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Biggest Birthday Queen Statement
Queen Sonja of NorwayEmpress Joséphine’s Emerald Parure will do nicely), and 2) wear a LIME GREEN BALL GOWN. Option 2 is not for the faint of heart.
Much like her friend QEII, it's her birthday and she can be eye-searingly radioactive if she wants to, I suppose.
Best Tiara Surprise, Home Team Division
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Vifte Tiara! Mette-Marit has worn this one as a necklace in the past, and others have worn it as a tiara. This is her first time wearing it as a tiara. For someone that wears the same thing most of the time, this was a fabulous surprise.
Most in Need of a Tiara Swap
Princess Märtha Louise of NorwayKing Olav’s Gift Tiara. In a new dress from Norwegian designer Cecilie Melli (per Heaven), she looks great, and yet this look isn’t really clicking.
Best Tiara Surprise, Guest Division
Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau
Best in Tiara Enthusiasm
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg and Princess Sofia of SwedenGrand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde's Tiara again and has added a second convertible sapphire and diamond necklace tiara. Sofia, repeating an Oscar de la Renta gown from the 2015 Nobel Ceremony, has added another Swedish tiara to her repertoire: the Six Button Tiara. She wears it well (and longtime readers know I don’t say that lightly about those button tiaras).
Best in Regular Tiara Action
Queen Silvia of Sweden, Princess Astrid of Norway, Queen Anne-Marie of GreeceLeuchtenberg Sapphire Parure Tiara for Silvia, Queen Maud’s Turquoise Tiara for Astrid, and the Greek Ruby Parure for Anne-Marie.
Biggest Repeat Déjà Vu
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Princess Beatrix of the NetherlandsBelgian Scroll Tiara, wore it to Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s wedding all the way back in 2001. It's Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture (h/t to Luxarazzi).
Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara, wore it to birthday celebrations for Queen Margrethe and King Carl Gustaf, as well as on other occasions. Déjà vu, ladies, déjà vu.
Best in Repeats
Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Queen Máxima of the NetherlandsFloral Aigrette Tiara, repeated the sleek dress she wore for the recent Belgian state visit, and she looks goooooood.
Best in Volume
Princess Tatiana of Greece and the Countess of WessexAntique Corsage Tiara, even though it’s not shown to greatest effect while holding someone’s arm.
Best in Earring Bling
Crown Princess Victoria of SwedenBaden Fringe Tiara: check, always. Major diamond epaulette earrings: forever check, and GIMME.
Nearly Best Dressed
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
Phew! We shall return for more fun tomorrow. Until then...
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Photos: NRK1 screencaps, unless otherwise noted