Her Royal Highness, Princess Olympia of Greece arrived with her brother, Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece for the gala banquet to celebrate Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on Saturday (May 26) in held at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen.
While a lot of the royals opted to repeat gowns for this occasion Princess Olympia, who was attending her first official tiara gala, wore a Dior Haute Couture sand-colored pleated tulle dress with spring-themed herbal-inspired embroidery.
Often seen front row at New York Fashion Week and hanging with the Hiltons, this was the first time I had seen the Princess looking like…a Princess.
Opting not to “hold the wisps back”, the Princess styled her look with a fringe tiara, a Dior gold metal clutch and a blue sash, which are called ‘orders’, that are bestowed by the Queen to her relatives as a gesture of thanks for their service to the family.
I’ve often wondered why we don’t see Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wearing one of these blue sashes for formal occasions, and after doing some digging it turns out that she’s only been a member of the royal family for seven years, and as a granddaughter-in-law, she’s not as closely related to the Queen as say Sophie and Camilla are, who always wear a blue sash to formal state functions.
Credit: Vogue.com & Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture