We begin in Norway, where Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra attended the Save the Children’s Peace Prize Festival prior to the awarding of the Peace Prize itself (which went to the European Union this year) and the evening banquet.
Best in Ear Bling
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Best in Snow Queens
And now we’re off to Sweden, where the rest of the Nobel Prizes are awarded and things get really sparkly. YAY.
Queen SilviaNine Prong Tiara and the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure for the Nobel ceremony, and I must commend her non-pronged choice for the evening. And I must commiserate, because the poor dear looked a little sick. Looking at tiaras always makes me feel better, but I don’t know that wearing a massive one for hours on end would do the same trick.
Best in Distractions
Crown Princess Victoriamy list of Nobel dreams that I wanted a button-free evening, and look what happened. Le sigh. Victoria’s added an extra string of diamonds to the base of the dreaded Four Button Tiara, but it’s not helping. With that severely parted tiara hair.......no. So let’s focus on the distractions, because the rest of the look is in fact exactly what I wanted! We’ve got the look of an Elie Saab (that makes two years of maximum sparkle, fully sequined gowns in a row – though I will confess the color was rather radioactive on the video stream). And we do have a first for Victoria: no new-to-her tiara, but this is the first time she’s worn the historic Bernadotte emerald demi-parure, which is usually left to Silvia. Movin’ on up in the collection, that’s what we like to see. (But please, someone get this family an emerald tiara, ASAP!)
Best in Compromises
Best in Dreams Come True
And finally, we’ll hop back and forth between the two countries, because if I don’t throw in some gentlemen you lot will mutiny, you're ornery like that.
Best in Gents
Prince Carl Philip
|Left to right: King Harald, Crown Prince Haakon, King Carl Gustaf, Prince Carl Philip, Prince Daniel|
Tomorrow, the fun continues. We’ll have a separate entry for that.
Who do you say wins the Battle of the Nobels, Day 1?