Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia of Sweden work maternity glamour at official dinner

by Chloe Best

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her sister-in-law Princess Sofia brought a touch of glamour to an official dinner hosted at Sweden's Royal Palace on Wednesday evening. The Princesses, who are both in the third trimester of their pregnancies, showed off their growing baby bumps as they arrived at the event within moments of each other.

Victoria, who is just weeks away from the birth of her second child, looked elegant in an embellished lace gown. The 38-year-old completed her look with a royal sash and tiara, and looked thrilled as she arrived on the arm of her husband Prince Daniel.

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Crown Princess Victoria is just weeks away from welcoming her second child

Meanwhile Sofia dazzled in a floor-length gold sequinned gown and brooch, teamed with a sash and the diamond and emerald encrusted tiara that was designed especially for her wedding day in June. Walking arm-in-arm with her husband Prince Carl Philip, the couple looked like stylish and happy parents-to-be.

The royal event was the first official dinner to be hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia this year, and was attended by friends and family of the King and Queen, along with diplomats and political representatives.

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Princess Sofia looked glamorous in a gold sequinned gown

"The King and Queen give this year's first official dinner at the Royal Palace," a photo on the Swedish Royal family's Instagram account was captioned. "Invited guests were selected diplomats, representatives from the parliament and the government, official agencies, sciences, sports, businesses, arts and people the Royal Family have met during their travels."

News of Sofia's pregnancy was revealed in October, four months after their beautiful summer wedding. In a statement shared on Facebook, Sofia and Carl Philip said: "We are so excited to announce that we are expecting our first child. We are very much looking forward to it."

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The Princesses will give birth in the next few months

The announcement came just weeks after Princess Victoria's happy news was revealed in a statement from the Swedish Royal Household. "Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their second child," the statement said. "The birth is expected to take place in March of 2016."

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