King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted a Jubilee Dinner at the Royal Palace

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

King Carl Gustaf celebrates his Golden Jubilee by being the first monarch in his country’s history to reign for 50 years. On the evening of September 15, King Carl Gustaf hosted a Jubilee dinner at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The invited guests included the Royal Family, the Nordic heads of state and the heirs to the thrones with their spouses, representatives from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government.

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Nordic royal guests, including King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended the jubilee dinner.

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Members of the Swedish royal family, including Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, Chris O’Neill, Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson were present at the jubilee dinner.

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

Crown Princess Mary, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina

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  1. Anonymous15/9/23 23:25

    What an evening. Every woman in full princess/queen mode, I love it! Favourite dresses by Mary, Victoria and Madeleine, and Sofia for jewellery and hairstyle, but all women have brought their A-game and deserve honorable mentions. Everyone looks fabulous! Not very fond of the skirt Queen Silvia is wearing, but who looks at the skirt when she wears a tiara like that :-D A night to remember, most definitely. Damsel Dragonfly

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    1. Dear fellow bloggers.
      Put your sunglasses on.
      You're in for a very glittering and almost blinding ride 😀 Enjoy.

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    2. Dear Sweet Deadeggs, First I must confess I was the one who asked you where you got the name Deadeggs from but I did not put my name to it because I thought you might be offended but of course you were charming as ever. Your humor puts a smile on my face during some trying times I am going through. You are right lots of bling bling. I have my Ray Bands on. Thank you for being you!

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  2. Anonymous15/9/23 23:41

    Stunning some more than others. Love the Tiaras and the jewels are fantastic. I only wished other RH were there as well. I missed the Saxen Coburg Gotha's since they are family of the King and others. css

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 10:08

      Queen Mathilde and King Phillippe were in Rome the day before for and audience with the Pope. Maybe they stayed a couple of days in Rome to relax now that the children were back to school, university, royal military school, etc...

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  3. Anonymous16/9/23 00:32

    Underwhelmed.
    Queen Anne-Marie: The winner by far. Simple elegant gown in a good strong colour.
    Runner-up: Nordic first lady in the emerald lace gown. Very elegant.
    Queen Silvia: The gown is an eyesore. The jewellery is formidable, though.
    Crown Princess Mary: Forgettable.
    Crown Princess Victoria: Channelling the spirit of a Disney princess. No.
    Princess Madeleine: 1980's disco ball.
    Princess Sofia: The usual mess. All over the place.
    Queen Sonja: Eternally stuck in the 1980's. And emeralds don't go with canary yellow, IMO.
    Amy










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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 12:26

      You are really a nice person.

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    2. I agree that Queen Anne Marie was the best dressed.

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    3. Wow after months of waiting it is finally here the Golden Jubilee gala dinner!! First off let me start by saying that I am glad someone else shares my opinion, this gala was a little disappointing. Given the type of event I was expecting everyone to bring their A-game, but sadly that didn't happen.

      Here are my impressions of all of the royal ladies:

      Queen Silvia: jewelry wise she nailed it, the Braganza tiara was a perfect choice for the occasion. Her dress however looked odd. I don't like the style and the color is ugly. Both her and Queen Sonja wore yellow, and they basically looked the same so none of them stood out.

      Crown Princess Victoria: her gown for me takes 1st place, absolutely beautiful. I really wanted her to wear the Baden fringe tiara and my wish came true. The only criticism I have would be her earrings, it would have been nice to see the sapphire earrings from the same parure.

      Princess Madeleine: definitely not her best look, but it's still not the worst. I am not a big fan of the cape. Her hair, make-up and jewels were perfect. What a treat to see her with the Russian pink topaz earrings.

      Princess Sofia: unfortunately there's not much to say. Besides her earrings and brooch (both very lovely) she looked horrible. The dress in my opinion ages her, her hair style is a miss, and the brown tiara toppers are horrendous.

