If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. At least, that could have been the Duchess of Cambridge’s thought process given the negative reaction that last night’s gold silk Erdem gown received from royal watchers. (Personally, though, I was on board, albeit hesitantly). Regardless, the bags were already packed and the next gown on the docket was yet another floral Erdem, this one boasting blue velvet, bell sleeves and a high neckline.
Day Two of Royal Visit Sweden is already underway! Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, visited the Karolinksa Institute, Matteusskolan and NK, a department store. After the engagements, the couple had tea with Victoria and Daniel at Haga Palace, the couple’s home, before preparing for their evening event at Fotograsfiska Gallery.
After a whirlwind (and cold) introduction to Stockholm, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended the first day of their Scandinavian tour at the British Ambassador’s residence for a dinner party. The residence is serving as home base for the couple during their stay, thus making tonight’s logistics straightforward. They were joined once more by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who are acting as the couple’s official hosts, as well as a few notable Swedish public figures, including actress Alicia Vikander.
After beginning their day on an ice rink, it was all faux fur and cobblestones for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they carried on in Stockholm with the Swedish Royal Family. The couple were met by Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel, as they moved to the Royal Palace for a luncheon and then two museum stops.
I will be the first to admit that I don’t pay close attention to royal families outside of the UK. While I get the gist of the Swedish Royal Family, I certainly don’t know the ins and outs, so the for the purposes of being prepared for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to Stockholm, I thought we could all do with a refresher. The SRF is probably the European monarchy that comes close to rivalling the Windsors in popularity, which is thanks to its informality, steadiness and not one but three young (and growing) families. So, let’s get into it.