Will Princess Madeleine’s incredible aquamarines or her glittering royal wedding tiara win out in this round of the Nobel Tiara Prize tournament?
Princess Madeleine’s 2015 Nobel appearance in exquisite family aquamarines won round one—can it do it again?
On December 10, 2015, Princess Madeleine arrived at the Nobel celebrations wearing an elegant, sparkling slate blue evening gown from Fadi el Khoury.
With the gown, Madeleine wore a family tiara with sentimental links to her great-grandmother, Margaret of Connaught, and her aunt, Princess Margaretha.
The gorgeous diamond and aquamarine tiara, with its distinctive kokoshnik shape, originally belonged to Princess Margaret of Connaught, the present King’s British-born grandmother. Later given to Princess Margaretha, Margaret’s granddaughter and namesake, the tiara now resides in the family vault so that it can be borrowed and worn more frequently. This was Madeleine’s first appearance in the tiara, which has since become one of her favorites.
Princess Madeleine added even more sparkle with the family’s gorgeous antique diamond floral earrings, with their large diamond pendants.
Here’s one more look at the combination of the earrings and the tiara at the 2015 Nobels.
The dazzling diamond fringe that was featured in Princess Madeleine’s 2005 Nobel appearance later became her royal wedding tiara.
Princess Madeleine looked like a snowy Scandinavian royal on December 10, 2005, when she arrived for the Nobel Prize celebrations wearing a silvery-gray gown with lace embellishments.
She kept the icy theme going by wearing significant diamonds from the family jewelry collection.
From her mother, Queen Silvia, Madeleine borrowed the Modern Fringe Tiara. The delicate diamond diadem was one of Silvia’s few personally-owned tiaras, and Madeleine borrowed it often over the years. Eventually, she chose it as her wedding tiara in 2013, and Silvia presented her with the tiara as a gift.
The earrings and necklace that Madeleine chose for the 2005 Nobels have a longer royal history. The diamond drop earrings were once part of a diamond stomacher ornament that belonged to Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway.
The diamond drops on Madeleine’s necklace also have an impressive royal provenance. They’re the drops from the Connaught Diamond Tiara, one of the wedding gifts presented to Madeleine’s great-grandmother, Princess Margaret of Connaught, in 1905.