UPDATED: Celebrations for the King!

We are taking a break from our mini hiatus to cover the King's Birthday Celebrations! 

As many of you know, my favorites in the Swedish Royal House are not the younger generation but the King and Queen. To those of you who don't know this- Surprise! They don't get talked about as much on this blog but they are my favorites!

Tomorrow is the King's 70th Birthday and the celebrations began earlier this week. Today was the first day that anyone besides the King and Queen began to take part in the Celebrations. Madeleine and Chris (along with the kids and Chris's Mother) arrived in Stockholm yesterday. The Court updated the calendar and removed some of the scheduled events Sofia was going to attend- which I think we can all agree- makes sense considering that she just gave birth. But don't fret- We will still see her at some of the shorter events!
This afternoon Silvia, Carl Gustaf, Victoria and Daniel attended the presentation of some Scholarships under the Berndadotte Program at the Royal Opera. The Royal Court writes that this is a new collaboration between the royal artistic and humanistic academies. Some of the participants   include: The Royal Academy of Fine Art, The Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture just to name a few. You can see a full gallery here.
Victoria wore to this event a new dress from H&M Conscious Collection. She has had the dress altered to be longer which I feel was an appropriate decision for this event. H&M describes the dress and its fabric as:
The jacquard texture with gold threads over an off-white base creates a precious layer upon which glass bead flower embroideries are applied. The jacquard fabric is made from a blend of Tencel and organic silk. The glass bead embroideries are made from recycled glass


She paired this dress with a new pair of neutral colored heels. Perhaps when we get some better photos we can identify them better. Victoria also carried her Anya Hindmarch Gold Clutch. Her jewelry is all pieces she has worn before but never been identified. I have a feeling that they will remain unidentified as they are most likely custom pieces.


Queen Silvia wore the blue suit first seen in the Official Photos released earlier this week.


Later tonight, there will be a concert at the Nordic Museum in Stockholm which we should see a great turnout of guests from Royal Houses and Swedish Government. I will post about that later when it happens. (It is my mother's birthday so the post may come a bit later but this post will be updated with time!) 

Guests have begun to arrive for this evening's concerts. Personal friends, Family and Government Representatives - as well as a few royal will be in attendance. One of the first to arrive and catch my eye was Daniel's parents Ewa and Olle Westling.


What particularly caught my eye was the clutch that Ewa was carrying. It looks strikingly similar to a LK Bennett clutch that Victoria used frequently in 2009-2011. I believe the model is Ripley clutch and I do not believe it is sold any more. This would not be the first time that Victoria has loaned out pieces of her closet to various family members and friends. Around the time of Daniel and Victoria's wedding she loaned a gown to Daniel's sister. She has also loaned clothes to her sisters and sister-in-laws frequently.
The Royals have arrived!

Victoria is wearing a bespoke Skirt/Dress from H&M's Conscious Collection (I have emailed them asking for more information about this piece and will post it when I get it). H&M sent along the following information about the pieces.
The Crown Princess wears a unique version from this spring’s Conscious Exclusive collection – customized for this occasion by H&M’s design team. The Crown Princess wears a black blouse in organic mulberry silk and a jacquard woven golden skirt made of organic mulberry silk and recycled polyester (made from PET bottles). The bag is made of the same silk as the skirt and is also customized for this occasion. 
She has a bespoke clutch of the same material which she is carrying again tonight. She paired it with a necklace from Balmain for H&M necklace and a new pair of earrings and bracelet that I am still working on ID's for. Her shoes come from Dolce & Gabbana - thanks to all the lovely ladies on Twitter for finding them at the same time for me!

 

Madeleine arrived with Chris and Eva O'Neill as well.

Madeleine is wearing a dress from Erdem (found by Alyssa on Twitter). She is wearing a white coat over it that she has worn before (but has no ID) and carrying her black Bottega Veneta Clutch. She is wearing a pair of baroque pearl earrings (has had since 2012-2013) and Marchesa pumps with black lace and pearls.


Queen Silvia arrived wearing a Blue Lace gown and the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Earrings and Brooch. Under the coat she wore a *modest* diamond necklace.