Tuesday 11 December 2018

Princess Sofia of Sweden looks like she just stepped off the runway in this embellished maxi skirt

Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the UNDP's Spring Gala at the Fotografiska photography museum on April 17, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the UNDP's Spring Gala at the Fotografiska photography museum on April 17, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the UNDP's Spring Gala at the Fotografiska photography museum on April 17, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden attend a formal gathering at the Swedish Academy on December 20, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/GC Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony at Concert Hall on December 10, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the Nobel Prize Banquet 2017 at City Hall on December 10, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden and Barry C.Barish, laureate of the Nobel Prize in physics attend the Nobel Prize Banquet 2017 at City Hall on December 10, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Prince Gabriel of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna held by Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip holding Prince Alexander, Duke of Sodermanland is the second child of and attends the christening of Prince Gabriel of Sweden at Drottningholm Palace Chapel on December 1, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Prince Carl Philip the Duke of Varmland and Princess Sofia of Sweden the Duchess of Varmland walk the red carpet when arriving at Idrottsgalan, the annual Swedish sports awards gala held at the Ericsson Globe Arena on January 15, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Sweden's Princess Sofia continued her turn as one of the world's most effortlessly glamorous royals in an embellished maxi skirt straight off the runway,

Sofia  (née Hellqvist), a former model and reality star, and husband Prince Carl Philip looks as if they've stepped off the pages of Vogue at any given moment and the new mother is bringing her signature personal style as she dips her toe back into royal work since giving birth to her second child.

Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the UNDP's Spring Gala at the Fotografiska photography museum on April 17, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the UNDP's Spring Gala at the Fotografiska photography museum on April 17, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images)

The 33-year-old was guest of honour at the UNDP's Spring Gala in Stockholm on Tuesday, choosing a dramatic 3D floral skirt by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt paired with a simple black round neck top and a peek a colour with a pair of patent teal heels.

Sofia took a break from her public duties after welcoming little Prince Gabriel in September and has made a handful of appearances since the start of the year, mostly without her husband in a bid to establish herself in a more independent role within the Swedish royals.

The couple wed in 2015 after six years together. When asked about the difficulties of caring for two children under two, she told Swedish magazine Kupé: "We try to create as much family time as possible in the evenings, with bathing and getting into a nighttime routine. Gabriel has started sleeping and eating more regularly.

"We do get glimpses that it’s going to be tougher with two than with one. But there is also twice as much love."

Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the UNDP's Spring Gala at the Fotografiska photography museum on April 17, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images)
Princess Sofia of Sweden attends the UNDP's Spring Gala at the Fotografiska photography museum on April 17, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Getty Images)

When asked if the toughest part was over, she said:  "Ask me again in a few months."

Her husband echoed her sweet sentiments, saying: "Gabriel and Alexander are still so small, but it’s so exciting to follow their development. It’s great to be part of their journey."

Prince Gabriel of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna held by Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip holding Prince Alexander, Duke of Sodermanland is the second child of and attends the christening of Prince Gabriel of Sweden at Drottningholm Palace Chapel on December 1, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Michael Campanella/Getty Images)
Prince Gabriel of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna held by Princess Sofia of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip holding Prince Alexander, Duke of Sodermanland is the second child of and attends the christening of Prince Gabriel of Sweden at Drottningholm Palace Chapel on December 1, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

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