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Title: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: danifaul on December 14, 2010, 12:14:18 am
HRH The Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was born in Havana, Cuba.In 1980 ,Maria Teresa graduated with a Masters degree in Politicial Science
from the University of Geneva,and  met Grand Duke Henri at the University where they were both studying political science.
They married on 14 February 1981, and have five children.
http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/La_famille/SAR_Maria_Teresa/index.html

pics:
Childhood pictures
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=61770&d=1102261437
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d18/drimal_/Marie%20Astrid/0000329606-015.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d18/drimal_/Marie%20Astrid/0000329606-009.jpg

Maria Teresa
http://portal.unesco.org/en/files/15498/10645100965Maria-15-150.jpg/Maria-15-150.jpg
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS8ywV-a2dvBCfIhnMMvOx-Dssy7xh-jBahaILfUpePX7BIU5nw
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTKLYKClrFjAhubFrB7vsxO2ztrQHiZLDceVg4brzH8ZL--p98Z9hBrAXWIdg
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxDFHBRTuvemU1jlBhAUs958vSFoMmx6DJgp8WWENHprGE4KCziw

GD Henri & GD Maria Teresa
http://cdn.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=38406&d=1093684224
http://cdn.theroyalforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=65051&d=1102929919
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ57R1WamyVMkX27-v0bA-Fd4o3LpX8Oczkc1yOZQYCgS0EZuf7LQ
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/bg/Swedish+Royals+Welcome+Grand+Duke+Duchess+71-jgt_Vrval.jpg?40561ey_swedish_b_gr_02
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4915/89445107.jpg

family
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRIjb-YF9MDrhKlxGoqbl6LIMqm3NvZy6v5PF3Eg5_vXYwAQnCJXw
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4659/p2013.jpg
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:bunYRQYjHIWtCM:http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/lamass_2006/Henri____0024.jpg&t=1
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzIqLHSfP7gdKpuXC6a9lBM5BY49g8ZCXwUuRGVkAgWMzwwQLCCw


She is in involved with: :loveshower: Some examples:
UNESCO and supports organizations which are active in the field of micro-credits and child protection .
Prince Henri - Princess Maria Teresa Foundation
Honoray President of the AIDS Research Foundation
Patroness of:
Luxembourg Alzheimers Assoication
Association for the Blind
European Theatre and Music Festival
She is also the president of the National Nurse's Association of Luxembourg.
She also is involved with an orphanage in Belarus that is named after her
She is member of the Council of Trustees of the Mentor Foundation (London) which is concentrating on the prevention of substance abuse among children and young people and which is maintaining a special relationship with World Health Organisation.
cred:CarrieC.

She's also the honorary President of the Luxflag, a microfinance investment scheme: http://www.luxflag.org/aboutWho.htm
cred:Charllote


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Post by: Dahlia on December 14, 2010, 08:10:10 pm
 :thankyou: I like her very much!


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Post by: danifaul on December 14, 2010, 08:35:33 pm
^me too  :loveshower:


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Post by: caribbean_lady on December 15, 2010, 03:08:09 am
She seems like a good wife and mother, also a great Queen. I think many of these commoner princesses can learn from her.


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Post by: royal_watcher05 on December 15, 2010, 03:33:35 am
Me too! She is well educated ( has an MA) very much interested in development work speaks serveral langauges. I am a total fan.  :stars:
I think she has done a great job as Grand Dutchess. And I liked her wedding dress. Not so much the hair, but the fabric was/is beautiful


Title: Re: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Post by: Earth Angel on December 15, 2010, 05:16:07 am
A lovely woman of distinction and a great role model for young women!   :stars:


Title: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Mia on January 07, 2011, 03:14:38 pm
The former Grand-Duke of Luxembourg celebrated his 90th birthday with a family dinner at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. Besides the Lumxembourg royals, there were also present the King and Queen of Belgium, royals from Asutria and Lichtenstein.

Some pics (Hola Magazine):

Group pic (http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza/casa_luxemburgo/2011010750586/cumpleanios/juan/luxemburgo/0-167-673/cumple-luxemburgo1-a.jpg)
Three generations (http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza/casa_luxemburgo/2011010750586/cumpleanios/juan/luxemburgo/0-167-674/cumple-luxemburgo2-a.jpg)
Birthday cake (http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza/casa_luxemburgo/2011010750586/cumpleanios/juan/luxemburgo/0-167-675/cumple-luxemburgo3-a.jpg)
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa (http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza/casa_luxemburgo/2011010750586/cumpleanios/juan/luxemburgo/0-167-676/cumple-luxemburgo4-a.jpg)


Title: Wedding Anniversary of the Grand Ducal couple of Luxembourg
Post by: Dahlia on February 06, 2011, 01:38:42 pm
They are now 30 years married  :stars:

(thanks to Saschana from TRF)

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1296824476&string=luxemburg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1296824454&string=luxemburg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1296824439&string=luxemburg

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/seegerpress-cgi/topixx?op=preview&ID=1296824421&string=luxemburg

http://www.wort.lu/wort/web/letzebuerg/artikel/2011/02/140245/grossherzogliches-paar-feiert-30-jaehriges-ehejubilaeum.php

Glad that the Grand Duke is home again, after he was admitted to Hospital.  kisss


Title: Re: Wedding Anniversary of the Grand Ducal couple of Luxembourg
Post by: royal_watcher05 on February 07, 2011, 06:52:47 am
Congrats to them on 30 years. They seem like a wonderful couple.  :loveshower:
Also I hope the Grand Duke gets well


Title: Re: Wedding Anniversary of the Grand Ducal couple of Luxembourg
Post by: Mia on February 07, 2011, 04:39:51 pm
Thanks for the pics! They look like a nice couple. Their wedding anniversary is on Valentine's Day, btw. :flower:

And the GD had heart surgery and according to the press all went well.


Title: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Dahlia on June 24, 2011, 01:19:17 pm
June 23rd - National Day

http://www.wort.lu/wort/web/letzebuerg/artikel/2011/06/153720/ganz-luxemburg-in-feierstimmung.php

There are rumous about a possible engagement of Guillaume to a Lady of Nobility.  :flirt:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on June 25, 2011, 12:13:22 am
Were they all trying to compete this year for the worst dressed?  :tehe: What was Maria Teresa thinking when she chose that purple atrocity? And the other two didn't fare better...

I cannot understand why everyone thinks that Guillaume is going to choose a noble woman, when his father didn't   ???


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 25, 2011, 10:34:17 am
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why everyone thinks that Guillaume is going to choose a noble woman, when his father didn't   


Who knows; if he's pushed to, his father is asking him to do what his father himself didn't do. Why should Guillaume?


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on June 25, 2011, 11:12:04 pm
I don't think Henrik asks him that imo, only that he chooses an appropriate catholic wife.

But in general everyone expects that he chooses a noble wife, and that is what I don't understand.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Dahlia on June 25, 2011, 11:37:22 pm
I didn´t made up the rumour. Just heard that she is from nobility, sorry.  :legs


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on June 25, 2011, 11:43:37 pm
^^ I was speaking in general not about "your" rumour.  :flower:

Every time I see something in relation with a possible future wife of Guillaume it says that she is/will be noble. And I don't see why.

I've heard of previous rumours and they always say that she is noble, never that she is a normal woman or a socialite.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Dahlia on June 26, 2011, 09:24:40 pm
^ :BFF:


I think Guillaume is more traditional. But of course no one should pressure him to marry a noble woman.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on June 26, 2011, 09:27:48 pm
^^That's what everyone though of each crown prince and look who they married...


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Dahlia on June 26, 2011, 09:35:14 pm
Really? The CPs where I thought they are traditional married women with noble background: Philippe and Alois.
Never thought this of Frederik or Willem Alexander.  :think:

Felipe surprised me. When I saw Letizia the first time, I was impressed: she was so different to the other princesses.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on June 26, 2011, 09:43:33 pm
What about Haakon? I think he and Felipe were considered traditional not like Frederick. I think WA was also seen as traditional  :think:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on June 27, 2011, 11:30:52 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/06/luxembourgs-royals-welcome-photopress.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/06/luxembourgs-royals-welcome-photopress.html)
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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg welcomed the photo press to Berg Castle in Colmar Berg in Luxembourg for a pre-Summer photo op, following last week's National Day celebrations.

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/06/luxembourgs-royals-at-national-day.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/06/luxembourgs-royals-at-national-day.html)

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Luxembourg celebrated its National Day with the Grand Ducal family attending a Te Deum in the Cathedral of Luxembourg-Ville, and the Grand-Duke and Hereditary Grand-Duke Guillaume taking the military salute during a parade at noon, Thursday.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: spanishlover on July 17, 2011, 11:37:59 pm
everytime he gets engaged its like an april fools joke.....i want to set guilliame up with my friend who comes from a big catholic Argentinian family


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume & Countess Stephanie Wedding
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 26, 2011, 11:32:58 am
http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalty-online.nl%2Fentry%2F1054%2Ftrouwplannen-voor-erfgroothertog (http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.royalty-online.nl%2Fentry%2F1054%2Ftrouwplannen-voor-erfgroothertog)

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Luxembourg will be, after Josephine Charlotte, another Belgian Grand Duchess. Recently, on the occasion of his thirtieth birthday, told erfgroothertog Guillaume has an eighteen months relationship. It turns out to Belgian Stephanie de Lannoy to go.


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 26, 2011, 04:37:37 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/11/guillaume-in-love-with-st%C3%A9phanie.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/11/guillaume-in-love-with-st%C3%A9phanie.html)

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The French society magazine Point de Vue in this week's issue has revealed the name of the girl friend of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg: Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, 27, from Belgium. Guillaume only two weeks ago admitted in an interview ahead of his 30th anniversary on Belgian television to having a 'dear demoiselle' - a special friend.

The Hereditary Grand Duke, the last unmarried adult heir to an European throne, gave no further details in order to protect the privacy of his grirl friend, but he said she had all the qualities he sought in a future spouse and future Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. If Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy is indeed the one, than she has at least the right upbringing en education. 

You can find 2 vids at the end of the article.


Title: Knee surgery for Grand Duke Henri
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 26, 2011, 04:41:23 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/11/knee-surgery-for-grand-duke-henri.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/11/knee-surgery-for-grand-duke-henri.html)

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, to repair a damaged meniscus in his right knee, the Luxembourg Court announced on Tuesday.


Title: Princess Elisabeth (Lux) passes away
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on November 26, 2011, 04:42:25 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/11/princess-elisabeth-lux-passes-away.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2011/11/princess-elisabeth-lux-passes-away.html)

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The Luxembourg Court on Tuesday announced on behalf of Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Jean, the passing of Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg and Princess of Luxembourg at 89. She was a sister of Grand Duke Jean.


Title: Re: Knee surgery for Grand Duke Henri
Post by: Alexandrine on November 26, 2011, 07:18:54 pm
He is not having a great year  :cold:


Title: Re: Knee surgery for Grand Duke Henri
Post by: spanishlover on November 26, 2011, 09:09:06 pm
He is not having a great year  :cold:

i know he is having all of these surgeries and ailments while he still is looking good for his age....its all starting to appear on his face....i *despise* to say that his health is deteriorating.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on November 26, 2011, 09:10:51 pm
he says that he is in a relationship with someone that he has known for over 5 years but they have just begun their romantic relationship this year or a year ago....but he says no immediate wedding plans...


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: royal_watcher05 on November 27, 2011, 02:37:22 pm
There go my plans of marrying him  :hiss: lol. I do wonder if this could be serious and possibly leading up to marriage though? I mean,  HDG Guilliuame as been mostly very discrete about his relationships outside of one  well-known one when was in his early twenties.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on November 28, 2011, 02:54:43 pm
i think his marriage is arranged because i think he thinks of duty before anything else...