      Queen Margrethe: even though I love that gown, I wish she would have sported a different/new.

      Crown Princess Mary: her look was very elegant. Her dress is one of my favorites.

      Queen Anne-Marie: her entire look is simply perfection!

      Queen Sonja: her dress is too old fashioned. The emeralds really clash with the bright yellow.

      I wish Crown Princess Mette Marit would have been able to attend. I hope she gets better.

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    4. Of all the royal ladies participating in the Jubilee events, Princess Sofia would have to be the baby. She is 39 years old and has only been in her official role as a Princess for about 8 years.
      I think she is slowly giving up her fashion likes of when she just Miss Sofia Hellqvist (her maiden name) to take on new fashion ideas/obligations as a princess and mother.
      Let's give her a bit of a break.

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  4. Victoria's and Madeleine's gowns are my favorites. Simply gorgeous.

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  5. Anonymous16/9/23 03:07

    Madeleine takes top marks in that beautiful capped gown, especially with those huge earrings! Victoria and Mary in blue both look nice as well. Really like the ombré of Victoria’s dress. Surprising to see Silvia and Sonja both in yellow/gold gowns with emerald jewels. What are the chances? Sofia’s whole look is terrible, as usual.

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 11:26

      I thought of that too and I think it's a mistake. They're too similar

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    2. It was the 50 year jubilee, aka the golden jubilee. The shiny golden gowns are matching the occasion. Having said that, I don´t like either of them. Silvia´s is ok-ish but I find the middle fold in the skirt distracting. Sonja´s dress looks terribly dated. Interestingly, they both went for emerald green as an accent colour, which I don´t mind but those two colours together clash with the light blue Swedish sash.

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  6. I got the lovely array of beautiful gowns that I was hoping for.
    Hard to pick a winner but in the end for me it was a three way tie between Madeleine, Victoria and Mary.
    Sofia ' s dress seemed too tight in all the wrong places.
    Does anyone know why most of the king' s sisters, along with Benedikte and Mette Marit weren't there?
    Perhaps health issues?

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 10:18

      Yes, his 3 eldest sisters - the princesses of Haga- are having health issues and can't participate due to that. They are between 80-90 years old..
      Danish Benedikte had to stay home as acting reign of Danmark when the others were in Sweden.
      Mette-Marit has her health issues.

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    2. Anonymous16/9/23 11:41

      It is said, that princess Margareta is too old, princess Desiree is ill and princess Birgitta did not want to come. Mette-Marit is ill. Benedikte I don't know.

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    3. Anonymous16/9/23 11:41

      anja

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    4. I think we'll certainly get the information from our Swedish bloggers 😉

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  7. Princess Madeline's gown is beautiful, love her jewels. The lady in the deep aqua gown 4th photo from bottom looks immaculately groomed, beautiful presentation.

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 10:31

      That is Ms Haukio. First lady of Finland.

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    2. Anonymous16/9/23 10:33

      She is Mrs Niinistö, wife of the President of Finland,

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    3. Anonymous16/9/23 18:41

      Actually nowadays she is titled Dr. Jenni Haukio.🙂
      -B.

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  8. Anonymous16/9/23 06:17

    Princess Madeleine, she's still so beautiful. She has elegance and style that makes her stand out. She's been such a treat these days, glad she's there and for the gala another winning look.
    Loved also Queen Anna-Marie and Crown Princess Mary. Both so elegant and beautiful.
    Kaarin

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 19:48

      Ps Madeleine is only 39 years young !!

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    2. Anonymous17/9/23 20:10

      Actually she is 41, born 1982. can you believe it? e.

