There was also a surprise fourth tiara on display at Saturday’s Nobel celebrations in Stockholm! Here’s a look at the jewels worn by Princess Christina for the banquet.
Princess Christina, the youngest of the King’s four sisters, wore a lovely gown festooned with butterflies for the banquet on Saturday evening. She pinned her brother’s Royal Family Order to the dress and added the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim as well.
With the dress, she wore a sentimental family tiara. The Connaught Diamond Tiara was a wedding gift to Christina’s grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, in 1905. But it later became the favorite jewel of Christina’s mother, Princess Sibylla—so much so that the family calls the jewel “Princess Sibylla’s Tiara.” Christina chose the piece as her wedding tiara in 1974, wearing it to pay tribute to her late mother. She’s also worn it frequently in the decades since.
She paired diamonds and pearls with the tiara, including a diamond and pearl brooch, diamond and pearl drop earrings, and a double strand of pearls with a drop pendant. The gold necklace that she wears is another decoration: the King’s Medal. Her brother bestowed the honor on her in June 2021, in recognition of her “major non-profit social contributions.”