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 28, 2011, 04:39:53 pm
At this point an arranged marriage would make sense since so many princes are making hideous mistakes in enitrely avoiding royalty and at the same time, marrying the worst possible commoners for the job.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on November 28, 2011, 05:16:25 pm
^^
you dont like commoner/royal marriages... you think the commoners should stay commoners and the royals/astros should stay the same?

Please don't quote the message above yours - Alex  kisss


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 28, 2011, 05:20:58 pm
I cannot understand why everyone thinks it's an arranged marriage simply because she is noble and not a commoner.

spanishlover monarchy is elitist in itself, do you think that royals marrying commoners make it less so? It just devaluated the institution and lets people not prepare for that role to get it. And marrying for love is not different from arranged marriages in the end. Look at Silvia and Carl Gustaf, is there any difference between them and the spanish kings? No.

KF she is suing Point de Vue for saying she is his gf, so after all she is not good for the job.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on November 28, 2011, 05:32:02 pm
i guess you are right...we will just have to see...



Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 28, 2011, 06:01:49 pm
^^
you dont like commoner/royal marriages... you think the commoners should stay commoners and the royals/astros should stay the same?

Please don't quote the message above yours - Alex  kisss

I am sick of commoners chasing the ring and title, and then balking at having to follow the basics of protocol.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on November 28, 2011, 06:09:09 pm

but not every commoner has chased the ring and what makes you think an aristocrat wont balk at having to follow protocol....?

Please don't quote the message above yours - Alex


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Dahlia on November 28, 2011, 06:35:07 pm
I remember reading that Princess Louise Mountbatten changed the strict protocol at the Swedish court when she became Queen of Sweden.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on November 28, 2011, 07:08:37 pm
I have to agree.

I've read that Queen Ingrid from Sweden had a lot to learn about a whole other perception of being royal in Denmark.



Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 28, 2011, 08:16:47 pm
Yes, and the spanish monarchs made the court a thing of the past. But not everyone can have a permanent smile on their faces when their husband refuses their help in a public event.

I don't think KF talked about protocol in the sense of organisation but in a sense of behaviour that royals learned since they are born.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on November 28, 2011, 09:05:47 pm
Well I wasn't talking about protocol.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 28, 2011, 09:10:04 pm
 :dontknow:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Mada on November 28, 2011, 09:16:03 pm
I cannot understand why everyone thinks it's an arranged marriage simply because she is noble and not a commoner.

spanishlover monarchy is elitist in itself, do you think that royals marrying commoners make it less so? It just devaluated the institution and lets people not prepare for that role to get it. And marrying for love is not different from arranged marriages in the end. Look at Silvia and Carl Gustaf, is there any difference between them and the spanish kings? No. KF she is suing Point de Vue for saying she is his gf, so after all she is not good for the job.


People assume because they are from aristocratic background they have necessarilly been matched by some external forces... and maybe people are confonding "arranged marriage" with "marriage of interests"
I got the feeling Guillaume will marry someone he will have chosen carefully...he seems to be thoughtful in his actions and whoever the girl might be, he will have chosen her with care. Now about Stephanie de Lannoy...if she is suing Point de Vue I don't know she should also sue RTL.be and other medias for having referred to her as Guillaume's girlfriend...Really if it's not true she should just let the story go and not bring more fire to it...

But I know many aristocrats who IMHO wouldn't deal well with the scrutiny of Royal life ever...


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on November 28, 2011, 09:36:33 pm
I will try to express more thoroughly.

I suppose royals learn a sense of behaviour. But we can all mention royals that has behaved more badly than no one could have imagined.

King Carl Gustav recently exposed, Prince Charles exposed some years ago, Queen Beatrix father prince Bernhard as I recall with an illegitimate daugther.

Actually the commoners behave more decent - think of Queen Sylvia standing by her fool of a husbond, Queen Sonja standing by her loving husbond King Harald (an easier task).

I think some royals are bad to the bone and some royals are decent just as some commoners are just as horribly and some commoners are capable of acting as normal decent beings - also when getting into a life as a royal.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 28, 2011, 09:49:06 pm
^^ I totally agree you just have to know a bit about history to see that royals could be good or bad and that they are not better than commoners at all.

Royal spouses can also make very big mistakes like Prince Bernhard (for the corruption case not the illegitimate children).

But for ex what's the difference between Queen Silvia's marriage and Queen Sofia's? One married for love and the other for reasons of state but their lifes have ended up being very similar. Royals by marriage at the end have to act like royals for example like maintaining a broken marriage only for the good of the institution.

Problem with unequal marriages is that not the possible suitable candidates get the job but the attentions seekers and gold diggers, with royal marriages at least you know that she is giving something to the monarchy with commoners the question is still not answered imo. 

Sometimes I laugh at myself when I defend equal marriaged because I really don't believe in monarchies or royalty as being better or necessary for this century.  :bored:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on November 28, 2011, 10:11:07 pm
That is true. Royals are objects for golddiggers and their likes.

But it is a long step for me to recommend royals to marry other royals or for that matter aristos just to avoid or minimize golddiggers. That price is too high if you marry without love. And I do not think it is a garantee either.

Other royals and aristos can be "golddiggers" as well.

And I actually think that the only way to avoide golddiggers is to marry for love. I think.

When a royal marry for love there will be at least one that is in love. And that is better than no one in love. At least in my book  :loveshower:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 28, 2011, 10:16:13 pm
Reminds me of this quote:

To love and not be loved in return is nothing.

To be loved is something.

To love and be loved in return is everything.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on November 28, 2011, 10:26:11 pm
What a wonderful quote.  :thankyou:

I think Agatha Christie mentioned in one of her books something like "There will always be one that is loving and one that is loved. The one that is loving is the happier in a romance". I have always thought that there is a hidden truth in that.

And in the end one can only measure ones own feelings.

Sadly a lot are so focused on the other parts feelings that they often forget whether they actually have any feeling themselves.  :Carole:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on November 29, 2011, 06:52:34 am
What a wonderful quote.  :thankyou:

I think Agatha Christie mentioned in one of her books something like "There will always be one that is loving and one that is loved. The one that is loving is the happier in a romance". I have always thought that there is a hidden truth in that.

And in the end one can only measure ones own feelings.

Sadly a lot are so focused on the other parts feelings that they often forget whether they actually have any feeling themselves.  :Carole:

something similar to that is in a relationship: someone is going to love you more than you love them!


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on November 30, 2011, 10:17:43 pm
One of the message boards is getting rather excited.  It seems the young lady is the daughter of a noble Belgian family and her title and name is Princess Stephanie de Lannoy youngest of eight children of Count Philippe de Lannoy and Countess Alex Felle de Leverghim.  Her ancestry includes links with many noble Belgian families..


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 30, 2011, 10:18:31 pm
She is a countess not princess AFAIK.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on November 30, 2011, 10:46:50 pm
One of the message boards is getting rather excited.  It seems the young lady is the daughter of a noble Belgian family and her title and name is Princess Stephanie de Lannoy youngest of eight children of Count Philippe de Lannoy and Countess Alex Felle de Leverghim.  Her ancestry includes links with many noble Belgian families..

yep..you mean the the royal forum....


she fits his bill as far as im concerned..... she is a from a aristocratic background (check), she has a undergraduate degree (check), she has her masters ( check)...they have dating for a year now but have known each other longer than that..
when asked about his love life and the mystery woman back during his birthday interview he said this:

""Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point." (The heart has its reasons, reason doesn't know.)


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 30, 2011, 10:48:41 pm
If you are talking about TRF they would accept anyone, as if they would dare to criticise the choice of a royal!


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on November 30, 2011, 10:57:55 pm

Alexandrine - my source has just admitted he is wrong.  A countess, but no less eminently suitable as Spanishlover has said.  Belgium is a great source for suitable noble brides.  Pity William Windsor didn't look there. Ah Well. Hopefully the engagement and wedding to look forward to.
Spanishlover.  It was on the GREMB. (Benelux Board)


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on November 30, 2011, 11:06:40 pm
Not disagreeing you about Stephanie at all.

Problem with Belgium is that they are Catholics maybe he should have looked in the Netherlands.



Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on November 30, 2011, 11:40:17 pm

That's ok, no probs.  True about Belgium and Catholic brides.  Netherlands would have been better for Willy.
I went on You Gov and came across a speech Mabel made on, among other things, Governance.  Very impressive, but highly political, which as her husband is no longer in the line of succession is quite possible for her to do.
Whoops, sorry, off-topic.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Vicki on December 02, 2011, 02:25:35 am
I went, yesss, an aristocrat, finally!  and then I saw her picture....Oh dear.... No class, no style, no beauty, no charisma, no "warmth"....just title.  Thankfully, Daily Mail hasn't got hold of this news yet.  Really, if he has to marry an aristocrat and can't find anyone better in Belgium, why not have a look in Britain?  Lady Ella (my favourite), Natasha, Isabella, etc. All of them, classy, beautiful, elegant, charismatic, educated..... Or someone from the Royal Family (any).  If he like Wills, is insecure and would not want to be overshadowed by his wife, he should work on himself. Otherwise, between "larger than life", charismatic, "businesswoman" Maxima and sweet, caring, beautiful, Mathilda, Stephanie doesn't "register".  Whoever recommended her, is not a friend.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on January 05, 2012, 07:09:08 pm
http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2012%2F01%2Fmonsieur-groothertog-jean-is-90-jaar.html (http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Fnieuwsberichten%2F2012%2F01%2Fmonsieur-groothertog-jean-is-90-jaar.html)

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Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean is 91 years Thursday. In the Grand Duchy, the discreet former freedom fighter who led the country nearly forty years, treated with much respect as was last year again when warm and exuberant celebration of his ninetieth birthday.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on January 27, 2012, 12:00:19 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/01/guillaume-meets-william-hague.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/01/guillaume-meets-william-hague.html)

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Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume paid a visit to the headquarters of the European Council  in Brussels, Monday.


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 26, 2012, 10:47:55 am
RoyalBlog NL ‏ @royalblognl

Luxembourg: fiançailles de SAR le Grand-Duc Héritier avec la Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on April 26, 2012, 11:49:56 am
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.wort.lu/de/view/guillaume-und-stephanie-verlobung-am-freitag-hochzeit-in-diesem-jahr-4f98e86fe4b0d08d36c04250&usg=ALkJrhjY8URqAvt5X0FzVUvk80v33Fjtag (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=de&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.wort.lu/de/view/guillaume-und-stephanie-verlobung-am-freitag-hochzeit-in-diesem-jahr-4f98e86fe4b0d08d36c04250&usg=ALkJrhjY8URqAvt5X0FzVUvk80v33Fjtag)

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At the grand ducal court should still ringing this year the wedding bells for Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Stephanie Comtesse de Lannoy. On Friday, the official engagement party held at Castle Hill, as Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced at a press conference.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Gwendolyn on April 26, 2012, 11:52:11 am
:loveshower:

Congratulations to the couple!


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on April 26, 2012, 12:15:51 pm

 :announcement:

Wonderful news.  Congratulations to the couple.  What a wonderful occasion this will be.  :loveshower:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 12:42:25 pm
I can't wait to see the ring!!! She wasn't wearing 1 in the photos they released.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on April 26, 2012, 12:45:17 pm
Is she a Countessa?


