Sweden’s Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel pose for gorgeous anniversary portraits


Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on June 19th. Victoria and Daniel have the same wedding anniversary as the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and both royal couples married on Juneteenth (which is obviously not a holiday celebrated outside of the US). To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Victoria and Daniel posed for a series of gorgeous portraits at and around their home in Haga Palace.

In several of the portraits, Victoria is wearing – rewearing – a famous Elie Saab gown. It’s famous because she wore the blush-colored Elie Saab the day before her wedding, to a pre-wedding reception in Stockholm. It was well-liked at the time, and the bespoke gown was included in a Royal Wedding Dresses exhibit a few years after the wedding. It still fits, after two kids!

The tiara Victoria is wearing in the Elie Saab-dress photos is the Baden fringe tiara. She frequently wears that one, but I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) that she mixes up her tiaras for white-tie tiara events, she’s not just stuck wearing the same one or two. I mean, it would make sense – she’s the crown princess, and she would have access to all of the Swedish jewels.

Anyway, these photos are gorgeous.

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Photos courtesy of Elisabeth Toll for The Royal Court of Sweden.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    those photos are gorgeous – the house, the grounds, the dresses, the jewels, and they both look happy. Its a nice bit of fluff to see pretty pictures like these during all this *waves arms around*

    • BayTampaBay says:

      It is nice to see a Royal couple that actually radiate in each other’s presence. These two are really in love; the type of love you cannot fake.

      • Nic919 says:

        Exactly. Not every long term couple needs to hold hands but they normally act like they don’t mind being in the same room as their partner.

      • L84Tea says:

        I will never get over the beautiful speech he made to her at their wedding. It was so romantic and sweet.

  2. Erinn says:

    THIS is exactly what I thought being a princess was about as a child. This is pretty much exactly what tiny, wide eyed kid Erinn thought, and I have to say, I’m not at all disappointed!

    These photos are gorgeous. The little goslings got me – they are SO cute.

    And I’m actually in love with every single outfit here – the gowns are stunners but that cream colored outfit is just so sleek and professional, but still so pretty. Honestly, the only other time I’ve gotten this kind of reaction to photos of royals is that gown Meghan wore for her engagement photos (I know not everyone was a fan, but that bodice was STUNNING) and the photo of Meghan and Harry standing under the umbrella in the rain where she was wearing the turquoise dress.

    • L84Tea says:

      She actually wore that champagne colored gown on the eve of their wedding when they had a concert. It’s always been a favorite of mine on her.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I thought it was sweet that she wore the diamond arrow through her chignon at that event. Like yes, Cupid has struck.

  3. Lauren says:

    Hey, my husband and I share their anniversary!

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      Us, too! Also 10 years on June 19 (and 2 kids). I should try to convince my husband to get me a tiara and do a photoshoot in our yard. We have neighborhood geese even. We could be the Pinterest “Nailed It!” version of these beautiful pictures. 😀

    • notasugarhere says:

      It is the wedding anniversary of her parents too, 19 June 1976.

  4. minx says:

    The Elie Saab is just exquisite.

  5. ArtHistorian says:

    She wears the Baden Fringe Tiara with the nay gown and the Connaught Tiara with the gorgeous Elie Saab gown.

    I love that white outfit she wears in one of the pics – it is so timeless and elegant.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The Swedes have some gorgeous tiaras. I never liked the Cameo one until she wore it at her wedding, but that day it was the perfect choice.

      • Seraphina says:

        I too couldn’t see the beauty of the cameo tiara but I saw it on her wedding day! Swoon.

  6. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    Gorgeous! I needed something lighthearted,fun, and beautiful today.

  7. S808 says:

    She looks stunning! That blush look is to die for!! They seem like a lovely, down to earth couple.

    • lisa says:

      yes, they seem real and authentic. She has natural beauty instead of blowing up her lips and cheeks w/ fillers and botox

  8. line says:

    I find these photos was horrible compared to the social and economic challenges that the world is going through, especially Sweden, which has become the Nordic European country most affected by the Covid-19.

