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08 December 2016

Tiara Thursday: Five Years of Nobel Sparkle

The Nobel Prizes will be awarded soon, and the gala ceremony in Stockholm is often the last big glittering event of the royal year. Many of you have already been guessing what we might see from the Swedish royal ladies in the comments, and here's a brief review for all: the last five years of Nobel sparkle, with tiaras galore.

Programming note: Ceremonies in Oslo and Stockholm will be held on Saturday, December 10th. Check in on Saturday for a post covering the festivities. That will be our next post, we'll be off on Friday.

2015
Jonas Ekstromer/Kungahuset.se
Queen Silvia: Nine Prong Tiara
Crown Princess Victoria: Connaught Tiara, worn for the second time in full, with pieces from Queen Josephine’s Amethyst Parure and a By Malina dress
Princess Sofia: Her wedding tiara (which now has a reported provenance, see the update at the bottom of my tiara post), emerald and diamond earrings from Queen Silvia's collection, and an Oscar de la Renta gown
Princess Madeleine: Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara and a Fadi El Khoury gown
SVT
Princess Christina: Six Button Tiara (Christina will not be present this year; she's scaling back her duties due to chronic leukemia.)

2014
SVT
Crown Princess Victoria: Baden Fringe Tiara and a mega gown by Pär Engsheden. This was Victoria's first time wearing the large diamond cross necklace from the family collection, and she wore the family's large diamond lozenge brooch in her hair.
Princess Sofia: She wore a little brooch in her hair with her Ida Sjöstedt dress, but no tiara since she wasn't married yet
Princess Madeleine: A Fadi El Khoury dress with the Modern Fringe Tiara and pieces from Queen Josephine’s Amethyst Parure
Princess Christina: Six Button Tiara

2013
Nobel Prize
Queen Silvia: Nine Prong Tiara
Princess Christina: Six Button Tiara

2012
SVT/Nobel Prize
Crown Princess Victoria: Four Button Tiara with an added diamond rivière at the bottom, an Elie Saab gown, and the Bernadotte Emerald Demi-Parure, worn for the first time
Princess Madeleine: Queen Josephine’s Amethyst Parure, worn for the first time, and an Angel Sanchez dress
Princess Christina: Six Button Tiara

2011:
SVT/Nobel Prize
Queen Silvia: Nine Prong Tiara
Crown Princess Victoria: Six Button Tiara, with pieces of the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure worn for the first time with her Pär Engsheden gown
Princess Christina: Queen Sophia's Diamond and Pearl Tiara, which has since been stolen