Tuesday, May 22, 2012

First Official Engagement Abroad

The christening of Princess Estelle of Sweden today brought out many interesting sights. I'll just skip talking about the attendance of a certain girlfriend of a certain Swedish prince to the important stuff: the future Hereditary Grand Duchess' first engagement meeting fellow royals at an official function.

Countess Stéphanie accompanied her future hubby Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume to what I suppose is this year's most important christening in the royal world. Little Estelle, daughter of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, was christened at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. Sweden's future queen was thoroughly unimpressed what was happening around her and a real cutie-pie.

While Stéphanie wore a grey and white outfit which is, I suppose, by Natan (I'll never get the Benelux princesses fascination with his clothes) and a hat borrowed from her future mother-in-law, Guillaume wore his gala uniform he will also sport at his wedding in October. Nothing less than expected, Stéphanie carried herself with poise and style.

Pictures of the christening are available over at Royal Press Europe, PPE, Daylife and Belga. Luxembourgish newspapers Wort, Tageblatt and L'essentiel are also covering the event, as is RTL. Various videos can be found over at SVT and Norwegian NRK has the whole christening available online.


  1. Is it me or her dress is a bitshort, 2 inches more and it would've been perfect...

  2. I agree with you but at least she has the legs to carry it of.

  3. bit short, but she looks good and indeed poised! I can't wait to see her own wedding! :)

  4. Her two "presentation" outfits were by Natan, so she is probably spending a lot of time with his best seamstresses these days.

    Who does her future mother-in-law frequent? She wears Natan as well, but others - ?

  5. The Grand Duchess also wears Elie Saab a lot, especially for evening occassions.