Dinner - King Harald & Queen Sonja celebrate their 80th Birthday

On May 09, 2017, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Grand Duke Henri, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, King Flippe, Countess Sophie, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie. Prince Guillaume, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Prince Albert of Monaco, Queen Anne-Marie and Princess Mabel attend a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo, to mark the 80th Birthday of the King Harald and Queen Sonja.
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Queen Silvia, Queen Maxima, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Queen Margrethe, Queen Mathilde, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Sofia, Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Stephanie, Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Beatrix, Princess Astrid, Queen Anne-Marie, Princess Mabel
Crown Princess Victoria wore ELIE SAAB Gown
ELIE SAAB Gown
Countess Sophie wore SUZANNAH V Curve Gown Bottle Green
SUZANNAH V Curve Gown
Crown Princess Mary wore MAX MARA ELEGANTE Gabriel jacquard gown
MAX MARA ELEGANTE Gabriel Jacquard Gown
Crown Princess Marie-Chantal wore VALENTINO Brocade gown
Marie-Chantal's : VALENTINO Brocade Gown
Princess Martha Louise wore CECILIE MELLI Cora Gown
CECILIE MELLI Cora Gown

101 comments:

  1. Is my impression or the lady in the red dress with the "wonder woman" type of tiara is not wearing a bra?

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    1. You're right
      http://www.svenskdam.se/2017/05/se-skandalklanningen-alla-talade-om/

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    2. @Stephania- your eyes don't betray you!!!

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    3. right. ugh. There are pics on the balcony which are totally disgusting, she looks like just having body paint and it seemed to be very, very cold *lol*

      Don't know what the hell she was thinking to choose that dress and don't wear a bra.

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    4. @ Stefania Frigato: vous avez raison et ça ne donne pas un rendu très classe. Plutôt, pour moi, ça fait même vulgaire. Je n'aime pas du tout.

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  2. Parabéns ao rei Harald e à Rainha Sonja pelas 8 décadas. Bonita idade :). Um belo desfile de pessoas simpáticas e bem vestidas. Os meus looks preferidos, sem dúvida, vão para a Rainha Sílvia, Princesa Vitória, Princesa Sofia, Princesa Marta Luísa, Rainha Matilde e Condessa Sophie.

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  3. Stefania, your impression is right! Look to the pictures on the "royal" balcony, ha ha! Whoever she may be, she clearly hits the evening, oh dear... I bet some of the gentlemen will get big eyes.
    I have to admit: I really like all! the Ladies tonight at the gala dinner.

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  4. Mette Marie Tjessem Høiby.
    The Crwon Princess of Noruega is in esence most princess plebeya among all pincess presente in the event; a something "crazy" young woman modern in her time (crazy in best sense), she was an active and outstanding sportswoman in her youth. Even she studied in religious colleges was clear her rebellion in certain aspects. She was graduated in Religion and Etica in University and after did a master in executive management.

    Even someones criticize something of his actions, the truth is that his behavior as a representative of the Norwegian people has been faultless and irreproachable. About his origins he is said to have no noble ancestry; Nevertheless, the ancestor that originated the Bernardotte dynasty of which Prince Hakon is part, was a man of humble origin and of Sastre profession. Jean Baptiste Bernardotte Marshal of France, elected as King of Sweden for his military virtues, intellectuals and behavior, was descended from an excellent tailor.

    Princess Mette Marit has won with her job as representative of Norway her place. Surely she will be a good Norway's Queen. Her dignity is most than clear.

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    1. Not sure where you get this info. Obviously it is not from a peerage book. This is all fluff and sugar. This has nothing to do with this fashion blog. I am beginning to think you have a curious obsession Jorge.

      I recommend you read some REAL authorities on royal families.

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    2. Jorge what on earth are you rambling on about now?

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    3. Comme vous Diane ! D'autant que mes réponses à Jorge sont censurées !

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    4. Quite true, you should better not try to read the UNREAL authorities. One never knows what will happen.

