Our look back at the jewels worn in Stockholm for the 2006 Nobels continues with the glamorous, glittering tiara worn by Princess Madeleine of Sweden for the ceremony and banquet.
Fifteen years ago, Princess Madeleine arrived for the Nobel festivities wearing a blue gown with a black tulle overlay and an embroidered belt. The blue shade of the gown contrasted with the light blue sash of the Order of the Seraphim and the light blue ribbon of her father’s Royal Family Order.
With the dress and orders, Princess Madeleine wore a tiara that would one day become her own personal jewel. The Modern Fringe Tiara was loaned to her for the celebrations by her mother, Queen Silvia of Sweden. Madeleine would later wear the fringe as her wedding tiara, and now it belongs to her personally.
This is a tiara that benefits greatly from creative hairstyling. On this occasion, Princess Madeleine wore her hair in loose waves that were pulled into a chignon. Photographers offered us a look at the back of the updo during dinner.
With the tiara, Princess Madeleine wore additional diamond jewels, including the family’s diamond drop earrings and a small diamond floral brooch, which she used to secure her order sash.
But the most eye-catching jewel of all was undoubtedly the Processional Necklace. The necklace, which is made of diamonds, sapphires, and pearls, was presented to one of Madeleine’s ancestors, Queen Victoria of Sweden, when she arrived in Stockholm as the wife of Gustaf V of Sweden.
Madeleine finished off the look with a sparkling bracelet on each wrist.