What do you call a group of Princesses? We’ve no clue – but that’s what we got when European Royal Families descended on Sweden last night for the wedding celebrations of Princess Madeleine, who is fourth in line to the throne.
Princesses from Norway, Denmark, Greece and even Bavaria were invited to toast the happy couple at a wedding rehearsal dinner last night at the Dorttningholm Palace. And, as you’d expect when that happens, the fashion stakes were high. Ever the risk taker, Princess Charlene of Monaco teamed her floor length Akris gold gown with a chic waistcoat. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece opted for a 50’s style gown by Oscar de la Renta. Whilst the bride-to-be’s sister and heir to the Swedish Throne, Crown Princess Victoria choose to wear a dove grey gown by Jenny Packham – also one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite eveningwear designers.
And what of the bride-to-be-herself? Princess Madeleine wore a sequin Elie Saab dress to arrive at the dinner on the arm of her fiancée, American banker Chris O’Neill. The pair met when Madeleine left Sweden for New York three years ago after breaking off her engagement with lawyer Jonas Bergstrom – and got engaged in October 2012.
Judging by that love story – and the fact that non other than Valentino has designed the Princess Madeleine’s dress – we can expect this Swedish Royal Wedding to be a fashion-tastic affair. Watch this space for the first pictures of the bride coming soon…