Catching Up with the Swedish Royals

Last Monday, the Swedish royal family celebrated their country’s national holiday. Queen Silvia wore a new hat for the occasion, an ivory silk covered calot trimmed in pearls. The hat is trimmed with a bow around the back.

Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Later in the day, Queen Silvia joined her daughter and daughter-in-law in folk costume with traditional white cotton folded hats.

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We don’t usually cover tiaras here but on Tuesday in the Netherlands, Crown Princess Victoria attended the Swedish Chamber of Commerce gala which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. For this event, she wore her modern Nocturnal Creatures Tiara by Maria Nilsdotter with a green H&M gown. I thought the pairing of these two pieces was inspired.

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8 thoughts on “Catching Up with the Swedish Royals

  1. I am amazed by the Nocturnal Creatures tiara, and think the pairing with the green dress is inspired. Swamp green is not the easiest colour to pull off, but I find this pairing witty and very enjoyable!

  2. It’s lovely to see the Swedish Royal ladies on their National Day.

    The pairing of the modern Nocturnal Creatures Tiara with this green evening gown is definitely an unusual look for Crown Princess Victoria but I rather like it for it’s uniqueness.

  3. I want to see Sylvia’s hat better, so I think I am wishing it was a little bigger piece. The color is fine and the pearl trim is very festive, but hard to see without the benefit of zooming in on pictures. T

    The tiara is not a favorite of mine and neither is this green H and M dress of Victoria’s.

  4. Individually, the tiara or the dress are not something I really like (though I do appreciate efforts to update tiara styles) but as you say, HQ, this is an inspired pairing. They elevate each other. Both are rather difficult colours of green but here the slight difference makes each of them more interesting.

  5. Just to comment that if anyone likes tiaras, Sotheby’s in New Bond St, London, has a tiara exhibition on for another week or so as part of their Jubilee celebrations. There are about 40 tiaras, with two particularly well-known ones, the Spencer tiara worn by Diana when she got married, and the emerald tiara designed for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert. It encompasses a really wide variety of tiaras, including one or two very modern ones, and they are very well displayed, some of them turning in their showcases apparently suspended in mid-air without visible support!

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