Family Visit to Pau

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Today the King, Queen and Crown Princess Couple are visiting Pau, France in connection with the 200th Anniversary of the Bernadotte Dynasty. They began their day with King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurating the restored Musee Bernadotte.

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After the visit to the museum, the family visited the Pau City Hall, where the mayor hosted a lunch reception. Following this reception they will visit Beaumont Park. The King will plant an oak tree in the Park, at the very same place where Oscar II planted a magnolia on 11th April 1899. It is expected that Crown Princess Victoria will make a speech at the Park event. (photos to be added as events occur)

Crown Princess Victoria wore a new dress from Camilla Thulin today. The Montana dress is available in black, blue or Victoria’s burgundy is a pieces that we hope will become a staple in Victoria’s wardrobe this autumn! Victoria carried a clutch first seen a few weeks ago from Abro and one of her favorite pairs of patent leather pumps from Gianvito Rossi. She finished the outfit off with earrings and a ring from Bvlgari, pieces she’s had in her jewelry box for over 10 years!

Crown Princess Victoria also had a large number of silver chain bracelets on her wrist. Based on the number and which bracelets I know she owns these are my predictions for which she was wearing. (Note it was impossible to be exactly sure based on the photos I saw but I am confident that these are likely on her wrist)

Estelle's First Day of School

Today, Princess Estelle was accompanied by her parents to her first day of school! This post will be short in length, because like Estelle, I too began school today! Except I am not the student- this time I am the teacher! The students arrive tomorrow and let me tell you- the emotions are equally nerves as they are excitement!

These events mean I have even less time to blog so I expect that for my first month or so I am going to try to write one or two sentences with a couple of photos and then let you know outfit details. Hopefully as I get my feet under me better, I can expand the posts back up to their regular length in time!

Victoria wore Zadig et Voltaire Remus Floral Dress with H&M sandals and one of her favorite tote bags- recently found to be Christina Christersdotter. 

Estelle wore Bonpoint Floral Bomber Jacket with Pom D'Api Sandals. She carried a backpack from Livly. (Shoutout to Princess Estelle's Attire for all her hard work!) 

Victoriadagen Concert in Borgholm

This evening, the entire Royal Family joined together to attend the annual Victoriadagen Concert in Borgholm. 

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This year Crown Princess Victoria will award the 40th Victoria Scholarship to Stina Nilsson, a Swedish Cross Country Skier. 

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The concert and prize ceremony has become a staple on the family's (and my) calendar and this year is special because it marks the end of the era that Kay Wiestål will be organizing it. This year's concert features Alexander Rybak, Peter Jöback (one of my favorites!) and John Lundvik. 

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The concert will be broadcasted on SVT here and available for viewing for about a month after the event ends. 

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As for fashion, the royal family always brings out their summer best. Crown Princess Victoria and Queen Silvia always pay tribute to the island of Öland by wearing traditional folkdress. This is a tradition which Queen Silvia began in the 1970s and that they have upheld since then. Princess Estelle joined the family this evening wearing a new summer dress featuring smocking and floral print and sandals. She could be seen carrying a blanket for her lap in case it got chilly. Princess Madeleine rewore her Red Valentino Georgette Dress which she first wore back in June before the christening of Princess Adrienne. She paired the dress with her Valentino Rockstud Sandals and Bgo & Me earrings. She carried a new bag from the brand Street Level- sold at Nordstroms, Anthropology and more- and surprisingly affordable! 

Princess Sofia looked beautiful in a floral print dress from & Other Stories which features the same print as a dress worn earlier this year by the Crown Princess. She paired it with new earrings and a new pair of Lucy Red sandals from Rebecca Björnsdotter

Happy Birthday Victoria!

Well, it is one of my favorite days of the year- Victoriadagen! This year, Crown Princess Victoria is celebrating her 41st birthday and it is the 40th official Victoriadagen held in Solliden.

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This morning, the Crown Princess was joined by her family and her parents to greet people who gathered to offer her birthday wishes outside of Solliden Palace in Borgholm. 

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The adults spent over two hours greeting everyone who had come to the park, the kids got a little bored and were seen playing around the garden. (check out Prince Oscar playing with this German ball) 

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Princess Estelle charmed the crowd as usual - and it appears she received a gift as well, a hair band! 

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Crown Princess Victoria debuted a new floral dress from Zadig et Voltaire- thanks Expressen for finding this! She paired it with her H&M Silver Ruffle Sandals from last year and her normal armful of bracelets (Check out our Instagram Story if you want the details on them!)

Princess Estelle wore a new striped dress with her Kreuger Jewelery gold butterfly necklace. Prince Oscar wore his Aletta Set with his Gold Adidas Stan Smith shoes

We will see the entire family later this evening for the annual concert. When that event happens, we will post again! 

Crown Princess Victoria attends the Ocean Summit

Today, Crown Princess Victoria attended the 2018 Ocean Summit in Gothenberg. The Ocean Summits are held in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race which we both Crown Princess Victoria as well as Prince Carl Philip have taken a role in over the past few years. Today's summit brought together people who work in sport, science, government, NGO’s and the private sector in order to take part in dialogues and discussion as well as to create local relevance with the hopes of ensuring Clean Seas for the future. 

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The Crown Princess began the day taking part in the Summit, held at the Ocean Club in Frihamnen,Gothenburg- and later was able to go around and meet with different people involved and visit some of the boats. 

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Towards the end of the day, she took part in Volvo Ocean Race's ProAm Race- sailing on the 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' boat. It is on this boat that the only Swedish participant- Martin Strömberg, will sail on.  Prince Carl Philip will attend part of the race held in the Netherlands this weekend. 

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For today's engagements, Crown Princess Victoria looked Nautically Chic (I'm coining that as an official term) wearing her beloved Francis blazer (in Navy) from Hunkydory. She owns this blazer in 3 colors, however this Navy color is the one we see the most frequently. She paired this blazer with a half striped shirt (no identification at the moment) and her blue Valentino Rockstud bag. She accessorized with her Dulong Luna necklace and earrings and wore navy pumps (first seen in September 2017- unidentified). To participate in the race, she traded in her heels for a pair of navy sneakers first seen in May this year during her hike of Småland. 

Now that you have gotten over the fact that I have posted for the first time in April- let me share with you some exciting news. I am back! I have graduated from College and finished my internship/practicum. I am so relieved to be done and I am thrilled to be back to blogging. I have really missed being able to read and write about the Swedes!