Our October birthday Sparkling Spotlight travels to the House of Bernadotte today, where Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler celebrates her day on October 31. To honor her, we’ve got one of her most recent glittering gala appearances.
On June 13, 2015, the four older sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden gathered in Stockholm. The occasion was the royal wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia. Above, the group (known as the “Haga Princesses,” as they grew up in Stockholm’s Haga Palace) poses, along with two of their spouses. From left to right: Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson; Tord Magnuson; Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld; Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld; Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern; and Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler.
For the wedding, Princess Margaretha (pictured here on the right, beside Princess Birgitta) wore an elegant gray ensemble with a brocade bodice. The sash and star of Sweden’s Order of the Seraphim were affixed to the dress, as well as the Royal Family Order of her brother, King Carl XVI Gustaf.
She echoed the light blue color of the order sash with her choice of jewels for the occasion. She wore the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik with its coordinating brooch for the wedding. The suite of jewels originally belonged to Princess Margaretha’s grandmother, Crown Princess Margaretha of Sweden. The tiara and brooch were later worn by Princess Sibylla, and later passed down to Princess Margretha. She still owns them personally, but she has placed them in the royal vault in Stockholm so that they can be worn by other members of the family. (Princess Madeleine has been a particular fan of the tiara.)
Princess Margaretha rounded out her bejeweled ensemble with diamonds: a small, classic diamond riviere, diamond earrings, and a diamond tennis-style bracelet.