Today, Princess Madeleine of Sweden celebrates her 41st birthday. We recently learned that the princess and her family are moving back to Sweden—which hopefully means more tiara appearances for us!—so let’s celebrate with a closer look at one of her sparkly state banquet moments from a few years ago.
On February 20, 2017, Princess Madeleine was part of the royal party hosting a state banquet at the Royal Palace in Stockholm for David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada. At the dinner, Madeleine sat between Johnston and Tom Mulcair, who was then the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.
For the banquet, Madeleine wore a misty gray gown from Temperley London, featuring crystal embellishments on the bodice. The color of the dress coordinated nicely with the light blue sash of the Order of the Seraphim and the light blue ribbon of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Royal Family Order. Madeleine later wore the same dress for the Thank You Gala in 2019, pairing it on that occasion with her diamond and aquamarine girandole earrings.
Princess Madeleine added even more blue with her jewels for the Canadian state banquet, selecting the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik for the banquet. The gorgeous tiara originally belonged to Madeleine’s great-grandmother, Princess Margaret of Connaught. It now belongs personally to Madeleine’s aunt, Princess Margaretha, who has kindly placed it in the family vaults so it can be used by other royal ladies.
She also added a pair of long, modern diamond earrings with large aquamarine pendants. The same earrings can also be worn with a set of pearl pendants.
This view from the banquet shows the earrings nicely, and it gives you a look at Madeleine’s chignon hairstyle. (The Bernadottes can’t be beat when it comes to tiara hair.) You’ll also sneak a glimpse of a diamond and aquamarine brooch securing the back of Madeleine’s order sash. Here’s hoping we see even more of these sparkling appearances from Princess Madeleine coming up soon!