No sapphire or diamond. There was nothing flashy about the jewelry set worn by Princess Victoria of Sweden on May 31 for the presentation of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (Alma). On the contrary, the Duchess of Västergötland had made a symbolic and appropriate choice to dress her sky blue silk dress.
To present the prestigious Alma Prize for Childhood and Youth Literature to its 2020 and 2021 laureates, the heiress to the throne of Sweden has chosen to wear earrings bearing the effigy of Pippi Longstocking and a pendant representing her spotted horse. , Uncle Alfred. Through these accessories, Princess Victoria paid tribute to the Swedish novelist Astrid Lindgren who brought the character of Pippi Longstocking to life.
Is Princess Victoria a rebellious woman?
Astrid Lindgren died in 2002 and that is why the Swedish government founded this literary prize the same year. In the Kingdom of Sweden, Pippi Longstocking, this nine-year-old red-haired girl “no taller than three apples”, is known as Pippi Långstrump (Pippi long socks).
The jewels, with a total value of 560 €, worn by the princess were created by Maria Nilsdotter. The young Swedish jewelry designer launched in 2020 an eco-silver collection dedicated to the heroine with red braids who defy the laws of attraction. On her website, the designer describes Pippi Longstocking as “the original icon of the rebellious girl.” Did Princess Victoria have a message?
Victoria from Sweden: these incomparable and symbolic jewels that she chose to wear © Dana Press