You know how Prince William is a psycho about not letting the public see Prince George except for very special occasions to thank the media for being good little lackies and not disobeying him? Well Crown Princess Victoria is much more open with Princess Estelle. Not only does Victoria show Estelle more often, but it’s for more than just private photo sessions where the pictures are released weeks later. Victoria brings Estelle to official engagements (in Sweden!). Because Victoria understands her job and her child’s position in life. So yesterday, December 17, Victoria brought Estelle for the traditional receiving of the firs.
Victoria and Estelle accepted Christmas trees from students at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet – SLU). It has been a tradition since the late 1960s for SLU students to give Christmas trees to the Royal Palace.
Victoria and Estelle also did this event in 2013; and in 2011 (kind of). Why does Victoria never wear festive colors to this event? Maybe she wants the trees to stand out or something, but then at least wear a nice winter white.
[Victoria and Estelle receive the firs in 2013]
[Victoria receives the firs while pregnant with Estelle in 2011]
Back to this year. Victoria wore a grey coat by Swedish designer, Ann-Sofie Back – the Zip coat. She previously wore this coat in November on a visit to the Textile Fashion Center. Victoria’s shoes are by Acne Studios – the Floral Nova Fabric Flower Print Court Shoe.
Estelle was very seasonal in her red coat, matching red bow, and brown boots.
I want to talk about the SLU student’s outfits for a second. Did they purposefully dress like giant Christmas elves? I mean, this seems to be the normal outfit for this event. So they purposefully dressed like giant Christmas elves. I love it!
Below are some assorted photos of the Swedish royals I never got around to posting. These include a portrait of Princess Madeleine and Princess Leonore released on Thanksgiving, and promotional photos for Aret med Kungafamiljen (A Year with the Royal Family) airing January 6 at 8 PM on BBC1 and SVT Play.
Photos: Kungahuset.se/Rickard Collsiö/SVT