On Wednesday, the Swedish royal family—and all their tiaras!—gathered at the Royal Palace in Stockholm for the annual Representationsmiddag (Representation Dinner).
The event was the first representation dinner held in Sweden since 2019. The guest list for the event includes people from across Sweden, including representatives from the diplomatic corps, parliament, and the government, as well as people from the fields of science, sports, business, and culture. People that the members of the royal family met while traveling throughout the country were also invited to the dinner.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led the senior members of the royal family in attendance at the dinner. Queen Silvia wore a gorgeous royal blue evening gown with silver accessories and a pair of decorations: the Order of the Seraphim and the King’s Royal Family Order.
Queen Silvia’s jewelry for the evening was the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure. The tiara and coordinating jewels from the set come from the family of Queen Josefina of Sweden, who was born Princess Joséphine of Leuchtenberg. The set was given to Joséphine’s mother, Princess Augusta, in 1810-11 by her mother-in-law, Empress Joséphine of France, to mark the birth of Augusta’s son, Prince Auguste.
The sapphires came to Sweden with Princess Joséphine, and they’ve been in the family collection ever since. They’re primarily worn by the most senior lady in the family. For this dinner, Queen Silvia wore the tiara, the earrings, the necklace, and the brooch from the set.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel followed her parents into the dinner. For the occasion, she wore a lovely off-the-shoulder evening gown in a bright shade of crimson red. Like her mother, she wore silver shoes and carried a silver clutch bag. She also wore the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim, as well as the King’s Royal Family Order.
Crown Princess Victoria’s jewelry for the evening was, appropriately, set with diamonds and rubies. She wore the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara, a jewel that originally belonged to her great-grandmother, Princess Margaret of Connaught. The tiara was later a favorite of Princess Lilian, who bequeathed it to Victoria in her will. Lilian loved to wear the tiara with Queen Josefina’s Diamond Stomacher Necklace, and Victoria has also paired the two jewels for this dinner.
Victoria finished off the look with two more heirloom jewels from the family vaults: the diamond floral earrings with the large pear-shaped drops, and the family’s diamond and ruby cluster brooch. She also wore bracelets on both wrists.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia arrived next. Sofia was dazzling in emerald green for the dinner, wearing an evening gown that she previously wore for the Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm in December 2016. She carried a matching green clutch bag and wore silver shoes for the dinner, as well as the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and the King’s Royal Family Order.
She carried the green theme through with her jewelry, wearing diamonds and emeralds. She chose the emerald setting of her wedding tiara, the Palmette Tiara, as well as diamond and emerald earrings that she also wore for the Nobels back in 2016. She secured the Seraphim sash with the Swedish Floral Pearl Drop Brooch, worn with its pendant pearl on this occasion.
The King’s sister, Princess Christina, and her husband, Tord Magnuson, also attended the dinner. Christina wore diamonds and pearls, including the Diamond Six-Button Tiara, with the purple evening gown she wore for the Nobels in 2017.
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