Crown Princess Victoria at the gala evening of the Academy of Sciences in a sentimental H&M dress

This Monday, March 21, 2022, the Academy of Sciences organized its annual celebration. Crown Princess Victoria presided over the evening and presented the Academy medals and scholarships to the recipients who gathered at Riddarhuset in Stockholm. The eldest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden was wearing a sentimental dress, as this outfit was chosen to celebrate the anniversary of her pewter wedding to Prince Daniel.

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Victoria from Sweden presents awards and scholarships from the Academy of Sciences

On Monday evening, the Academy of Sciences organized its annual gala concert. The event consists of an awards ceremony followed by a dinner. The evening was hosted at Riddarhuset, the house of the nobility, which is the old building that housed the Estates General. States-General were the old form of assembly before the establishment of the Riksdag, the current Parliament.

Crown Princess Victoria, 44, took over the Academy of Sciences tonight, an institution founded on March 20, 1753 by Queen Louise Ulrik of Sweden. Therefore, this annual evening is usually held on March 20th. The main task of the Academy is to promote and fund research in the humanities and social sciences, as well as to protect the cultural sector.

The anniversary ceremony began with a speech by the President of the Academy, Professor Peter Gilgren. Academy Secretary Karin Helander presented parts of the institution’s annual report. Musical interludes were interspersed with performances.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented awards and scholarships from the Academy of Sciences. Only this year, the ceremony was staged on March 21 instead of March 20 (Photo: Patrick Osterberg/Stella Pictures/ABACAPRESS.COM)

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During the ceremony, Crown Princess Victoria was awarded medals and scholarships from the Academy of Sciences. Academy’s highest honor, award Gad Rausing for outstanding research in the humanities was awarded to Marie-Louise Beh Nosch, Professor of History at the University of Copenhagen. Marie-Louise Beh Nosh received the prize for her pioneering research in ancient history on textile materials.

Crown Princess Victoria wears the Victoria of Baden needle tiara and H&M dress in official 10th wedding anniversary portraits (Photo: Elisabeth Toll, Kungl. Hovstaterna)

For the occasion, the Crown Princess wore one of her new favorite evening dresses. This is a navy blue H&M dress that she first wore in her official photos posted on her 10th wedding anniversary in 2010. Surprisingly, this H&M dress was also worn by Queen Letizia of Spain during her state visit to Sweden in November 2021. Queen Letizia wears this dress in a sleeveless version, while Princess Victoria wears it with short sleeves.

Crown Princess Victoria may have chosen to wear this dress as a sign of respect for her husband. The couple, who celebrated 10 years of marriage in 2010, have recently been the subject of divorce rumors. Victoria and Daniel themselves denied this rumor in an official press release from the Palace. Since then, with each official release, Victoria and Daniel’s relationship to each other has been carefully studied by the Swedish press.

Nicholas Fontaine

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Nicolas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. Having worked as a copywriter and writer for numerous Belgian and French brands and media outlets, he specialized in royalty news. Nicolas is now the editor-in-chief of the Histoires royales. nicolas@historiesroyales.fr


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