    • Bavarian says:

      which was the decision of the Swedish goverment, not the Royal Palace. Where was the outcry of the swedish public demanding a lockdown or at least wear masks in public like all neighbours? there was none. I have a lot of swedish friends and none are blaming the Royals for it.

      • line says:

        The Swedish monarchy is a constitutional monarchy So I don’t
        not blame the Bernadottes on the government decions because they have no power. But they are responsible for the image that give to the public. Consequently to take photos in the grand palace decked out in all their expensive jewelry and clothes cost is just a completely deafed tone because seeing people extremely rich and privileged unlike thosed think the royal members does not go back the moral of people.

    • milliemollie says:

      Yeah, it’s tone-deaf. Sweden’s covid rate is shooting through the roof right now and their death rate is also extremely high.
      The royals are safely away in their castles and mansions, posing for photos in Haute Couture and jewelry while the elderly are dying in retirement homes. They should have waited more until they published their anniversary portraits. The Swedish RF are my favorite, but they don’t any love from me for this. I very much preferred Sofia helping out in a hospital.

    • Lola says:

      Holy hell! I just googled Sweden and WOAH! They had more new infections in one day than almost all other European countries combined!
      If Willy the Bald and the sapphire ring holder would have pulled this on their wedding anniversary, the tone of the article would have been very different and the comments would attack them as well. But since the Swedes are so nice and likeable, they get a pass?

    • Emmitt says:

      So, let me understand:

      The Swedish government shrugged at COVID19

      The Swedish citizens shrugged at COVID19 even though they have access to the internet and to TV and saw what was happening to other European countries and the United States.

      The Swedish people decided voluntarily to hang out and lean into herd immunity (not be forced into it like other countries i.e. UK/US)

      But the Swedish Royal Family is wrong for putting out these pictures now that Sweden is getting hit hard with COVID19?

      While the Swedish Royals should’ve been blasted for going on royal engagements without masks, they shouldn’t be blasted for this.

  9. Noki says:

    Doesnt Princess Victoria look like if Duchess Kate,Victoria Beckham and Catherine Zeta Jones had a baby?

  10. Seraphina says:

    Thank you for covering. The pictures are exquisite and I agree with Erinnn, THIS is what I thought of when being a little girl I dreamt of being a princess. Makes the BRF looks so dismal. And the furnishings and the buildings in the background BEAUTIFUL.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      The fun part of royal watching are the jewels and the gowns. Sweden and Denmark are good when it comes to tiara events, which the BRF do extremely few of. Sadly, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark had to cancel her 80 birthday celebrations, which would have provided ample opportunities for watching gowns and tiaras.

      • Becks1 says:

        @ArtHistorian yes I love the Swedish tiaras! they have so much bling in general. And Victoria can really rock a big gown and tiara like in these pictures.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The SRF have a really large collection but I do think that the DRF has some exquisite pieces like the Perle Poire Tiara (I’ve been lucky enough to see that in person) and the Ruby-Diamond Tiara, which is one of my all time favorites.

        One thing I’ve noticed about Victoria is that she can really pull off a tall tiara, like fx the Napoleonic Steelcut Tiara as well as the double Laurel Garland Tiara.

      • notasugarhere says:

        ArtHistorian, have you seen the new documentary about the Swedish jewels, Kungliga Smycken? It is two parts and on SVT. In Swedish, but you get to hear Princess Christina refer to a tiara as ‘bling bling’.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I haven’t seen it yet. I have to check STV’s website because I think I missed the broadcast (damn, I could have recorded it). I understand Swedish so that is no problem.

      • Seraphina says:

        I think we also forget how important Sweden was back in the day. And their jewels are to die for!!! But the furnishings and interior of the buildings. Sigh!!!

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Most of the Swedish royal jewels came with the Bernadotte dynasty – with them from France or later brought into the family through marriages.

        The peak of Sweden’s power was reached during the Vasa and Wittelsbach kings during the 1500 and 1600s. In the late 1500s, the House of Vasa became not only rulers of Sweden but also rulers of Poland and the house was split into a Swedish Protestant branch and a Polish-Lithuanian Catholic branch. The latter even occupied the Tsar’s throne very briefly.

