More tiaras! Last night, December 11, King Carl XVI Gustaf held the annual dinner for the Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. All the royal ladies (and gents) were out to welcome the laureates to the palace. Because this is a white tie dinner, we get more gowns and more tiara photos. Yay! The gowns were different, obviously, but the only royal lady to switch up her tiara game was Queen Silvia. Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine stuck to their trusty fringe tiaras from the day before. Sofia Hellqvist still didn’t wear a tiara, but she did wear a hair brooch.
Queen Silvia is the latest royal lady to join the All Lace Gown Club. She wore a red lace gown with sleeves and a v-neck. It’s similar to Sofia’s red lace Tadashi Shoji gown from a few weeks ago, but not the same of course. Silvia’s bag is really cute. It’s a jewel-encrusted Queen of Hearts box clutch with a rope strap. Literally, the queen of hearts from a deck of cards. How whimsical. I love it, by the way, I would totally rock that.
Silvia switched out the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara for the Connaught Tiara – or as the palace refers to it, Princess Sibylla’s diamond tiara. She also wore a diamond necklace, bracelet, and ring, and diamond and pearl earrings and brooch.
Crown Princess Victoria wore a blue and black dress with a giant bow at the back. From the front, the dress looks fine; not as awesome as the red dress, but nice. But from the back, so weird.
Victoria wore the Stråldiademet (Sunray/Baden Fringe Tiara) again. Victoria wore Princess Lilian’s corsage necklace, a diamond bow brooch, pearl and diamond earrings, and the diamond bracelet from the night before.
Princess Madeleine wore a dusty pink dress made of lace and tulle, with a few sequins thrown in. This dress is not as sequin-y or as tulle-y as Sofia’s from the night before – which most people disliked. I’m still not a huge fan of exposed tulle, but I think the top part of Maddie’s dress is pretty, and she looks beautiful. And considering none of the other dresses catch my fancy, I say Maddie FTW!
Maddie wore the private Modern Fringe Tiara again, a brooch with a pearl surrounded by diamonds, and the Vaasa diamond earrings.
Sofia wore an apricot pink gown with pearls. I’m not sure how I feel about the pattern – it for some reason draws my attention to her midsection and I don’t like that. But this dress is a huge improvement from the sequined tulle concoction.
Sofia wore private jewelry again: earrings, a bracelet, and a rather large diamond hair brooch. Damn, someone really splurged on Sofia’s private jewelry.
Note: She chose not to cover up her tattoo this time.
The honorable mention again goes to Princess Christina in the Six Button Tiara.
Food! The meal started with herb covered island char with cauliflower, pickled spruce shoots and sweet and sour dressing. The second course was fried fillet with risotto made with Carnaroli superfinoris, with white Alba truffle and butter sauce flavored with balsamic vinegar. The next course was a nice roast venison saddle from the royal hunt with green pepper, fried asparagus, broccoli, roasted artichoke and semi-dried plum tomatoes. For dessert, they had baked apple sorbet, ice cream, and lemon sponge cake. Yum.