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  9. Anonymous16/9/23 06:40

    Dieses Mal interessieren mich die Kleider nicht sonderlich. Aber - diese Juwelenpracht der Damen! Eine Tiara (im deutschen sagen wir Diadem) schöner und opulenter als die andere. And i would be grateful if someone could talk us through these außergewöhnliche tiaras (and their history?).
    Sabsi

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 10:35

      Queen Silvia wears the biggest of all her tiaras, the Brazilian one. The 'coronation tiara' that once belonged to empress Amalie of Brazil, then to her only relative- her sister queen Josephine of Sweden in 1873.
      CP Victoria wears the ray-diadem, brought to Sweden by the german wife of Gustav V, Victoria of Baden. It's russian inspired and it's only C.P who wears it.
      Madeleine wears her private one, and so does Sofia. Sofia got her tiara as a gift from the king and queen at her wedding. The top of the tiara can be changed with different gem stones.
      / HMA

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    2. Anonymous16/9/23 10:52

      Agree, the jewely is stunning, we need sunglasses…

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    3. Anonymous16/9/23 19:10

      Thank you, HMA, love reading it.
      Sabsi

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  10. Anonymous16/9/23 07:16

    So glad for a formal state dinner with lovely dresses and glittering tiaras. I do not like Sofia dress. The colour is dull, and the gold flowers.... No. But Madeleine was again the winner. Beautiful and classy... The best dress.

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    1. I don´t like Sofia´s gown much either. The colour I can live with, but it is too tight and the golden flowers are bordering on tacky. The only thing I like about Sofia´s dress is how she incorporated the sash into her dress.

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  11. Anonymous16/9/23 08:20

    The only elegant lady is Mrs Haukio.
    Just as smart as always.
    Can someone please talk to the swedish prime minister’s wife.
    She is a recently ordained pastor but dresses like the Pope.

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    1. Is that the lady in the dog collar? I think she looks absolutely marvellous.

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    2. An unfortunate outfit.
      I was wondering who she is.

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    3. Who is Mrs Haukio?

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    4. Anonymous16/9/23 10:38

      I think it is very interesting how she has created a beautiful evening gown to go with her collar. Usually a pastor will wear a kaftan on formal occasions, same for men and women.

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    5. Anonymous16/9/23 12:02

      Mrs. Haukio is the wife of Finland's president. Behind her is the wife of Iceland's president . (SAF)

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    6. Anonymous16/9/23 22:38

      I was wondering about the woman in a ballgown with clerical collar. It looks almost comical, sorry.

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  12. Wow, Victoria looks stunning!

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 10:19

      Mrs Haukio is the wife of the president of Finland. A lovely lady.

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  13. P. the original16/9/23 09:16

    It Is a bit hard for me to sum up my impressions about all this array of glorious ,double- wow outfits displayed throughout the King's Jubilee events.
    Princess Madeleine tops my list:
    she would be fabulous even with a sack on as she is a born beauty.
    She is glamorous regardless of her sartorial choices and her drop earrings are mesmerizing to me.
    Secondly, Victoria was a stunnner in her orange gown , a dense and not asy colour to wear but she hit the nail on the head so strike!👍
    Thirdly: Princess Mary .
    Maybe I would have expected a bit more glam on her gowns but other than that she looked flawless on every occasion.
    Q.Silvia: classic, sophisticated effortless elegance as always.
    Q.Margrethe: I remember having seen at least one of her gowns before so maybe It is a re- wear.
    She looked good and in high spirits, well done to her.
    I am glad that Q.Anne- Marie was attending too, what a classy lady she is!
    Glad to see the Norwegian Royal Family, even though I miss CP Mette- Marit.
    Q.Sonja' s yellow gown was perhaps a bit garish but she was able to pull it off well.
    Unfortunately, I do not have much to say about P.Sofia.
    I'm a bit disappointed, I would have expected more from her fashion- wise.
    I noticed an overflow of yellow on some ladies' gowns.
    Could it be a nod to a colour of the Swedish flag?
    The royal ladies' crowns and jewelry are jaw- dropping all around.
    All men looked impeccably attired on every event.
    Well done.

