Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Pink perfection

There's a colour theme going on this year.  Just about every royal woman in every royal house has made a fashion statement in pink in 2014.  The latest to go rosy is Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden who has worn two not likely to miss them outfits in the colour this week alone.  Her first foray into pink saw the princess choose a fuchsia sheath dress for a prize giving in Stockholm.

Pink for a crown princess - Victoria of Sweden stuns again

A few days later, a pale pink stunner of an outfit chosen for the Polar Music Prize 2014 ceremony went straight to the top of the top royal outfits of the year list.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has every reason to look so pleased - the dress is a total winner
(photo @polarmusicprize Instagram)

Her mother, Queen Silvia, went for bright pink as she attended a ceremony in Germany marking the fifteenth anniversary of the country's World Childhood Foundation where she presented awards.

Queen Silvia of Sweden presents Wan Bing with the Global Childhood Award at an event in Germany in August 2014

And Princess Madeleine was in palest pink when she and husband, Chris O'Neill, brought their daughter home to be christened in June this year.

Pink for her princess - Madeleine with Leonore on her christening day 
(photo Swedish Royal Household)

But the pink trend has been going on for much of the summer.  On her visit to Poland in June 2014, Queen Maxima chose a bright pink dress with matching hat and accessories and stole the show in the process.

She was following in the footsteps of Queen Mathilde of the Belgians who stunned everyone with a pink outfit on an overseas trip when she chose pale and interesting for her introductory visit to Paris in February this year.

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians on her visit to Paris in February 2014
(photo @MonarchieBelge Twitter)

Queen Letizia of Spain had a blush moment on her introductory tour to Morocco when she chose an all pink trouser suit and won plenty of plaudits for it.

Just before her pregnancy was announced, Princess Charlene of Monaco chose a bright pink evening dress for an appearance in Monte Carlo.

When only they knew their secret - Charlene in pink days before her pregnancy was announced

Queen Sonja chose bright pink for the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution in May this year.

Queen Sonja takes centre stage in bright pink in May 2014
(photo Danish Royal Household)

And Queen Margrethe chose bright pink for her outfit for a gala concert for Prince Henrik's 80th birthday in June.

Queen Margrethe is in the pink on her husband's birthday in June 2014
(photo Danish Royal Household)

It was pale pink for Princess Mary when she stepped out in the colour at a gala event earlier in 2014.

Pink for a princess, again - Mary of Denmark goes pastel
(photo Danish Royal Household)

The Duchess of Cambridge picked pink for one of her engagements on her tour of Australia. The duchess chose a pale, Alexander McQueen outfit for her visit to Adelaide where she tried out DJ-ing and watched a skateboard display.

The Duchess of the Decks - Kate, in pink, mixing it up in Adelaide
(photo @channeltennews Twitter)

But the queen of pink this year has to be the Queen who chose the colour twice for her visit to Paris in June.  She was in palest pink when she opened a flower market named after her.

The Queen with Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, in June 2014
(photo @AnneHidalgo Twitter)

But it was her candy pink suit with matching hat that really turned heads in the fashion capital of the world.  Worn for her audience with French President, Francois Hollande, it was the epitome of statement outfits.  And the ultimate in pink perfection.

Elizabeth II with President Francois Hollande in Paris in June 2014

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