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 12:48:38 pm
Yes she's a countess. Here is some info on her. http://lux-arazzi.blogspo...ditary-grand-duchess.html
Ok that site keeps going down so here's some basics: Schools in Belgium and France, Uni in Belgium and Germany. Lived in Moscow for a year and was working in an investment firm until now. She speaks 3 or 4 languages.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on April 26, 2012, 01:04:36 pm
I think it's nice that some of the Royals and Aristocrats still manage to marry each other. She sound like a splendid choice based on her work,education and languages.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 01:08:56 pm
At least she has worked unlike others. I believe she's 28 years old.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Lieblich on April 26, 2012, 01:25:38 pm
Yay for weddings!!!! :loveshower: :bouncy: :loveshower:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Grace on April 26, 2012, 03:19:16 pm
(http://friends18.com/img/congratulation/028.gif) (http://friends18.com/category/congratulation/)


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 26, 2012, 03:23:56 pm
Yes she's a countess. Here is some info on her. http://lux-arazzi.blogspo...ditary-grand-duchess.html
Ok that site keeps going down so here's some basics: Schools in Belgium and France, Uni in Belgium and Germany. Lived in Moscow for a year and was working in an investment firm until now. She speaks 3 or 4 languages.

How wonderful! Someone with actual education, work, and SKILLS beyond partying.

An aristocratic bride too no less, how wonderful and refreshing.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 04:22:41 pm
As that site does go off every now and then here it is (mostly)
Stephanie started schooling at the Dutch-speaking school Sancta Maria de Ronse, before moving to France for a while to attend the Collège Saint-Odile. She finished her educational training at the Institut de la Vierge Fidèle in Brussels where she graduated in 2002.

After finishing school, the moved to Moscow for a year to take language courses as well as a course about Russian literature. She also intensified studying the violin.

studied German philology at Louvain-la-Neuve and received her master's degree from a university in Berlin. She wrote her master's thesis about the influence of German romanticism on Russian romanticism.

Apart from French (and probably English and Dutch), she speaks German and Russian.

She finished off her time in Berlin with an internship at the L'Agence Wallone à l'Exportation at the Belgian embassy. Since her return to Belgium, she has been working for an investment firm.

She plays the violin and piano.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 04:41:15 pm
I assume since she's noble her family has a tiara she would use for the wedding but what tiara should she receive from his family? Here are the one's to choose from http://newroyaldaydisscussion.blogspot.com/2012/03/tiara-tuesday-grand-duchess-maria.html


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on April 26, 2012, 05:38:56 pm
^^ she won't receive one, but she will get some of them as loans for official events. It would be nice if she got one new of her own.

I'm so happy with the choice for now, let's see how she does.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 05:46:44 pm
^^ I meant as a loan,I should have worded it better.  :flower: I'm happy with his choice and I hope she works out well. I'd *despise* to see another country end up with a disappointment.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on April 26, 2012, 06:58:26 pm
Congrats to them!  Once again, the Lux royals are shining examples to other royal houses.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on April 26, 2012, 07:00:18 pm
Miss S hopefully she will be a nice princess. She didn't start well suing Point de Vue but well let's see. On paper she looks perfect.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 07:26:40 pm
^ You're right on paper she's perfect. And suing the paper was completely stupid IMO,since she was in fact dating Guillaume. I hope she makes better decisions in the future.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on April 26, 2012, 07:29:46 pm
She will be controlled by the palace... but the suing was very strange. Especially as she was dating him as you say.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: thtregoddess11 on April 26, 2012, 08:00:53 pm
They've been dating for nearly two years. She's distantly related to the Princely House of Ligne, Belgium Royal and former Brazilian Royal Families (I haven't found the exact connection yet, so if anyone has it, Please let me know. All I know is she's a cousin of some sort to all.) She speaks French, English, German and Russian.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 26, 2012, 08:01:46 pm
Since we don't know all that much about Guillaume's future wife I've been looking for a few tidbit about her,hopefully we'll learn more at the press conference tomorrow. Here are pics of her family home. Not to shabby.
Château d'Anvaing, belongs to Lannoy familly  
http://www.oorlogsmusea.nl/upload/7632111230172736.JPG
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/42/Anvaing_JPG01.jpg/800px-Anvaing_JPG01.jpg
http://www.oorlogsmusea.nl/upload/9670111230172728.JPG
http://www.belgaria.be/CERPI/LIEUX/ANVAING/chateau_Anvaing.htm


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: memyselfandroyals on April 26, 2012, 08:04:52 pm
Congratulations to the couple


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on April 26, 2012, 08:19:56 pm

Miss Sonya - thanks for the post showing the tiaras.  Really  beautiful, As a matter of interest the GREMB has a banner showing the late Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte wearing all of them.  Very impressive banner.
Thanks also for posting the glimpses of the family Chateau.  Really gorgeous.  :thumbsup:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on April 26, 2012, 09:46:18 pm
i thought it was fishy that stephanie wanted to sue the paper that issued the romance between the two.... anyway..i hope the two love each other and it isn't foe duty on both ends!

i mean gui's father DID marry for love and i hope he does too..

but Guillaume did make a statement that he does like his grandfather's work ethic!


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 27, 2012, 12:21:20 am
Maybe she was just panicky about it; after all, she was working at a prestigious place and tabloid press coverage does not enhance the reputation and her family obviosuly didn't want another Lady Di situation where she might be horribly hounded.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: sangre_real016 on April 27, 2012, 06:28:29 am
Maybe she was just panicky about it; after all, she was working at a prestigious place and tabloid press coverage does not enhance the reputation and her family obviosuly didn't want another Lady Di situation where she might be horribly hounded.

very much true.. like Countess Stephanie here, Lady Diana also came from a very illustrious aristocratic family.. hopefully theirs will be a true happy ever after..

anyways, i'm very happy the HGD Guillaume found himself a bride of noble birth, not just any other commoner, not that its bad.. imo, royalty marrying to commoners somewhat diminishes their aura of mystery, but is also a good thing coz it brings them new blood.. both has pros and cons..

it is nice that HGD Guillaume would follow some of his co-heirs.. to thing that most of Europe's royal heirs have married commoners..

HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge married Catherine Middleton
HRH Felipe, Prince of Asturias married Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano
HRH Crown Prince Fredderick of Denmark married Mary Donaldson
HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby
HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden married Daniel Westling
HRH Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange married Máxima Zorreguieta
HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock

only a few maintained the tradition of royals marrying co-royals and aristocrats..

HRH Charles, Prince of Wales married The Lady Diana Spencer
HRH Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant married Countess Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
HSH Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein married HRH Duchess Sophie in Bavaria
HI&RH Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia married HSH Princess Sophie of Isenburg
HSH Prince Antonius of Furstenberg married Countess Matilde Borromeo

and now

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg is off to marry Countess Stephanie de Lannoy..

to think that only 4 of the current sovereign monarch of Europe have actually married to commoners which includes Guillaume's parents.

HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden married Silvia Sommerlath
HM King Harald V of Norway married Sonja Haraldsen
HRH Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg married Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista-Falla
HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock

most of the current European Monarchs have followed the old tradition of marrying into members of royalty or nobility

HM King Juan Carlos I of Spain married HRH Princess Sofia of Greece
HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain married HRH Prince Philip of Greece
HM King Albert II of Belgium married Princess Paola Ruffo de Calabria
HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark married Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands married Claus von Amsberg (untitled noble)
HSH Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein married Countess Marie Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau

even the exiled HM King Constatine II of Greece married equally with HRH Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark..

i was somewhat surprised of the announcement of the engagement and that HGD Guillaume is set to marry a noble bride.. i just hope that theirs is a true love story and not just a match planned to traditionalists, something which was rumored to have happened in the case of Charles, Prince of Wales and The Lady Diana Spencer..

i'm still hoping Harry would find himself a well suited bride of possibly aristocratic descent.. i've always considered Prince Harry would be well suited for someone say Princess Anna Czartoryska.. it is somewhat impossible but i'm still hoping.. hahaha..


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 27, 2012, 06:52:48 am
I think this is love mainly because nothing can push a prince ot marry 'properly' these days and all the commoner matches are becoming so usual that it's boring.

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'm still hoping Harry would find himself a well suited bride of possibly aristocratic descent.. i've always considered Prince Harry would be well suited for someone say Princess Anna Czartoryska.. it is somewhat impossible but i'm still hoping.. hahaha..

Harry strikes, me, despite his affable nature, to be a highly personally conservative personality.

Princess Anna does strike me as lovely: http://www.allstarpics.net/pic-gallery/anna-czartoryska-pics.html and an Eastern European princess would be a real novelty.

I am sure it IS possible for a prince to truly love a princess.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: sangre_real016 on April 27, 2012, 09:23:16 am
Princess Anna does strike me as lovely: http://www.allstarpics.net/pic-gallery/anna-czartoryska-pics.html and an Eastern European princess would be a real novelty.

indeed she is very beautiful.. she's a great catch for any prince.. herself being the daughter of Prince Stanislaw Czartoryski, Duke of Klewaniu and Zukow.. Czartoryski princes and princesses have been royal consorts particularly to that of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.. the aunt of King Juan Carlos of Spain married a Czartoryski prince so relationship with fellow European royals and aristocrats won't be a problem.. i just think Princess Anna Czartoryska would be a great royal consort if not for Prince Harry, for Prince Carl Philip.. a Swedish prince marrying a Polish princess doesn't seem to be a bad idea.. another princess fit for Prince Harry would be Princess Luisa Eleonora Orsini, daughter of Prince Raimondo Umberto Maria Orsini d'Aragona and Princess Khétévane Bagration de Moukhrani, descendant of the Kings of Geogia..

here she is with her borther, Prince Leilo Orsini: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DifObQBfPr8/TeVU7bpZ04I/AAAAAAAAA8s/oJV76_to0Aw/s1600/2+nelio.jpg

 :bouncy:


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on April 27, 2012, 10:39:43 am
Since we don't know all that much about Guillaume's future wife I've been looking for a few tidbit about her,hopefully we'll learn more at the press conference tomorrow. Here are pics of her family home. Not to shabby.
Château d'Anvaing, belongs to Lannoy familly  
http://www.oorlogsmusea.nl/upload/7632111230172736.JPG
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/42/Anvaing_JPG01.jpg/800px-Anvaing_JPG01.jpg
http://www.oorlogsmusea.nl/upload/9670111230172728.JPG
http://www.belgaria.be/CERPI/LIEUX/ANVAING/chateau_Anvaing.htm

Quite beautiful. Wonderful really.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: D.I.R. on April 27, 2012, 11:35:23 am
Finally! these two are getting married.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on April 27, 2012, 02:11:05 pm
http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2012/PPE12042714.jpg

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2012/PPE12042701.jpg

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2012/PPE12042707.jpg

official photos


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: spanishlover on April 27, 2012, 03:50:19 pm
i remember around his birthday the speculation of stephanie as his bride...

during one of the interviews speculating on his love life he said ...."The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. "


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: thtregoddess11 on April 27, 2012, 04:16:14 pm
sangre_real016,
Couple of edits to your list:
Both Sophia of Greece and Phillip of Greece renounced prior to their marriage, so technically they were commoners. Phillip was Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at their marriage, not Prince Phillip of Greece & Denmark-he renounced his titles prior to becoming a naturalized British subject. Sophia renounced her rights when she married to (and converted to) a roman catholic (similarly to Queen Anne-Marie and the Danish throne).
HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco=Not existent at all. The correct title is HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. No inversion with the title whatsoever.
VON Isenburg….VON Fürstenberg (Furstenburg is an entirely different German noble family, so is Of Isenburg and Of Fürstenberg).
Matilde Bromerro IS NOT (I repeat: IS NOT) a countess. NONE of the Bromerros are Count/Countess…try Dona, the Italian form of Lady. And just the three older daughters (Lavinia, Isabella, & Matilde) are entitled to it-Carlo and Beatrice are illegitimate, therefore are not entitled to any noble title.

HRH Guilleume, Hereditary Grand Duke…..not HRH Herditary Grand Duke Guilleume….

I have high doubts the marriage between HGD and the Countess was “ just a match planned to traditionalists” Considering they’ve been dating for almost three years now. And it’s been rumored for a long time they’ve been together. If it was a match planned to traditionalists, it would been a VERY short courtship and quick wedding. Examples: Grace & Rainier of Monaco…Charles and Diana (no rumor there at all, it’s FACT)….


