Jan. 26, 1941: For eight nights, the “Queen of the Hollywood Ice Revue,” Sonja Henie, put on a “lavish spectacle” at Madison Square Garden, an ice-skating extravaganza imported from the West Coast. The show set ice show attendance records at the Garden before moving on to Indianapolis and Omaha. Not a month later, Ms. Henie married Daniel Topping of Greenwich, Conn., a soon-to-be part-owner and president of the Yankees. Ms. Henie, a Norwegian Olympic medalist, then applied for United States citizenship, which became official that fall. Photo: William C. Eckenberg/The New York Times
Look of the Week - What was your favourite look for the week
week was another fashionable week with engagements, state visits,
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Royal wedding gown traditions- wearing a train from the neck
Wearing a bridal train from the neck is traditionally a privilege reserved for the highest woman in the state. When Fabiola, Silvia, and Charlene all married their husbands, they became the highest ladies in the land which called for the grandeur of a stately wedding gown which included the high train. While Margrethe was only their heiress apparent at the time of her marriage, she still was allowed to wear her train in this way to signal her future role. When Sonja married Crown Prince Harald in 1968, she filled the role of Norways Queen almost immediately as her husbands mother died before she was ever consort, making Sonja the highest woman in the state, while the same applied to Princess Sofia of Spain (later Queen).
King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted a Diplomatic Corps Dinner on March 3, 2016 at the Royal Palace in Oslo. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Astrid were also present at the gala.
Tiaras present included:
Queen Sonja in the large setting of Queen Maud’s Pearl and Diamond Tiara
Crown Princess Mette-Marit in the Diamond Daisy Bandeau