2010-06-19

The Royal Family's Attire

The King's attire


The King is wearing mess dress model 1878. This mess uniform for the navy (The King is an admiral in the Swedish Navy) is the military equivalent of formal evening dress and can be worn on festive occasions, when a tail coat is worn according to civil custom.

The mess dress comprises a navy blue mess jacket, white waistcoat, navy blue trousers with gold stripes, dress shirt and black bow tie.

 


The King's orders and decorations


The King is wearing the Order of the Seraphim and Order of Vasa on chains.

Around his neck The King wears the Order of the Sword, the Swedish military order.
 
The King is wearing two grand stars; the Swedish Order of the Seraphim's grand star at the top and the grand star of the Order of Vasa underneath.

 


On the chest (from inside outwards) The King will be wearing decorations in miniature: The Order of the Seraphim, Gustav V's Jubilee Order, Gustav VI Adolf's Commemorative Medal, the Order of the Sword, the Order of the Polar Star and the Order of Vasa.

The Queen's attire


The Queen is wearing a pink tulle dress with pearl and gemstone embroidery.

The Queen's jewellery


The Queen will be wearing the Brazilian Tiara at The Crown Princess Couple's wedding. This tiara is chiefly a French 18th century piece that was modernised around 1820 to give it its current form.
  
It is called the Brazilian Tiara because it belonged to the Brazilian Empress Amelie. Empress Amelie was the younger sister of our Swedish Queen Josefina. This magnificent tiara was one of the items that were inherited by Queen Josefina on the death of the Empress in 1873.

The Queen will be wearing a necklace, earrings and brooch of diamonds and pink topaz to match the Brazilian Tiara. These items of jewellery were ordered by the Russian Tsar Paul I ahead of his daughter Maria Pavlona's marriage to the Grand Duke of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach in 1804. The jewellery was then passed down from daughter to daughter and the necklace was eventually inherited by Queen Victoria of Sweden, King Gustaf V's consort.

 


Prince Carl Philip's attire


Prince Carl Philip is wearing mess dress model 1878. This mess uniform for the navy (The Prince is a captain in the Swedish Amphibious Corps) is the military equivalent of formal evening dress and can be worn on festive occasions, when a tail coat is worn according to civil custom.

The mess dress comprises a navy blue mess jacket, white waistcoat, navy blue trousers with gold stripes, dress shirt and black bow tie.

Prince Carl Philip's orders and decorations


The Prince is wearing the Order of the Seraphim's chain and grand star.

On his chest (from inside outwards) The Prince is wearing H.M.K. Commemorative Medal, the National Service Medal and a training medal from Karlberg.

Princess Madeleine's attire


Princess Madeleine is wearing a forget-me-not-blue chiffon dress with a crystal-embroidered bodice.

Princess Madeleine's jewellery


Princess Madeleine is wearing a necklace that is known as the processional jewels (intågssmycket).  The piece was given to the newly named Swedish Crown Princess Victoria for her procession into Stockholm following her wedding in Karlsruhe in 1881. Victoria was given the necklace by her husband, Crown Prince Gustaf (V). The necklace is made of Ceylon sapphires, baroque pearls and diamonds.