Victoria at the opening of World Water Week

This morning, Crown Princess Victoria attended the a session on the first day of World Water Week. World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues and is put on the the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). This year's topic is "Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse". The week will feature over 200 different sessions focusing on this topic. 

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

This morning, the Crown Princess attended a session titled Antimicrobial resistance putting sustainable development at risk – drivers, impacts, solutions which was held at Folkets Hus in Stockholm. 

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

The official program for World Water Week described the session below.

"Facing the broad range of initiatives working on antimicrobial resistance or pharmaceuticals in the environment, this event will be a stocktaking of knowledge, processes and actors, in order to build synergies and increase efficiency and to make those heard that are not necessarily part of the major global processes. After a short keynote, various perspectives on the challenge of antimicrobial resistance will be given in short “speed-presentations”, setting the scene for a panel discussion open for engagement from the audience."

Pelle T Nilsson

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Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Keeping with the theme of reusing, Crown Princess Victoria attended wearing an modified dress of Queen Silvia's. The Queen wore this dress originally in 1978 during a state visit to Yugoslavia.  She paired this with an old pair of gold and orange earrings (sadly I have never been able to figure out the designer of these despite their many wearings)

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Finishing up the look, she carried an older red clutch bag and matching red pumps both from the Swedish brand Rizzo. Thanks to the fabulous photos courtesy of Pelle T Nilsson, I see that she is wearing her Sophie by Sophie Childhood Bracelet along with her heart bracelets from the brand. These heart bracelets are always on her wrist and feature the initials and birth dates of both Estelle and Oscar. You also get a nice glimpse of her Epoch watch in the photo above. 

This won't the last time we see Victoria this week attending events for World Water Week. While the King is the Patron of the initiative, Victoria is heavily involved in sustainability efforts, especially those having to do with water, so she has always been present at events during the week. Tomorrow she will hand out the Junior Water Prize.

UPDATED: Princess Madeleine Opens the FEI European Championships and the Royal Couple at the Opera

This evening Princess Madeleine officially opened the Longines FEI European Championships in Gothenburg at Ullevi Stadium. The FEI, or Fédération Équestre Internationale, holds it's European World Championships every 2 years. This year, over 300 of Europe's top equestrian riders and drivers will be meeting in Gothenburg to compete for medals in Jumping, Dressage, Driving and Para-Equestrian Dressage. These competitors come from over 30 different countries and include 590 horses, 4,000 accredited participants, and 1400 volunteers. 

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This year Princess Madeleine, who is an accomplished equestrian herself, agreed to attend the opening ceremonies and official open the championships. Princess Madeleine competed in jumping for a while, but had to stop due to the increased presence of photographers at the competitions. Madeleine has recounted how there were times the photographers would step out in front of her horse to get a photo making it an unsafe environment for both herself and the photographers as well as the horses and other competitors. 

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Princess Madeleine always has the best expressive faces! These photos below caught my eye and I could not resist adding it to this post! She certainly looks happy to be in attendance (sentiments which she echoed on her Facebook Page) 

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Princess Madeleine is not the only member of the family who is interested in horses. All three of the Royal Couple's children ride well as well as the King and Queen themselves. These days Princess Estelle and Princess Leonore seem to be taking in the family's footsteps of horse loving and both were given horses as Baptism Gifts. (Although at Leonore's first meeting with her horse- she was more intrigued by the field of grass than the horse...) Princess Madeleine is also not the only member of the Royal Family who will be attending the Championships- the King and Queen will attend the closing ceremonies on the 27th of August. 

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Speaking of the King and Queen, this evening they attended the opening evening of Östersjöfestivalen (The Baltic Sea Festival) held at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Swedish Royal Photographer Extraordinaire Pelle T Nilsson was kind enough to share with me these photos from the evening. 

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

If you have never heard of Pelle, then you are seriously missing out. He is the only photographer that I have found that consistently takes photos of all the little details of a Royal's outfit's that makes my job of identifying SO much easier! (Speaking of which- anyone have any ideas about the Queen's clutch? It is relatively new and driving me crazy!)

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

Photo: Pelle T Nilsson

With that said, I say it is time we took a look at Princess Madeleine's outfit. For this evening ceremony, Madeleine mixed some older favorites with some fabulous new pieces. Starting with he shoes, she debuted a new pair Chloe Lauren Ankle Strap Pumps. (Thanks Laura for pointing these out!) She paired these with a new printed skirt from Marni and white ruffled blouse (which we have been able to identify). Her jacket dates all the way back to 2009 when she wore it to the inauguration ceremony for Sweden's presidency of the EU at Skansen. While writing this post I stumbled upon it and found it is also from Chloe. She finished the look with Star Studs from Ebba Brahe which she has had for over a year now. 