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    5. 😒 sylvia

      You know what I meant. He has been sharing these long diatribes of how Charlotte Casiraghi is a philospher. This is fluff.
      No need for snark

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  5. Was hoping for shots of the Greeks but I love Princess Stephanie here. I so wish Charlene could have made the birthday celebrations!

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    1. I also would have loved to see a picture of princess Astrid. She is one of my favorite royals. I have seen a picture of all the quests together. She is wearing a white gown. It would have been nice with a closer picture of her.

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  6. Mathilde and Sophie (Wessex) look great

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  7. So much to look at - dresses, jewelry, hairstyles. I think a nice glass of wine is called for before a second, and third, look!
    But I have to say Victoria and Maxima look gorgeous.
    And that lovely dark green dress on the slender woman in the photo with Sofia - that is just "wow". Who is she?

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    1. Maybe it could be Tatiana of Greecce and Danmark, wife oft Prince Nicolaos. But I'm not shure, sorry.

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    2. Yes it is Tatiana of Greece. Beautiful woman.

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    3. Princess Tatiana is very beautiful and elegant. Outstanding!

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  8. Second look: Mathilde is elegant and the colour is stunning. Mette-Marit's gown is charming with the floral embroidery. Colour suits her too.
    I don't like Sophie's dark dress with its very plain cut. Too severe and too ordinary for such an occasion when everyone else pulled out all the stops!
    But I LOVE that dark green one-shoulder dress on the tall blonde mystery woman. That's's how to wear an unadorned dark colour!

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    1. She is no mystery. She is Tatiana, the wife of Greek Prince Nikolaos son of King Constantin and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.

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    2. Thank you, Bine, Mia and Karen!

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  9. The woman in the red dress is related to the Swedish royal family. She's a cousin..
    I'm seriously side eyeing the hell out of her because I think she intentionally didn't wear a bra. That dress is a very thin material, it was cold any woman with half a brain knows what will happen. She knew that there would be plenty of photographers there.

    It's just tacky and disrespectful that she was invited to such an important event and didn't wear a bra. Someone on the other post mentioned the the Swedish family looked uncomfortable, well if you go online and look at the pics in order from when they entered the balcony you can see where everyone starts looking awkward when her nipples start poking out.
    Carl Philip wouldn't look in her direction, Sofia gave her a serious side eye and Victoria moved as far away from her as possible.
    It's really sad that on such a happy and important day she decided to not wear the proper undergarments and is basically taking the all the attention away from those who deserved it. In the group photo that was published she was put so far in the back you can barely even see her.

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    1. Chelsea actually many evening gowns are planned to be worn without bra, they have kind of built in something like bra but not real bra feature. There must have been several ladies without bra here. But that red dress did not had that feature and it looks totally miss.

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    2. Blondiini, yes I've worn plenty of evening gowns and I know that some are made that you don't need a bra or it's already made in. Hers clearly wasn't one. She could tell just by putting on that dress that she needed support underneath. I really think she did it on purpose.

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    3. a dress with integrated bra counts the same like wearing a bra.

      but not having anything on this occasion is more than stupid.

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    4. Chelsea; I did write that red dress without bra was big miss but my answer was to big hype how dare someone go without bra when there must have been many ladies without really. She was also stupid enough not to notice that cold makes nipples even more visible. Everyone knows that.

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  10. It's funny how they mixed some of the pairs.

    Tall Willem with Maria-Teresa, tall Mathilde with really tiny looking carl philip xD

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    1. On dirait que Mathilde promène son petit freezer.

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    2. Totalmente de acuerdo

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    3. J'ai écrit ""frère " brother pas congélateur :-)))))

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  11. Tatiana of Greece is the most elegant of all on this particular night--the deep green dress is perfect on her, as is her tiara.
    Regarding cousin Desiree in the sleezy red dress--she looks worse than an exhibitionist Z-list starlet at minor awards ceremony. At her age, she can't be that clueless. It had to be calculated.