        The Swedish branch also had a significant military presence in Europe with Gustavus II Vasa (Queen Cristina’s father) being a successful general during the 30 Year’s War in the German states. Dynastically, Queen Cristina was the last Vasa monarch. She was succeeded by her cousin Charles X whose mother was a Vasa but whose father was the Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Kleeburg, a cadet branch of the German-Bavarian House of Wittelsbach.

      • Becks1 says:

        I love the breadth of knowledge on this site sometimes. I know very little about Sweden (I got REALLY into it during the 90s when I got my Kirsten American Girl doll, lol, but that consisted of reading encyclopedia entries on it) so posts like this make me want to learn more.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Forgot to mention that Charles X invaded and occupied Denmark in the mid 1600s, laying to siege to Copenhagen. He also looted the country quite thoroughly – he took an entire fountain from Frederiksborg castle, a ceiling for Elsinore Castle and Margethe I’s golden wedding gown from Roskilde Cathedral.

        Part of that invasion was his famous crossing of one of the iced over straits – with horses and cannon!

      • notasugarhere says:

        ArtHistorian, still hoping you’ll write your tiara and jewelry book.

  11. Loretta says:

    They are a such beautiful couple! I still remember on their wedding when she was crying and thanked him for loving and saving her after her problems with anorexia. I think they are very in love

  12. Bros says:

    The two of them look so much alike, it kills me.

  13. C-Shell says:

    These are fabulous. Every dress she wears is perfection, and even standing still to pose, Victoria is vibrant, regal without being stiff. I adore the outdoor photo with the goslings. Daniel looks good too, LOL, quite princely.

  14. Case says:

    I looooooove Elie Saab dresses. I feel like that’s definitely who I’d wear if I were rich and famous, lol. These photos are stunning!

  15. Jen says:

    Love them. She looks sooooo good with her hair down that I’m surprised by her normal harsh hairstyle.

  16. Digital Unicorn says:

    I stan this couple – the have endured a lot together, esp as her father made them wait a long time before giving his permission for them to marry.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      They needed the parliaments permission too but I wouldn’t be surprised that it was her father who held the proceedings up.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, a self-made businessman wasn’t good enough for Victoria, but the Poor Suffering Denied Male Heir gets to marry a p o r n model. CG is a pig.

      • Mary says:

        Yeah, well the pearl-clutchers were proven wrong about Sofia. She has turned out to be quite the princess….but then, she, unlike Meghan, was given a chance

      • notasugarhere says:

        That is up for debate, Mary, as her past was hidden and scrubbed from view. The Swedes don’t know the half of what she pulled pre-engagement, or with her ‘business’ where she potentially makes money off the clothing she wears at royal engagements. Both she and her husband need to get off the taxpayer dime and get down to real work.

        They floated the idea of moving out of Sweden, which would be a good choice.

  17. Slowdown says:

    This reminds me why I was never into princesses and weddings. I have no emotion regarding these except slight embarrassment which says more about me than them.
    I agree with a post above about these photos being questionable in these times. I could not muster the effort in doing something so pointless at the moment.
    I just don’t understand why there are some humans who dress up for other humans to look at. Seems rather bleak to me all this adoration for some random people wearing clothes with diamonds.

  18. Rae says:

    The blush Elie Saab will go down as my favourite royal dress of all time. I absolutely adore it.

  19. Other Renee says:

    They are lovely photos. I really do dislike those awful sashes though. I know they’re representative orders to which royals belong and are items of honor, but I always think that they ruin the look of a stunning gown.

  20. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Victoria should wear her hair down more often. She looks fantastic! These pictures are just what I needed during these hard time. A little bright spot in all the turmoil.

    • MissMarierose says:

      She looks so much younger when she wears her hair down.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Victoria has face blindness and cannot recognize her own face in a mirror. I see her basic everyday hairdo as self-defense, a simple elegant way to present herself, and a way to recognize that stranger in photos and videos as *her*.

