Swedish Royal Wedding: Extended Swedish Royal Family

Royal Hats  With many members of the extended Swedish Royal Family in tiaras for the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist today, a significant part of the Swedish collection of jewels was on display.  Princess Christina wore the Six Button Tiara. It’s a rather clunky piece but Christina’s hair colour and style provided soften the linear base of the tiara and make the buttons seem less disjointed as they usually do. This is one of the rare cases when I think this tiara works better than the rest of what she is wearing.

Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld topped her bright pink caftan gown with the Cut Steel Tiara. The gold frame of this tiara is a great match with Désirée’s warm-hued hair and while this pairing of gown and tiara would not have been my first choice, surprisingly, they worked well together.

Princess Margaretha topped a beautiful grey brocade tunic and jacket with the exquisite Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara. Pairing aquamarines can be tough as the pale stones are easily washed out with too much contrasting colour but this pairing was perfect. What was less than perfect, however, was Princess Brigitte’s ensemble. Her  tiara, the Baden Fringe Tiara, is certainly striking but her choice to wear it with a fur jacket and pink palazzo jumpsuit is absolutely bizarre.

Princess Brigitta’s daughter, Désirée von Bohlen und Halbach, wore the Pearl Circlet Tiara. We seldom see all pearl tiaras and Désirée showed this one off beautifully with the choice of her royal blue gown.

Countess Marianne Bernadotte of Wisborg wore a delicate diamond tiara. The tiara alone is beautiful but I’m afraid that the rest of the ensemble- lace dress, bow cuffs, pearl choker, fur trimmed stole, embroidered purse- was a case of too many beautiful statement pieces at the same time.

Finally, Countess Bettina Bernadotte of Wisborg topped her blue gown and jacket with a small diamond tiara. The tiara, made of of triangular peaks, is a rather spiky one that might have benefited from a softer hairstyle. It is not a piece I have seen before and suspect it does not get out much.

That concludes our look at all the Swedish royal tiaras! Next, we will start looking at the tiaras worn by royal guests.

Photos from Getty as indicated


16 thoughts on “Swedish Royal Wedding: Extended Swedish Royal Family

  1. Princess Brigitte looks like she is wearing a dressing down over a pair of pyjamas. Her tiara is beautiful but her outfit is awful.

  2. Princess Margaretha’s gown is perfect for her aquamarine tiara and it looks beautiful on her. Princess Brigitta’s daughter who wore the pearl tiara and royal blue dress also looks really good. Thank you for linking to background information on the tiaras. It’s so interesting to read their histories.

  3. Did anyone else have trouble viewing the first instalment with the immediate Royal Family? Mycomputer says “Oops”!

  4. Brigitta was hilarious on the live feed, didn’t want to hang about for photos – everyone else paused at three places on the red carpet. She lined the group up, didn’t smile and marched them on, ignoring the other stops. Christina was the only one who actually posed.

  5. HatQueen, I’m with “hats on”. In one day, you have provided us with an astonishing number of photographs and the detailed copy that goes with it from these two high-profile occasions. I don’t know how you do it!

  6. I love Birgittas outfit, I know its a bit outré but she is so skinny she can get away with it, Soft pink, a lovely colour and look at all the sparkly! that low slung belt and the adorable heart shaped handbag! I like the sisters too especially the stunning embellished rose in deep red on Christina, but as she and Marianne prove the transparent chiffon or lace top layer that is fashionable this year is not a good look on most people.

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