Princess Sofia of Sweden Revamped Her Wedding Tiara for the Nobel Prize Banquet

The royal added a new touch to the special headpiece.

Princess Sofia of Sweden

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When Princess Sofia of Sweden waltzed down the aisle toward Prince Carl Philip on June 13, 2015, she paired her elegant long-sleeve wedding dress with a sparkling tiara. Not only was that dazzling accessory a central component of the bride’s big-day look, but it has also been a go-to item in the royal’s wardrobe ever since her nuptials. On Saturday, December 10, 2022, the Swedish royal breathed new life into her wedding crown, the Palmette Tiara, at the Nobel Prize banquet in Stockholm, Sweden.

For the post-award ceremony celebration at Stockholm City Hall, the princess donned her wedding headpiece with a new twist. When she married the Swedish prince seven years ago, the royal bride’s tiara featured emeralds. At the banquet this year, though, the crown exhibited light blue gemstones, which perfectly matched her blue A-line dress with elbow-length sheer sleeves and 3D floral appliqués around the high neckline.

The Princess and Prince of Sweden documented their fashionable outfits and their return to the banquet after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic with an Instagram post. "After a few years' break, we finally got to celebrate the Nobel Laureates!” the translation of their caption says. In the photo, the royal couple poses in front of a Christmas tree decorated with lights.

Princess Sofia first received the Palmette Tiara from her in-laws, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, as a wedding gift. For the past seven years, the Swedish royal family member has worn the piece time and time again, constantly looking for new ways to repurpose the headpiece. Depending on her outfit, Sofia has been known to add diamond, pearl, or turquoise toppers to coordinate with her ensemble, People reports. 

In May of 2022, the princess tweaked her wedding crown once again. At a state banquet at the royal castle to welcome Sauli Niinistö and Jenni Haukio, Finland’s president and first lady, Sofia swapped the emerald toppers for pearls, according to Town & Country. She accessorized with pearl drop earrings and a diamond necklace and wore a floor-length gown and her royal honors. 

When the Swedish royal family released portraits in March of 2022, the princess once again tweaked the tiara. For the photo shoot, she just kept her wedding tiara’s diamond base instead of incorporating an additional topper, Town & Country reports.

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