- Sweden’s royal family assembled for the 2019 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm today.
- Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine dressed in luxurious gowns and accessorized with stunning tiaras.
If you thought the world of royal fashion started and ended with Duchesses Kate and Meghan, you’re seriously missing out. Sweden’s royals gave the British monarchy a run for its money today when they stepped out—in jewels and ball gowns galore—for the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm. Here, we take a closer look at the fashion featured at the stately event.
Crown Princess Victoria
The heir to the throne dressed like a true future monarch, wrapped in a quilted black-and-white asymmetrical dress adorned with beaded embellishments. The princess accessorized the heavily draped number with a light blue sash, royal badges, a set of dangling earrings, and a diamond necklace. The showstopper, of course, was the Baden fringe diamond tiara atop her head, per Town & Country. This sparkler is one of Victoria’s favorites, and it’s been in the family since 1881.
Victoria’s sister-in-law, Princess Sofia (who married the heir’s younger brother, Prince Carl Philip) went for an all-blue theme for the celebration. She re-wore her wedding tiara, topped with new blue stones to match her off-the-shoulder gown with puff sleeves. The princess has customized the headpiece before, swapping out the original emerald accents for pearls.
Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip’s younger sister, Princess Madeleine, opted for a bold pink color scheme. Although her number looked strapless, it actually included a sheer top, as evidenced by the fuchsia buttons going up her spine. Like her fellow princesses, Madeleine was decked out in royal jewels, including the Aquamarine Kokoshnik tiara (one of her go-tos), a gorgeous topper inspired by a popular Russian royal design and originally welcomed into the family in the late 19th century, according to People.
Last but certainly not least is matriarch Queen Silvia, mother to Victoria and Madeleine, and mother-in-law to Sofia. Seated front and center with her family, she dressed lavishly in a cream-and-gold number with sheer accents and sequined detailing. She wore her signature Nine Prong tiara, which was originally made in 1860, according to The Court Jeweller.