This month, Princess Madeleine of Sweden celebrated her 40th birthday. To mark the milestone, we’re devoting our Sparkling Spotlight posts this week to some of her most sparkling tiara moments, starting with a dazzling Nobel appearance in 2005.
Princess Madeleine joined the Swedish royals and Nobel laureates for the annual prize ceremony and banquet in Stockholm on December 10, 2005. She wore a silver-toned gown with floral lace detailing and silver accessories for the evening, as well as the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and her father’s Royal Family Order.
She accessorized with gorgeous royal diamonds. Her mother, Queen Silvia, loaned her the Modern Fringe Tiara for the occasion. Over the years, the tiara became one of Madeleine’s most-worn jewels, and in 2013, she wore it on her wedding day. Eventually, her parents gifted her the tiara, and it’s now one of her personally-owned jewelry pieces.
For the Nobels in 2005, she paired the tiara with the delicate diamond drop earrings from the Bernadotte collection.
She also wore the diamond drop necklace setting from the Connaught Diamond Tiara, an antique jewel that belonged to her great-grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden.
She finished the look with a diamond tennis bracelet on her right wrist.
Here’s one more look at Madeleine’s jewels from this 2005 tiara appearance. It’s easy to see why she became such a fan of this particular royal tiara!