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    1. Tatiana is my winner too, followed by Victoria and Mathilde.
      I won't waste words on that Desiree woman.
      Maxima wins the tiara contest hands down, but the beige colour doesn't do her any justice and washes her out.
      MM's dress is nothing to write home about but ok by her standards. Her hairdo is a desaster and makes her look like a bitter and hard old woman.

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  12. Just a note: Victoria looks her best tonight, very beautiful :)

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  13. Lovely all around EXCEPT that woman in red. What was she thinking? So tacky. No class. She is ridiculous! What an embarassment for the SRF. Lock her up and toss the key 😨

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    1. Or make her wear a burqa. Look at the balcony pics, she's got a truly ugly face, so she prefers people to look at her nipples.

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    2. My daughter took one look and said "what kind of hot mess is that"? She said a few other things but we will keep that off here LOL

      She did say pretty much what you said Romana.

      Also if you are not going to wear a tiara (is she even at the level for one) then wear something other than that rather cheap looking band...what is that? It is 'too gold'.

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  14. I think I said the lady in red was embarassment to SRF. Am I correct? She is Bernadotte? Yes?

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    1. Desiree Kogevinas, born 1977, a Bernadotte Family-member too. Well, the other Bernadotte's are not very amused, I guess... Money can't buy class.

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    2. Actually she is more relative to Norwegian Royal House, her mother was married with Harald´s uncle (Harald´s mother princess Märtha`s brother). To Swedish royals (Carl Gustaf) it takes two generations backwards to King Oscar II and from there four generations forward to CG.

      Her mother is also there, that old nicely dressed lady with walking stick walking with Marie Chantal of Greece. Have to say style seems not to be in genes here.

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    3. Sorry, with stick was Lady Elizabeth Shakerley. Lady in red (Desiree Kogevina´s) mother (Madeleine Kogevinas) is nice looking lady in pale blue with who she is walking.

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  15. Unflattering colors, ill-fitting garments, stilted flat expressions... Rather disappointing to observe but I hope the evening was enjoyed by the guests of honor. Regarding not wearing a bra: they are unhealthy unless a person is so well-endowed that it causes problems with posture or skin tone, and I feel that masking the appearance of natural breasts is old-fashioned and unnecessary.

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    1. Oh @Unknown you make me laugh as you are a troll! Come back and see us. We support royal fashion and royal tatas. See you when you find a name=)

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    2. So you think it's cool that she showed up to a ROYAL event with her nipples on display for all to see. There's a time and place to go "natural" and obviously that wasn't it.
      Being respectfully dressed in the proper undergarments is not old fashioned.

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    3. Are we looking the same pictures?

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    4. But generally done in polite society - and let's face it, royalty tends to mean conservative. Also, it wouldn't kill her for one evening to either wear a bra or ensure her dress was lined and less flimsy.

      As to bras being unhealthy, I don't know where you come by that information. I think that's nonsense, personally - obviously it's a personal choice to wear one and everyone is freedom do as they wish. I still think she should have paid more attention to the event and her hosts.

      Lack of underwear notwithstanding, I think hercdress looks cheap and the headgear ridiculous, especially in contrast with all the tiaras.

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    5. I like most outfits - stand out for me are Marie-Chantal, Tatiana, Martha-Louise, Mathilde and Sophie Wessex.

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    6. I like most outfits - stand out for me are Marie-Chantal, Tatiana, Martha-Louise, Mathilde, Mette-Marit and Sophie Wessex.

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    7. M Hall, what is a troll? I don't know how to post with a name, I log in with my google account to post and it comes up as Unknown, and when I post here it's the same, so my name is Unknown! Whether or not bras are unhealthy is not a new debate and has been addressed by doctors and continues to be studied, it's not just a fringe concept, and the immobilization of breasts and refusal to acknowledge a woman's nipples is also a political debate, however this was not the opportunity by a minor royal to make a political statement and I am confused as to why she was in the front of the balcony instead of behind the leading royals which would have eliminated this issue in the interest of decorum. Ms Kogevinas should have brought a wrap, it is obviously cold as many other ladies are wearing furs for the balcony. If she is a socialite then she is used to these unlined figure-hugging dresses, they all wear them, and was probably unaware of the impression she was making. It may be better for discussion for less confrontational comments.

