Summer may be drawing to a close for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, but this week, two Swedish princesses proved that there’s still plenty of time to wear bright, summery clothes and striking modern jewels.
On Monday, Princess Sofia of Sweden, wife of Prince Carl Philip and daughter-in-law of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, headed to the Stockholm Waterfront for a fun, festive royal engagement.
Princess Sofia made an appearance at Funkisfestivalen, Sweden’s largest music contest for teens and adults with disabilities. Monday’s finale featured live performances from twelve artists representing various Swedish municipalities. Sofia presented the prize to the festival’s winner, singer Daniel Ousbäck.
Here, Princess Sofia poses for a group photograph with some of the contestants who performed during the finale show.
Such a colorful and uplifting event certainly calls for bright, fun attire, and Sofia heeded that call. The spotlight piece of her ensemble was a tiered sky blue skirt, surely designed with dancing in mind and printed with artistic imagery. UFO No More tells us that the skirt was made by a brand called “MaxJenny!” in a colorway described as Sicily light blue—a nod to the Italian-style images printed on the garment.
With her festive outfit, Sofia wore a pair of playful modern earrings, made to look like artfully draped pieces of gold.
She wore her diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding band on her left hand.
And on her right hand, she stacked a trio of cabochon gemstone rings set with topaz, quartz, and aventurine stones.
On Tuesday, Sofia’s sister-in-law, Crown Princess Victoria, made a similarly colorful appearance at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award Ceremony. Here, she awards a prize during the ceremony to a Canadian student, Annabelle Rayson.
Crown Princess Victoria also definitely got the memo about colorful, fun attire for this week’s engagements. Like Sofia’s skirt, Victoria’s top and skirt appear to have been inspired by traditional works of art. The printed pieces come from Jennifer Blom’s “Swan Island” line, according to UFO No More, and have been in Victoria’s closet for some time. The name of the pieces is very apt, as they feature a pixelated print of a swan swimming in a garden lake, made to resemble a piece of fiber art.
Victoria continued the avian theme of her ensemble with her earrings. She wore her gold and diamond feather earrings from Kreuger, which we previously saw her wear for a meeting at the Olympic Museum in Switzerland in 2019. She pinned a badge connected with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to her dress as well.
Victoria kept the rest of her accessories to a minimum, wearing a watch on her right wrist and her engagement and wedding rings on her left hand.