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Lieblich on April 27, 2012, 05:39:05 pm
Eh, I'm a little more pessimistic about the match, but I also don't think there's anything particularly wrong with marrying with a sense of duty in mind. I do find the body language to be a bit awkward between everyone involved. If there was "duty" involved in the match, I just hope the pair are on the same plane with what's expected in the marriage.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 27, 2012, 05:55:24 pm
Considering that a lot of these commoners have been shown to be more interested in the trappings than the man, I would think that maybe an aristo would end up more interested in the man than the trappings, since hse has had trappings of her own.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on April 27, 2012, 05:56:33 pm
I think they are both awkwards per se and if you are not used to the press it must be difficult to get so much attention at first.

Although if the marriage goes wrong I'm nearly sure that we won't know about it.


Title: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 27, 2012, 06:26:24 pm
Pics of the families and the ring!!!
http://tomwag.com/twg2/main.php?g2_view=updates.ShowUpdates


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 27, 2012, 06:45:55 pm
Better pic of the ring
http://pressphoto.rtl.lu/photo?id=53009&context=search&param[q]=Verlobung&_i=19&_c=9


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: rogue on April 27, 2012, 07:17:20 pm
This girl is giving me amazing vibes  :thumbsup:

http://news.rtl.lu/themen/video/guillaume_stephanie/show/?v=61023


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on April 27, 2012, 07:20:35 pm
^ She's confident. That's always a good sign  :thumbsup:


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: sangre_real016 on April 28, 2012, 12:41:06 am
sangre_real016,
Couple of edits to your list:
Both Sophia of Greece and Phillip of Greece renounced prior to their marriage, so technically they were commoners. Phillip was Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at their marriage, not Prince Phillip of Greece & Denmark-he renounced his titles prior to becoming a naturalized British subject. Sophia renounced her rights when she married to (and converted to) a roman catholic (similarly to Queen Anne-Marie and the Danish throne).
HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco=Not existent at all. The correct title is HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. No inversion with the title whatsoever.
VON Isenburg….VON Fürstenberg (Furstenburg is an entirely different German noble family, so is Of Isenburg and Of Fürstenberg).
Matilde Bromerro IS NOT (I repeat: IS NOT) a countess. NONE of the Bromerros are Count/Countess…try Dona, the Italian form of Lady. And just the three older daughters (Lavinia, Isabella, & Matilde) are entitled to it-Carlo and Beatrice are illegitimate, therefore are not entitled to any noble title.

HRH Guilleume, Hereditary Grand Duke…..not HRH Herditary Grand Duke Guilleume….

I have high doubts the marriage between HGD and the Countess was “ just a match planned to traditionalists” Considering they’ve been dating for almost three years now. And it’s been rumored for a long time they’ve been together. If it was a match planned to traditionalists, it would been a VERY short courtship and quick wedding. Examples: Grace & Rainier of Monaco…Charles and Diana (no rumor there at all, it’s FACT)….


thank you for the corrections..

few other questions.. i know Carlo and Beatrice are illegitimate, and the current Count has three daughters, then who would be the heir to the Borromeo titles and lands? i dearly love Isola Bella..

you really think that the marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Diana was planned.. i know that the Queen Mother and Baroness Fermoy were very close confidantes, do you think they really set up the marriage of their grandchildren? i know that back then, any possible bride for the Prince of Wales must either be of royal or noble birth plus the other criteria.. Diana was a perfect candidate, young, naive and a member of one of Britain's most illustrious noble families with an ancestry comparable to any royal family.. imo, i think the BRF forgot who Diana was.. she's a Spencer.. i didn't think that the direct descendant of the powerful Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough would just allow anyone to undermine her and that she can shake the very foundation of the throne if provoked, or was it a surprise that the great great great great grandniece of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire would be a fashion icon herself..

anyways, i just wish the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Countess the best..


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: berlin on April 28, 2012, 01:28:02 am
Stephanie looks more natural on video than in the pictures.  I feel good about these two.


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Leila on April 30, 2012, 03:18:21 pm
Marjorie Orr's astro analysis can be found here.  :flower: http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,3818.msg106740.html#msg106740


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on May 03, 2012, 08:33:21 am
The date is set:

Cour Grand-Ducale ‏ @CourGrandDucale

La date de mariage de SAR le Grand-Duc Héritier avec la Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy est fixée au samedi 20 octobre 2012.


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on May 03, 2012, 10:28:20 am

 :flower: An autumn wedding, lovely rich gowns and jewels.  Perfect.  And masses and masses of royal guests. Great.


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Miss_Sonya on May 03, 2012, 05:13:33 pm
Photos of Stephanie as a baby
http://www.wort.lu/fr/view/la-comtesse-stephanie-ouvre-son-album-de-famille-4fa28994e4b096577ef96e4a


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 03, 2012, 11:26:32 pm

 :flower: An autumn wedding, lovely rich gowns and jewels.  Perfect.  And masses and masses of royal guests. Great.

FiNALLY!!

A REAL royal wedding with REAL royal guests.


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: thtregoddess11 on June 18, 2012, 10:31:41 pm
sangre_real016,
Couple of edits to your list:
Both Sophia of Greece and Phillip of Greece renounced prior to their marriage, so technically they were commoners. Phillip was Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at their marriage, not Prince Phillip of Greece & Denmark-he renounced his titles prior to becoming a naturalized British subject. Sophia renounced her rights when she married to (and converted to) a roman catholic (similarly to Queen Anne-Marie and the Danish throne).
HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco=Not existent at all. The correct title is HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. No inversion with the title whatsoever.
VON Isenburg….VON Fürstenberg (Furstenburg is an entirely different German noble family, so is Of Isenburg and Of Fürstenberg).
Matilde Bromerro IS NOT (I repeat: IS NOT) a countess. NONE of the Bromerros are Count/Countess…try Dona, the Italian form of Lady. And just the three older daughters (Lavinia, Isabella, & Matilde) are entitled to it-Carlo and Beatrice are illegitimate, therefore are not entitled to any noble title.

HRH Guilleume, Hereditary Grand Duke…..not HRH Herditary Grand Duke Guilleume….

I have high doubts the marriage between HGD and the Countess was “ just a match planned to traditionalists” Considering they’ve been dating for almost three years now. And it’s been rumored for a long time they’ve been together. If it was a match planned to traditionalists, it would been a VERY short courtship and quick wedding. Examples: Grace & Rainier of Monaco…Charles and Diana (no rumor there at all, it’s FACT)….


thank you for the corrections..

few other questions.. i know Carlo and Beatrice are illegitimate, and the current Count has three daughters, then who would be the heir to the Borromeo titles and lands? i dearly love Isola Bella..

you really think that the marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Diana was planned.. i know that the Queen Mother and Baroness Fermoy were very close confidantes, do you think they really set up the marriage of their grandchildren? i know that back then, any possible bride for the Prince of Wales must either be of royal or noble birth plus the other criteria.. Diana was a perfect candidate, young, naive and a member of one of Britain's most illustrious noble families with an ancestry comparable to any royal family.. imo, i think the BRF forgot who Diana was.. she's a Spencer.. i didn't think that the direct descendant of the powerful Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough would just allow anyone to undermine her and that she can shake the very foundation of the throne if provoked, or was it a surprise that the great great great great grandniece of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire would be a fashion icon herself..

anyways, i just wish the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Countess the best..

Not really sure who would heir to the islands of Borromeo. Perhaps Count Carlo has willed it to all of his children/grandchildren? Or perhaps it'll go to one of Count Carlo's siblings?
I do think the Charles/Diana match was planned. But not by their grandmothers. By his mother. Like you mentioned, Diana was perfect for the prince-young, naive, aristocratic blood, etc...

I think his plan was to marry Camilla originally, but because she was not noble/high class (her mother was, but she was only the daughter of a Major in the British Army), his mother refused the idea. And Camilla got tired of waiting for him, so she moved on with Andrew Parker-Bowels. And of course, only a few years later, they got back together.....and the rest is history...


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on June 22, 2012, 09:06:54 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/06/luxembourg-wedding-on-19-and-20-october.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/06/luxembourg-wedding-on-19-and-20-october.html)

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The civil ceremony will be on Friday October 19, at 3.30 PM in the City Hall of Luxembourg. That same evening there will be a Gala Dinner at the Grand Ducal Palace.

On Saturday October 20, at 11 AM Guillaume and Stéphanie will take their vows in the Our Lady Cathedral of the Luxembourg capital. Afterwards there will be a reception at the palace


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on June 29, 2012, 01:08:00 pm
I cannot wait!


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Magnolia on August 02, 2012, 01:06:41 am
This lady (S) is the one to watch now, she looks very regal.You will see Lazy possibly copying her style since the woman doesn't have any of her own she imitates other people.


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on August 02, 2012, 01:32:51 am
Where is the Aristocratic thread (we were discussing Aristo friends and other Aristo items on)  is it not listed under a topic.....or am I just not seeing it.  ???

I can never find it.  :-


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: YooperModerator on August 02, 2012, 02:02:43 am
"Royalty in general" board,(just under Diana board) there should be a sticky aristo topic or two over there..


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on August 02, 2012, 09:16:52 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/06/luxembourg-wedding-on-19-and-20-october.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/06/luxembourg-wedding-on-19-and-20-october.html)

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The civil ceremony will be on Friday October 19, at 3.30 PM in the City Hall of Luxembourg. That same evening there will be a Gala Dinner at the Grand Ducal Palace.

On Saturday October 20, at 11 AM Guillaume and Stéphanie will take their vows in the Our Lady Cathedral of the Luxembourg capital. Afterwards there will be a reception at the palace

Kate really should not be going to this. It will be a disaster and make a lot of people are going to be ticked off since so many are used to Edward and Sophie, not these two dimwits. Until things are done right Kate should be banned from any Continental appearances.


Title: Happy 26th birthday Prince Louis
Post by: Nighthawk on August 05, 2012, 12:02:36 pm
Happy 26th birthday Prince Louis
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/happy-26th-birthday-prince-louis-501b9c3ce4b077a16618682e

Oh what a handsome Prince.  Happy Birthday!

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The prince, who currently studies in the UK together with his wife Princess Tessy, was born on August 3, 1986, at Luxembourg's Maternité.

Attending primary school in Luxembourg, Louis later attended Luxembourg's International School before heading to boarding school in Switzerland.

During his time in Switzerland, Louis developed a strong interest in humanitarian and aid work, travelling to Mumbai with his school to teach English to disadvantaged children. The prince has since interned with the Red Cross in Geneva and worked with children and the elderly.


He's got the looks and the willingness to do aid work...work in general.  Sweet...will do more history on this Prince I may have been able to replace both PW and PH with this one  :tehe:


Title: Re: Happy 26th birthday Prince Louis
Post by: YooperModerator on August 05, 2012, 03:31:16 pm
Yup he's a cutie and a double dad already!
His wife looks sweet!
The shotgun wedding of them in '06 was a bit of a shocker for the family but it worked out quit well!
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/3yrcYOBQRqo/Luxembourg+Royal+Family+Photos/KEmzRnMYA6Z/Princess+Tessy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Tessy_of_Luxembourg


Title: Re: Happy 26th birthday Prince Louis
Post by: Nighthawk on August 05, 2012, 04:27:38 pm
yes it has..and I hope it continues to work out for them both

thank you for the info :thumbsup:


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: danifaul on September 02, 2012, 07:03:31 am
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@@RoyalCorrespond
Wort.lu - Wills and Kate headed for Luxembourg

Wills and Kate headed for Luxembourg
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/wills-and-kate-headed-for-luxembourg-4fdb0c19e4b0c152a04dd7e3


Title: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on September 02, 2012, 01:40:14 pm
Until I don't see it I don't believe it.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on September 06, 2012, 10:03:12 pm
Kate and Will won't be at the Luxembourg wedding

http://www.wort.lu/en/view/kate-and-will-s-luxembourg-wedding-attendance-undecided-5048667fe4b0ca14dcff254a


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on September 07, 2012, 09:41:17 am
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The statement reads: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not be able to attend the wedding due to prior work and private commitments".

