Sting receives Polar Music prize in Stockholm
Sting, the legendary English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, was in Stockholm this week to receive the Polar Music Prize. Jazz legend Wayne Shorter was also a receipient of this year’s prize. I was there photographing the event for Getty Images. I covered the red carpet arrival where Sting arrived with his wife Trudie Styler. The actual prize ceremony I did not cover as it was impossible to do both the red carpet arrivals outside and the prize ceremony inside of the venue.
Once Sting and all the guests arrived I made my way to Grand Hotel where a dinner reception for the winners was being held. The entire Swedish royal family turned up. I got some great pictures of Princess Madeleine which will probably see a lot of publications. Finally I was able to get a picture with this year’s winners and the entire royal family.
Normally I don’t think the entire Swedish royal family attends the Polar Prize ceremony, but who could pass up a chance to meet Sting?