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  14. Anonymous16/9/23 09:47

    Oh my God! Princess Madeleine is stunning, I am speechless! She got it so right, the gown, the tiara, her jewellery, her hairstyle…simply fabulous! By the way, I like her earrings, is it new? I don’t think I have ever seen them before.
    Princess Sofia was a disappointment, she is for a long time now. Does she have a stylist? Her hair is okay now, but most times her hair and her outfits are awful, which is a pity because she is pretty, but she needs a good hairdresser and stylist because I feel like her own taste is not reliable or suitable for these royal events.
    Crown Princess Victoria looked nice, however I think she can do better. I’m not a fan of her gown, nor her updo.
    Crown Princess Mary looked elegant and lovely, however I would have preferred a lighter colour on her.
    Larina

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  15. Anonymous16/9/23 10:06

    Madeleine est sublime
    Froufrou

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  16. Anonymous16/9/23 10:50

    I will make my impressions as short as possible.
    Older generation : Former Queen Anne-Marie of Greece : the best looking gown, fit, color, hairstyle, jewelry (not overdone)
    Younger generation : CP Victoria's light blue gown is lovely but the skirt is too wide. I don't like gala dresses with very wide skirts. That bun on one side of her head is so boring. Jewelry is fine. P. Sofia : light yellow dress again but not as good as the other yellow dress. There is too much decoration on the neckline. Jewelry : lovely tiara. P. Madeleine : beautiful dress that is ruined by the square shoulder pads. Jewelry : beautiful earrings. CP Mary : Simple dress, not bad but a bit sad compared to the other dresses of the royal ladies. Jewelry is fine (not overdone).
    Older royal ladies : Q. Silvia : The skirt is too wide, the bodice is lovely but ruined by all the decorations and brooches. Shoes and scarf in emerald green : a miss. Q. Sonia : The skirt is too wide, the bodice is lovely but ruined by the emerald green jewelry, the red decoration, the light blue ribbon. Q. Margrethe : She'd better stay away from those huge prints. The skirt of her dress is too wide. Another hairstyle with hair combed more on her forehead would be recommended. Her necklace is becoming really old now and is not beautiful anymore only big and awful. Rose

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 16:39

      HM Q Margrethe’s necklace is not just old, it’s an antique and a very important royal family heirloom that has great significance to both the Swedish and Danish royal families. It was given to the then Princess Lovisa of Sweden and Norway in 1869 as a wedding present on her marriage to the then Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark. In 1906, when her husband became king, the princess became Queen Lovisa of Denmark. Q Margrethe is very well known for choosing her jewelry for occasions like this with extreme care to select pieces that honor the host family. If you haven’t already seen it, you might enjoy the documentary about Scandinavian royal jewels: De Konglige Juveler, on YouTube. It “stars” Queens Margrethe and Silvia, among others, and is a deep dive into the heirloom jewels they wear.

      All that said, I do think the necklace could probably use a good cleaning ;).
      Anya

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    2. Anonymous17/9/23 06:54

      I believe you Anya. I didn't know the whole story but I knew it was a piece of jewelry of historical importance. Do you think CP Mary will wear it one day ? Like you say it could use a good cleaning. Jewelry that is so old sometimes become fragile and it is not recommended to clean it very often. If they wish to keep it like it is, the best thing to do is keep it in a museum where it can be conserved in the best conditions for the future. Rose

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  17. Anonymous16/9/23 10:53

    Great to see a gala occasion again and the big gun tiaras are out. Q Silvia in the magnificent Braganza tiara and I can overlook her yellow skirt.
    Q Margarethe in the stunningly beautiful Pearl Poire parure. The tiara is to die for and I love her dress.
    The Norwegian emerald tiara is not my personal favourite but definitely a big gun and I keep my eyes fixed on it instead of the dress.
    Queen A-M is wearing the Khedive and an elegant dress.
    CP Mary, CP Viktoria and P Madeleine all have beautiful dresses and tiaras.
    Mrs Niinistö is as always very elegant in her green lace dress.
    A honourable mentioning to the wife of the Swedish prime minister who has created an elegant evening gown to go with her ministerial collar instead of wearing the usual boring kaftan.
    Ladyofthemanor

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  18. Anonymous16/9/23 12:34

    I see most commentators are so against princess sophi. She looks fabulous. If Victoria or Madeline was wearing any of her yellow outfits you would have been all over them with praise. She may not be a born princess, but both her outfits are lovely. Well done, Sophia.