This should really read: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not be able to attend the wedding due to prior poor performance and inherent laziness".


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on September 27, 2012, 11:57:49 pm
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-guest-list-so-far.html


The Guest list so far:

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Norway
HM The King
HM The Queen
HRH The Crown Prince
HRH The Crown Princess
HH Princess Martha Louise
Mr. Ari Behn

Sweden
HRH The Crown Princess
HRH Prince Daniel

The Netherlands
HM The Queen
HRH The Prince of Orange
HRH Princess Maxima

Japan
HIH The Crown Prince


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 28, 2012, 12:12:56 am
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Japan
HIH The Crown Prince

Why not the Crown Princess? Are they afraid she might commit seppuku in the dining room during the banquet or are they worried she might try to defect?


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on October 04, 2012, 07:46:15 pm
Concert honoring the late Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte  (Stephanie is present):
http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2012/10/couple-hommage-josephine-charlotte/index.html




Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: YooperModerator on October 04, 2012, 07:54:18 pm
wow look at that!
a properly and modest dressed royal fiancée. :thumbsup:
and there I was beginning to think that was the stuff of fairy tales!  :sigh:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 08, 2012, 05:06:59 pm
Here's an interview with the couple (in print).  I thought it was quite lovely and the Countess looks quite pretty and natural:

The big interview: Guillaume & Stéphanie talk wedding, honeymoon and married life
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/the-big-interview-guillaume-stephanie-talk-wedding-honeymoon-and-married-life-50729021e4b0c91990e79879


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 08, 2012, 05:25:15 pm
aren't they super cute?


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 09, 2012, 07:38:53 pm
See video interview here! http://lifestyle.rtl.lu/entertainment/society/326281.html


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 11, 2012, 06:01:43 pm
I've read that Sophie and Edward are attending this wedding, so surprising!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 11, 2012, 07:39:14 pm
http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2012/10/whos-coming-to-luxembourg.html

The BRF are sending the Earl & Countess of Wessex.   :thumbsup:

Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
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Contrary to rumours there'll be no Cambridges in Luxembourg but the Brit Royal Family will be represented by the Earl & Countess of Wessex.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on October 11, 2012, 08:35:42 pm
I've read that Sophie and Edward are attending this wedding, so surprising!

I think it would be better if they send Charles and Camilla or William and Kate. More respectfull to the bride and groom.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 11, 2012, 08:42:18 pm
http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2012/10/whos-coming-to-luxembourg.html

The BRF are sending the Earl & Countess of Wessex.   :thumbsup:

Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
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Contrary to rumours there'll be no Cambridges in Luxembourg but the Brit Royal Family will be represented by the Earl & Countess of Wessex.

Smart move; bad idea all around to send the Cambridges, even before the topless scandal.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 11, 2012, 08:54:44 pm
Can't wait.  Here's another link to the official guestlist from rtl: http://download.rtl.lu/2012/10/11/9ae754bc854e10ce0204977a5ee1493c.pdf


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 12, 2012, 03:23:24 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/the-guest-list-for-wedding-of-prince.html


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**Royal Family**
TRH the Grand-Duke and the Grande-Duchess
HRH the Grand-Duke Jean
HRH the Crown Prince and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy
HRH Prince Félix
TRH Prince Louis and Princess Tessy
HRH Princess Alexandra
HRH Prince Sébastien

**Grand Duke’s brothers and sisters **

TRH Archduke Christian et l’Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria
HSH Prince Nicolas and HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
HRH Prince Jean de Luxembourg and Countess Diane de Nassau
TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

**Members of the Royal and the de Lannoy Family **

Mr. and Mrs. Luis Mestre
Mrs. Catalina Esteve
Mr. Antonio Mestre
Mrs. Hélène Vestur
Count de Lannoy
Count Jehan de Lannoy 
The Count and the Countess Christian de Lannoy
Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton
Miss Antonia Hamilton
Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy
Count Amaury de Lannoy
The Count and the Countess Olivier de Lannoy
Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Charles de le Court
Countess Albert de Lannoy
Countess Isabelle de Lannoy
The Count and the Countess Claude de Lannoy
Mr. and Mrs. Ladislas della Faille de Leverghem
The Knight and Mrs. Dominique de Schaetzen
Mr. and Mrs. Dominique della Faille de Lerverghem
Mr. and Mrs. Arnaud della Faille de Lerverghem

**Members of Foreign Royal Families **

HRH Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Belgians
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway
TSH the Reigning Prince and Princess of Liechtenstein
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands
Her Majesty the Queen of Sweden
Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and HRH the Prince Consort
TRH Prince Frédérik and Princess Mary of Denmark
TRH Crown Princess and Prince Daniel of Sweden
TRH the Prince and the Princess of Asturias
TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
HRH thr Crown Prince of Japan
TRH the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway
TRH the Duke and the Duchess of Brabant
HRH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Mr. Ari Behn
HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
TRH Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium
TRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium
HRH Prince Rashid and Princess Zeina of Jordan
TRH Crown Princess and Prince Radu of Romania 
HRH the Princess of Hanover
TRH Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan
TRH Prince Edward of Princess Sophie of Wessex
Their Majesties King Constantin and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Bulgaria


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: YooperModerator on October 12, 2012, 03:52:50 am
Well dang they invited nearly my whole royal family up there!  :o
King & Queen, Philip & Mathilde (D of Brabant), Laurent & Claire, Astrid & Lorentz

I know they're related but jeez isn't that a bit much?

Ohh  :wo: Lalla Salma of Morocco is gonna be there! http://www.bladna.nl/IMG/jpg/Prinses_Lalla_Salma.jpg god I love her hair and her dress style, those long robes always look soo pretty! :thumbsup:
Rashid and Zeina of Jordan? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lyP-7sB978o/TjXYNv12s6I/AAAAAAAADHo/bl7hou650jg/s1600/JordanRashidZeinaWedding--Hoymujer.jpg they apparently got married themselves in 2011? :dontknow: Don't really remember that one..
Princess of Hanover... isn't that Caroline of Monaco? :sly:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 12, 2012, 03:59:56 am
I think there are going to be some great photos coming from this wedding.   :wed:

I am glad W&K won't be there.  The BRF was probably afraid she would take her clothes off.   :tehe:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 12, 2012, 09:53:19 pm
Well the bride is Belgian and some say they had a hand in the match.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 12, 2012, 10:16:21 pm
But don't forget that they are close family, Albert is GD Henri's uncle.

Yes, Caroline is attending and not Albert with Charlene.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 13, 2012, 03:22:26 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/wedding-celebrations-of-prince.html

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Friday, 19th October 2012

11 a.m.: Reception at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg City
This reception is offered by the government in honour of H.R.H. the Hereditary Grand Duke and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, together with Luxembourg youth groups.
3.30 p.m.: Civil wedding
The civil wedding is going to take place in the town hall of Luxembourg City, on the square Guillaume II (Knuedler). The mayor, Xavier Bettel, is going to conduct the wedding.
Giant screens will be installed on the square Guillaume II for public viewing, on which spectators will be able to see the procession between the grand ducal Palais and the city hall.
8 p.m.: Gala-Dinner at the grand ducal Palace
The dinner will be prepared together with the renowned Luxembourgish cook Léa Linster, the first woman to have ever won the prestigious Bocuse d’Or award.

Saturday, 20th October 2012

11 a.m.: Religious wedding ceremony at the Cathedral Notre-Dame
The religious wedding ceremony will be celebrated by Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich.
Giant screens will be installed on the square Guillaume II for public viewing, on which spectators will be able to follow the religious wedding ceremony live.
1 p.m.: The newlywed couple will appear on the balcony of the grand ducal Palais, followed by a reception.
8.20 p.m.: Fireworks display from the Trois Glands, watched by the newlywed couple from the forecourt of the State Council (5, rue Sigefroi)
8.45 p.m.: Public concerts on square Guillaume II
The concert is going to be opened by Belgian singer Selah Sue, followed by the Luxembourg Funk Soul collective Funky P.


**The wedding is going to be broadcast live on the Luxembourgish TV station RTL, as well as on the Belgian TV stations RTL-TVI and RTBF La Une, and the German TV station ZDF.**



Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Acornia on October 13, 2012, 05:03:46 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/the-guest-list-for-wedding-of-prince.html


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**Royal Family**
TRH the Grand-Duke and the Grande-Duchess
HRH the Grand-Duke Jean
HRH the Crown Prince and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy
HRH Prince Félix
TRH Prince Louis and Princess Tessy
HRH Princess Alexandra
HRH Prince Sébastien

**Grand Duke’s brothers and sisters **

TRH Archduke Christian et l’Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria
HSH Prince Nicolas and HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
HRH Prince Jean de Luxembourg and Countess Diane de Nassau
TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

**Members of the Royal and the de Lannoy Family **

Mr. and Mrs. Luis Mestre
Mrs. Catalina Esteve
Mr. Antonio Mestre
Mrs. Hélène Vestur
Count de Lannoy
Count Jehan de Lannoy 
The Count and the Countess Christian de Lannoy
Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton
Miss Antonia Hamilton
Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy
Count Amaury de Lannoy
The Count and the Countess Olivier de Lannoy
Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Charles de le Court
Countess Albert de Lannoy
Countess Isabelle de Lannoy
The Count and the Countess Claude de Lannoy
Mr. and Mrs. Ladislas della Faille de Leverghem
The Knight and Mrs. Dominique de Schaetzen
Mr. and Mrs. Dominique della Faille de Lerverghem
Mr. and Mrs. Arnaud della Faille de Lerverghem

**Members of Foreign Royal Families **

HRH Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Belgians
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Norway
TSH the Reigning Prince and Princess of Liechtenstein
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands
Her Majesty the Queen of Sweden
Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and HRH the Prince Consort
TRH Prince Frédérik and Princess Mary of Denmark
TRH Crown Princess and Prince Daniel of Sweden
TRH the Prince and the Princess of Asturias
TRH the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
HRH thr Crown Prince of Japan
TRH the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway
TRH the Duke and the Duchess of Brabant
HRH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Mr. Ari Behn
HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
TRH Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium
TRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium
HRH Prince Rashid and Princess Zeina of Jordan
TRH Crown Princess and Prince Radu of Romania 
HRH the Princess of Hanover
TRH Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan
TRH Prince Edward of Princess Sophie of Wessex
Their Majesties King Constantin and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
Their Majesties the King and Queen of Bulgaria

Did they type this in the dark? There are a lot of errors there :laugh:

At least Edward and Sophie are very dependable when it comes European weddings, but it's an indication of how much the BRF values these European weddings if E & S are the highest representatives they could muster.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 13, 2012, 05:41:54 am
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TRH Crown Princess and Prince Radu of Romania


It should be TRH Crown Prince Radu and his wife, not the Crown Princess first. Sillys.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 13, 2012, 06:38:51 am
In this case, the Crown Princess is the heir, not the husband, who married into the Romanian RF.  It's nice that the Luxembourgish court considers Sophie a Princess in her own right though.   :tehe:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Anastasia on October 13, 2012, 09:41:41 am
The girl is lovely, articulated, well spoken, sweet, calm. Haven´t seen that in recent wedding interviews ??? bignono I dont think so. I was thinking of WK WK and Al y Trashlene, both pilful.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on October 13, 2012, 10:11:38 am
http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Froyalblog_special%2F2012%2F10%2Fkoninklijke-gasten-bij-huwelijk-in-luxemburg.html (http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgpdhome.typepad.com%2Froyalblog_special%2F2012%2F10%2Fkoninklijke-gasten-bij-huwelijk-in-luxemburg.html)
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Where are Prince Albert and Princess Charlène of Monaco on 20 October? That is the first question which Mr Marc van der Linden raised after reviewing the guest list for the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy. Princess Caroline is there, but why the couple does not?

