Our Sparkling Spotlight on the jewels of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wraps up this week with a look at one her most interesting daytime ensembles, worn for a Dutch royal inauguration ceremony.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit represented Norway at the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in April 2013. They arrived at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam for the ceremony, which had a daytime formal dress code—which for women means long gowns and hats or headpieces. (It’s the same dress code that applies for Prinsjesdag.)
Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s interpretation of the dress code made her look like she walked straight out of a Scandinavian fairy tale. Her long-sleeved white gown was richly embroidered with sparkling blue beads in a floral pattern.
Instead of a traditional hat, Mette-Marit wore a gorgeous floral headpiece that continued the theme of the embroidery on her gown. The headpiece created a flowering vine effect that meandered across her hair.
You can get a better sense of the shape and design of the headpiece with an overhead view—and, luckily, one of the photographers present for the event obliged!
Mette-Marit finished off the look with a pair of diamond and baroque pearl drop earrings.