Opening of Swedish Parliament

Members of the Swedish royal family attended the opening of parliament yesterday, arriving by carriage in the traditional dress code of black and white.

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Queen Silvia the white silk crepe covered calot hat with double stitched seams, black velvet flower and curled black feathers she wore for the German state visit last week.

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Designer: Kerstin Carlefalk
Previously Worn: Sep 7, 2021Sep 25, 2018

Crown Princess Victoria repeated a headpiece of overlapping black and white bow butterflies.

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Designer: Malinda Damgaard 
Previously Worn: Sep 10, 2019; Sep 13, 2016Oct 19, 2015Sep 15, 2015

I love a crisp black and white look and enjoy the dress code for this annual event. What do you think of the headwear?

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4 thoughts on “Opening of Swedish Parliament

  1. I love Victoria in tailoring, I wish she’d do this more often instead of the florals and trouser suits she goes for, she looks fab. The headpiece is underwhelming though, I do agree. Silvia looks like Silvia; chic and regal. The black and white dresscode really is a winner for this event.

  2. I wondered if Silvia was going to repeat this hat so quickly, and sure enough she did! Luckily it was only the hat, but since we just saw this, I’m left underwhelmed.

    Victoria’s headpiece is even more underwhelming since she’s repeated it to this event so often and it’s barely visible. I get it the opening of parliament does not bring out big hats for the Swedes, but I think Victoria’s fantastic outfit this time (seriously, I love it!) would’ve paired perfectly with this portrait hat from Carl Gustaf’s 70th birthday:
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