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pollyemma 09-19-2005 11:00 AM

Royals in National Costume
I love it when members of royal families don their country’s national costumes. Let’s start a thread of pictures devoted to that topic.

Of course the Scandinavians immediately come to mind, but if any of you have photos of royalty from other countries in national costume please post them here.


pollyemma 09-19-2005 11:04 AM

here's mette marit as a little girl in national costume.

norwegianne 09-19-2005 11:10 AM

Norwegian Royals in Bunads

Danish trip to the Faroe Islands

Anne-Marie, Benedikte and Margrethe in Faroese costumes (originally posted by Josefine)

Danish Royal family at Greenland, 2004

iowabelle 09-19-2005 01:08 PM

I've seen pictures of the Duke of Edinburgh in Greek dress, from a thousand years ago.

norwegianne 09-19-2005 01:12 PM

I've seen pictures of Anne-Marie in similar dress to what Theodora is wearing above, but it was in a book somewhere.

lil Princess 09-19-2005 03:36 PM

Thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful Links and Pictures! :) I would Love to have my Own Bunad someday, since I am second Generation Norwegian in the USA. ;)

iowabelle 09-19-2005 03:48 PM

I've been wanting a bunad too, but my family came from Buskerud Co. and the bunads there aren't very colorful. (I guess you could say I'm a 3rd generation!)

Isn't Mette-Merit supposed to be going there soon?

pollyemma 09-19-2005 03:58 PM

[QUOTE=betina]Princess Theodora of Greece in a national dress from Corfu

wow. what a great photo! I had never seen that before. where did you find it? was this a photo shoot? when did it take place? it looks to be pretty recent.

Elsa M. 09-19-2005 04:17 PM

Infantas Elena and Cristina dressed with the traditional Andaluzian dresses (Hola):

Elena in Andaluzian dress (Corbis):

Queen Sofia at el Rocío:

Princess Letizia in typical Asturian costume:

norwegianne 09-19-2005 04:24 PM

Interesting dress on Elena, Elsa.

Elsa M. 09-19-2005 04:38 PM

They're called Sevillana Dresses or Flamenco Skirts and they're typical from Andaluzia. You have here a few more examples:

lil Princess 09-19-2005 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by iowabelle
I've been wanting a bunad too, but my family came from Buskerud Co. and the bunads there aren't very colorful. (I guess you could say I'm a 3rd generation!)

My Grandfather Olaf is from Oslo, he left there 1917 when he was 17 years old, I don't know where my Great Grandfather Johgan is from as of yet... :confused:

It's nice to meet ya!!! ;)

Bunads are Very Beautiful!!! I more than likely make my own someday soon when I get my own place to live.. I Live in the NorthWest in Oregon for now. My Grandfather Olaf is buried here.. I have been searching for patterns for bunads, but, they are Very hard to find. I guess I should try online at least maybe.. :D

Little_star 09-19-2005 06:49 PM

Some pictures of Jordanian Royals in tradtional dress.

Queen Rania and King Abdullah
A side profile of Rania's Coronation Gown

Queen Rania^^^Home Of The Indian American Family
An artcile on Queen Rania, including several pictures of her in tradtional dress. Queen Noor, Prince Hamzah, Princess Noor, Princess Firouzeh and Princess Muna in tradtional Jordanian dress.

Princess Haya Queen Noor Queen Noor Ali and Rym's wedding day

Forum Marocain - The Moroccan Royal Family Lalla Meryem (King Mohammed VI's sister) in traditional Moroccan dress Lalla Meryem and Hillary Clinton Lalla Meryem (left) and her daughter Lalla Soukeina (right) Lalla Soukeina, Quen Rania and Lalla Meryem Lalla Salma Lalla Salma Meryem as a child in traditional Moroccan dress Lalla Meryem Lalla Meryem at Infanta Cristina's wedding Lalla Meryem Moroccan Royal Ladies in traditional dress, including Lalla Hasna Lalla Hasna, Lalla Asma and Lalla Meryem. Crown Prince of Brunei and his wife at their wedding. Sarah Salleh, at a ceremony before her marriage to the Crown Prince of Brunei

More pictures of the Brunei Royals
Crown Prince and his wife
Princess Sarah

Queen Noor with her daughters Princess Iman (centre) and Princess Raiyah.

Maxie 09-19-2005 07:47 PM

After doing some searching on the net I found an old card of Queen Juliana in a typical Dutch costume. Yay!

pollyemma 09-20-2005 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by Maxie
After doing some searching on the net I found an old card of Queen Juliana in a typical Dutch costume. Yay!

wow.that is truly unique. I dont think i've ever seen a photo of an Oranje in duch costume. thanks so much!

betina 09-20-2005 05:26 PM

There is lot of Pictures from all royal at this website where i found the above pictures.

Josefine 09-08-2006 10:58 AM

i really like the norwigen folkCostume i think its great when the men wears it to wedding

is there a natinal dress in the netherlnads id so has Maxima ever eorn one

Princess madeleine
her dress as duchess og helsingland (i think)

shrifia 09-08-2006 05:13 PM

some pictures of king Mohammed VI in traditional dress: (with lalla salma in Their wedding). (with lalla meryem in spain)
(from corbis and getty images).

little crown prince moulay hassan in traditional dress :smile: : (with his father). (with his mother). (again with mum). (with dudy) (with his mum and dudy) (with his uncle). (with his father again).
(from getty images and and

galuhcandrakirana 09-18-2006 05:33 AM

Japanese Royal

Empress Michiko

Empress Konjun

Her_Majesty 02-05-2009 04:52 AM

Haakon and Mette-Marit wearing the National Sami Costumes during their visit to Finnmark :flowers:

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