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The Royal Wedding

The Royal Family's Attire

The King's attire


The King is an admiral in the Swedish Navy and wore mess dress model 1878. This 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 wore the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with grand star and the Order of Vasa with grand star. Around his neck The King wore the Order of the Sword, the Swedish military order.

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

The Queen's attire


The Queen wore a jade-coloured dress with a train. The dress is silk organza with embroidered silk lace and Swarovski stones.

This was accompanied by Queen Sofia's Tiara and a brilliant necklace with drop. The Queen also wore the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with a brilliant grand star.

The Crown Princess's attire


The Crown Princess wore a greige rosé dress with aubergine accents. The dress is made from hand-dyed double-sided silk organza with layers of hand-dyed tulle in three shades, silk threads, Lurex threads, pearls and Swarovski crystals in amethyst and pale grey opal.

The Crown Princess wore Princess Lilian's Tiara and corsage, with the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with grand star. Princess Lilian's Tiara was made by the company Boucheron in Paris, and was originally a necklace. It was a gift from Queen Sofia (1836-1913) to Princess Lilian's mother-in-law, Crown Princess Margareta, on her wedding day in 1905.

 

Prince Daniel's attire


Prince Daniel wore a tail coat with the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with grand star.

Prince Carl Philip's attire


The Prince is a captain in the Swedish Amphibious Corps, and wore mess dress model 1878. This 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 Prince wore the Order of the Seraphim on a ribbon with grand star. On his chest (from inside outwards) The Prince wore H.M. The King's Commemorative Medal, the National Service Medal, a training medal from Karlberg and the Uppland Medal.