The list differs or more points of the image in recent years by the triad marriages of heirs is created. Thus there is also regular wedding guests Crown Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and his wife Sophie. This time, Alois' parents, along with Prince Nikolaus, but that is also family through his marriage to Princess Margaret of Luxembourg.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 13, 2012, 02:43:45 pm

Why is it so surprising that Edward and Sophie should attend the royal wedding in Luxemberg, Alexandrine?
The Queen has asked them to represent her on many many occasions, and they have always proved a safe pair of hands, as it were (well two safe pairs of hands).  They have attended 40th birthday parties, anniversaries, and are very well known and liked by the European Royal Families .
HC:  On the contrary I think it would be been regarded as an insult if the Cambridges had been sent.  Waity needs to learn to behave herself first.  Something she didn't manage at the Jubilee, or the Olympics or on her and William's visit to the Far East.  And that's quite apart from the display in the South of France.
If she doesn't learn to behave correctly she won't be received or welcome at any of these occasions in the future. I would think that both Royal Families understand that.  It doesn't even have to be stated.  Its a given.
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Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on October 13, 2012, 02:46:15 pm
What about Charles and Camilla?

I think it is a bit odd to send a little brother.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 13, 2012, 03:30:03 pm
@Magnolia it was ironic  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 13, 2012, 04:32:39 pm

The Queen has asked them to represent her on many many occasions, and they have always proved a safe pair of hands, as it were, (well two safe pairs of hands).  They have attended 40th birthday parties, anniversaries, and are very well known and liked by the European Royal Families .
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I cannot recall Camilla ever attending a European Royal Wedding.  Charles, as far as I can remember attended the marriage of Maxima and William Alexander, and of Felipe and Letizia in Spain.  Edward and Sophie have attended and represented HM at all the other marriages, as well as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  Maybe Charles does not want to go.  He has never mixed much in the past with his European counterparts, nor has the Duke of York.  The only other pair who have attended some functions are the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester..


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 13, 2012, 04:41:37 pm

Why is it so surprising that Edward and Sophie should attend the royal wedding in Luxemberg, Alexandrine?
The Queen has asked them to represent her on many many occasions, and they have always proved a safe pair of hands, as it were (well two safe pairs of hands).  They have attended 40th birthday parties, anniversaries, and are very well known and liked by the European Royal Families .
HC:  On the contrary I think it would be been regarded as an insult if the Cambridges had been sent.  Waity needs to learn to behave herself first.  Something she didn't manage at the Jubilee, or the Olympics or on her and William's visit to the Far East.  And that's quite apart from the display in the South of France.
If she doesn't learn to behave correctly she won't be received or welcome at any of these occasions in the future. I would think that both Royal Families understand that.  It doesn't even have to be stated.  Its a given.
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EXACTLY  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 13, 2012, 05:29:35 pm
I thought Charles would have liked to show Camilla as his wife in the swedish wedding but they didn't attend and neither are they going to this one. It's possible that Charles doesn't like weddings like it happens to his mother. However, he does have contact with the continental royals, Margrethe is supposed to be a very close friend of his.



Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 13, 2012, 06:12:05 pm
Well before Edward was involved with Sophie he was the one that was sent to the European celebrations so it seems like it's going to stay that way for a long time.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 13, 2012, 08:20:30 pm
In this case, the Crown Princess is the heir, not the husband, who married into the Romanian RF.  It's nice that the Luxembourgish court considers Sophie a Princess in her own right though.   :tehe:

Silly me! :sigh:

As for Sophie, how nice that they refer to her as a princess.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 13, 2012, 08:51:27 pm
Please hide that info from Kate fans, those mini cooper people..... :nervous:  :laugh:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 13, 2012, 09:10:38 pm

May be correct in Europe, but as we know, not in this country.  I think Edward and Sophie took a definite decision that she would not be Princess Edward, the only title she could have had, which they then extended to their daughter and son, and those changes sit well on the family IMO.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 13, 2012, 10:48:29 pm


But sometimes when she goes abroad they still refer to her as Princess, they did it this past spring in the Caribbean when she and Edward went there for the Queen's Jubilee.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 13, 2012, 10:52:00 pm
That's a mistake according to the court there is no Princess Edward, Princess William or a Princess Charles. If the man holds another title than prince then his wife doesn't have the princess style.

Edward and Sophie decided that their children wouldn't be styled as prince/princess not anything about Sophie's titles.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Anastasia on October 13, 2012, 11:45:16 pm
Stephanie is very charismatic it seems, and very wram, well, spoken. I couldn´t help comparing the engagenent interview to other recent brides :-X


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 15, 2012, 02:37:00 am
http://royalweddings.hellomagazine.com/guillaume-luxembourg-stephanie-lannoy/news/201210141209/royal-wedding-fever-in-luxembourg/


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From north to south, Luxembourg has been gripped by wedding fever. Throughout the country souvenirs are becoming available as people count down the days until Prince Guillaume is wed.

It has now also been announced that once the ceremony is over, Prince Guillaume and his wife Stephanie will take part in an hour-long ride through the streets of Luxembourg so residents have chance to greet their future monarchs.

This wedding has generated more excitement than W&K's did.   :loveshower:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on October 15, 2012, 02:42:46 am
I can't tell you how relieved I am that the DoLittles aren't going.  She would be a national embarrassment around all those calm, professional, dignified real royals.  I think it's sweet that Edward and Sophie go to these things, I bet they fit in well and know how to make interesting, educated conversation. 

As for the bridal couple, they are adorable aren't they.  I am looking forward to seeing the photos and videos from their big day.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 15, 2012, 02:49:23 am
^ ITA

I am looking forward to the videos and photos of the day also. I think it will turn out to be one of the Special Weddings.   kisss


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 18, 2012, 01:25:48 pm
‏@.RoyalReporter
Edward and Sophie to attend royal wedding in Luxembourg tomorrow http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQgwSyid-bkqWpkv-H8FiqnVWlKA?docId=27db25fce0be441cb4a3e354f20e93b3 …


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 18, 2012, 06:07:08 pm
If you'd like to see the wedding: http://tele.rtl.lu/waatleeft/livestream/ or http://www.lessentiel.lu/de/ or wort.lu. Check http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/ for extra listings. 


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 18, 2012, 06:59:52 pm
Thank you  :flower:

Yeah for once I'm in a country where the European livestreaming works.  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 18, 2012, 07:26:48 pm
the best link is the luxarazzi blog and their twitter, they will update everything and they have links for the streamings.

Also follow in twitter https://twitter.com/Wedding_Lux they are from wort and will also update


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on October 18, 2012, 08:26:32 pm
http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/10/the-other-royals-for-luxembourg-wedding.html (http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2012/10/the-other-royals-for-luxembourg-wedding.html)

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The Luxembourg Court released the list of additional royal and princely guests at the Royal Wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. They are grouped under the earlier heading 'Chefs de famille'. A few names had already been published. The list:

    HSH Princess Dainé d’Arenberg
    HRH the Markgrave of Baden and HIRH the Markgravin of Baden
    TRH the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Baden
    TRH the Duke and Duchess in Bavaria
    TH the Duke and Duchess de Croÿ
    HRH the Duchess-dowager de Croÿ
    TRH the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme
    HIH Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon Bonaparte
    TH Fürst und Fürstin of Hohenzollern
    TRH the Prince and Princess of Venice, Emanuele Filiberto and Clotilde
    HRH Princess Françoise of Lobkowicz
    HSH Prince Charles Henri of Lobkowicz
    HSH the Prince and HRH the Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
    TH Fürst und Fürstin von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny
    TH Fürst und Fürstin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
    TH Fürst und Fürstin zu Stolberg-Stolberg
    HRH the Hereditary Countess of Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg
    HH Fürst Hugo and HRH Fürstin Sophie zu Windisch-Graetz


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 18, 2012, 09:14:06 pm
the best link is the luxarazzi blog and their twitter, they will update everything and they have links for the streamings.

Also follow in twitter https://twitter.com/Wedding_Lux they are from wort and will also update

Thank You.  :flower:



Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: YooperModerator on October 18, 2012, 10:34:30 pm
I know that ZDF (german) NOS (dutch) EEN (flemish) and RTL-tvi (french) will show the complete wedding live starting at 10 am till 1 pm
But no english speaking program will show it live afaik a pity really...
I will watch it either on EEN or on ZDF depending on whether my mum wants to watch it with me :tehe: she prefers the German commentaries (it's her native tongue so..)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 04:44:30 am
Live photostream of arriving guests http://www.wort.lu/de/view/live-erste-vips-landen-am-flughafen-507d64c6e4b0069dd6579a4e

lux-arazzi listed the various channels and websites that will show all the festivities:  http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2012/10/where-to-watch-wedding-live.html


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 19, 2012, 05:21:59 am
Here's one spot: http://nos.nl/koningshuis/live/

When precisely is this supposed to happen?


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 05:43:45 am
Tomorrow is the civil wedding, but it will not be broadcasted.  However, RTL, at http://tele.rtl.lu/waatleeft/livestream/ , will have a special about it from (Luxembourg time) 6:35pm to 7:30 (and again at 10pm).  I don't know where you live so look up Luxembourg time on the internet and compare to your own to see when you'll have to tune in.

Saturday is the religious wedding.  Various channels have different start dates so go here to see what channels and websites are broadcasting: http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2012/10/where-to-watch-wedding-live.html.  Lux-arazzi states that NOS will broadcast starting at 10:50am their time.  So if you're outside Europe/CET be sure to subtract or add the appropriate amount of hours depending on your timezone.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 19, 2012, 06:22:21 am

I'll look it up.

Here are photos being added as we type: https://www.google.com/search?q=luxembourg+royal+wedding&hl=en&prmd=imvnsu&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=WOOAUNjRDsf_ygHs44GQCw&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1366&bih=651

I admit I admire Google Images when it comes to stuff like this.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 19, 2012, 11:50:12 am
thanks Berlin! I will try to remember the time


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 12:21:23 pm
Pictures from pre-wedding reception (for classmates of both Stephanie and Guillaume, for Luxembourgers born on the respective birthdate of Guillaume and Stephanie, for people getting married on Friday and Saturday, etc) :

http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012
http://news.rtl.lu/themen/guillaume_stephanie/fotoen/11841/photo/10/?back=/fotogalerien/hochzait
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tageblatt.lu%2Fnachrichten%2Fluxemburg%2Fstory%2FEin-junges-Brautpaar-trifft-Gleichaltrige-23186143


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 12:44:13 pm
Itinerary of all the festivities:
http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/mariage-princier/lieux/index.html
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/mariage-princier/lieux/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.monarchie.lu/fr/mariage-princier/lieux/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=6DyBUJzUEOaC2wXkqoGwBg&ved=0CDMQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 19, 2012, 02:32:14 pm
live stream http://www.wort.lu/en/view/watch-the-bridal-couple-on-their-way-to-the-town-hall-508150a2e4b09fe633911cda


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 04:42:36 pm
Pictures: http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?start=0&zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012%20Marriage

Rewatch highlights: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/re-watch-the-highlights-of-the-royal-wedding-50817316e4b09fe633911dc5


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 19, 2012, 06:44:22 pm
The King and Queen of Norway. #luxwedding pic.twitter.com/VZt0xLkc

Princess Maxima and the Prince of Orange arrive at the gala dinner. #luxwedding pic.twitter.com/14ENWhRq

love Maxima's color of dress and the tiara's  :flirt: on everyone.

