The ladies of the Swedish Royal Family dressed in traditional folk costume for the celebration of National Day on June 6, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. HRH Queen Silvja and HRH Crown Princess Victoria are wearing the white hats customary of married woman; Princess Madeleine is not as she was not yet married at the time.
MikQuattro -- Maypole at Midsummer - comment from another pinner -- Nobody in Sweden knows the real symbolism. It's a pre-Christian tradition though - the cross is just a thin veneer of Christianity - so is the Christian name for the day 'Saint John's Day. There is plenty of folklore surrounding the day - Traditionally minding people attend an official celebration on the day - other's party all night long, as it doesn't get dark.. -- flickr by MikQuattro