Nobel festivities is a celebration to commemorate women in science through the years.

This year marks the 100-year anniversay since Marie Curie received her second Nobel prize, a fact which will be celebrated at the event Princess Madeleine will be attending in New York.

”This is being celebrated in the US due to the clash with this year's Nobel ceremony in Sweden,” said Ternert to the paper.

Rebecca Martin (rebecca.martin@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

16:13 November 24, 2011 by Osk
My night is ruined
16:34 November 24, 2011 by SimonDMontfort
News-worthy, I suppose, to royal court followers: I suspect more than a few of us have other things to concern us
17:11 November 24, 2011 by Douglas Garner
I do think it is worthwhile as they noted that this is not a snub to Sweden, but rather in support of another significant celebration. It does seem like the coordination could have been better... although perhaps that was intended by the organization leadership.
17:15 November 24, 2011 by cogito
Besides, she really really likes New York and seizes any excuse she can to go there.

Given the choice between the Nobel thing and free trip to New York, I'd do the same.
19:55 November 24, 2011 by Alohart
Isn't she living in New York now? Her choice would be staying in New York or flying free to Stockholm to attend the Nobel thing.
20:29 November 24, 2011 by Kaethar
Yes, she lives in New York.
07:54 November 25, 2011 by karex
@DouglasGarner

I expect the timing wasn't something that could really be planned differently seeing as the New York event is also to celebrate a Nobel award. Don't they hold these awards at the same time every year? It's the current award on one side and a former one on the other. I expect that it would have been nice to hold both in Sweden, but then perhaps they decided that they didn't want one to run the risk of upstaging another...
07:57 November 25, 2011 by Attestupa
Come on, The Local !!! This headline is totally misleading.

The event she is attending - women in science - is very worthy and is linked to the Nobel prize itself. Any anniversary of the award of any Nobel prize is bound to occur on 10th December !

Please don't dramatise things.
07:59 November 25, 2011 by wabasha
saying she works in new york is a bit funny.
09:20 November 25, 2011 by star10
it might be good for Swedenen's publicity in the U.S if the NY program gets big attention in the US. Her precence may help that.
11:02 November 25, 2011 by johnny1939
I don't blame her at all. My mother attended a Nobel dinner many moons ago and thought it was very, very boring.
01:36 November 26, 2011 by Britt-Marie7
I have attended it too, a long time ago, but I thought it was very interesting and the dinner, together with the then King was great,and so was the dancing.

But Princess Madeleine have attended the ceremony already several times, so OK that she is not there.
16:48 October 6, 2012 by Helge Krupski
Open Information for prosecutors and police in Sweden about King of Sweden and Princess Madeleine (in comments Mr. Helge Krupski):

http://www.thelocal.se/43622/20121004/ . Additionally tell - I was send my letters directly to the police and the prosecutor's office in Sweden, it is necessary to wait for their response...if King and his daughter to pay bribes... Can be they honest?
Today's headlines
Swedish teenagers abused on Secret app
File photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

Swedish teenagers abused on Secret app

Swedish police are struggling to know what to do with a new batch of criminal reports filed by teenagers upset about a controversial app that allows users to post comments and pictures anonymously. READ  

National
Swedish man beats bus in video challenge

Swedish man beats bus in video challenge

UPDATED: A Swedish runner who filmed himself beating his bus in Sundbyberg in north west Stockholm over the weekend is now planning to a similar challenge on the capital's Metro system. READ  

Regional
Rain causes power cuts across east Sweden
Strong winds are battering Stockholm and the east coast of Sweden. Photo: TT

Rain causes power cuts across east Sweden

Heavy rain and wind have left thousands without electricity in eastern Sweden, with ferries also disrupted by the storm. READ  

National
Sweden's benefit agency website down
Sweden's Social Insurance Agency is experiencing problems. Photo: TT

Sweden's benefit agency website down

Sweden's Social Insurance Agency website was out of action on Monday, as officials promised that the technical fault would not delay benefit payments. READ  

