Hmmm, I agree with everyone on Mette-Marit's dress. She can look so good, so why does she insist on wearing something frumpy. Why not re-wear the Valentino gown from the baptism in Greece - she looked gorgeous in that - instead? The black sleeves on this dress should've been ripped off, by someone.
Apprantly Carl Philip, Madeleine and Victoria had arranged a show for their father, here is a papparazzi pic of that, and one of the Kings sister Cristina
edit to add two more from aftonbladet
__________________ "Those who do not like you fall into two categories, the stupid and the envious" -The Libertine
I absolutely adore Queen Sofia and Queen Sonia. They looked marvellous!
Mary's hairdo was beautiful, but I'm not very found of the dress.
Maxima's gown was ok. Not her best, but very nice.
I also liked Marie Chantal (pity we couldn't see the top of the dress) and Rosario Nadal of Bulgaria (she is always sooo elegant!:))
The worst dress was absolutely Mette-Marit's.:(
Many royals in the pews, and before the arrival of the Royal Family, the new fanfare for the King, which was a gift from the Royal Guards, was played, and then they entered to organ music. Queen Silvia wore a great red suit and hat, but Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine re-used older clothes.
The hymn of praise "Te Deum - O, God, we praise you" was sung, and all of the music during the service was by Mozart and Kraus. The sermon by the Chief Court Chaplain was also wonderful, I hope they'll publish it on the website later.
Swedish flags fly outside the Stockholm Royal Palace and the balcony on which H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf will later make an appearance to celebrate his 60th Birthday on April 30, 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden
The Defence's tribute on the Outer Courtyard is now in progress. There was just a march past by 500 soldiers, a very impressive sight! The King and Prince Carl Philip are on the ground on the podiums, as per tradition, to receive the tributes, and the royal ladies of the Royal Family are in the small balcony above.
The royal guests are standing in the windows looking down from the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, King Juan Carlos seemed very intrested - he stood close to the windows, almost leaning a bit forward to the window to get a better view
Soon it's time for the King to step out on the large balcony of the Royal Palace, at Lejonbacken, were he will receive tributes from the huge crowd that has gathered on the streets, and a musical tribute.
After this, it's time for a Royal CortŔge to the City Hall were the Parliament will host a lunch at 2 PM CET.