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Snap Judgment: Europe's Royals Love Tiaras and Pink

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While the British royal family prefers to wear ridiculously elaborate hats to weddings, the rest of northern Europe’s royal women prefer the good-old-fashioned tiara. Princesses and tiaras are a natural fit. Besides, there’s no better way to display wealth, power, and lineage more meaningfully than casually wearing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry on your head. Divine right and whatnot.

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The women of Europe’s dynastic families showed off their tiaras and penchant for pink at yesterday’s wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to model Sofia Hellqvist.

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden, her husband Christopher O’Neill and their daughter Princess Leonore attend the royal wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist at The Royal Palace on June 13, 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden.

More pink:

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Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Princess Margaretha Mrs. Ambler, sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

We get it, you’re all blond and love pink:

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and husband Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Queen Sonja of Norway mixes it up with some yellow:

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Queen Sonja of Norway, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, leave the Royal Chapel at The Royal Palace in Stockholm after the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist on June 13, 201

And her tiara was pretty gorgeous:

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And mother of the groom, Queen Silvia wore jewels fit for, well, a queen:

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Sweden’s Queen Silvia and Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf

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I have a tiara made of chainmail I got as a gift and used when I went as Arwen for Halloween one year. The desire to just wear it outside when I go to Target is so damn strong. We should all wear tiaras! They’re awesome!