The Nobel Prize festivities continued in Sweden on Sunday with the King’s Dinner, and there were more tiaras on display!
The King’s Dinner is a white-tie banquet given annually by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden for the Nobel Laureates at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. He was joined by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, and Princess Sofia at this year’s dinner.
Queen Silvia wore a vibrant orange evening gown festooned with sequins for the dinner, along with metallic accessories and a matching orange wrap. She also wore the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and the King’s Royal Family Order.
Her jewels for the evening were set with diamonds. She chose Queen Sofia’s Tiara, one of her favorite diadems, for the occasion. The tiara is sometimes called the “Nine Prong Tiara,” thanks to the cross-style design elements at the top of the piece. The jewel was made for Queen Sofia of Sweden around 1860, when she was still a crown princess, possibly by remodeling an existing diamond comb. Today, it’s part of the family jewel foundation, and it’s been worn by numerous royal women from the family.
With the tiara, Queen Silvia wore the family’s diamond floral earrings, plus a diamond rivière necklace, the family’s large oval-shaped diamond brooch, and gold and diamond bracelets.
Crown Princess Victoria also chose sequins for the dinner, but in a bright shade of kelly green. She’s worn this gown on numerous occasions before, including a notable appearance at the Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet in 2014. Like her mother, she wore the Seraphim insignia and her father’s Royal Family Order with the dress.
She added even more sparkle by pairing diamonds and emeralds with the dress. She selected one of her personally-owned jewels, the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara, which she inherited from Princess Lilian in 2013. The tiara originally belonged to Victoria’s great-grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, who received it as a wedding gift from Queen Sofia in 1905.
Victoria echoed the green color of her gown by wearing pieces from the Bernadotte Emerald Suite, a set that dates to the early nineteenth-century reign of King Carl XIV Johan of Sweden. She wore the necklace and small brooch from the set, plus the newly-created earrings. (They were debuted by Queen Silvia in 2021.) Another small diamond brooch secured the back of her Seraphim sash, and she wore the family’s Diamond Zig-Zag Bracelet on her left wrist. (She also wore the same bracelet for the Nobel ceremony and banquet the previous evening.)
Princess Sofia also opted for a bright orange and white gown for the dinner, with an ombré effect on the skirt. She wore the sash and star of the Order of the Seraphim and the King’s Royal Family Order as well.
Her jewelry for the evening was a combination of the modern and the antique. She wore her Diamond Palmette Tiara with its pearl toppers, plus a pair of modern diamond earrings. UFO No More identifies them as the Infinity Earrings by Bigli Jewels. She also wore one of the family’s diamond and pearl brooches—I believe it’s the one worn by Queen Silvia at the Swedish Academy in 2019—and the same diamond tennis bracelet she wore at the Nobels the night before.