Twitter site @sydneylux
in case links don't work above


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 19, 2012, 06:53:20 pm
best dressed was Mathilde by far


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 19, 2012, 07:23:43 pm
yes stunning.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 19, 2012, 08:40:46 pm
http://www.imageforum-diffusion.afp.com/ImfDiffusion/Search/ViewMedia.aspx?numPage=3&srchMd=8&fsearch=luxembourg&hashDocID=6F2D994A0BDBE4FC061513B13DBD6DE26AED24E88DFCFE2433C1C643DB0760B446356B614B2609E1B47325DEA9329B0D&nbItems=24305&IndexNumberInRequest=48&ID_Fulcrum=950129476_0&NumPageOriginal=3&Psv=0&returnURL=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5pbWFnZWZvcnVtLWRpZmZ1c2lvbi5hZnAuY29tL0ltZkRpZmZ1c2lvbi9TZWFyY2gvUmVzdWx0cy5hc3B4P251bVBhZ2U9MyZzcmNoTWQ9OCZmc2VhcmNoPWx1eGVtYm91cmcmSURfRnVsY3J1bT05NTAxMjk0NzZfMCZtdWk9MQ%3d%3d&mui=1

http://www.imageforum-diffusion.afp.com/ImfDiffusion/Search/ViewMedia.aspx?numPage=4&srchMd=8&fsearch=luxembourg&hashDocID=6F2D994A0BDBE4FC6DCC022CF72B7B39DB816048D1F16010692B530E6D000F71220B70BF1481409B66D2A46B2EB4FE49&nbItems=24305&IndexNumberInRequest=50&ID_Fulcrum=950129476_0&NumPageOriginal=4&Psv=0&returnURL=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5pbWFnZWZvcnVtLWRpZmZ1c2lvbi5hZnAuY29tL0ltZkRpZmZ1c2lvbi9TZWFyY2gvUmVzdWx0cy5hc3B4P251bVBhZ2U9NCZzcmNoTWQ9OCZmc2VhcmNoPWx1eGVtYm91cmcmSURfRnVsY3J1bT05NTAxMjk0NzZfMCZtdWk9MQ%3d%3d&mui=1


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on October 19, 2012, 09:02:36 pm
19-10-2012 Ville Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stephanie at the reception hosted by the Luxembourg government at the Grand theatre de la Ville in Luxembourg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012%20Ville (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012%20Ville)

19-10-2012 Marriage Civil wedding of Grand Duke Guillaume and Princess Stephanie at Hotel de Ville in Luxembourg.
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012%20Marriage (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012%20Marriage)

19-10-2012 Gala dinner on the occasion of the civil wedding of Grand Duke Guillaume and Princess Stephanie at the Grand-Ducal palace in Luxembourg
http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012%20Gala (http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=19-10-2012%20Gala)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 09:49:21 pm
Stephanie looks absolutely stunning! 


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 19, 2012, 10:00:19 pm
Stephanie is the new star of royalty!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 19, 2012, 10:01:53 pm
official pictures

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/wedding-of-prince-guillaume-and_6583.html


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 10:15:23 pm
Stephanie is the new star of royalty!

For real!  Screw those British royals!  And why hasn't the DM covered this?  Are they afraid to show what the Brits are missing? 

Video of part of the civil wedding (the yes part).
http://www.wort.lu/de/view/video-ja-ich-will-die-standesamtliche-trauung-5081ad80e4b0aefcd9d7338d


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 19, 2012, 10:23:37 pm
The DM is a bunch of idiots; if they were genuinely interested in royal coverage, this would be front page!

Sorry, ladies! Europe’s last single royal heir marries

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glittering array of European royalty has been invited. The guest list for the religious ceremony includes kings, queens, princes and princesses from European countries including, among others, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania and Britain, which is sending Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth's youngest child, and his wife, Sophie.

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Non-European royalty will be attending, as well, from Morocco, Japan and Jordan and elsewhere

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/49478894/ns/today-weddings/#.UIGoy7rD-M9

Funny jab:
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For, as Ries emphasized more than once, the Luxembourgish royals — in contrast to some others — do not sunbathe topless. And for him, that is a source of pride, one he is happy to share with the rest of the world.

Stephanie actually looks classy in that ice blue dress and tiara; she looks like a Crown Princess should, not like a starlet. Mette should be ashamed of herself.

Hehe.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on October 19, 2012, 10:42:32 pm
She's beautiful and regal, a younger version of Mathilde.  Wonderful.

I've yet to see a photo of Edward and Sophie at the events.  Looking forward to seeing them.  Hope she's in a tiara like the others.



Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 19, 2012, 10:48:38 pm
She's fantastic and it's nice seeing a royal bride to be looking so elegant and deferential.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 10:49:16 pm
I loved Stephanie's gala dress.  An excellent example of showing just enough skin (the back had a huge drop) without revealing too much or looking trampy.  There's just classiness all around.  I love this family.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 19, 2012, 10:55:09 pm
I liked it too, but too many Saab dresses around. Knowing that he was making the dresses for the same function he could have made them more different.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 10:59:26 pm
I liked that MT's and S's dress sort of matched.  It seemed more regal to me. 


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on October 19, 2012, 11:12:15 pm
^^Good point.

Some of the ladies showed a bit too much flesh, including Maxima, but apart from that she looked stunning.  Something about matching the tiara jewels to the dress, and her smile,  she looked great.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 19, 2012, 11:31:01 pm
Since Guillaume and Steph are officially married, she is now Princess of Luxembourg.  It will take a grand ducal decree for her to become Hereditary Grand Duchess.  Expect that to occur after the religious wedding.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 19, 2012, 11:39:06 pm
^^Good point.

Some of the ladies showed a bit too much flesh, including Maxima, but apart from that she looked stunning.  Something about matching the tiara jewels to the dress, and her smile,  she looked great.

I noticed a lot of the ladies had their puppies out tonight.  :tehe:

I thought Princess Mathilde looked stunning, so elegant.
http://markstewartphotographyltd.tumblr.com/post/33917425043/it-was-tiaras-and-white-tie-this-evening-at-the


Princess Martha Louise of Norway, face looks prettier than I've seen in a longtime with her, she is ageing well. I thought she was Pss. Madeliene at first,her face looks beautiful, but I'm not sure about the dress, it seems more for a pageant contestant maybe, but it's not totally bad, but I'm confused. http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.php?zoektype=2&id=87031&start=0&search=19-10-2012 Gala  :sly:


Princess Marie Chantal, looks elegant, not sure about the color on her, but the dress is beautiful. http://markstewartphotographyltd.tumblr.com/post/33917425043/it-was-tiaras-and-white-tie-this-evening-at-the


DAILY MAIL'S COVERAGE -  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220395/Luxembourg-royal-wedding-Prince-Guillaume-marries-Belgian-Countess-Stephanie-Lannoy-civil-ceremony.html?ITO=socialnet-twitter-mailonline


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on October 19, 2012, 11:42:35 pm
Mathilde was gorgeous indeed.

I agree about Martha-Louise, she was a human disco ball for the evening.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 19, 2012, 11:47:40 pm
Stephanie is how a princess bride should look; deferential to her MIL, behaving in a manner suited to her husband, and she is certainly wearing just the right size tiara. It's nicer rather than trying to stand out as much as possible; she looks like she is part of a family, not part of a showbiz debut/red carpet debut.

^^Good point.

Some of the ladies showed a bit too much flesh, including Maxima, but apart from that she looked stunning.  Something about matching the tiara jewels to the dress, and her smile,  she looked great.

Maxima looks like a royal should, for all her vaunted flesh; she looked as a REAL princess attending a state event should. She is wearing a nice amount of jewelry (not too little) and she is showing flesh, but nothing cheap and nothing tawdry.

Mathilde of Belgium, classy as always: http://nl.picturepush.com/public/11207757

Mette: http://imgbox.com/adsLUub5 To me she looks badly dressed and she is a disgrace from the neck up. A red ribbon order on a wine red dress?


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 19, 2012, 11:55:00 pm
That's true Kuei Fei, I agree with entire post.

Also Mette Marit needs to hire a good stylist, I would think with all her trips to NYC , something would be rubbing off as far as style, but her dresses always fit her wrong. She's too big a woman for those cut off sleeves, it makes her arms appear bigger and the dress looks squeezed into. Her hair is too much too overdone and makeup or spraytan is bad.

I must say that Prince Haakon is certainly more handsome lately.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 20, 2012, 12:07:06 am
Mette needs to grow up and stop trying to make a statement each time she steps out the door. This is a once in a lifetime event and she has a lot of nerve showing up with untouched roots, a glazy smile, caked on makeup, botoxed skin, and her hair a fried disaster. Women like her during times like these......


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on October 20, 2012, 12:10:37 am
Mette-Marit has shown how not to wear a tiara... if you're going to go with a centre part, then it should be smoothed down and back, like Mathilde's hair.  The best thing she could have done with her short hair was to pull it all back, then the greying roots might not have been so obvious.  Plus, her hair is longer on one side.  A hot mess.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 20, 2012, 12:28:16 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/wedding-of-prince-guillaume-and_19.html

Lots of Bling at the Dinner.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Mooster on October 20, 2012, 12:59:50 am
Wow, doesn't Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg look like George VI and Edward VIII  :-


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 02:32:24 am
So tomorrow the wedding is at 11am CET.  Calculate according to your time zone so you'll be able to watch it.  This is the last royal wedding of a European heir, so I'm definitely gonna catch this one.  Again here's is the info from lux-arazzi on where to watch it: http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2012/10/where-to-watch-wedding-live.html.  I'll probably tune into RTL.  I can't wait!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 20, 2012, 02:57:22 am
To those on the American East Coast, this means 7AM.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 03:14:07 am
No it would be 5AM.  The US East coast is 6 hours behind Central European Time


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 20, 2012, 07:44:07 am
Good; I just got up from a nap and it's 2:41 AM and I now only need to wait until then. I am used to (because of my work) staying up until and past five in the morning :bored:.

I wonder if all those all-nighters were God's way of training me for this  :bored:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on October 20, 2012, 07:55:50 am
Finally, I found a photo of Sophie Wessex at the gala dinner.  She looks great:
http://www.gettyimages.co.nz/detail/news-photo/in-this-handout-image-provided-by-the-grand-ducal-court-of-news-photo/154434540


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 20, 2012, 08:12:59 am
Yes, MINUS the PEEP TOE SHOES!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Anastasia on October 20, 2012, 08:16:09 am
From Cotilleando

Sophie

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n374/royalmb/britain/4763b484322af215c984c043fa247f1a.jpg

My favourite is Caroline. Did the ladies wear all jewels together? :sly:
Anyway she looks regal
 http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Princess+Caroline+Wedding+Prince+Guillaume+fcIBbDiw0KKl.jpg


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 09:45:03 am
Thanks for the Sophie pics.  Is that a new tiara?  And I agree, Caroline looks stunning as always, which is why I was glad that she was on the invite list.  She never disappoints!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 20, 2012, 09:54:01 am
GREAT LINK!: http://tele.rtl.lu/waatleeft/livestream/


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 09:57:24 am
The wedding is being show live on Norway tv station  :loveshower: on NRK 1, Live in Norway if anyone can pick it up.

http://tv.nrk.no/direkte/nrk1 live tv feed

I love her hair , tiara and wedding dress,  beautiful train.... :flower:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on October 20, 2012, 09:58:19 am
Kuei Fei, thanks for posting but the link only works for people who live in Luxembourg :(

I guess I'm out of luck. I'm in Canada and none of the links work for me :(


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 10:03:10 am
this works http://www.wort.lu/en/view/alternative-player-for-live-stream-of-the-royal-wedding-1-508152dde4b02d5bf2f4cfa9


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 10:15:49 am
Oh my gawwwwd, her dress is STUNNING, I love the long walk to the alter. Love the Tiara.

