Princess Sofia debuts diamond-only version of her wedding tiara

Now we know why Princess Sofia‘s Wedding Tiara has been MIA for the last several tiara events – she’s been tinkering! At the Representationsmiddag, or Official Dinner, last night, November 23, Sofia debuted a re-vamped look to her wedding tiara, sporting a diamond-only version.

Princess Sofia Wedding Tiara Emerald v Diamond s
[Nobel Prize ceremony in 2015 on the left; Official Dinner in 2017 on the right]

It appears to me that Sofia’s wedding tiara has been completely reset – not only have the emeralds been removed from the top of the diamond palmettes, but the tiara appears to have a different frame which curves to fit the head properly.

What do you think of Sofia’s Diamond-Only Wedding Tiara? I think the tiara looks bare without the emeralds; like it’s missing something that gives it pizzazz. But I much prefer this frame and how it sits on the head. My big gripe every time Sofia wore the Emerald Version was how it sat on her head, so the Diamond-Only Version is an improvement in that way. I hope the emeralds aren’t removed forever and that she can put them back when she chooses to, giving her more options with the tiara.

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For the rest of her outfit, Sofia wore a blue lace Zetterberg Couture gown she previously wore to the Nobel Laureates Dinner in 2015. She also wore diamond drop earrings and a diamond brooch.

Sofia was escorted by both Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip – Crown Princess Victoria is in Germany and did not attend. All three royals wore the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim, and the men wore the neck badge of the Order of the Polar Star.

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Queen Silvia wore a red gown and shawl and my favorite tiara ever: Queen Josephine’s Amethyst Tiara.

King Carl XVI Gustaf‘s grumpy self was also present.

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The menu:

First course: Halstrad scallops with cauliflower velouté, fried clover and Kalix Löjrom (vendace roe).

Second course: Buttered cod fillet with baked fennel, potato mash, garlic mangold and white wine sauce.

Third course: Whole roasted salmon fillet with Jerusalem artichoke, fried autumn sprouts and gravy flavored with allspice.

Fourth course: Cognac flambéd plum, with vanilla Bavarian cream, plum sorbet and caramel.

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41 Comments on Princess Sofia debuts diamond-only version of her wedding tiara

  1. Patricia
    November 24, 2017 at 12:13 am (1 year ago)

    She looks lovely, I think the tiara looks better this way, the emeralds would have clashed with the blue dress, and the whiteness of it really sets off her hair better. It looks 100% better this way, and better placement on the head.

    • Caroline
      November 24, 2017 at 3:53 am (1 year ago)


  2. Leah
    November 24, 2017 at 12:15 am (1 year ago)

    KMR, you didn’t respond on the other post, but is there a way you can make it so that on both this blog and the Meghan Markle review, the newest comments are always at the top? it is time consuming to go through and find the newest ones

    • katemiddletonreview
      November 24, 2017 at 12:17 am (1 year ago)

      I must have missed your comment on the other post. There is a way to set the comments so that newer ones are shown first. I have not ever tested that feature. I will look into it.

      • Leah
        November 24, 2017 at 12:27 am (1 year ago)

        Thank you.

        • Birdy
          November 24, 2017 at 2:11 am (1 year ago)

          I agree with Liah that would be good to try?

      • Queen Lauri
        November 24, 2017 at 8:02 am (1 year ago)

        I’ve never noticed that newer comments are on the top here, I’ve always scrolled to the end to see the newer comments.

        • Birdy
          November 24, 2017 at 8:39 am (1 year ago)

          They are at the end! Leah was asking if newest could be at the top.

  3. Oz Shan
    November 24, 2017 at 12:52 am (1 year ago)

    I think the new shape suits her better but hopefully she can reattach the emeralds or other stones. The dress is t at least a few sizes too small for her st the moment

  4. Grace
    November 24, 2017 at 1:26 am (1 year ago)

    I love this form of Sofia’s tiara and the photo of her with Daniel and Carl Philip is lovely! I love the amethysts, but the tiara sadly looks like just what it is: a necklace in a frame that always shows badly. I think it was Silvia who decided to convert this necklace into a tiara and I always hope she hadn’t done it. Wonderful hue of red on Silvia. Wish I could pinch her shawl! Have some long dress events coming up and it’d match my dress perfectly!