Elections 2014
Budget headache for new coalition partners
Social Democrat economic spokesperson Magdalena Andersson with Per Bo from the Green Party. Photo: TT

Budget headache for new coalition partners

UPDATED: The Social Democrats have been holding talks with the Green party to try and agree on a future coalition budget. But questions remain over how they will work together on issues including defence and nuclear power. READ  

National
US runaway banned from name change in Sweden
'Wanted' photograph of David Hemler used by US Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Hemler lives and works in Uppsala. Photo: Shutterstock

US runaway banned from name change in Sweden

A US airman who deserted from the military three decades ago and moved to Sweden has failed in his bid to get his old name back, because a Swedish court says he can’t prove his identity. READ  

My Swedish Career
Plucked out of Canada for love and guitars
Sharleen in action. Photo: Sebastian Bularca

Plucked out of Canada for love and guitars

For this week's My Swedish Career we meet a Canadian who came to Sweden for love and now works in Lidköping, custom-making guitars. READ  

Regional
Flood and high wind warning in east Sweden
Stockholm experienced heavy rain on Sunday. Photo: TT

Flood and high wind warning in east Sweden

After heavy rain broke off the September sunshine in eastern Sweden on Sunday, forecasters warn more bad weather is on the way. READ  

Tech
World car record on Malmö bridge

World car record on Malmö bridge

The longest electric car parade on a bridge between two countries was formed on the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark on Sunday, with environmental campaigners breaking several other world records in the process. READ  

National
Two hurt in Helsingborg ferry crash
The damaged ferry is being inspected on Monday. Photo: TT

Two hurt in Helsingborg ferry crash

UPDATED: A ferry crashed into a pier in the port of Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Sunday night, with two people taken to hospital following the collision. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Finest
Gallery
People-watching: September 20th
The 'black gold' of Sweden's west coast.
National
West Sweden prepares for the 2014 lobster premiere
Society
What's on in Sweden
Politics
How Sweden Democrats went mainstream
Politics
Scandinavia and Scotland: closer links?
Blog updates

22 September

Welcome National Geographic! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"What comes to mind when you think of the “The Arctic”? Crystal-encased cliffs jutting from the sea, baronial Polar bears scavenging over sheets of cracked ice or a lone explorer heading north into the night. The image my mind invokes is of three sparkling green lines splashed across the sky like graffiti— the Aurora Borealis— our..." READ »

 

19 September

Editor’s blog (The Local Sweden) »

"Happy Friday readers! It sure has been a exciting week in Sweden, where we’re set to get a new Prime Minister after Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped down following Sunday’s elections. The Local blogged live from the key political gatherings across Stockholm. Why not re-visit the action by taking a look at our photos, tweets, videos and analysis? Since the..." READ »

 
 
 
Gallery
Property of the week - Eskilstuna
Sponsored Article
How to start a business in Stockholm
Society
How I became a surf blogger when I moved to Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: September 13th
Society
Why is Stockholm's Södermalm so cool?
Gallery
People-watching: September 11th
Gallery
People-watching: September 13th
Politics
Five possible election outcomes
Politics
Sweden elections: How do they work?
Politics
Sweden elections: Who's who?
Gallery
Property of the week - Hornstull, Stockholm
Analysis
Five differences between the UK and Sweden
Welshman Jonny Luck is now a chef in Sweden
Society
How I opened my own restaurant in Sweden's Malmö
Sponsored Article
Stockholm tech fest: relive the magic
Gallery
People-watching September 8th
Photo: TT
Politics
Feminists fight for first seats
Politics
Immigration cut push from Sweden Democrats
Sheryl Sandberg says women have "low expectations"
Tech
Facebook exec talks women's limits in Swedish business
Politics
Left Party calls for justice and equality
Politics
Green Party wants 'better world' for kids
Sponsored Article
Introducing… Insurance in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Graduates: Insure your income in Sweden with AEA
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

851
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN