The wedding gowns of the Swedish royals will be displayed at an exclusive exhibition at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in October. The exhibition will feature wedding gowns worn by Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia and Princess Lilian. The exhibit is in celebration of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia’s 40th wedding anniversary.
The exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to see the royal bridal gowns and relive the royal weddings in the royal palace’s beautiful environment. The exhibit will run from Oct. 22, 2016 through March 5, 2017. Carl Gustaf married German born Silvia Sommerlath on June 19, 1976 in Stockholm Cathedral.
This was the first wedding of a reigning monarch in Sweden since 1797. Silvia’s wedding gown was designed by Dior, and she donned the Swedish Cameo Tiara on her big day. The king and queen of Sweden have three children Victoria, 38, Prince Carl Philip, 37, and Madeleine, 34.
The royals hailing from the House of Bernadotte also have five grandchildren: Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar from Victoria; Prince Alexander from Carl Philip; and Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas from Madeleine.
Victoria married her personal trainer, Daniel Westling on the same day as her parents, but 34 years later. She wore a wedding gown by Swedish designer Pär Engsheden. The princess paired it with the same tiara and veil as her mom.
Her brother Carl Philip married his long-time girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist on June 13, 2015, at the Royal Chapel at Stockholm Palace. The former model opted for a wedding gown by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. Sofia wore an emerald and diamond tiara gifted to her by her parent-in-laws for the wedding.
Meanwhile, Madeleine married British-American banker Christopher O’Neill on June 8, 2013 in the Royal Chapel at Stockholm Palace. The stylish princess dressed in a Valentino wedding gown for the occasion. She adorned her long, glossy brunette tresses with the Modern Fringe Tiara.
Prince Bertil, the paternal uncle of Carl Gustaf, married Welsh born Lilian Davies on Dec. 7, 1976. The prince had to wait for a long time to get married to his beloved. Bertil’s nephew Carl Gustaf approved his uncle’s marriage to Lilian after he became king.