Crown Princesses of Fashion

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Crown Princesses of Fashion
Some are formal, some flamboyant, and some that might be described as downright avant-garde.

METTE-MARIT of NORWAY
Age: Forty
Crown Princess of: Norway
Married to: Crown Prince Haakon
Years Married: Twelve
Designer Preferences:
Emilio Pucci Christian Louboutin
Valentino Nina Skarra
Elie Saab
Fashion Verdict: The Crown Princess has not limited herself in any way among big and small names in fashion. Her choices of designs to wear have certainly been avant-garde in some occasions, gaining critics who believe that her fashion choices have stylistically violated boundaries that crown princesses are expected to adhere to. She’s even had the bravery to wear a horizontally striped skirt, blue with white stripes.

STEPHANIE of LUXEMBOURG
Age: Thirty
Crown Princess of: Luxembourg (called “Hereditary Grand Duchess,” not Crown Princess, but for the sake of simplicity she will be referred to as crown princess)
Married to: Hereditary Grand Duke Crown Prince Guillaume
Years married: Six months
Designer Preferences: The designer for both her engagement banquet dress and wedding dress is Elie Saab, but at the moment her tastes are still being developed while she finds her footing as Hereditary Grand Duchess.
Fashion Verdict: Her style is simple, unpretentious, and she is working more on being supportive of her husband the Hereditary Grand Duke than making her own mark as a fashionista, trend setter, or trying her hand at becoming a fashion icon. She dresses according to the style of her aristocratic peers (Stephanie was a Countess, known as Countess Stephanie de Lannoy), an unlabeled wardrobe that is suited to everyday wear, not for the red carpet, having led a retiring life at the family castle before she became engaged. So what she will prefer is still to be determined.

MARY of DENMARK
Age: Forty-one
Crown Princess of: Denmark
Married to: Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark
Years Married: Nine
Designer Preferences:
Heartmade Marianne Dulong
By Malene Birger Stories by Rikke Mai
Jesper Høvring Elie Saab
Fashion Verdict: Mary is a woman who is eager to represent her country as a Dane, not an ambassador for only international fashion. She might dabble in wearing fashions from iconic couture houses, but she is mainly a Danish fashion princess at heart.

LETIZIA of SPAIN
Age: Forty
Crown Princess of: Spain
Married to: Crown Prince Felipe of Spain
Years Married: Ten
Designer Preferences:
Varela Elie Saab
Manolo Blahnik Adolfo Domíngue
Uterque Hoss Intropia
Fashion Verdict: Letizia has dressed festively in her role as Crown Princess and has not been afraid to startle court conservatives on her choice of dress. She dressed unusually festively at the recent inauguration of Pope Francis I with a beaded black miniskirt.

VICTORIA of SWEDEN
Age: 36
Crown Princess of: Sweden (Crown Princess in her own right)
Married to: Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland (Victoria is Crown Princess in her own right and thus Daniel is the future Prince Consort)
Years Married: Two
Designer Preferences:
Elie Saab
Armani Issa London
Pär Engsheden (wedding dress designer)
Fashion Verdict: The future Queen of Sweden is a true internationalist and is nationalistic when it came to expressing her preferences for her wedding.
Among the future queens of the European nations, each woman does have a love of Elie Saab in common and the most frequent designer worn at the Luxembourg royal pre-wedding banquet was Eli Saab who is truly the favorite of royal internationalists.