Red Carpet Jewelry: Sweden’s Royal Wedding

“You DO wear it on your head!  I just LOVE finding new places to wear diamonds.”

Oh, the insightful and always wonderful Lorelei Lee, from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Truth is, we all have a fascination with tiaras.  Pair them with a love affair and a royal wedding, and we’re sold.  This weekend, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married Daniel Westling, a “man of the people”: Daniel used to be Princess Victoria’s personal trainer.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel after their wedding ceremony on June 19, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The wedding took place at the Stockholm Cathedral.  1,200 people were in attendance, including royal guests and dignitaries, plus 500,000 people who lined the streets, and an estimated 500 million TV viewers from around the world.

Not since Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s nuptials has there been a wedding so anticipated among royal watchers.  However, unlike that ill-fated pairing, this one’s a real love story.

1,200 guests attended the wedding ceremony at Stockholm's Cathedral

Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. A real love story, unlike Charles and Diana's.

The details of the bride’s wedding gown remained under wraps until her big day, but it was widely expected she would wear one of the Swedish royal family’s most prized crown jewels for her walk down the aisle: The Cameo Tiara.

Once owned by Napoleon’s Empress Josephine, The Cameo Tiara came to the Swedish royal family when Josephine’s granddaughter Josefina married the future King Oscar I in 1823.

Beautiful Princess Victoria wears the historic Cameo tiara.

The pearl-covered diadem, heightened by seven cameos depicting mythological figures, has become traditional bridal headgear in the House of Bernadotte (the Swedish dynasty), with Victoria’s mother, Queen Silvia, wearing it on her own wedding day on June 19, 1976.

But the Cameo wasn’t the only magnificent tiara on display this weekend. Victoria’s stunning sister, Princess Madeleine, wore the Connaught Tiara designed with loops of diamond forget-me-not flowers secured by bows with diamond drops. Her royal statement necklace is made of Ceylon sapphires, baroque pearls and diamonds.

Crown Princess Victoria's younger sister, Princess Madeleine.

Queen Silvia wore the Braganca Diamond Tiara – a French 18th century piece that was modernized around 1820 to give it its current form. It is also called the Brazilian Tiara because it belonged to the Brazilian Empress Amelie, the younger sister of Swedish Queen Josefina.

Princess Victoria's mother, Queen Silvia.

Below, pictures of the royal women in attendance of Princess Victoria’s wedding with, of course, their jewels.

Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.

Queen Sonja of Norway.

Queen Sofia of Spain.

Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands.

Crown Princess Letizia of Asturias.

Crown Princess Mette-Merit of Norway.

Princess Margaret Louise of Norway.

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Princess Elena of Spain.

Crown Princess Mathilde of Brabant, Belgium.

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About Alfredo Mubarah

Alfredo Mubarah is an experienced professional in finance, with expertise in the fashion, jewelry and high-end luxury retail markets.
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2 Responses to Red Carpet Jewelry: Sweden’s Royal Wedding

  1. Pingback: Red Carpet Jewelry: Tiara Mad! | Red Carpet Jewelry and Glam

  2. Elaine Harvey says:

    God bless you both – you look so happy. Victoria your love for husband is evident he is a very lucky man and his love for you is transparent too. I just visited your beautiful country I hope our Prince William marries soon xxxxxx Elaine England

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