Princess Madeleine isn’t scheduled to attend the Nobels this week, but we’re wrapping up our throwback coverage to the 2019 ceremony with a look at her tiara and jewels from that occasion.
Princess Madeleine joined her brother and sister-in-law, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, in the front row of the audience at the Nobel Prize ceremony on December 10, 2019.
She wore a bright pink evening gown by Angel Sanchez for the occasion, decorated with her father’s Royal Family Order and the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim.
The gown had an illusion neckline, made clear by this view of the buttons at the back of the dress. You’ll also spot a diamond and aquamarine brooch securing the back of her sash to the illusion fabric.
Aquamarines and diamonds were the jewelry theme of Madeleine’s ensemble, picking up the light blue colors and diamond accents of her chivalric decorations. She wore the family’s Aquamarine Kokoshnik, on loan to the Bernadottes by the king’s eldest sister, Princess Margaretha. The tiara originally belonged to their grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, and it was later worn by their mother, Princess Sibylla.
An extra row of diamonds was added to the base of the tiara to amp up the sparkle even more for this Nobel appearance. These close-ups also show the loop at each end of the tiara, which would allow a ribbon or elastic band to be added as an alternative means of securing the jewel to the wearer’s head.
Princess Madeleine’s earrings for the evening were equally eye-catching: the Diamond Epaulette Earrings from the family collection. As the name suggests, these were made by repurposing a pair of diamond epaulettes worn on a dress military uniform.
Even more diamonds sparkled on her right wrist, where she wore a diamond bracelet with a mesh/lattice design. It echoes the latticework detailing on the tiara. Madeleine’s worn this bracelet before, notably at Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s wedding in June 2015.
Here’s another look at Madeleine’s diamonds sparkling in the candlelight at the dinner. She’ll be missed on Saturday!