HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden and Mr. Daniel Westling
June 19, 2010
Well, kids, yesterday we partied hardy in the wedding live posts, and today we get to have a tiara fiesta! I've compiled all of the tiara entries for the royal guests at Crown Princess Victoria's wedding to Daniel Westling (now Prince Daniel) in this entry.
The wedding, of course, took place in Stockholm yesterday. The couple has been together since 2002, when Daniel became Victoria's personal trainer. Love blossomed, and on their wedding day, Daniel became royal. During their balcony appearance, Victoria thanked the people of Sweden for giving her a prince.
And now, we'll all just have to wait to see how long it takes before the pitter-patter of little royal feet are heard in Haga Palace!
Put your detective hats on, tiara sleuths! We've got two mystery German tiaras to deal with!
This is Princess Anna of Bavaria, wife of Prince Manuel of Bavaria (he's on the right in the glasses). Born a princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleberg, Anna married into the Bavarian royal family in 2005. The Bavarian and Swedish royals are very close: Prince Manuel's father, Prince Leopold, is one of King Carl Gustaf's best friends, and Carl Gustaf is also Manuel's godfather.
These German princelings don't bust out their baubles that often -- Anna didn't even wear a tiara at her own wedding! But this one is a Bavarian piece that we'll call Marie Therese's Diamond Tiara. Reader Juan Pablo has provided more provenance for the tiara in his comment on this post.
And next, we've got...
... Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the American-born wife of Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (that's him in the photo as well). Hubertus is a cousin of the Swedes through Carl Gustaf's mother, who was born Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Her tiara, Victoria Adelheid's Button Tiara, is an heirloom from Hubertus's great-grandmother, Duchess Victoria Adelheid of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Thanks to lovely reader Juan Pablo for providing us with information about these tiaras!