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TheDutchess 07-16-2012 10:33 AM

Swedish National Dress
 
I was looking at pics from Princess Victoria's birthday celebrations and I was wondering why Princess Madeleine was not in national dress but Queen Silvia and Princess Victoria were? It's something I've wanted to know for a while, it might have been discussed before but I'm new, so if anyone could help me out, I would appreciate it a great deal.

LadyFinn 07-16-2012 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDutchess (Post 1442051)
I was looking at pics from Princess Victoria's birthday celebrations and I was wondering why Princess Madeleine was not in national dress but Queen Silvia and Princess Victoria were? It's something I've wanted to know for a while, it might have been discussed before but I'm new, so if anyone could help me out, I would appreciate it a great deal.

I have never seen Madeleine wear a national dress at Victoria's birthday, I don't know the reason to it. She had a national dress in the morning of the national day when she opened the palace gates with her brother, and she wore "Sverigedräkten" in Skansen at the same day.

Boris 07-16-2012 03:06 PM

The royal family does not wear national dress on CP Victoria's birthday - that's worn on National Day -, but the traditional regional dress of the island of Öland, where the celebration takes place.
Of course Princess Madeleine wore the Öland dress as a girl, but stopped doing so as a young woman, following Princess Lilian's example, who never wore any of these costumes.

TheDutchess 07-16-2012 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Boris
The royal family does not wear national dress on CP Victoria's birthday - that's worn on National Day -, but the traditional regional dress of the island of Öland, where the celebration takes place.
Of course Princess Madeleine wore the Öland dress as a girl, but stopped doing so as a young woman, following Princess Lilian's example, who never wore any of these costumes.

Thank you so much for answering my question.

Meraude 07-16-2012 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Boris (Post 1442131)
Of course Princess Madeleine wore the Öland dress as a girl, but stopped doing so as a young woman

It could be that her Öland dress is too small now and she haven't had a new one done, to be worn just once a year.


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