10 December 2016

Nobel Banquet 2016: Princess Sofia of Sweden

Princess Sofia at the 2016 Nobel Prize Banquet (Photo: SOREN ANDERSSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Hooray -- a brand-new tiara on Princess Sofia at this year's Nobel Prize ceremony! Here are close-up views of her jewels and gown from the banquet.




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Sofia wore the smaller Cut-Steel Tiara, which uses highly-polished steel to sparkle rather than gemstones. The piece has a long row of small steel spheres set atop a latticework base. Until now, Crown Princess Victoria was the only member of the Swedish royal family who had worn this tiara in public.


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Sofia paired the tiara with the diamond and emerald earrings she also wore at last year's Nobels. The earrings feature a pave-set diamond stud with additional diamond leaves, a pendant of three round diamonds, and emerald drops.


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To secure the sash of the Order of the Seraphim, Sofia wore a diamond brooch. We don't have a super-clear view of the piece, unfortunately, but you can see some of the details above...


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...and also in this image. The piece appears to have floral elements in its design.


Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Sofia also wore her father-in-law's Royal Family Order. Unlike the British RFOs, each Swedish badge features a different portrait of the king. Sofia's features a more contemporary portrait of Carl Gustaf.


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And here's a look at Sofia's gown, which was designed by the House of Dagmar. The color's great on her, but I'm not sure I'm sold on the fabric or the silhouette.