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    8. There are available at most department stores or at shops that specifically sell intimate apparel >>> pasties. These cover the nipple area and provide for a natural look without the 'headlight' look.

      The red lady could have easily used these to avoid anyone noticing her faux pas!

      With that said those only work if you have breasts that are 'perky'. Sorry it is the only word I can think of to describe breasts that sit up?

      Sagging breasts would still be inappropriate even w the nipple cover up.

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  16. Mathilde, Tatiana and Silvia are my favorites this evening. Many are very good looking but those three stood out according to me.

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  17. What fun! Victoria was sublime and Mathilde looked exquisite, too. Mette Marit's dress was folksy, and she looked darling. Tatiana was a show-stopper, and Sofia looked really pretty too. Hats off to the 70-plus crowd--if you can wear chartreuse at 80, I say go for it! Not high on my best-dressed list: Mary -- her dress was flesh-colored and the material looked like a scratchy 80s bridesmaid's gown. Yuck. Sophie -- blah. As for that braless wonder, well, she looked every bit the trashy fourth-cousin.

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  18. Fashion wise, my 3 favorites are : Princess Sophie, Victoria (although the dress is a bit too long), Tatiana of Greece. My 3 least favorites: The Queens Sonja, Beatrix and Margrethe.
    I don't count the one in red because I have no idea who she is. Maxima is meh, and she doesn't seem too happy. Mette looks happy. And of course I like Sofia although I would have liked her in a brighter color dress. I read in a Spanish magazine that Sofia and Juan Carlos would be there but I don't see them.

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  19. Mary's dress: https://gb.maxmara.com/p-8221227706003-gabriel-caramel

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  20. I love CP Victoria's drop earrings. Queen Mathilde look amazing in that red gown. Tatiana of Greece is a very elegant woman. Countess Sophie's dress fit her perfectly, I just wish it had been a different color. I see all of the royal ladies from Sweden wore variations of blue, but Stephanie's gown looked a tad bit matronly on her. Queen Margarethe looks as if she has lost some weight. Every photo of Queen Maxima has her looking very serious. Princess Mabel's dress is "interesting", and both CP Mary and CP Marie-Chantel gowns have patterns which remind me of sofa upholstery.

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    1. Victoria´s earrings are old epaulets of the first Bernadotte king Karl XIV Johan (king of Sweden 1818 - 1844). He was that time also king of Norway so there is also connection to Norway.

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    2. Blondiini ~ Thank you for the historical significance of Victoria's stunning earrings.

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  21. My TOP3 were:
    1. TATIANA OF GREECE -- Amazing one-shoulder dress and wonderful color. Hair, clutch bag, tiara. Perfect from head to toe.
    2. QUEEN MATHILDE -- Lady in Red. What more can I say?
    3. SOPHIE OF WESSEX -- I really liked the silhouette of the dress and its color looked wonderful with her blond hair. I like her style more and more.

    Special category:
    QUEEN MAXIMA's jewellery was once again strike home. That Mellerio Sapphire Tiara Tiara looks Smashing and Maxima wears it so well!

    That braless woman in red dress...What. Was. She. Thinking?

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  22. I'm not enamoured of Queen Sonja's lime green gown but she looks absolutely amazing for an (almost) 80year old woman. Carl Gustav on the other hand seems older than his years , I hope he is in good health.

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    1. Sorry I meant King Harald not Carl Gustav.

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    2. emeraldcity, yes, Queen Sonja looks amazing for 80 years. True.

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    3. Queen Sonja is looking amazingly young and beautiful,and I like her gown, but not the color. Another shade of green or another color would in my opinion have been
      a better match to the beautiful emaralds.

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  23. Love many of the gowns, Mathilde, Victoria and Tatiana look gorgeous. I like also Mabel´s dress very much. I would love to have myself that dress the lady who is walking with Daniel has.

