heirloom lace veil. It's been passed down through the family since Queen Sofia and was also worn by her mother, her grandmother, and assorted aunts.
the Cameo Tiara, a beautiful historical piece dating back to Empress Joséphine. Like the veil, this is also the stuff of Swedish royal wedding tradition: it was worn by a couple of her aunts, plus her mother on her wedding day. (Victoria also wore the bracelet and earrings from the accompanying parure.) It’s not for everyone, the Cameo Tiara, but I don’t think it’s ever looked better. It was a real crown for a future queen.
- Many of you required a sense of national pride, and in addition to the veil and tiara which have deep ties to the royal history of Sweden, she chose a Swedish designer.
- Others asked for an ensemble rich with royal history and family memories, and the veil and tiara take care of that front too.
- You wanted a bride that was looking her absolute best, and I don’t think Victoria’s ever been more radiant and stylish than she was on her wedding day.
- Also, she was happy. Not a technical quality on which to evaluate a gown, no, but we’re human and this is for fun, not for science. Victoria’s very well liked, and the popularity factor can’t go unnoticed.
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