The unexpected news of Kate Middleton’s second pregnancy has overshadowed at lot, and will continue to dominate the press until the new royal sprog is born next April (seriously, the press will find any and all reasons to talk about the royal baby, including telling us what HG is even though they did that already with the last pregnancy–and do we really need other women’s accounts of it, Daily Mail? Or other women’s accounts of dealing with two kids under two? I don’t think so). Now that I’ve gotten completely sidetracked… This post is about the Swedish royals, because I won’t let them be forgotten just because Kate decided to get knocked up again.
The World Childhood Foundation celebrated it’s 15th anniversary yesterday, September 9, and Queen Silvia (the founder), Princess Madeleine and husband Chris O’Neill, and Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel attended the gala dinner in honor of the anniversary. Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine were busy September 8 as well when both attended the third International Council meeting held at the Royal Palace–where they discussed issues common to the four sister foundations in Sweden, USA, Brazil, and Germany.
World Childhood Foundation works to prevent abuse and exploitation of children around the world (particularly from sexual abuse), and supports and assists victims of abuse. There are currently over 100 programs in 17 countries.
During the annual meeting’s lunch on September 8, Caroline Engvall spoke. She’s a Swedish journalist and author and wrote a book about childhood sex trafficking. Madeleine closed the meeting by talking about Childhood’s ThankYou campaign.
The gala dinner was held at Berns and the proceeds went to Childhood’s activities.
As far as fashion goes, both Maddie and Victoria opted for black lace, while Silvia went with a green/blue/gold psychedelic floral textured gown.
Maddie wore Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. A black satin (?) dress with a black lace overlay and sheer black lace long sleeves. Her earrings are by Marni.
Victoria wore a dress from the H&M Conscious Collection. Victoria’s is a black version of the white lace Tiered Gown, with tulle at the bottom and three layers of lace. Victoria wore some fabulous earrings and a head pin thing. I’m not sure what you call it, but it looks awesome.
Here’s an extra tidbit. Prince Carl Philip drove in some race on September 7, and Maddie came out to support him. She posted a photo to her Facebook page.