The Swedish Royal Family was out in glamourous force Tuesday evening. On 12 November, the King and Queen hosted the Representation Dinner at the Royal Palace. Representation Dinners are periodically hosted by the King and Queen. There is typically one white tie Representation Dinner a year and a less formal black tie one, but this can vary.
Yesterday evening was a glittery white tie affair complete with tuxedos and white ties, gowns with tiaras, and many orders and decorations. Members of the Royal Family present were the King and Queen, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia and Princess Christina. Joining Princess Christina, the King’s youngest older sister, was her husband Tord Magnuson.
The Queen wore a lace red gown with a shawl, and she added the Connaught Tiara, which is more commonly known in Sweden as Princes Sibylla’s tiara. Crown Princess Victoria re-wore a long sleeve neutral gown by Escada and chose the Six Button tiara for this event. Princess Sofia chose a new green, animal print cape gown by Swedish designer By Malina and complimented the gown with her wedding tiara in its emerald setting. Princess Christina rounded out the glamourous affair with a glittery purple gown and the Four Button Tiara.
The dinner was held in King Karl XI’s Gallery at the Royal Palace after the royals had welcomed their guests in the White Sea Ballroom. Guests included members from the diplomatic corps, government, science, business, sports, and culture sectors. The royals were seated amongst high ranking members of the government and ambassadors from around the world. In addition, several people the Royal Family have met on their trips were invited. Guests were served a four-course meal that featured pumpkin soup, a fillet with risotto, wild duck breast, and cheesecake with bavarois for dessert.
We will see the Swedish Royal Family in tiaras in less than a month as the Nobel Prize Ceremony, and dinners will take place on 10 and 11 December.