The Representationsmiddag, or Official Dinner, was held on Thursday night, March 23, in Stockholm at the Royal Palace. After announcing they are expecting their second child earlier in the day, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia joined King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Prince Daniel for the tiara-filled event.
Princess Sofia finally ditched her neck-strangling attire, opting for this red silk gown by Ida Lanto. Sofia chose the Steel Cut Bandeau Tiara again, after debuting it at the 2016 Nobel ceremony. She also wore a diamond brooch and earrings, and the Order of the Seraphim and the Portrait of the King.
I think Sofia looks very pretty here, by far one of her better gowns, although that center part is a no.
Crown Princess Victoria wore a green Elie Saab gown that she first wore to the 2012 Nobel ceremony – the emerald gown features tulle and chiffon with matte sequins and beads. Victoria wore Princess Lilian’s Laurel Wreath Tiara, and the same emerald and diamond necklace and brooch she wore in 2012. She, of course, wore the Order of the Seraphim and the Portrait of the King.
This gown is gorgeous and I much prefer this tiara choice to the Four Button she wore in 2012.
Queen Silvia went with navy lace and the Connaught Tiara.
Guests from the diplomatic corps, parliament, government, science, sports, business, and culture were welcomed in the White Sea, and dinner was served in Karl XI’s Gallery. Cherry blossom, almond blossom, adiantum, Christmas rose, tulips, ranunculus, daffodils, lilacs, hyacinth Gillyflowers decorated the tables.
The menu consisted of: Baked Swedish mini celeriac with roasted onion broth, Operakällarens creme fraiche and 36-month aged parmesan cheese; Butter Baked Hjälmaregös with confit salsify, Whitefish roe and fennel velouté; Fried Bresseduva with artichoke, Baked onions, pickled elderberry capers and creamy green pepper sauce; Lemon cheesecake with Sabayon, meringues and cream ice cream.