Prof. Shinya Yamanaka, who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, attended a spectacular Nobel banquet with his wife and other family members Monday evening.
About 1,300 guests were invited to the formal gala to honor the Nobel prize winners, held at the Blue Hall on the first floor of Stockholm City Hall.
As a fanfare sounded, Yamanaka–wearing the Order of Culture–entered the venue with a radiant expression as he walked with Princess Madeleine, 30.
Yamanaka, 50, sat at the Table of Honor in the center of the hall with King Carl XVI Gustaf, 66, and other members of the Swedish royal family and guests.
Next to Yamanaka was the princess, while Prince Carl Philip, 33, was seated next to Yamanaka’s wife, Chika, who sat in front of her husband. The couple enjoyed a conversation over dinner with the young royal family members.