Less than two months after meeting the legendary rock band KISS, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel rubbed elbows with another music icon — Sting! The couple stepped out for the annual Polar Music Prize ceremony, where the Fields of Gold singer was honored, on Thursday, June 15, joined by fellow Swedish royals King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Philip.
VER GALERÍA Victoria and Daniel attended the award ceremony in Stockholm Photo: Michael Campanella/Getty Images
Victoria exuded glamour on the red carpet donning a custom one-shoulder silver ruched gown by Swedish designer Diana Orving for the award ceremony in Stockholm. The mom-of-two, 39, arrived on the arm of her dapper husband.
VER GALERÍA Carl and Madeleine left their respective spouses at home and enjoyed a brother-sister outing together Photo: MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/WireImage
The Crown Princess’ younger sister, Madeleine, also stunned for the occasion. The royal, who celebrated her son Prince Nicolas’ second birthday earlier in the day, wore an ethereal white gown by Ida Sjöstedt that featured 3D floral embellishments. The 34-year-old’s husband Christopher O’Neill did not attend the event, though she did have a handsome escort for the evening thanks to her brother Prince Carl Philip. The Prince left his pregnant wife Princess Sofia at home while he attended the event with his sisters and parents.
VER GALERÍA Sting, joined by his wife Trudie (third from the left), was honored with the Polar Music Prize on June 15 Michael Campanella/Getty Images
The Polar Music Prize, which was founded in 1989 by the late manager of the Swedish pop group ABBA, Stig Anderson, is awarded to individuals, groups and institutions in recognition of exceptional achievements. This year’s Laureates are Sting and American jazz legend Wayne Shorter. His Majesty presented the musicians with their prestigious awards on stage at the ceremony, where singer Anne Lennox performed Sting’s 1987 song Fragile. According to the Irish Examiner, the English musician, who attended the event with his wife Trudie Styler, admitted that he was “both grateful and somewhat bemused” to have been awarded the Polar Music Prize.