Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her sister-in-law Princess Sofia dazzled in coordinated ensembles Thursday Evening (June 16) at the Polaris Music Prize. Both ladies slipped into chic white gowns as they enjoyed an evening out with other members of the Swedish royal family, including their respective husbands, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, and King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia.
Victoria looked stunning as she showcased a floor-length Ralph Lauren dress which she teamed with a shoulder necklace by high street favourite H&M's 2014 Conscious Exclusive Collection. She carried a metallic clutch by Malene Berger, and wore her hair swept back in a bun.
New mum Sofia, who was making her debut at the awards, complemented the future Queen in a white dress featuring a striking overlay. She opted for metallic shoes, statement drop earrings and a bag by Mango, and also wore her hair pulled back away from her face.
The Polar Music Prize was founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, best known as the manager of Swedish supergroup Abba. The award is described as "one of the most prestigious and unique music prizes in the world, crossing over musical boundaries and awarded to individuals, groups and institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements".
Winners, or laureates, receive their prize at the ceremony in Stockholm from King Carl Gustaf himself. Previous winners have included Sir Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Bjork, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder, and this year's recipient was Italian mezzo-soprano opera singer Cecilia Bartoli.
Of course, Victoria and Sofia has a lot more than an impeccable sense of style in common – they are both new mummies. The Crown Princess welcomed her second child, Prince Oscar, on 2 March, and just seven weeks later, Sofia delivered her son, Prince Alexander, her first child with Prince Carl Philip.
Following Prince Oscar's christening on 27 May, it has been confirmed by the royal palace that little Alexander will be christened in the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace on Friday September 9, 2016.
It's certainly a time for great celebrations in the Swedish royal household. In two days, on 19 June, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Sofia will also mark their 40th wedding anniversary.