    • Mira says:

      Absolutely! i’ve been saying this for a long time now. I can’t believe how much younger she looks with her hair down. Although in my eyes she’s always very beautiful, no matter how she has her hair done or what she wears. She has such a lovely natural smile.

  21. aquarius64 says:

    Congrats Vivian and Dan!!

  22. TheOriginalMia says:

    Gorgeous photos. That Elie Saab is simply amazing. Victoria and Daniel are one of my fave couples. So in love. They made it in spite of her father’s efforts to delay their marriage.

  23. MellyMel says:

    Gorgeous! That first photo looks like it could be in Vogue or some other fashion mag.

  24. paddingtonjr says:

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful clothes/jewelry and beautiful couple!! They both look so elegant and regal, but approachable. I especially like picture in the blush dress with the tiara and her hair down; it looks casual, like “yeah, just because I wear a gown and tiara doesn’t mean I’m stuffy and old.” They seem to be happy and he seems to be a good consort. Their children are adorable! One thing that stuck out for me at their wedding was that, at first, King Carl wasn’t going to give her away because that wasn’t the tradition in Sweden, but Victoria wanted him to give her away and phrased it as “the current king presenting the future queen.” It just struck me as very sweet.

  25. Lexistential says:

    I love these photos. They have such a good dynamic together, and these photos show that they make the effort to stay connected and good with one another.

    *flails arms*

  26. Amelie says:

    What beautiful photos! I’ve always found Victoria to have such a knack of choosing the most beautiful formal dresses and ball gowns. These two dresses (that I take she is rewearing so yay for recycling) are just so ethereal. And Daniel always seems to be happy in her presence, like he won the lottery. Just one of my favorite royal couples ever.

    Can you see Kate and William doing a photoshoot like this for their 10th anniversary? lol I honestly think they would get ripped to pieces! (Plus William isn’t next in line to the throne so I guess it wouldn’t make much sense anyways)

  27. Lizzie says:

    Quite beautiful pictures.
    I think we all need to celebrate the good in our lives especially now. Good for them.

  28. MsIam says:

    Drama free royals? Who would have thought lol. Anyway the pictures are beautiful and I hope they are as happy as they look.

  29. L4frimaire says:

    Those a beautiful photos and they are a very attractive couple. They seem fairly grounded and hardworking in their roles.Don’t know anything about the Swedish royals but do they have less drama than the Brits, or do the Swedes and the press have a different attitude toward them? They have their messy as well don’t they? Do they expect all their offspring to be as tightly controllable the Brits?

  30. bluemoonhorse says:

    Beautiful. Glad to see Daniel okay despite Sweden’s stupid policies that endangered lives like his own.

  31. GR says:

    So pretty and romantic! And if you look closely at the first one, you can see little baby ducks in the grass!

  32. emu says:

    Lovely! I love those marble columns with the windows- I thought they were tree trunks!

  33. Steph says:

    Being “Crown Princess” it means she is the blood royal and Daniel married in?

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Not exactly. Daniel is married in but Victoria being Crown Princess means that she is the next monarch. The Crown Prince/ss title signifies the heir to the throne. Thus, her brother and sister are titled simply Prince and princess.

  34. starryfish29 says:

    That Elie Saab dress is one that she wore during their pre-wedding events, the night before their wedding I think. It looks even better on her now. It’s crazy how much she looks like Madeleine in that picture as well, that’s the clearest their resemblance has ever been.

  35. RoyalBlue says:

    she resembles her sister so much more in these pictures. this is what i imagine royalty to look like; the fabulous gowns, in front the palace, rolling gardens with wildlife. it’s perfection.

  36. SJR says:

    Steph, yes. She is the born princess, he was a commoner businessman and he had to wait to get the official OK to marry her.
    They seem happy together, healthy kids, good for them.
    I will take any good news I can get these days. 🙂

  37. Anu says:

    She looks so much like her mom. I always liked how “normal” they were brought up and they are doing the same with their children.

    She had to fight so hard against her father (which I don’t like) to be able to marry Daniel and I a sure Silvia had a lot to do with it finally happening. I hope he stays healthy for a long time and they can grow old together.