12 June 2020

The Top Ten: Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding Gala (#1)

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Who else could it be? We've reached the top of our countdown of the best royal jewels worn to Crown Princess Victoria's pre-wedding gala, held ten years ago this month, and the top spot goes to...



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...the bride, of course! But not just because Crown Princess Victoria was the woman of the hour -- because she wore some truly stunning heirloom diamonds for the occasion!


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With her sparkle-encrusted blush gown, Victoria wore a major pair of statement earrings from the Bernadotte family collection.


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These are the Swedish Diamond Epaulette Earrings, made from a pair of diamond epaulettes that were once worn on the shoulder of a royal man's dress military uniform.


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In her hair, the crown princess wore perhaps the best and most romantic royal jewel of the entire event.


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It's the Swedish Diamond Arrow Brooch, an impressive diamond jewel that has been with the royal family for generations. Its use during a royal wedding celebration was so special -- Victoria looked like she'd been literally struck with one of Cupid's arrows of love.


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The large diamond bracelet she wore is also a royal heirloom, reportedly originating with Queen Sofia. And you also get a nice look here at Victoria's diamond solitaire engagement ring.


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Here are a few more views of Crown Princess Victoria's entire ensemble, including the diamonds and her Elie Saab gown. (Prince Daniel wasn't technically a prince until the following day, but he certainly was gallant as he helped his future wife with her train.)


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Here's another view from inside the concert, which is still one of my favorite royal events. 




You can watch the adorable finale of the concert here. I dare you not to smile as all of the royal guests sing along -- and not to tear up at the children singing!


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That's it for our countdown of my top ten jewels from this glittering event, but we've got a look at even more sparkle from the concert tomorrow, plus a dazzling royal necklace later today! Stay tuned!