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    1. Not true, at least in my case. Sofia is a great beauty. That cannot be denied regardless of what anyone thinks of her personally. But her fashion sense has always been very hit/miss. Her gown didn't didn't need the shoulder decorations and just looked weird.

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  19. Anonymous16/9/23 12:40

    The skirt of Queen Sylvia’s gown should have been made with the same material as Victoria’s (in gold) for easy flow, less stiffness and no wrinkles. jmo
    Millie

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  20. Anonymous16/9/23 14:28

    So many yellow dress!

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 15:18

      Light yellow is fashion during the coming season. Especially the yellow of Sofia's short dress that she wore yesterday. Rose

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  21. J'ai fait défiler les photos et je ne me résouds pas à faire mon choix parmi toutes ces robes ; elles sont toutes superbes, chacune dans son propre style surtout avec les bijoux qui rehaussent leur look ; ravie de retrouver Madeleine qui a su associer un beau diadème à ses boucles d'oreilles pendantes composées de diamants et saphirs roses ?!

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 17:43

      They are pink topaz and part of a parure from ca 1810. The jewels were a gift to Maria Pavlovna from her mother the dowager empress Maria Fjodorovna. The set is usually only worn by Queen Silvia

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    2. à Anonyme 16/09/2023 17:43
      Je vous remercie pour ces précisions qui viendront compléter mon petit fichier "Bijoux" ; il est vrai que les saphirs roses ressemblent beaucoup aux topazes roses !

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  22. Princess Madeleine continues to hold the standard for innate glamour in Royal Europe- nobody can top her when she goes full throttle imho!

    I like both Princess Victoria and Princess Mary...lovely!

    Not sure what is going on with Sofia. She is a beauty but that yellow dress with those weird shoulder embellishments do nothing for her.

    Christopher O'Neill looks unwell.

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  23. Anonymous16/9/23 16:56

    I know I’m in the minority, but I really like HRH P Sofia’s dress. It does have some minor fit issues, to be fair, but it’s a lovely design and color on the princess. I’ve seen some closeups of the appliqués on the shoulders and they are gorgeous; I think they don’t show to advantage in these photos. They’re fantastic with the new toppers on her tiara!

    I absolutely adore HM Q Margrethe’s dress. I have a weakness for anything hot pink, so that’s part of it. But this large print that would swamp someone shorter is fabulous on the Queen.

    HRH CP Victoria’s dress is really pretty and I like the idea of it better than the execution. To my eyes, the waist is too high. I would like it better if it were at least an inch if not a bit more lower.

    Princess Christina’s dress fabric is so appealing - those butterflies just make me happy to see!

    I quite like HM Q Anne-Marie’s dress. The cut and fit are extremely flattering to her and the autumn color is nice.

    All in all, what a night for us royal watchers!

    Anya

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    1. Anonymous16/9/23 17:51

      Sofias dress might look good on a different less formal occasion. She knows she has to wear a sash, a broach to keep the sash in place, the blue ribbon broach with the kings portrait and a commemorative medallion. This all clashes with the gold shoulder decorations. It looks strange that the sash in under part of her dress and strictly speaking you are not supposed to wear a sash over a bare shoulder.
      Ladyofthemanor

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  24. Anonymous16/9/23 18:37

    I love Sofia’s dress the most, fabulous colour and the cape part is a lovely add-on! Nice to see her wedding tiara reworked with new jewels. Bur all ladies look great, everyone has their own style and what is most important, everyone looks happy! It must have been a fun evening! I also like the yellow colour theme in Silvias clothes this weekend, she chose the right colour for her from the yellow and blue of the Swedish flag. I think Sonja’s dress choice was also a nod to the Swedish flag.
    -B.