    Look how Sofia rocks with six button. Mette Marit is wearing Vifte Tiara first time as tiara. Norwegian Emeralds wold have deserved different color gown to Sonja.

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    1. Nice to see that Mette Marit is wearing Vifte Tiara. It is very small, but used this way, it looks nice. It would have been interesting to see a clooser look.

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  24. Such a nice event! It is nice to see so many beautiful tiaras. :)
    I wonder why queen Elizabeth, or Charles, or Will and Kate never attend such events. They always send Sophie. Why is BRF so isolated?
    Here are Albert, Maxima, Mary Frederick, Sylvia.. CPs, kings and queens. I thing it is just disrespectful that BRF has to be so different.
    Please don't tell me they have different tradition, queen is old bla bla. I think they should all be friends(royals)
    Btw I don't want to insult anyone. :)

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    1. The BRF is stuck up, they think they're better than the European royals. So it isn't worth their time to send someone so "high up" in title to events.

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    2. Oh I am so happy you understand what I think.. It's so unfair that the majority of popular magazines write only about BRF, others seem less interesring. On the other hand they are the most boring, like they swallowed a broomstick (bad english, that's a croatian phrase)

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    3. I understand exactly what you mean Lassie. The BRF will always be the most popular royal family. The press love them.
      European royals will never be mainstream media, but I prefer to follow them because they come across as much more down to earth.

      Also the English phrase for your Croatian one is "broomstick up their butt" haha.

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    4. I always wonder too Lassie why it is usually the Wessexes that attend these events. I would think this milestone birthday would bring Charles and Camilla.

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    5. The British Royal Family isn't stuck up - that's how they do things. The other royal families with whom they have cordial and even friendly relations, understand this how they have always done things and don't, I think, expect any different. This idea of superiority and snobbishness is a projection.

      Rather than stuck up I would say they are stuck in tradition but even that is slowly changing. Whether that means we see William and Catherine attending these events, unlikely I would say - they are actually relentlessly suburban in their tastes IMO. They can't even speak a second language...

      It makes sense to me that the Wessexes attend - everybody talks about them as if they're some kind of fiftieth cousin 400 times removed. He's the monarch's son, the Queen is extremely close to Sophie and so I don't think there is any disrespect intended at all.

      And the Queen is old - not that that is the reason she doesn't attend.

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    6. The British Royal Family isn't stuck up - that's how they do things. The other royal families with whom they have cordial and even friendly relations, understand this how they have always done things and don't, I think, expect any different. This idea of superiority and snobbishness is a projection.

      Rather than stuck up I would say they are stuck in tradition but even that is slowly changing. Whether that means we see William and Catherine attending these events, unlikely I would say - they are actually relentlessly suburban in their tastes IMO. They can't even speak a second language...

      It makes sense to me that the Wessexes attend - everybody talks about them as if they're some kind of fiftieth cousin 400 times removed. He's the monarch's son, the Queen is extremely close to Sophie and so I don't think there is any disrespect intended at all.

      And the Queen is old - not that that is the reason she doesn't attend.

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    7. http://sarahbellar.tumblr.com/post/94120585780/languages

      As to languages. It is not unusual that their generation doesn't speak many languages. Seems to be a trend now. The need to converse in so many is not a requirement these days as in the past. I do think knowing a second language is good but Mandarin Chinese is HUGE these days and I doubt few speak Mandarin. I don't think we should judge them on a lack thereof ~

      It is known that Sophie is close to the Queen and the Wessexes are the couple that represent the Queen for these events. But 80 yrs is huge. Would have thought Charles would attend. Especially since one of his godparents was Haakon VII the KING.

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    8. The British Court (like all of them, I suppose) sets its diary months in advance - I'm guessing Charles already had engagements and also, knowing the Wessexes would attend it might not have taken priority.

      I disagree with you about languages - I can give Catherine a pass (in spite of the extremely good school she attended) but it should have been a fundamental part of William's preparation. His case, sadly, is typical of the state of language learning here in the UK.

