The Swedish royal family: Princess Madeleine, Prince Carl Philip, Crown Princess Victoria, Queen Silvia, King Carl GustafThe Birthday King! He wore a suit. Big brims all around for the ladies and Queen Silvia is very tangerine but also perfectly on point. (Apparently this was a big year for shoes with ankle straps, which I seem to have blocked from my memory - perhaps willfully, as they are so often an unflattering choice.)
The Belgian contingent: Princess Mathilde, Prince Philippe, Queen Paola, King AlbertThat might be an actual model of the galaxy on Mathilde's head, but never has a science fair project looked lovelier. Queen Paola's periwinkle gets a purple pass from me.
Crown Princess Mette-MaritI really don't know what inspired Mette-Marit to throw a dash of ketchup and mustard on her plain black outfit, but it did need the extra interest. I wonder if she knocked into any door frames along the way.
And finally, representing the outfits that could have used a little less interest...
The Prince of Orange and Princess MáximaLook at Willem-Alexander, always the smitten kitten. Doesn't even seem to realize his wife is being attacked by a swarm of knots and bows from her neck to her toes. Bless.
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