Crown Princess Mette-Marit voted 'Royal Wedding's Queen of Chic'
Norway's reputation for style isn't quite so well-established as that of France of Italy, but the country's crown princess has proved herself a bona-fide fashion queen. After nearly 20,000 of you logged on to vote for the most elegant guest at the recent royal wedding, Mette-Marit has emerged the clear victor.
Crown Prince Haakon's pretty wife took 30 per cent of the vote in our online poll, thanks to the intricately-detailed deep purple jacket and skirt she wore to Charles and Camilla's big day. The pregnant mother of two, who completed the look with a delicate feather headdress, was very much the belle of the ball on April 9 in Windsor.
Princess Margaret's daughter Lady Sarah Chatto came a respectable second with a sophisticated silver-grey suit and matching broad-brimmed hat, while Princess Eugenie took third with an appropriately coloured royal blue coatdress. And although Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Zara Phillips rounded out the top five with more striking prints, Sophie Wessex was hot on their heels in white.
The other contenders, who included Laura Parker Bowles and Joanna Lumley, didn't garner quite so many votes as their fellow guests. But despite the many style statements that were made at the reception, it was the bride herself, in a stunning porcelain blue silk coat-gown, who received the most plaudits from the fashion police.