Swedish royal family light up the Big Apple at eco-awards gala dinner with 431 tickets and some rather Wicked entertainment
Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Princess Madeleine of Sweden visited Manhattan5th Annual Green Summit and Gala Dinner was held at Mandarin Oriental
Cast of Wicked the musical performed at reception
Sponsors included IKEA
13:33 GMT, 4 October 2012
The Swedish royal family added a touch of glamour to an eco-conscious party in New York City.
Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Princess Madeleine of Sweden attended the 5th Annual Green Summit and Gala Dinner – which took place in Goldman Sachs and the Mandarin Oriental, respectively – held to discuss sustainability within the food chain.
And following a number of speakers, the evening ended with a performance from the cast of Wicked the musical.
From left to right, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Queen Silvia of Sweden and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden attend the 5th Annual Green Summit and Gala Dinner in New York.
The King – who wore a black tuxedo – and Queen – dressed in a lilac floor-length evening dress and short cream fur coat – attended the event with their youngest child, 30-year-old Princess Madeleine.
Princess Madeleine opted for a black, floor-length, off-the-shoulder gown featuring balloon-sleeves and jewel detailing.
The princess is third in line to the Swedish throne after her sister Crown Princess Victoria, 35, who married Daniel Westling, a personal trainer and gym owner, in the summer of 2010.
The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel have a seven-month-old daughter, Princess Estelle, who is second-in-line to the throne before Victoria and Madeleine's brother, Prince Carl-Philip, 33.
Neither of Princess Madeleine's elder siblings were present at the New York event last night.
Princess Madeleine, 30, and her mother Queen Silvia at the 5th Annual Green Summit in New York.
Accompanied by her dapper, tuxedo-wearing husband King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia wore a floor-length lilac evening gown with a two-strand pearl necklace and a short cream fur coat.
The Swedish-American Chamber of
Commerce in New York (SACC) held the event – which was sponsored by
brands including Swedish furniture company IKEA, Purity Vodka, Elsa
& Me, Deloitte, Unilever, Accenture and Aquavit – to 'create an
electric dialogue on sustainability'.
on last year's success, the focus of the yesterday's summit – entitled
'From Farm To Fork' – was on sustainability in the food chain, and
explored how to feed a city and fuel the food chain.
The aim of the day-long summit – to which tickets cost $295 (183) – was 'to learn how the brightest minds in business,
academics and culture are realising the opportunities present in
today's food chain while keeping sustainability at the top of the
Princess Madeleine wore a black, floor-length, off-the-shoulder evening gown with jewel embellishment and balloon sleeves.
Speakers included H.E. Mr Jan Eliasson,
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mr Michael Treschow,
Chairman of Unilever; Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth
Institute at Columbia University; and Mr. Marcus Samuelsson, food
activist and chef.
to the gala dinner at the Mandarin Oriental cost $495 (307), or $695
(431) when purchased in combination with a ticket to the summit.
featured a presentation of the SACC New York-Deloitte Green Award and
musical entertainment by the cast of Wicked, in collaboration with the Broadway Green Alliance.
King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, husband Prince Daniel, Prince Carl-Philip, and Princess Madeleine in Oerebro, Sweden, in 2010.
The Swedish royal family – from left, Prince Carl-Philip, Princess Madeleine, Queen Silvia, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria – pose on the 60th birthday of the queen at the Royal Palace in Stockholm in 2003.
Crown Princess Victoria with her baby, Princess Estelle, who, born on February 23, is second-in-line to the Swedish throne.
Crown Princess Victoria with her husband, 36-year-old gym owner Daniel Westling, after their wedding ceremony on 19 June, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Queen Silvia and Princess Victoria visiting a Scandinavian school in Waterloo in 2001.
The Swedish royal family poses for a group picture at the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm in 1998 – sitting from left are Crown Princess Victoria, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia; standing are Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl-Philip.