Stortingsmiddag 2018

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted the annual Gala Dinner for Members of the Norwegian Parliament (Stortingsmiddag) at the Royal Palace of Oslo on October 25th. They were joined by Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit (who has recently been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis) and Princess Astrid, as they the processed from the Speilsalen, Smal Dining Room, Smal Ballroom, and the Great Ballroom into the Banqueting Hall. Officials and the King gave speeches before dinner.

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon wore White Tie with the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav and the Collar of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. Queen Sonja wore a pink and silver lace gown with Queen Josefina’s Diamond Tiara (for the first time since 2012), two diamond rivieres, Queen Alexandra’s Diamond Chandelier Earrings, the Maltese Cross Brooch, and the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav with King Harald’s Family Order. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a navy gown, the Amethyst Necklace Tiara and Parure, and the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav with King Harald’s Family Order. Princess Astrid wore a white gown with Vasa Tiara, and the Sash & Star of the Order of St. Olav with Family Orders of King Haakon, King Olav, and King Harald.

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One thought on “Stortingsmiddag 2018

  1. My goodness! It seems like every royal family has been energized by Queen Maxima’s sterling example of splendor! CP Mette Marit brought out the Amethyst parure instead of her usual small bandeau, and I’m so happy to see not only Queen Josefina’s beautiful Diamond tiara, but also the Vasa tiara. These last two tiaras just don’t get enough play time as far as I’m concerned. Queen Alexandra’s earrings are so beautiful. Just like the necklace the Duchess of Cambridge wore the other day, Queen Alexandra had some seriously fabulous jewels.

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