But on Thursday Europe's other princess took their turn at shining in the spotlight. Leading the bevy of ladies at a gala dinner in Drottingholm Palace, hosted by the bride's parents King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia was Princess Mary of Denmark.
She had picked out a floor length white one shoulder and elaborate diamond drop earrings.
Earlier she arrived with her four-year-old son Christian, who is Victoria's godson and is reportedly to act as a pageboy.
Equally dazzling was Norway's Crown Princess Mette-Marit in a beautiful dove grey evening gown. Her appearance prompted a display of gallantry from her husband Haakon, who took her by the hand to escort her from HMS Norge.
The ship was a present to their family from the Norwegian people in 1947.
Accompanying the couple - whose daughter daughter Ingrid, another of the bride's godchildren, had travelled with them - were his sister Martha Louise and her partner Ari Behn.
Mathilde of Belgium arrived with her close friend Argentine-born Maxima, the wife of Willem-Alexander, the heir to the Dutch throne.
Both royals lived up to their reputations as elegant dressers, with the Belgian crown princess in a bold black and white creation that was slashed to the thigh, revealing her shapely figure and the lovely Latin in a blue and gold sari-inspired ensemble, accessorised with turquoise jewellery.
The 200-strong gathering that sat down to a banquet prepared by the royal family's five private chefs also included Prince Nikolaos of Greeceand his fiancée Tatiana Blatnik, who are thought to be planning their own wedding for 2011.