      Anyway, this is all very interesting but it's not fashion so I shall stop... Have a good day.

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    9. Charles could have planned to come on time. How is his usual job in England, that he does every day, more important that this huge event?
      Everyone changes except BRF. That is stuck up. I knew there would be comments like Frannys. You obviously don't see my point. (I'm not trying to insult you) Think out of the box.
      But let's get back to fashion.

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    10. Well, I don't know why Charles didn't attend or what, if any, event he was due at. However, let me turn it round this way - suppose he's the Patron of a charity and he's attending something which is actually very difficult to arrange as he does have an extremely full diary. Mr and Mrs Ordinary (his future subjects) are very excited to meet him and maybe discuss the impact this charity has on their life - and he cancels because he's got to go to a birthday party of a bunch of royals your average Brit hasn't heard of (yes, I know that's nothing to be proud of). And again, Edward and Sophie are senior royals so I can't see the insult...

      I do understand your point - it's not a complex one. I just disagree. I don't understand your definition of stuck up - it doesn't mean an inability to change, it means feeling superior and looking down on someone else. There is absolutely no proof that is why the BRF don't send the Queen or Charles, that's the perception of outsiders looking in.

      A few years ago several of European senior royals - Queen Margrethe, Queen Beatrix, King Constantine - took part in a documentary where they discussed the Queen. They spoke very warmly of her and there is clearly a private relationship that we hear little about - I really don't think if they thought they were always being snubbed they would have spoken so highly. JMO.

      I disagree that the BRF doesn't change - it's slow and still very "Victorian" in many ways but I've seen big changes in attitude and practices in the last 20 or so years.

      Finally, I don't think disagreeing with someone's view on the BRF way of doing things demonstrates an inability to "think outside the box" - your point isn't original (I'm also not trying to insult you) so you're not exactly thinking outside the box yourself.

      I'm British - was just trying to give the perspective of a longtime BRF observer, that's all.

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    11. I knew you were british when I red your comment. I appreciate your comment, but the point is simple: if so many important european royals attended the event, BRF should have sent someone from a higher position too. That's equality and respect.

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    12. Well, I kind of feel we could end up going round and round in circles here 😊 but my point is Edward is the monarch's son so not "unimportant" and not demonstrating a lack of respect.

      But as seem to agree, it's all about perspective.

      Also, from a fashion point of view, nowadays I find Sophie more interesting than Kate in her choices. Although, I also quite like the style Camilla has developed so if she had been there, that would have been interesting.

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    13. Prince Edward was not there, and after all he is the royalty and part of the royal family. King Harald is second cousin to the Queen. Countess Sophie is a lovely and beautiful lady though, but compared to the other royal houses, this is not much of a representation.

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  25. I never thought I'd say this but Mary is second last worse dressed for me. Not horrible just prefer the others. We all know who the worst is ;)

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    1. Mary is rather blah, true. I wish that women ban those anti-colours like beige and nude completely from their wardrobe.

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    2. I agree. The gown is OK, but it is rather blah compared to all the other beautiful outfits. She is a beautiful lady though.

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  26. They all look good why don't we leave it at that ;)

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  27. Anelle May 10, 2017

    Yess I agree, where is Charlene AGAIN. Why doesn't she never come to these ''get togethers

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    1. Yes, she is missing as always. Did Albert ever think that as a married man he doesn't have to go to events alone, he was absolutely wrong...

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  28. Preciosa Tatiana de Grecia. Esta vez Reina Margarita de Dinamarca me encanta . Reina Silvia muy elegante. El vestido de Beatriz de Holanda no me agrada. Tampoco el de Sonia de Noruega, aunque ella esta muy bien para 80 años.

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  29. The best look for me is that of queen Mathilde. She is gorgeous. And I like almost all the jewels of royal ladies. It's great to see all the royals partying together.

