Kate Middleton And Prince William In Sweden: Playing Hockey And Outshining Other High-Profile Guests
February 2, 2018 17:31 By Fabiosa
Kate Middleton and Prince William went on the official Scandinavian tour, and these four days have been quite whirlwind for them. Here are some of the best highlights of the royal trip so far.
Participating in bandy hockey
On January 30, Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s parents arrived to the capital of Sweden – Stockholm – to go head-to-head in a hockey match. Both spouses were given three attempts to score goals. Although Kate was a hockey captain at school and was good at taking penalties, her husband outscored her. Or did she give in?
Meeting other royals and talking with IKEA
After the game, the couple headed off to Stockholm’s royal palace to meet Crown Princess Victoria and her beloved Prince Daniel. We don’t know what the foursome were talking about while strolling the streets (the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, perhaps), but all of them seemed to enjoy the conversation.
Shortly after, William and Kate met some of Sweden's most iconic furniture brands, including IKEA. And surprisingly, the royals also have IKEA pieces in their kids’ rooms, like the majority of common people.
Outshining Alicia Vikander
To top their busy day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a black-tie dinner at the home of the British Ambassador. During the event, their Royal Highnesses met high-profile Swedish actors, including Alicia Vikander. And we should say that Kate definitely stole the spotlight from the latter, leaving the actress in the shadows.
For the ceremonial reception, Kate chose an unusual outfit, a long silk mustard Erdem dress with a vivid floral print. Kate's hair was tied up in a low neat chignon, and she completed the look with pearl earrings. Oriental style, fluted sleeves, this gown is a departure from her habitual conservative dresses. But everything looks good on her!
Alicia Vikander’s outfit choice was also praised by many of her fans on Twitter. The Oscar-winning actress sported a blue Louis Vuitton dress with long sleeves. Vikander's gown looked like something Kate could have rocked.
But the Scandinavian tour is still not over. Later this week, the royals will also visit Norway, and we are looking forward to new amazing snaps of Kate’s outfit choices.