It’s been another quiet week for our two favourite duchesses, but we have plenty of other royal fashion to discuss. Princess Eugenie travelled to Vienna and made a statement about modern slavery, whilst Queen Máxima wowed at a gala dinner in Amsterdam, and Crown Princess Victoria opened a new science centre in Stockholm. Let’s take a look at their outfits.
Princess Eugenie at Anti-Trafficking Conference
As I reported earlier this week, Princess Eugenie attended the 19th Annual Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons in Vienna.
For the event, she wore the Whistles “Animal Devore Francine Dress” which is currently in their sale for £195 but available in very limited sizes.
According to the retailer, “this animal wrap dress is both of-the-moment and classic,” and indeed the dress has a trendy but subtle animal print on the sheer sleeves, with a 1970s inspired feel. At the same time, the collared shirtdress style and dark navy colour make it very appropriate for a day of conference events.
Although we can’t see the full dress in photos, the Whistles site says it’s a midi length and features a tie waist.
Crown Princess Victoria at Baltic Sea Science Center
Speaking of 70’s inspired, Thursday saw Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria open the new Baltic Sea Science Center wearing a retro-style outfit. Ever a fan of the trouser suit, Victoria looked warm but still spring-like on a chilly Stockholm day, sporting an outfit she wore back in March for a meeting of the Global Child Forum Partner Advisory Board.
The Crown Princess repeated a bold blue tie-waist “Zoe” jacket by Rodebjer that she’s worn numerous times over the years along with matching wide-legged wool trousers from the same brand, per Sarah Williams who runs the Swedish royal fashion blog The Royals and I.
Underneath, Williams said the Crown Princess wore the blue floral pussy-bow “Haley Blomhav” blouse from one of her favourite designers, Camilla Thulin. If you’re looking to copy Victoria’s look, you’re in luck, as the blouse is still available in nearly all sizes for €153.
She added a fun pair of feather earrings from Kreuger Jewellery – a nice tie-in to the natural earth theme of the day.
Queen Máxima at Gala Dinner for the Diplomatic Corps
On Tuesday Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander attended a Diplomatic Corps gala dinner, and the Queen looked stunning in a Stella McCartney evening gown.
“We are honoured to have dressed Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in our asymmetric white gown for the annual Gala Dinner for the Diplomatic Corps in Amsterdam last night,” the brand said on Twitter.
The Grecian-style, one-shoulder gown drapes across the back and the flowy white fabric provided the perfect background for some bling.
She accessorised with some serious jewels, choosing the Royal Family’s Antique Pearl Tiara and a showstopping pearl and diamond brooch. Interestingly, the tiara can be worn without the pearl toppers, but I think the addition of the pearls makes it much more eye-catching.
The Court Jeweller gave more details on the Queen’s brooch:
“The piece, which includes five rare pink diamonds, was made during the first decades of the nineteenth century. It was inherited by Queen Sophie of the Netherlands from her mother, Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia. The pairing with the pearl tiara is an especially appropriate one, as many believe the tiara may have been constructed using remnants from a diadem that belonged to Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna, who was both Catherine’s sister and the wife of King Willem II of the Netherlands.”
We’ll be back next week with more royal fashion.