Well it that time of the year again, Today the Royal Family attended the annual opening of Parliament. Parliament opens traditionally on September 13th with the family attending a service at the church in Stockholm.
Afterwards the family attends the traditional opening of parliament during which the King gives his traditional speech where he highlights various things that have happened in the past year and things to come. (You can read his full speech here) The traditional dress code for Parliament's Opening is Black and White in recognition of the old court dresses that the ladies used to wear. However this year the family had another reason to be wearing black, news came out this morning that Gunnila Berndaotte had passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Gunnila was the King's Aunt (through marriage to his Uncle Carl Johan).
Later this evening, The King and Queen alongside Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine will attend a concert at Stockholm Concert Hall. Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia will most likely be home with their newborn children.
Starting with Victoria, she wore her Paule Ka black and white dress which we saw in 2014 at the same event. She carried her Nancy Gonzalez black clutch and wore her Tabitha Simmons black scalloped shoes. Her hair piece which features black and white butterfly cut-outs was made by Malinda Damgaard. For earrings she chose her favorite pair of Kreuger Jewellery pearl butterfly earrings.
Princess Madeleine wore her Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti black jacket which we first saw a few years ago at the same event. She paired it differently this year by wearing a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini lace top with ribbon detail. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini is the sister language to Alberta Ferretti so it makes sense to pair these two together. Her skirt we are still working on finding. She paired this outfit with her Marc Jacobs quilted clutch and what is likely her black pair of Gianvito Rossi black pumps.
Princess Sofia wore a new MaxMara black dress (thanks to Laura for finding this). She wore her black Stinaa.J pumps and carried a black clutch. I believe she has had this clutch for a few years but sadly it has never been identified. If I am correct in my assumption that it is one of her old clutches, then it has a removable black tassel.
For the evening concert, Princess Madeleine wore an AMAZING black dress featuring lace, velvet, jewels, and so much more. On paper, it doesn't sound like it should look good but it looks amazing on her! If only we could find the designer! Her shoes are Tabitha Simmons Freya and she carried her black Rodo clutch. For earrings, they are a new pair that look that come from Marni.