Lunch for the President of Botswana

Today, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended a lunch held by the King an Queen at the Royal Palace for the President of Botswana. The President has been visiting Sweden since the 19th of June and has had the opportunity to meet with the Swedish Prime Minister as well as other members of the government. This is his last day in Sweden. 

Photo: Kungahuset

Photo: Kungahuset

For this meeting Crown Princess Victoria paired her red Rizzo Azelia pumps with a new dress from Camilla Thulin. The Alvine Rose White dress is 100% silk and is inspired by Italy's warm climate. She also wore a red belt which I do not believe we have ever seen before. She wore a necklace and likely a pair of earrings- but the photos are not of good enough quality for me to tell what they are. (I am thinking probably Efva Attling Clouds and Stars) 

If you are like me and love this outfit, but unfortunately cannot either afford it or cannot get them shipped to you (aka live outside of Scandinavia)- check out these similar pieces to steal the look for less! 

UPDATED:Polar Music Prize 2017

Today the Stockholm Based Royal Family attended the Polar Music Prize! (If you want to look back at last years outfits, click here for our full recap!) The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Stig "Stikkan" Anderson- the publisher, manager, and lyricist of ABBA. The award is one of the most prestigious awards in music as it is given to individuals, bands, and institutions and is awarded to a musicians in a variety of genres from around the world. The King has been presenting the award for many years. Previous winners have included Yo-Yo Ma, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, and Elton John- to name a few. This year, the prize was awarded to Sting and Wayne Shorter. 

Crown Princess Victoria surprised us all by wearing her hair down this evening- Victoria has been photographed once with her hair down since the 2012 Polar Music Prize. Let's just say the Royal Fandom is going a little crazy with excitement and joy! She wore an old pair of Yves Saint Laurent Sandals and carried her Oasis clutch. (Same clutch that the Duchess of Cambridge has used in the past). Her bracelet comes from Cornilia Webb and rings from Kreuger Jewellery.  Her gown is a new creation by Diana Orving custommade just for the Crown Princess. Her earrings are also new and come from Engelbert Stockholm and are their twist earrings with diamonds.

Princess Madeleine joined her family at the Prize Ceremony for the first time. She has previously only attended the banquet.

This year she wore a new gown (or top and skirt as we suspect) is from the Swedish Designer Ida Sjöstedt. She paired it with a new pair of earrings, new Marchesa Sandals, and a Bottega Veneta Clutch. Her earrings are new but unfortunately no one has claimed them and we have not been able to find them. 

Queen Silvia was also there leading the family into the ceremony on the arm of the King. She wore a gown first seen in Indonesia. 

I loved seen Princess Christina there, seems to be that she is feeling well after her Stem Cell Transplant! And as always thanks to Heaven and Laura for their speeding findings! 

Weekly Recap

Wow- what a week! As some of you know, my little sister graduated last week and along with that came all the end-of-the-year events that US High School's have for Seniors. (Awards, Proms, Services, Graduations, Parties... just to name a few). Nevertheless, it was a very busy week and I am finally getting the chance to catch up on what the royals did last week! 

Victoria in New York

Victoria arrived early in New York City to be able to attend an evening reception hosted by Prince Albert of Monaco and the Monaco Explorations. This reception was held in honor of Monaco Explorations, which intends to renew the "great tradition" of sea explorations around the globe "in order to learn, understand, raise public awareness and to take action." 

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Mark Garten

For this event, Victoria wore a new top from Valentino, her Camilla Thulin Floral Skirt from their AW17 collection (first seen during the Danish Crown Prince Couple's Visit), and a new pair of earrings from Yvone Christa. She also carried her Anya Hindmarch gold clutch

On Thursday, Victoria was at the United Nations to take place in Ocean Week which was organized by Fiji and Sweden. Victoria attended many different sessions, including the celebration of World Ocean Day which took place in the General Assembly.

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Mark Garten

UN Photo/Mark Garten

For this day of meetings, Victoria wore an outfit which many thought was similar to the outfit she wore recently to her cousin's wedding. And I can assure you- that you are not losing your mind- the (Mabel) top is the same as that outfit, but she opted for the shorter skirt version (Mahlia Skirt) of the same long (Corn) skirt she wore to the wedding. These pieces come from Valerie as well (we are hoping to get photos of the pieces shortly- our contact is traveling and does not currently have access to the photos). She paired it with a pair of shoes from By Malene Birger and wore the matching Efva Attling Clouds and Stars earrings and necklace. Her bag is new and has not been identified as of yet. 

On Friday, Victoria's day was again full of multiple sessions all with the central focus on the Sustainable Development Goal 14. In the morning she attended a session on garbage in the sea and ended the day with a session titled Engaging the private sector in SDG14. The Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) initiative. 

Photo: Kungahuset.se

Photo: Kungahuset.se

For her final day in New York, Victoria wore a dress which I instantly recalled seeing Queen Silvia wear in the 1980's. 1984 to be exact! Silvia wore this dress multiple times over the years and while it was never my favorite, I admire Victoria's dedication to sustainability by raiding her mother's closet instead of purchasing new clothes! She paired this with her Kreuger Jewellery earrings and her white By Malene Birger pumps. She carried the same new bag that she debuted yesterday.

While in New York, Victoria took some time out of her busy schedule to catch up with friends. 

Sofia awards Sophiahemmet Pins

On Friday, June 9th, Sofia was at the Stockholm City Hall for Sophiahemmet's Graduation and to hand out the pins to the Sophia Sisters. Sofia is Sophiahemmet's honorary chairman which is why she presented the traditional pins to the graduates. 

For the ceremony, Sofia wore a new dress and jacket both from the Swedish Brand Greta that has always been a favorite for both her and Victoria during their pregnancies. She debuted Charlotte Bonde Louise Star earrings (which Victoria has worn before) and wore her Carolina Gynning petite butterfly necklace. She carried a new clutch from H&M (Thanks Pelle for pointing it out to me!) and wore new blue Stinaa.J pumps.

Victoria at the EAT Forum

Victoria attended the opening day of this year's EAT Forum (if you need a refresher on what that is- check out last year's post here) Victoria has attended for the past few years and one year when she couldn't attend, Daniel attended in her place. Victoria gave a speech during one of the sessions about "Oceans and the Sustainable Development Goals"- a great followup to her trip to New York. 

For this engagement, Victoria selected a new dress from Rodebjer's AW17 collection which she paired with her Saint Laurent Navy Blue Pumps, Quidam Clutch, and a belt which I believe is an older piece from LK Bennett. 

Victoria at the Agenda 2030 Meeting 

On 13 June, Victoria attended a Government sponsored conference where Isabella Lövin and Ardalan Shekarbi launched a report outlining Sweden's work in the UN's Global Goals of Agenday 2030. 

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For this meeting, Victoria debuted Camilla Thulin's Orbit dress in Petal Pink which she paired with her By Malene Birger Pax pumps and matching clutch.