14 July 2017

Crown Princess Victoria's Bejeweled 40th Birthday

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden turned 40 on Friday, and the royal family celebrated the milestone with a special Te Deum service. Here's a look at the elegant jewels they wore.




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Victoria attended the service with her entire family: Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, and Prince Oscar.


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Because her dress was decorated with delicate butterflies, Victoria sensibly kept her jewelry and accessories to a minimum. She wore a pair of sparkling diamond stud earrings...


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...and her usual delicate bracelets and her rings.


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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were, of course, on hand to celebrate their eldest daughter's big birthday.


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Silvia wore some of the most important pearls in her jewelry box: the double-stranded pearl necklace that belonged to her husband's mother, Princess Sibylla. She also wore pearl earrings, a pearl bracelet, and an insect brooch.


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Prince Carl Philip attended the service with his wife, Princess Sofia (who is expecting their second child), and their son, Prince Alexander.


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Sofia chose large baroque pearl drop earrings for the occasion.


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It was clearly more challenging to get a good portrait of Princess Madeleine's active family. She attended the birthday service with her husband, Chris O'Neill, and their two children, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas.


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Like her sister-in-law, Madeleine also wore baroque pearl drop earrings. This pair, which she's worn previously, features a modern diamond setting.


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Three of the king's sisters -- Princess Christina, Princess Birgitta, and Princess Desiree -- attended the service with Christina's husband, Tord Magnuson.


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Princess Birgitta went for a bit of sparkle, wearing glittering pear-shaped drop earrings, a diamond floral brooch, and a diamond cross.


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Princess Desiree decided on classic diamond and pearl earrings and a coordinating single-stranded pearl necklace.


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It was especially wonderful to see Princess Christina, who has been in treatment for cancer, attending the service. Like Desiree, she wore pearls, including one strand with a silvery-gray hue.


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Christina's son, Oscar Magnuson, attended the service with his wife, Emma, and their two sons, Albert and Henri.


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And there was one more Bernadotte who posed for the photographers: Marianne Bernadotte, widow of Sigvard Bernadotte (and therefore an aunt by marriage of the king). She wore an interesting suite of pearl and silver-toned modern jewels.


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