Royals Descend on Sweden in Serious Party Frocks


We’re experiencing a bit of a Friday frenzy following yesterday’s delightful afternoon grueling team-building workshop.

The company’s off-site meeting was loads of fun very intense, and The Consort is sporting a sunburn new skills were learned at the seminar.  However, it was also time-consuming, so we’ve many little tidbits and lots of photos today, clearly a case of style over substance, with our apologies.  We begin with a quick reminder about the Kiel James Patrick giveaway over at Beach Bum and Baby.

Click here to scoot over to the Giveaway, entries close at midnight tonight (Friday, 6.18.2010).


We also have some final images from Royal Ascot, below we see Britain’s Princesses Anne and Beatrice arriving at Ladies Day yesterday.

Luke MacGregor

Next, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie appear to be pondering their race cards (L), on the right, Joan Collins was also at Ladies Day.

We loved these two images of Princess Eugenie.

Day Three at Ascot also featured Charlie Watts (the Rolling Stones) looking dapper, and even more interesting accessories.

We leave the topic with two related images, both sights we should have expected but failed to foresee: the Vuvuzela hat at Ascot, and on the right, Prince William with one of the horns, seen during his visit to a charity in Botswana he supports.



Next, a reminder for those who like to be the first person in the palace with the new things: Burberry Beauty debuts this weekend.

Davies & Starr via NY Times T Magazine blog

The new cosmetics collection launches at Burberry and also at Nordstrom tomorrow. Look for some stunning advertising images shot by Mario Testino.

Courtesy Images via T Magazine


Also on the calendar this weekend, what many are calling “the royal wedding of the year,” the marriage of Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.

Leif R. Jansson/Scanpix/Reuters

Above, Crown Princess Maxima (L) of the Netherlands, Britain’s Sophie the Countess of Wessex (front, 2nd L), Crown Prince Willem-Alexander (C) of the Netherlands and Britain’s Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (2nd R) arrive for the Swedish Government’s pre-wedding dinner in advance of tomorrow’s ceremonies.

Above we see Princess Rym Brahimi and Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan (L), as well as Spain’s Infanta Christina and husband Inaki Urdangarin on the right.  Below, Denmark’s Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (L), and Norway’s Princess Martha and husband Ari Behn,

Next, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg (L) head into the dinner, as well as Norway’s Prince Haakon and wife Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

Here are the groom’s parents, Ewa and Olle Westling, we also see Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima of the Netherlands.

Next, Princess Mathilde of Belgium in a bright pink gown, and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in turquoise.

Below, Princess Alexia Morales and husband Carlos Morales, Prince Philipo, Ms. Tatiana Blatnik and Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine of Greece

Bertil Ericson/AFP/Getty

We are talking about very. serious. party frocks.  Below we see the guests of honor as Princess Madeleine, Prince Carl Philip, Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling (L-R) arrive for the dinner.

Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix/Reuters

It would seem wardrobe mishaps may have been averted by Mr. Westling.

Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty

Fretting about the train on one’s gown can be nerve-wracking.

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Crown Princess Madeleine looked stunning.

Torsten Laursen/Getty

While her sister looked radiant on the arm of her soon-to-be-husband.

Adam Osterman/Getty

On that happy image we say adieu until next time!


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13 responses to “Royals Descend on Sweden in Serious Party Frocks

  1. I do indeed love photos of royals in beautiful dresses. Bless poor Beatrice and Eugenie…perhaps Anne is trying to be a good mother figure for them….goodness knows they need one.

  2. Love the Sweden pictures. Princess Victoria just looks both unstuffy and so genuinely happy!

  3. No images of Crown Princess Mary? What stunning frocks indeed Princess!

  4. Princess Madeline’s dress, while beautiful, looks quite bridal in that stark white. I wish we were there!

  5. Wow. Just wow. Crown Princess Victoria’s gown is out of this world gorgeous!

  6. Love your description – very serious party frocks! And that is spot on. Elegant and stunning are all of them. xoxo

  7. VickyM

    Fascinated by the long gowns for day…it seems so curious!

  8. kiki

    as a fellow swede {1/2 swede}, my heart is beaming with pride for the crown princess. i can’t wait to receive all the swedish publications from my aunts in the mail. my fave? mette-marit’s gown. gorgeous. flawless. so pretty in pink! thanks for sharing and take care.

  9. I LOVE Royals. Especially the british ones. I am loving those Ascot hats…perhaps I shall find an excuse one day to wear them. Also I LOVE princess Maxima other than the British Royal family I think she might be my favorite.

  10. Lovely photos, thank you for posting them.
    Where was Prince Albert and Princess Caroline?

  11. I so wish they televised this. What a GORGEOUS wedding!!!

  12. Love the Sweden pictures. What stunning frocks indeed Princess!

  13. Fabulous hats – especially Princess Eugenie’s!

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