    • SnowQueen
      November 24, 2017 at 7:19 am (1 year ago)

      I¨m not keen on it. It looks like a typical necklace tiara

  5. the spectator
    November 24, 2017 at 1:46 am (1 year ago)

    I think this tiara is exquisite. It looks light and delicate.

  6. Birdy
    November 24, 2017 at 2:15 am (1 year ago)

    I think Sofia looks wonderful, and her softer hair adds to the improvement of the way the tiara sits. I love her dress and don’t think it looks too small.
    Queen Silvia’s tiara, Santa can I have it for Christmas even with fake stones would do!!!

    Are we all getting ready for a Christening and the Nobels? Can’t wait for a bit of distraction from boring Kate. Just hoping Erdem is firmly locked in the cupboard.

    • Em
      November 25, 2017 at 5:02 pm (1 year ago)

      I forgot the christening was coming up! I’m so excited to see all the littles.

  7. Ellie
    November 24, 2017 at 3:58 am (1 year ago)

    The tiara is far, far better. Seems like she dumped her Paradise Hotel trashy hairstylist for someone who can do tiara hair better…

    That dress is really not flattering. The buttons are stretching a lot and gaping in an unattractive way.

    Both CP and Daniel look greasy and a bit gross but they always do, especially CP.
    Madly in love with those amethysts!

    • jenny
      November 25, 2017 at 10:33 am (1 year ago)

      Tiara is lovely and looks very beautiful on her. Dress? Not so much. But, she is a new mom and is battling the issue of excess weight, for sure. She looks happy and comfortable with herself. Good for her.

  8. Overit
    November 24, 2017 at 4:24 am (1 year ago)

    I love the new tiara. It has cleaner lines and really stands out against her brown hair. I love emeralds but prefer the new tiara. It looks more delicate this way

  9. yuhki
    November 24, 2017 at 4:45 am (1 year ago)

    “My big gripe every time Sofia wore the Emerald Version was how it sat on her head, so the Diamond-Only Version is an improvement in that way.” I agree with you and I think if the emeralds remained it would be more impressive. However, what I think would give this tiara more pizzazz is if it was given a bit more height; perhaps a second row at the bottom. I do like how the diamond only version looks. It’s nice that the tiara has versatility to it.

  10. Fifi
    November 24, 2017 at 7:30 am (1 year ago)

    I prefer the original tiara, but then I love emeralds. Why is the new setting so dazzling white?

  11. MavenTheFirst
    November 24, 2017 at 8:05 am (1 year ago)

    It seems as if it’s become an all purpose tiara, but I much prefer the emeralds, which gave it a gravity and more solid and balanced look- some serious bling. I loved that tiara at its debut. This one somehow looks diminished, like a starter. I, too, hope that she can switch in the emeralds, put perhaps the current design won’t allow it.

  12. Queen Lauri
    November 24, 2017 at 8:10 am (1 year ago)

    Oh how fun to play mix and match with one’s tiara!!! If only I could make my King understand how desperately I need a tiara to play with too!! lol Anyhow, this diamond only version is lovely and the new frame (?) sits much better on her head. It’ll be interesting to see if Sofia adds other stones in the future, I’m thinking of sapphires or aquamarines to match her beautiful blue eyes, if so that would make this tiara a truly versatile piece.

  13. MrsBBV
    November 24, 2017 at 10:03 am (1 year ago)

    Major gossip on twitter and I can barely contain myself with excitement ……Rumour is a 5pm announcement so it times with US news outlets.

    • Ashley
      November 24, 2017 at 11:59 am (1 year ago)

      An engagement announcement?

    • Meghan
      November 24, 2017 at 12:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Ohhhhh I hope so! I will probably be sorely disappointed but it would make up for having a shit day at work. I’m commission based and nobody is going to pick up their phone on Black Friday to talk to me. Lol

    • Fifi
      November 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm (1 year ago)

      I hope it’s true!

    • Miley
      November 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm (1 year ago)

      Royal insiders have told the Daily Star that Buckingham Palace will make a crucial announcement sometime after 5pm today.

      The source claimed a meeting was held today, concerning the Queen retiring to her preferred residence at Windsor Castle for a while.