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    1. Anonymous17/9/23 00:20

      Completely agree!!! Sofia is gorgeous!!! Love her hair. And her tiara and dress are lovely!! Jenna

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  25. Anonymous16/9/23 18:40

    That night's winner to me is Queen Anne-Marie. Runner-ups are difficult, but certainly Princess Christina (plus the lovely lady behind her) and Princess Madeleine are amongst them. I do not understand the fashion choices of Queen Sonja, she seems to always overdo her love for eighties vintage gowns. Nothing against re-wear, of course not, it shows how thoughtful they are concerning sustainability and all, but there comes a point where too much is just too much. I can see where the gold-themed dress of Queen Silvia comes from, but the dress seems odd in its entirety. The bodice is lovely, the rest less so.

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    1. So sorry! Forgot to log in. Anon18:40 actually is me! Apologies.

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    2. Have to make a reply to myself... in addition I'd like to say that Princess Sofia's tiara is, of course, a beautiful piece, and I like that she can vary the look with different coloured gemstones, but I'd love to see her in a different tiara again. The younger Swedish royals used to share tiaras quite a lot in the past; and on that note it would have been lovely to see Princess Sofia in the Napoleonic Steel Cut Tiara (not the Bandeau one, the bigger one) to go with that pale yellow dress. That would have been a wowzer for sure!

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  26. Anonymous16/9/23 20:24

    Reading all the criticism...you people really, really must like finding something to put your finger on. Do you do the same with yourself, friends and family 🤔

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    1. Yes. And this blog is meant to discuss fashion choices.

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    2. Anonymous16/9/23 22:43

      If my family had a fashion blog ..you betcha!

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    3. Anonymous17/9/23 17:06

      And it is not criticism, but sharing our opinions, which can be really funny and inspiring. e.

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  27. Anonymous16/9/23 21:00

    Love Sofia’s look and I absolutely adore her hair. Love the way it is styled. New toppers on her tiara make it look it even bigger from certain angles. She looks gorgeous. I don’t think she has a stylist so I am assuming she does her best. Lol. She is a very pretty woman. Love looking at all the dresses and jewels. Marie

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  28. Anonymous16/9/23 21:04

    Great gowns fantastic jewels and Tiaras. I imagen the food was superb. It seems Silvia and Sonja like yellow a lot? these two gowns are IMO a bit underwhelming. The other RL looked stunning. css

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    1. Dear CSS. Re “the food”
      I’ve found only one royal site that gives the menu.
      There were four courses.
      It is in French and uses lots of poetic language.
      Very difficult to translate. Even with the help from Google.
      In very simple terms there was a small veggie flan for starters.
      A fish dish that included lobster as entree.
      The main course was deer with juniper berries and mushrooms .
      For dessert there was wild berries with vanilla (ice cream?)
      The menu appears to be ‘light’ with a notable amount of vegetables and fruit.
      No mention about the wines. Sorry Tulipe33.

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    2. à oeufs morts 17/9/2023 11:11
      C'est très sympa d'avoir pensé à moi au niveau des vins ; j'espère que lors de la visite prochaine à Bordeaux du roi Charles et de son épouse, nous aurons l'occasion de voir des menus plus copieux avec des crus servis aux repas officiels soit du Médoc, du Blayais, de Saint-Emilion sans oublier le Sauternes qui est un vin doux français de la région du même nom dans la section des Graves à Bordeaux ; quand il est servi très frais en apéritif, c’est un véritable délice mais cela dépendra bien-sûr des goûts du couple royal !

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    3. P. the original17/9/23 18:40

      Dear @ Deadeggs,
      Yes, the menu sounds light .
      Anyway in Scandi countries seasoning may almost be more energetic than the courses themselves.
      I noticed that a lot of sauces (also berry sauces) are used , particularly mayonnaise , which is eaten in humongous quantities especially in Norway.
      According to my experience, in Denmark ,relatively light meals can be served but all ends up with a high- calories triumph and a generous handful of fat in a lot of typical desserts.
      I do not think this Gala Dinner was that different, after all.

