01 December 2017

Jewels of Prince Gabriel's Christening

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The Bernadottes gathered near Stockholm today for the christening of their littlest prince, Gabriel, at the chapel at Drottningholm Palace. Here's a look at the jewels we saw the senior royal ladies wear for the important family occasion.


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In a move that surprised me quite a lot, Princess Sofia chose to wear a national costume for her second son's christening. (Here's what she wore for the christening of Prince Alexander about a year ago.)  The national attire includes a silver brooch at the wearer's throat. She also pinned her father-in-law's family order to her ensemble.


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In this closer view, we can see that she also wore her small diamond hoop earrings.


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Prince Gabriel's grandmother, Queen Silvia of Sweden, was ultra-elegant in blue with pearl accents for the christening. Her husband's family order coordinated nicely with the outfit.


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Here's a view of her entire outfit, including pearls on her right wrist.


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Crown Princess Victoria, Gabriel's aunt, wore a chic red ensemble for the christening, pairing it with large diamond-encrusted hoop earrings. We can also see here that she wore a silver bracelet and her wedding and engagement rings, plus her father's family order.


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Here's a look at Victoria's entire ensemble, which echoes the 1950s couture heyday of Dior and other French designers.


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Princess Madeleine of Sweden served as one of her nephew's godparents at the christening. She wore pearls; you can also spot gold bracelets and a sparkling band on her right hand.


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Here's a better look at both Madeleine's and Sofia's outfits for the day. The next christening will be for Madeleine's third child, who will be born next spring.


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Prince Gabriel has five godparents: Carolina Pihl, Sara Hellqvist, Thomas de Toledo Sommerlath, Princess Madeleine, and Oscar Kylberg.


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And as usual, the real star of the show was baby Gabriel's big brother, Prince Alexander, who even managed a little wave to the gathered crowd.