14 July 2015

Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding Guest Jewels


Happy birthday to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who turns 38 today! The Swedish royals will be gathering in her honor for the annual Victoriadagen celebrations -- check back here tomorrow for a look at the jewels on display. You can also have a look at our 2014 birthday tribute to Victoria over here. Today, though, we're having a look at a specific subset of her jewels: the pieces she's worn as a royal wedding guest. As she's attended nearly every major royal wedding since the late 1990s, there are some great pieces (and clothes/hats!) to look at!



November 1995: Victoria wears her 18th birthday tiara with pearls and the Order of the Elephant at the pre-wedding gala for Prince Joachim of Denmark





November 1995: Victoria repeats the same jewels at Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra of Denmark's wedding (bonus: young King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands!)



October 1997: Victoria wears simple diamond earrings with a bracelet at the pre-wedding dinner for Infanta Cristina of Spain



October 1997: Victoria wears small pearl earrings at Infanta Cristina's wedding



July 1999: Victoria wears a sparkling necklace at the pre-wedding gala for Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark



July 1999: Victoria wears pearls (and a very 1990s hat!) at Princess Alexia's wedding



August 2001: Victoria wears a pair of square gem-studded earrings and a simple sparkling necklace at the pre-wedding gala for Crown Prince Haakon of Norway



August 2001: Victoria makes an early appearance in the Baden Fringe Tiara at Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit's wedding; she also wears her small diamond earrings (recently loaned to Princess Sofia for her wedding), a small diamond and pearl brooch, and the Order of Saint Olav



January 2002: Victoria wears diamond earrings with a diamond pendant necklace and a diamond bracelet at the pre-wedding gala for Prince (now King) Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (bonus: young Princess Madeleine, plus young background Edward and Sophie Wessex!)



February 2002: Victoria wears an interesting pair of earrings that appear to be set with either citrines or topazes at Willem-Alexander and Maxima's wedding



May 2002: Victoria wears a simple necklace and earrings at the pre-wedding gala for Princess Martha Louise of Norway (bonus: young King Felipe!)



May 2002: Victoria wears pieces from the Swedish amethyst parure with her small diamond earrings, plus the Order of Saint Olav, for the wedding of Princess Martha Louise and Ari Behn



April 2003: Victoria wears a simple necklace for the concert the night before the wedding of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium



April 2003: Victoria wears glittering daytime diamonds at the wedding of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire



August 2003: For a friend's wedding, Victoria wears a stack of bracelets and brings an important date: her future husband, Daniel Westling



May 2004: Victoria mixes metals at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, wearing the Swedish Four-Button Tiara with pearl earrings, a diamond choker necklace, and a gold bracelet, plus the Order of the Elephant



May 2004: Victoria wears a diamond necklace, a diamond bracelet, and diamond floral earrings (from the Brazilian parure, I believe) at the pre-wedding dinner for Prince (now King) Felipe of Spain



May 2004: Victoria wears an intriguing suite of multi-colored gems for Felipe and Letizia's wedding



May 2008: Victoria wears the Four-Button Tiara, her small diamond earrings, and a necklace with the drops from the Connaught Tiara at Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark's wedding



May 2009: Victoria wears simple earrings, a pair of bracelets, and a pendant necklace for the wedding of Count Bjorn Bernadotte



August 2010: Victoria wears glittering earrings and a stack of bracelets for the dinner held the night before Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark's wedding



August 2010: Victoria repeats her earrings from the 2004 Spanish royal wedding at the nuptials of Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark



April 2011: Victoria wears diamond floral earrings, a gorgous Bernadotte family diamond bracelet, and a diamond and ruby brooch at the pre-wedding dinner for the Duke of Cambridge



April 2011: Victoria wears diamonds and pearls -- earrings, a pendant necklace, a bracelet, and a brooch -- at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge



August 2011: Victoria wears glittering earrings at the wedding of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco



August 2011: Victoria wears the Baden Fringe Tiara, pearl drop earrings, and a diamond and pearl brooch at Albert and Charlene's wedding reception



October 2012: Victoria wears the smaller Cut-Steel Tiara with diamond jewels at the pre-wedding gala for Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg



October 2012: Victoria wears pearl drop earrings and a pearl and diamond brooch at the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie



June 2013: Victoria wears diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet at the pre-wedding gala for her sister, Princess Madeleine of Sweden



June 2013: At Princess Madeleine's wedding, Victoria honors her late aunt, Princess Lilian, by wearing the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara with Queen Josefina's Stomacher Necklace; she also wears her small diamond pendant earrings, a diamond bracelet, a diamond floral brooch, and the Order of the Seraphim (bonus: adorable baby Estelle!)



June 2015: Victoria wears delicate jewels at the pre-wedding dinner for her brother, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden



June 2015: Victoria wears the Connaught Tiara, pearl drop earrings, a diamond and pearl brooch, and the Order of the Seraphim at Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia's wedding