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  29. SOOO much to comment on...my very favorite is CP Mary; imo she looks absolutely dreamy in that exquisite midnight blue gown. Beautiful neckline, and the semi-sheer sleeves create a subtle ombre effect. They appear to have subtle sparkle as well -- just enough to enchant :-). Madeleine's sparkle factor, in contrast, seems rather overwhelming...she is, of course, a natural star and can carry it off, but omg -- WHY the awful, pointy shoulder pads!?

    Sofia just manages to look chic and elegant in spite of being overly-laden with brooches, embellishments and decorations that sadly detract from the overall appearance of the gown. Victoria's gown is lovely too, but the placement of the brooch and decoration at her shoulders utterly ruins the look.

    Red and white in a great color combination on Queen Margrethe, but I think the pattern on her gown is hideous. Such a shame; her hair, tiara, earrings and necklace are beautiful and she has (of course) other gowns -- gorgeous, regal-looking ballgowns -- in her arsenal of queenly attire to choose from.

    The tiara'd lady covered in butterflies (a sister of King Carl-Gustaf?) looks like a cheery, delightful person, but imo she ties for worst-dressed with the lady in the giant floral print.

    Lastly, honorable mention to the lady in teal lace. She seems to be the non-royal favorite of most of the commenters here, and I completely agree. -- Jane

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  30. P. the original17/9/23 18:13

    Fashion is the focus of It all, of course.
    Anyway , I was really impressed by the speech Victoria gave to mark and honor her father's enthronment anniversary.
    It was not a cold formal speech any member of the staff could have written down as part of his job.
    I really saw Victoria' s hand in those words, far more glittering than all the bling displayed by the royal ladies attending the Gala Dinner.
    A daughter's words outpouring sheer gratitude and admiration.
    A tribute to the bond of strong love and affection between a father and her daughter that goes well beyond the tasks and duties they both have to perform as the King and his heir to the throne.
    Well done indeed, P. Victoria!👏👏👏👏🌹

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    1. I haven’t opened my wardrobe door for two days now.
      I want to stay in my dream world of elegant gowns and jewels.
      I still hope that that Prince on his white horse will sweep me off my feet one day and take me to his palace.
      In the meantime, I’ll just have to pass by the charity shop to see what good second hand dresses they’ve received recently.
      Maybe there's a ball gown amongst them.
      But I take the humdrum of my life in its stride and never complain and never explain. 😌
      I

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    2. P. the original18/9/23 19:02

      @ Deadeggs
      I think I' m gonna sit down and burst out laughing like crazy once again after such a hard day at work.
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart👍👍😉
      Er...Princes on white horses are fabulous, no doubt, but come on, I want to lead you ...to the last post about P. Kate' s visit.
      There are eye candies also among pilots and other corps, have a look, please👍😉😉👋

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    3. Dear P. the original.
      Thanks for the advice but if I'm going to go into a crowded marriage, (oh good morning Charles) it's gonna be with a prince and nothing else.
      Do you see what I'm talking about?

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    4. P. the original19/9/23 06:42

      Dear @Deadeggs,
      really?
      Camilla will be furious!
      This is what I call playing with fire😉
      Right, so you' re gonna have your Prince and I' m gonna...uhm...head to my ..uhm...airbase and its pilots...
      Guess what I' m gonna do there😉👍👋

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  31. Anonymous18/9/23 08:29

    This blog has ended up being about nagging, complaining, criticizing, nagging, complaining and did I mention criticizing..

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  32. Anonymous18/9/23 12:06

    Princess Mary in midnight blue looks stunning. Just as Princess Madeleine. She's so pretty and love her dress and styling. Sofia's gown isn't bad either.
    Sigrid.

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