Stunning in violet silk, Victoria attends a gala dinner at the National Gallery in Melbourne
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On Friday, the future queen made a fashionable statement in an Audrey Heburn style little black dress
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11 MARCH 2005

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Princess Mary of Denmark isn't the only fashion-savvy royal taking a jaunt down under this week. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden also jetted into Melbourne on Thursday, kicking off a six-day visit.

The 27-year-old future queen made a stunning entrance at a royal gala dinner at the National Gallery in Melbourne, looking ready for the red carpet as she stepped out of a sleek silver car. Princess Victoria showed off her glamorous side, choosing a fitted Asian-inspired violet silk gown for the occasion, with diamond earrings setting off the ensemble.

Fashion was once again on the agenda as the princess attended the Swedish Style exhibition, a showcase of the country's creativity and design on Friday. This time the young royal stepped out in a little black dress and trendy flats, a la Audrey Hepburn. However, her demure outfit did not stop Victoria from demonstrating her versatility and sense of humour as she took to the wheel of an enormous Swedish truck, laughing along with onlookers and photographers alike.