Okay...So I know it's a week early, but when better to start this thread!?! At least that's IMO...
Not only will this be the wedding of the Heir to the Throne, HRH Crown Princess Victoria, but it's been announced that the dress for the Wedding will be White Tie/Uniform for the Men and Formal for the Women. So...What does that mean exactly?
Major BLING!!! This will be a full on Tiara, major Royal Jewelry and Orders Event for the Ladies attending. Now, considering this is the Wedding of the Heir to the Swedish Throne, there is going to be a major European Royal Presence in that Cathedral in Stockholm a week from today.
I also learned last night a special connection to the Dutch Royals. HM Queen Beatrix is the Godmother of Princess Victoria. Victoria, in turn, is the Godmother of HRH Princess Catharina-Amalia, eldest daughter of TRH The Crown Prince and Princess of the Netherlands, and she will be one of the members of her Godmother's Bridal Party. I can't wait to see her, as it's been awhile since I have seen pictures of the three little Princesses of the Netherlands.
W/the exception of the middle of the three, who's name I'm blanking on at the moment, w/Mommy and Daddy at the Richmond Oval in February at the Olympics. Other than those pictures, I really haven't seen pictures of the girls in a long time.
Anyway...Going from memory here....We'll have...
Sweden ~ HM Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine (obviously)
The Netherlands ~ HM Queen Beatrix, Crown Princess Maxima, Princess Mabel, Princess Laurentien
Spain ~ HM Queen Sofia, Crown Princess Letiztia, Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina
Norway ~ HM Queen Sonia, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Martha Louise
Britain ~ Sophie, Countess of Wessex, maybe also Camilla, but I've been hearing different things about her being there. Sophie will be there w/Edward though.
Belgium ~ HM Queen Paola, Crown Princess Mathilde, Princess Claire
Denmark ~ HM Queen Margerthe, Crown Princess Mary, Princess Marie
And there's more besides that, but as I said, I was going from memory up there. I know that the sisters of both the Queens of Denmark and The Netherlands are also attending, along w/their daughters, but I'm blanking on their names.
So as you can see just from that incomplete listing, we're in for quite a showing of Royal Jewels and dresses next Saturday. Not to mention what the Star of the Day, Crown Princess Victoria, will be wearing.
A nice romantic touch and tribute...Victoria and her future husband Daniel Westling are getting married on what is also her Parents Wedding Anniversary. I thought that rather sweet when I heard of it the first time.
I'm really hoping this will be shown on one of the French networks here in Canada. I've since learned at the Royalty MB I belong to, that sometimes one of the Quebec Networks will show an European Royal Wedding, so fingers crossed they decide to do that next Saturday.
Anyway...I know I'm not the only one here at FSU who is interested in the Royals, so thought if I started the thread a week early, those of you who are interested will know to keep your eyes and ears open next weekend.
Is it obvious I'm really excited about this?