      Speculation was also rife after the details of a second “emergency meeting” of the Queen’s Royal Household and Kensington Palace Staff were kept under wraps.

      The Daily Star source said it “unbelievable as we have never had two big meetings in one day.

      Could it be an engagement announcement or the Queen stepping down?

      • Ellie
        November 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm (1 year ago)

        5pm British time. Which has already passed. So it’s basically made up stuff. The media was going on and on about it last night as well.

        • MrsBBV
          November 25, 2017 at 6:26 am (1 year ago)

          A basis in truth but just the timing wrong.

    • Queen Lauri
      November 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Harry and Meghan are engaged and Harry will be the new heir due to William stepping aside.

      • Em
        November 25, 2017 at 4:58 pm (1 year ago)

        Oh, if only!!

  14. Sarah
    November 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm (1 year ago)

    Who cares about Sofia’s tiara when Silvia is wearing one of my favorites, the amethyst parue!! 😍😍😍Kidding, I didn’t like the original version because the emeralds looked weird but now I kind of miss them. The frame is a definite improvement tho.
    This was a very fishy dinner. As a vegetarian I wouldn’t partake in much but I can sometimes think, “oh that sounds yummy” not so much with this one. No pics of the tablescapes? =(They always do lovely ones

    • MavenTheFirst
      November 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm (1 year ago)

      “As a vegetarian I wouldn’t partake in much…” Yeah, how much fried clover can one eat? 🙂

      Fried clover- now I’ve heard everything. Reminds me of that weird avant garde trend of foraging for wild greens in some secluded mountain valley and charging outrageous sums for the privilege of grazing on them. Heh. Sorrel, yes, but clover?

      I do like that so many veggies were included. I wonder if you can ask for seconds.

      • Fifi
        November 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm (1 year ago)

        When we were little, we would suck red clover; it was sweet. No idea were were budding gourmets.

        • MavenTheFirst
          November 24, 2017 at 5:20 pm (1 year ago)

          Ah geez, Fifi, I was thinking of the leaves. Duh. Yes, as kids we all did that as well, such a sweet treat. Methinks I might have to pick some flowers next summer and fry ’em up.

      • Sarah
        November 25, 2017 at 5:07 pm (1 year ago)

        that was my initial read but then read it again and figured the clover was fried with the roe? Is that a thing fried roe? I mean, if fried butter is a thing why not? As a non seafood eater, I don’t know the trends

    • Ellie
      November 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm (1 year ago)

      I hate fish. I’d starve! lol

      I read Prince Charles tried to be vegetarian but due to the foods he eats on tours, trips, and at state dinners it was nigh impossible.

  15. BostonBrahmin
    November 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm (1 year ago)

    I think the redesigned tiara looks very nice on Sofia and while I am over dresses and gowns that are 100% lace she does look pretty. I also like when she parts her hair on the side. Hope those of you like me, who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday are enjoying a day off today!

  16. Meghan
    November 24, 2017 at 1:57 pm (1 year ago)

    I like this setting of the tiara. The better angle helps a lot, too. If she can switch in different stones then she’s got a super versatile piece. I’d love to see it with diamonds and rubies. Her hair looks fantastic! Maybe she’s finally settling into her royal style. Other than the dress being a smidge too tight, I’m calling this a win!

  17. Sue
    November 24, 2017 at 10:55 pm (1 year ago)

    I do like how the revised tiara sits on Sofia’s head. That is definitely an improvement. As for the tiara, it has always looked like a Disney store princess costume tiara to me and that hasn’t changed. One thing that bugs me is her hair. Sweden is always held up as the holy grail for tiara hair and somehow, Sofia’s always seems to be badly done. This example is no different. I am wondering if the part in her hair is the problem.

    As for Silvia, I am really hoping the colors that I see on my laptop are somehow off. Her tiara, lipstick, dress and shawl are all different colors and none of them go together. Looks like a horrible mess to me.

  18. Em
    November 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm (1 year ago)

    I LOVE the new tiara. It does look delicate and not very grand, but still it somehow suits her in a really lovely way.

  19. Margareth
    November 27, 2017 at 12:34 am (1 year ago)

    I Love Sofia