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  30. Hellen, vielen Dank für die weiteren Fotos über diese royale Sause!
    Sonja - fulminantes Ballkleid in einer frechen Farbe - eine Dancing Queen
    Sophie Wessex - Modefarbe Kale (Grünkohl), Kleid für ihre Figur gut gewählt; es wird jedoch Zeit, auf Langarm umzusteigen
    Mary - was ist da passiert? Ich dachte zuerst, da wurde ein Minikleid verlängert (sie ändert ja gerne, was ich auch sehr gut finde). Es ist aber wohl ein Kleid 'von der Stange' und das sieht man. Accessoires top, Kleid flop
    Beatrix - Ich mag den Gedanken, dass es in den Schlössern Truhen mit wunderbaren alten und kostbaren Stoffen gibt. Ab und an wird dann aus diesen Kostbarkeiten ein einzigartiges Kleidungsstück geschneidert. Dies ist bei den Holländern so, denn Maxima trug bei der Unterschrift am Krönungstag einen Rock aus alter Spitze/Seide. Vielleicht wurde man für das mittelalterlich anmutende Gewand von Beatrix auch in einer Truhe fündig? Steht ihr super und die Schuhe sind wow! Ich meine, sie ist schon über siebzig und bei Royals wird nicht nur nett gegessen sondern - und das ist die Hauptsache - viel und gern getanzt!
    Victoria - wunderschön, in einem 'Mary'Ausschnitt - ich nenne dies so, weil Dänemarks KP einen solchen bei Victorias Hochzeit trug. Er steht auch Victoria sehr gut. Die Ohrhänger sind ein bisschen viel, aber wenn nicht hier, wann sonst kann man sie ausführen.
    Maxima - für ihre Verhältnisse schlicht, Stoff aus der Truhe oder vielleicht auch Haute Couture nach dem Vorbild eines Wandschirms im Chinesischen Salon des Schlosses? So etwas gefällt mir und das Kleid steht ihr ausgezeichnet.
    Sofia von Schweden - Schwangerschaftsmode schwarz - ebenfalls mit einem Mary Ausschnitt - OK
    Märthe Louise - toller Gürtel
    Margrethe - elegant, schlicht für ihre Verhältnisse, hat sie abgenommen? Sie scheint mir sehr fragil.
    Tatjana - ganz modisch (Kale, Trompetenärmel, Off Shoulder) sie trägt es mit Grandezza!
    Annemarie - auf der sicheren Seite mit Statementblume
    Mabel - sehr hübsch, mit ihrer Signatur, der Schleife (Viktor & Rolf?)
    Chantal - Blumen und 1a Schnitt - Valentino kann's - ein wenig bieder
    Silvia - auch auf der sicheren Seite, seit ihrer schweren Erkältung im Dezember trägt sie jetzt oft Pashminas und Schals.
    Mette-Marit - Old School, solche weißen Seidensatinkleider in genau diesem Schnitt trug schon Queen Mum. Hübsche Stickerei - sehr norwegisch und ihr steht's.
    Maria-Teresa - für ihre Figur ist ein perfekt geschnittenes schlichtes Kleid inklusive Abendmantel ideal. Pfiffige Frisur. Sie ist wunderschön und macht das Beste aus sich. Da kann ich nur von lernen!
    Stephanie - Wasserfall und Fransen - ein Has Been, aber OK
    Mathilde - sie sieht in Abendkleidern besser aus als im Alltagslook; dieses Rot (ein Valentino?)- toll!
    Ich sage mal: Victoria, Tatjana und Maria-Teresa sind meine Top 3

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  31. Once again Charlene of Monaco chose to be elsewhere.

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    1. No words only the sting of my burning 😢[tears]

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  32. Prince Charles and Camilla are in Ireland on a state visit for the last 4 days. They are still there. This explains why they are not in attendance I think. I bet they would have come to Norway if not for this trip.

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  33. Thank for this lovely picture news. It is a long time since so many important royals have been gathered for such a galla event. After the dissapointing picture news from the celebration of King Willem A., this is really a treat. I can look at all the fabulous gowns and jewels (especially the tiaras) from time to time for a long time.

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