The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Banquet in Oslo was attended by Norwegian royals

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

On December 10, 2022 King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Banquet held in honour of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates at the Grand Hotel in Oslo. More than 200 guests were present at the Nobel Banquet.

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties.

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Oleksandra Matviytsyuk, Natallia Pintsyuk. Crown Princess Mette-Marit

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  1. Queen Sonja looks wonderful, I love her jewel pieces, very individual. CP MM looks beautiful, she wears red beautifully.

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    1. I absolutely agree. MM looks great in red, and festive. Queen Sonja looks beautiful in her gown. The men look handsome.
      Chel

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    2. Agree 199% with you both

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  2. I know this is black tie rather than white tie (as in Stockholm), but I must say that I find all of these outfits underwhelming.
    Mette-Marit looks especially frumpy here. The dress looks like a polyester item straight from the 80s. And her hair like this? Nooo.
    Haakon - please get a new dinner jacket, a proper tuxedo. This is no good. Should be black to start with, should fit without pulling and puckering, and ideally no double-breasted buttoning - so more of the shirt is visible and the bow-tie has some room to be.
    Haakon hardly ever looks truly sharp and polished. So much unused potential... Too bad.
    Sonja looks alright from what I can see, but her dress isn´t truly festive either.

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    1. How tone-deaf can you be? Russia and Ukrain are at war!!! How "festive" do you want them to be?

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    2. Midnight blue is totally acceptable for evening wear and tuxedos. Flashlight photos always makes blue stand out.
      The CPs dress is a good color but the style and fit is not. Wide shoulders, puff sleeves and rushing are not the best choice for a curvier lady. Ladyofthemanor

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    3. This is the Nobel PEACE prize. If efforts for peace aren´t worth celebrating, then I don´t know what is. And my remark isn´t about the situation in the world anyway (the ongoing conflict hasn´t stopped a multitude of similarly or more festive and opulent galas to go ahead in the past weeks alone; and - the Ukraine conflict isn´t the only war in the world either!); My remark is about the significance of the prize which is THE most honorable reward there is, and I think it calls for more than your usual dinner attire. The prize should be given the festive framework it deserves. Remember - it´s to honour the Nobel laureates and their efforts for world peace.

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    4. P. the original11/12/22 13:03

      I agree with your comments ( except for Mette- Marit ensemble), Vanessa👏👏👏👏
      Thank you.
      Nothing is ever too much to honor the Nobel Laureates' efforts for peace.
      I anybody fails to understand this basic point, they should turn their attention to something else.

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    5. If you have a problem that the Nobel banquet in Norway are not white tie which has never been the tradition by the way take it up with the Nobel committee. They are all dressed appropriately and they all look great. MM is stunning from top to bottom. Do you realise how mean and nasty you sound?

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    6. That's great Vanessa - good to know there's at least one awards ceremony where people wear expensive clothes and fly in from all over the world that gets your seal of approval.

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    7. @Ladyofthemanor: You´re probably right about the flashlights making the suit look blue-er than it is. I know that midnight blue is acceptable, but I never liked it.
      @13:23: I don´t have a problem with black-tie. In fact, I recognised the dresscode in my very first sentence above. Of course, they all look appropriate, but I find the outfits underwhelming as such and especially given the significance of the prize. There is nothing mean or nasty about saying that.
      @ 14:07: I didn´t say anything about expensive. Or about people flying in from all over the world. I don´t care. And it´s not about approval. It´s about what these various awards stand for. The Nobel prize IS the highest recognition in the respective fields, and I think the prize-giving ceremony should reflect that. It has a longstanding tradition and a set standard.
      In the case of the various new awards we´ve seen, again, I judge based on what the awards are meant to stand for. If the "Earthshot Prize" aims to avoid waste and (over-)consumption in order to repair the planet, I´ll call them out for waste and lavish consumption. If the "Hillary R. Clinton award" allegedly aims to create a more peaceful and secure world I´ll point out that H.Clinton was in a position of power for decades and could have created peace and security in the world but didn´t. Likewise, the Buckingham Palace reception allegedly held to raise awareness regarding gender-based violence will not raise any awareness by royals mingling in London, let alone "eliminate" violence against women (explicit goal of their campaign!). I didn´t define these goals and causes, but since they did, I´ll call them out if they´re not true to their words. That´s all. It´s about accountability.

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    8. While I'm not the one who asked about the prices, allow me to say thank you very much for the nice summary of the significance of the prices, very helpful.

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    9. P. the original12/12/22 10:26

      Vanessa at 21:36
      Again a laudable, informed and so well worded out comment from you.
      Thank you.
      Nothing more to add on my part.

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  3. Wie schön, König Harald so zu sehen. Die königlichen Damen haben alles richtig gemacht, schlichte Eleganz eher zurĂŒckhaltend, mag ich sehr. Sie geben optisch den Gewinnern den Vorrang zu glĂ€nzen, fĂŒr Leistung.

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  4. Si vede molto poco degli abiti, perĂČ il rosso dona a Mette Marit come il bianco a Sonja.
    Non c'Ú il fasto e lo splendore dei gioielli come in Svezia, meglio perché e il focus dell'evento sono i premiati e le motivazioni.
    Rossella

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  5. La reine Sonja est Ă©lĂ©gante en blanc mĂȘme si elle fait preuve de sobriĂ©tĂ© ; est-ce que je vois un collier fait de diamants/Ă©meraudes comme les boucles d'oreilles ? Mette-Marit qui a changĂ© de coiffure est belle dans cette couleur rouge !

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  6. I don't like any of the royal ladies' outfits. MM is wearing one of the frilly dresses she loves so much but does nothing for her figure, and Queen Sonja's is blah, but at her age she can wear whatever she wants and still look good.

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    1. MM has a normal female figure. The dress would not look good on anybody (save maybe a 4 year old little girl for the kindergarten xmas party) because the dress is rather ugly. Queen Sonja looks good because she has an excellent taste, and this has nothing to do with her age. (-Ann.)

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  7. La reine Sonja est Ă©lĂ©gante en blanc mĂȘme si elle fait preuve de sobriĂ©tĂ© ; est-ce que je vois un collier fait de diamants/Ă©meraudes comme les boucles d'oreilles ? Mette-Marit qui a changĂ© de coiffure est belle dans cette couleur rouge !

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  8. The Queen is the really winterqueen in her snowwhite dress, very nice.
    MM wears not a good dress.
    (Vanessa, you gave a very good comment about the value of this peace prize)
    Mabel

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  9. Mette-Marit is glamorous and gorgeous in red. The Queen in white. The men are handsome. What not to like.

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  10. The lady in the black gown with coral beads looks fabulous. It appears that all of the recipients of the Peace Prize are wearing black which, given their situation, seems appropriate. Queen Sonja's white gown, set off with her emerald necklace, is very pretty. CP M-M's dress is a good color for her although the style of it looks grandma-ish.

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  11. The Queen looks lovely in most anything, as does MM. They are not overwhelming the winners of such huge accompliments.

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  12. Great look for the RL. and a special congratulations

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  13. The RL looked good. A special congrats to the Nobel Prize winners for a job well done and well deserved. css

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