Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece threw a lavish party at their Gloucestershire home over the weekend to celebrate Pavlos’ 50th birthday and Princess Olympia’s 21st birthday. Guests have shared that the party theme was “Prince And The Revolution” with a dress code that called for revolutionised black tie. The costumes that resulted are quite spectacular. While this was officially, a private event, so many photos were shared by both hosts and guests on social media that it does not seem intrusive to share.
Host of the party, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, wore a Philip Treacy headpiece of silver stars unlike anything else we’ve seen on a royal head.
While not in a hat, Crown Prince Pavlos made an equally loud style statement in floral silk brocade trousers and vest with purple velvet jacket. Princess Olympia topped her Steven Khalil designed dress with an avant garde circular headpiece with pink roses and upright feathers. I suspect it was also made by Philip Treacy.
Princess Theodora of Greece’s black and silver headpiece was trimmed in black lace butterflies.
King Felipe is visible in the far left of this picture. Spanish media have reported that Queen Letizia, Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin also attended but no photos have surfaced so far (same for members of the Danish royal family along with Prince Pavlos’ parents and other siblings). The woman in the centre with butterflies and a feather headpiece is Pia Getty, Princess Marie-Chantal’s older sister.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore what looks to be an embellished metallic headband (again!).
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Crown Princess Mette Marit and Crown Prince Haakon with Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and the fashion designer Tory Burch at the Birthday Party for Prince Pavlos and Princess Maria Olympia in Gloucestershire, England. #Repost @giancarlogiammetti #princeandrevolution #50and21 #balmasque #crownprincessmettemarit #crownprincehaakon #kongehuset #birthday #greekroyalfamily #mariecchantall #kronprinsessemettemarit #toryburch #olympiagreece
Francesca von Habsburg-Lothringen wore a purple feathered headpiece and was accompanied by her daughters, Archduchess Eleanore and Archduchess Gloria.
Other royal guests not in hats or headpieces included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Prince Gustaf and Carina Axelssen, and Rosario Nadal, former wife of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria. India Hicks, who attended with her partner and three of her four sons, took a more risque approach to the dress code in a tuxedo with shirt and tie of bodypaint.
By all accounts, the party was a particularly memorable one. Here are a few more of the fantastical headpieces worn by guests.