Crown Princess Victoria attends 2019 ALMA Prize
This evening, Crown Princess Victoria attended the 2019 ALMA Prize Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
The ALMA (Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award) Prize is handed out each year to an author, illustrator or storyteller who shows broad competence in international children's and youth literature, reading promotion and children's rights.
The prize, named after Astrid Lindgren, Sweden’s most famous author who is responsible for giving us the stories of Pippi Longstocking and The Children of Noisy Village just to name a few of my favorites, is given out by the Swedish Government each year. With a prize amount of 50 million Swedish Krona, this is the world's largest international children's and youth literature prize.
Crown Princess Victoria, who has mentioned numerous times how her favorite author is Astrid Lindgren, is patron of the ALMA prize. This year, the prize was awarded to Bart Moeyaert. Mr Moeyaert is a Belgian writer who has had a very successful career since the age of 19. In his books, existential subjects are taken up in a realistic, poetic and thought-provoking way and shows all sides of life with no divisions between good and evil. His most recent book, Tegenwoordig heet iedereen Sorry (Nowadays Everyone is called Sorry) was published in the autumn of 2018.
For this ceremony, Crown Princess Victoria wore her Zadig et Voltaire Roma Lurex Dress with blue Quidam clutch. She paired this with her Rizzo Azelia pumps in Light Blue, Dulong Luna Necklace, and Maria Nilsdotter Cherry Valley earrings.