Princess Sofia attends A Sustainable Tomorrow 2017

On Wednesday, 2 August, Princess Sofia undertook a day of seminars organized by Project Playground with Gränslösa Möten. Industry Day was originally hosted to mark the beginning of the partnership between Gränslösa Möten and Project Playground in 2016. After a successful first year, the seminars were back again this year keeping with the same topic "A Sustainable Tomorrow".

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Featured Speakers included Sweden's former Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, and Anders Borg, Jakob Trollbäck, Soulaima Gourani, and Frans Johansson. Gränslösa Möten became Project Playgrounds partner last June. Their main focus is opening up discussions and partnerships between people and organizations of different backgrounds, ethnicities, social class, and locations. This year's day of seminars centered around on ways to provide opportunities for people who want to create sustainable change to be able to connect and discuss different ways change could happen. Different perspectives on the global goals were highlighted and the UN's Objective 17, implementation and global partnerships, was in focus. 

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In the evening, Princess Sofia attended a charity dinner at Norrviken's Gardens outside of Båstad to benefit Project Playground's activities for children both in Sweden as well as in South Africa. 

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(side note- I really want to caption the photo above #SquadGoals and because this is my site- I shall do so, you are welcome) 

Now back to your regularly scheduled informative post: The dinner featured speeches by both Princess Sofia and Frida Vesterberg, the co-founders of Project Playground, as well as performances by Swedish Singer Carola and Afrodite. The dinner raised over half a million Swedish Krona for the charity. 

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For the morning conference, Princess Sofia wore a new ensemble from Ida Sjöstedt. She paired their Emmy Jacket with their Shelley Dress for brilliant look while being 8 months pregnant. (The pieces will be available for purchase soon) She stood tall in her Stinaa.J Black Suede Elsa pumps and carried her favorite Mix & Match Cara Bag (Huge Shoutout to Laura for making this discovery!) Her earrings are very likely the gold heart studs from Pilgrim has to benefit Project Playground. 

For the evening, she changed into a long maxi gown from By Malina, their Cala Dress, which she paired with her blue Stinaa.J pumps and new Charlotte Bonde Louise Ribbon Amazon Earrings in Silver. Her clutch, found by the brilliant @HyväHygge, is from the brand Aldo. It is their Dorounia Box Clutch, very similar to the Rinon clutch but a centimeter smaller in width. She first wore this clutch to the Magnuson wedding earlier this year. 

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Happy Summer from the Swedes!

Today, the royal family released a new photo of the entire family taken on July 15th. The photo taken by one of the courts beloved photographers, Jonas Ekströmer shows the family sitting on a bench outside of Solliden Palace in Öland. 

Photo: Kungahuset.se

Photo: Kungahuset.se

The family looks very nice matching in light blues and summer pastels. Princess Madeleine and Princess Sofia opted to match each other in light pastel pink. You may recall that last year the family also released a summer photo taken around the same time (possibly the same date, if my memory serves correctly). I guess we should start this post of fashion IDs from oldest to youngest of the family groups. 

Crown Princess Victoria is wearing the same Camilla Thulin blue Ravenna dress seen for her Birthday celebrations outside of Solliden with her H&M sandals. She is wearing her horseshoe necklace and old blue statement earrings. Prince Oscar is wearing a blue overall set (maybe an old family piece perhaps?) with a Trotters white body and his blue Gallucci laceup shoes and Princess Estelle is wearing the same dress she wore for the birthday celebrations with dark blue flats. 

Princess Sofia is wearing a leaf patterned summer dress from ASOS Maternity. Unfortunately her shoes are unable to be seen in this photo due to being behind the blanket. Prince Alexander is wearing a blue top. Princess Madeleine is wearing what appears to be her Valentino skirt first seen last year at a meeting for her patronage, Min Stora Dag, and her Valentino wedges. Princess Leonore is wearing a blue smocked dress with what appear to be Pretty Ballerina Hannah flats in blue. Prince Nicolas is wearing a blue Bonpoint top and white Trotters shorts with his Hampton Classic navy blue shoes. 

What did you think of this picture? Were you expecting it? 

Gothia Cup 2017

As I wrote last evening, Princess Sofia has been attending Project Playground's games at Gothia Cup. Today the boys won their game making them Champions!  

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I am away for a week without my computer so this screenshot of a victory post will have to do for now! As you can see, Princess Sofia was there with the fans to cheer them on and to celebrate their victory. (Beside her is the other co-founder, Frida Vesterberg) I also spot her in the bottom corner of this video.  

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Again I apologize for the informality of this post but I'm in a car, typing on my phone so this is the best I can do for now! Nevertheless, Well Done Project Playground!