Nobels Countdown – Queen Silvia & CP Victoria

After taking a trip down memory lane last week, this week we are all about the here and now (or the soon to be here and now…).

For this post, we are talking about what we would like Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria to wear to this years Nobel Ceremony, both the big event on December 10th and the King’s Dinner on the 11th.

Give us your hopes, wishes, predictions and wild-eyed guesses for what tiaras, jewels and gowns Sils and Vickan will wear for these two events.

Tiaras: For me I’m hoping for a Cameo appearance on Sils, and for Vickan to break out the Connaught Rubies.

Silvia in the Cameos in 2005
The Connaught Ruby Tiara

Gowns: not real picky about gowns, but would love a repeat of Vickan’s gown for Maddie’s wedding.

With bonus Estelle and Daniel!

So…what are you guys wishing for?


Random Royaling – Victoria Channels the Deep

Victoria was on point for an appearance at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize yesterday. She has been the patron of this organization since 1991 and typically hands out the award. Lately she has tended to an on theme dress, with this year being the most water adjacent.

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I like it. She looks good when she accentuates her waist, and the complicated shoes and earrings work with the dreamy, wavy pattern. I can also handle the length because of the structure of the skirt. In fact, she has been on a bit of a roll with this event for the past two years – let’s just take a look back and see what I mean.

In 2018, she sported another structured, bold pattern that was fitted through the bodice and waist. Actually, this might take a bit of lead over the 2019 entry for me. I just like this length on her.

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Our tastes diverge when it comes to the 2017 entry. In fact, I am having a bit of an issue discerning how this ties in with the theme.

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Zipping into the way back machine, all the way to 2014, we see her channeling my grandmothers vinyl recliner. However, I do like the full skirt, and I think I spy the shoes from this year.

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Hopping into our time machine once again, we set the dial for 2006. I rather like this dress and very much like the earrings. Brown tones work surprisingly well on her, and there is a certain softness about this look that suits the times.

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Which one is your favorite? Do you like when the Crown Princess goes on theme, or is that too twee for your blood?

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Random Royaling – The Summer of the Flowing Print

They are all doing it, folks. I realize the trend of the flowing print midi started well before this summer (too long ago for some of us) but since it shows no sign of slowing down, I thought we would take a look at some of the best efforts over the past two months. Again, I think I am being worn down by pure repetition, because not only did I not mind these, I flat out liked them. In one case, loved them.

Kate is wearing a flowing, filmy number by Ridley London. While I am not overly fond of the enormous dust ruffle decorating the hem, the fabric itself is lovely, and looks like it would be cool and delightful to wear. The whole thing flows.

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Victoria’s entries into the flowing field have been extremely problematic for me, mostly because I love how she looks in solid sheaths. This print silk midi by H&M is both a flattering spring (it was still spring at that point) color, and the flow of the dress works with her figure.

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Leti’s silk dress by Sandro isn’t her usual, but it is certainly flattering. I really like this on her, probably due to the boldness of the pattern and the surprisingly slim silhouette for something so unstructured. Now, would this work on someone less fit and slender than the Queen? Possibly not. Maybe my love for the blue ombre shoes is skewing my perception of the whole thing.

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I am not entirely sure why I love Madeleine’s polka dot midi. It has a handkerchief hem which usually drives me mad, and gathered puffed sleeves which set me on edge, but it just works for her. Maybe it’s her height, maybe it’s the freshness of the unexpected color combination, but whatever it is I find this just a delight. (All photos of Madeleine Sara Friberg / Kungl. Royal Court ).

Just a note…we will have an ROGBIV that focuses on florals, so if you are going to post your own favorite print, make sure to keep something in reserve for that feature.

How does this trend sit with you?

Open Post – South Korean State Visit to Sweden

From Norway to Sweden, South Korea is making its way through Scandinavia, and there are TIARAS a foot!

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook are in Sweden for a two-day state visit. The purpose of the state visit is to promote the 60 year diplomatic relationship between Sweden and the Republic of Korea.

Vickan and Daniel were on hand to greet the President and First Lady, along with C-P and Sofia. Maddie and Chris weren’t there, but did attend the State Dinner later in the evening.

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The State Dinner was held at the Royal Palace later in the evening.

Gown: Jenny Packham. Photo:
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Gown: Self Portrait. Photo:
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Gown: Carolina Herrera. Photo:
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The table settings were something to behold as well.

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Day two of the State Visit from South Korea. Nothing as exciting as tiaras I’m afraid, but we here at Lilibet’s Handbag are equal opportunity royal event bloggers.

Queen Silvia and Mrs. Kim Jung-sook visited Prince Eugens Waldemarsudde for a guided tour and tour of the prince’s old home and garden in the Royal Djurgården in Stockholm. They also visited Svensk Form at Skeppsholmen to attend the “Korea Sweden Young Design Award” ceremonies. After the ceremony, the prize winners were given the opportunity to show their work.

All photos: Kungahuset on Facebook

And although it has absolutely nothing to do with the State Visit but everything to do with Sweden, Happy Fourth Birthday to Prince Nicolas!

Photo: Kungahuset on Facebook

More to come! Make sure to share any photos or information you find out there. Open Posts are a way for us all to get involved!


Royal Retrospective – Victoria at the Polar Music Prize

Yesterday we discussed this year’s Polar Music Prize. Today we are taking a trip down memory lane with Crown Princess Victoria.

Victoria usually goes quite a bit outside of her wheelhouse for this event, and we’ve had some pretty interesting looks from her.

Last year was a one shoulder gown by Stylein, from their A/W 18 collection.

For 2017 Victoria wore a custom made gown by Diana Orving.

In 2016 Victoria paired a Ralph Lauren dress with a necklace from H&M’s 2014 Conscious Collection (although she did blend into the white carpet…).

In 2015 it was a gown by Dagmar.

2014 included some more H&M, with a dress from their Conscious Collection.

2016 is definitely my favorite (so far), but she’s had some pretty good ones. What do you guys think is her best?

Which of Victoria's looks was your fave?