The Norwegian tv announcer just said that Stephanie is related to Anne of Cleeves, Henry VII wife.

I think that her brother walked her down the aisle and they greeted her 90 yr old father waiting down near the alter. He uses a wheelchair and could not walk her down the aisle.

Everything is so dignified.

They are taking a moment to honor Stephanie's (Countess)mother who passed away, sometime betweern the engagement and of the wedding,


http://tv.nrk.no/direkte/nrk1

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http://www.wort.lu/en/view/alternative-player-for-live-stream-of-the-royal-wedding-1-508152dde4b02d5bf2f4cfa9
This link is working great now.  :bouncy:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 10:26:43 am
I love the dress.  Daring yet regal.  And that's her family's tiara from the 1800s.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 10:59:48 am
Norwegian announcer said she was a descendant of the Cleeves, Anne of Cleeves wife's family, who married Henry VIII.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Anastasia on October 20, 2012, 11:02:37 am
Sophie-Edward

http://www.semana.es/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/wessex-597x897.jpg

MM
http://www.semana.es/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/haakon-597x897.jpg

Caroline
http://www.semana.es/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/carolina3-597x897.jpg

M. Luisa
http://bodasreales.hola.com/imagenes/guillermo-luxemburgo-stephanie-lannoy/boda-

Maxima-Cotilleando
http://www.cotilleando.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=123004&d=1350726277


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Byechoc on October 20, 2012, 11:06:24 am
LEtizia is one of the best closes: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=504635249560504&set=oa.485567191476262&type=1&theater

But I don't like her hat, I think the one that she had at william's wedding was better


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 11:08:53 am
SG is Steph related through a relative of Anne of Cleeves?


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Byechoc on October 20, 2012, 11:11:07 am
For the first time, in a royal weddng I see respect for the people that lives there...

We have portuguese, french, english and german the languages from people that leaves there!! For me me is respect for all people that lives in Luxembourg  :flower:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 11:13:48 am
SG is Steph related through a relative of Anne of Cleeves?


YES, Berlin,  I couldn't understand all the Norwegian and woke my husband up to hear the last part so he could translate, but he only heard Anne of Cleeves, the Cleeves and he was groggy,  he said it was perhaps a brother, sister, father of Anne of Cleeves she is related to, but he couldn't make out exact word, in his haze of waking up. :tehe:
But I heard Anne of Cleeves directly in English from the Norwegian announcer, that is why I woke up hubby.

We will have to do some research, berlin.  :flower:

the ring close up
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Royalty Chronicles ‏@RyltyChronicles
Stephanie's rings and detailing on dress. pic.twitter.com/l6UNnCuK


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Byechoc on October 20, 2012, 11:19:43 am
Mary a splash of colour in this wedding  :thumbsup: despite the page boys and girls flowers  :ick:

http://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Oct2012/PPE12102051.jpg


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 11:21:21 am
She always gets it right, well usually. She looks smashing.  :flower:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 20, 2012, 11:25:03 am
such a classy wedding


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 11:36:32 am
SG is Steph related through a relative of Anne of Cleeves?


YES, Berlin,  I couldn't understand all the Norwegian and woke my husband up to hear the last part so he could translate, but he only heard Anne of Cleeves, the Cleeves and he was groggy,  he said it was perhaps a brother, sister, father of Anne of Cleeves she is related to, but he couldn't make out exact word, in his haze of waking up. :tehe:
But I heard Anne of Cleeves directly in English from the Norwegian announcer, that is why I woke up hubby.

We will have to do some research, berlin.  :flower:

the ring close up
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Royalty Chronicles ‏@RyltyChronicles
Stephanie's rings and detailing on dress. pic.twitter.com/l6UNnCuK


Yeah I'd love to see which line she's related to Anne of Cleeves.  Also that's her mother's ring, not her engagement ring.  She wore the mom's ring in her honor.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 11:38:10 am
wow the ring is beautiful.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 20, 2012, 11:51:19 am
^^ SG Sophie has a new tiara, it's from the Queen's collection so possibly a loan


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 20, 2012, 12:11:42 pm
FABULOUS WEDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 12:27:53 pm
Next up on the itinerary (all in Central European Time):

Appearance of 1:00 p.m. married from the balcony of the Grand Ducal Palace and r obtain good reception in the Grand Ducal Palace

A musical nimations 6:00 p.m. in the heart of Downtown offered by the City of Luxembourg: Place de Paris, Well Red / High Street Street Capuchin

8:20 p.m. Fireworks from the site of the Three Acorns with musical supervision and in the presence of the Grand Ducal Couple (Council of State). The best vantage points for the public to admire the fireworks are: Côte d'Eich, bd Ulveling mounted Clausen, Pfaffenthal

8:45 p.m. to 0:15 on the Place Guillaume II, these free concerts of soul music, delivered by the City of Luxembourg, with the singer-Belgian singer Selah Sue and the group Funky P.
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/mariage-princier/lieux/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.monarchie.lu/fr/mariage-princier/lieux/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=6DyBUJzUEOaC2wXkqoGwBg&ved=0CDMQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 12:38:24 pm
^^ SG Sophie has a new tiara, it's from the Queen's collection so possibly a loan

WHAT!!  :wo: How did I miss that. Can't wait to see photos of it.

This wedding is spectacular. Love it.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Alexandrine on October 20, 2012, 12:39:42 pm
^^ http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n374/royalmb/britain/4763b484322af215c984c043fa247f1a.jpg


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 20, 2012, 12:41:45 pm
I"m going ot be asleep.

My Commmentary in Brief:

*The guests: They were all elegantly attired and it reminded me so much of Diana/Charles wedding in how stately the guests were dressed. No insane hats, no vulgar fascinators, no tacky dresses, no stone cold faces in the family, the Grand Ducal family looked incredibly happy and content.

*Music: Wonderful, nothing silly or trendy and the choir was quite excellent in their renedition of Handel's "hallelujah."

*Dress: Eat mulch Kate, Stephanie pulled it off better.

*Body Language: Dignified, but human touches were exquisite and it was all sincere.

*Groom: Handsome

*Decor: THIS is how flowers are supposed to be set along the church and I admired how the decor was concentrated on where the main happenings were and how the hangings were so well displayed. The carpet was a deep red, not bright Hollywood red.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 12:42:20 pm
 :loveshower:
^^ http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n374/royalmb/britain/4763b484322af215c984c043fa247f1a.jpg

Oh wow, I love it.  :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:

Thank u for the photo.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 12:42:38 pm
Well I guess that's it.  I don't know if any of the sites will show the evening activities.  I'm going to sleep too.  I really liked this wedding and am so glad I've been able to watch it!  I can't wait till Guillaume's siblings get married.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 12:51:12 pm
I'm getting a transmission of the wedding ceremony on Nrk 1 , still, maybe it's a reshow or from where I paused it, it still continues showing the rest of the ceremony.(like DVR)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 20, 2012, 01:10:18 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/wedding-ceremony-of-prince-guillaume_20.html


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 20, 2012, 04:05:30 pm

Just in time this morning to get on to the GREMB and watch their live coverage from Notre Dame Cathedral. It was superb and there were no breaks in transmission.  I'm hoping for the same this evening.
What can I say, such a beautiful perfect bride, a new star in the European royal firmament, dignified beautiful gown, exactly the right jewels, delighted to see her wear the Lannoy tiara for her wedding.
Very fitting tribute to her mother, the Countess Alix with the one minute silence and Stephanie wearing her ring, and a lovely tribute from the Grand Duke in his speech last night.
Overwhelmed to see her approach her father and to see her brother give her hand to her father, which he in turn gave to Guillaume in marriage.
I thought Countess of Wessex looked very elegant last night,  both her dress and her new tiara, but, and sadly there is a but, she got it wrong in her day attire for the wedding.  Quite unnerving to be looking admiringly at all the dresses and ensembles, and then suddenly come across what appeared to be a vast expanse of flesh!!! Oh Sophie, how could you.?


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 04:55:33 pm
There's more tonight the Concert and Fireworks, begins around 8:15, 8:20.



Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Byechoc on October 20, 2012, 04:59:10 pm
we can see that? where?


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 05:33:15 pm
try the same links from earlier  ??? 

official photos begin to trickle out

http://www.wort.lu/en/view/the-official-royal-wedding-photo-has-arrived-5082c245e4b09fe6339120da#.UILKFfpzYhE.twitter


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: lothwen on October 20, 2012, 05:35:19 pm
I loved her dress, and it puts Kate's to shame.  The DM had a story on the wedding, and they included a picture of Kate and William's wedding, and Kate's dress looks super cheap compared to Stephanie's.  And the kiss between the Luxembourg couple was warm and sincere and loving.   :flower:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Stephanie on October 20, 2012, 05:42:00 pm
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/20/article-2220578-1597A36D000005DC-385_964x642.jpg
I love stephanie's dress!
Compared to her Waity looked terrible with her tarty make-up, tanning, and boring dress accentuating her tata's
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/20/article-2220578-0BD6D4D500000578-782_964x947.jpg


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 05:43:10 pm
Stephanie's dress was so much more feminine and beautiful than Kate's. IMO and Stephanie's train was amazing too.
Also Stephanie looked feminine, not emaciated and hard like Kate.

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.no/2012/10/official-picture-of-newly-weds.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+Luxembourg+(L%C3%ABtzebuerg)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Stephanie on October 20, 2012, 06:02:54 pm
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a6Q-4BpEr-M/UIGxsWBUF3I/AAAAAAAAA_I/AyO5-eo8Wv4/s1600/07+GALA+DINNER_Cour+Grand+Ducale+Christian+Aschman.jpg
 LOVE Stephanie's style.
 


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 06:25:13 pm
http://theroyalpost.com/2012/10/20/the-luxembourg-royal-wedding/


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 06:36:23 pm
So I'm thinking it took at least 5 months to make this dress.  I so want an Elie Saab wedding dress.  I've never been able to say the same about Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 07:16:55 pm

TWITTER:
Mark Stewart ‏@RegalEyes
The newly weds have just headed down the street to watch fireworks causing pandemonium amongst the public hoping to see them! #luxwedding


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 07:18:46 pm
Is this Mark Stewart British?

In case you missed the wedding here are some highlights:

Part I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM3aZfMGxsk
Part II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grsf0-Ps2Wc
Part III http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJXsuJtxbHc
Part IV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQwPFI3NB9Y


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 07:59:14 pm
Yes I think Mark Stewart is British.

Thank u for youtube liknks,berlin. Now I can see that Felipe and Letizia were interacting and smiling. She's not going anywhere.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 08:07:19 pm
Even if Flip and Leti are miserable I wouldn't expect her to go anywhere either.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 20, 2012, 08:23:42 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/47569_10151064217552161_410182923_n.jpg

Couple in street tonight walking, (to concert I think??but not sure?)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Byechoc on October 20, 2012, 09:35:57 pm
Filipe and Letizia have a good mariage!!

But berlin is right she will nt go anywhere because she can lose her girls, and Letizia loves her daughters...


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 20, 2012, 09:54:11 pm
If you want to watch the wedding in full: http://tele.rtl.lu/waatleeft/replay/v/20121020/0/70487/


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spice on October 20, 2012, 10:09:29 pm
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/wedding-ceremony-of-prince-guillaume_20.html

I'm not sure where to post this, but does anyone know what might have caused those white spots on CP Mary's legs?  Over-tanning?


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Sunny on October 20, 2012, 10:13:43 pm
It could be but she's rumored to have used skin bleaching products in the past so maybe it's effects from those products


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Snokitty on October 21, 2012, 12:56:51 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/10/wedding-ceremony-of-prince-guillaume_20.html

I'm not sure where to post this, but does anyone know what might have caused those white spots on CP Mary's legs?  Over-tanning?

There are a couple on the carpeting and the board also so maybe it is the photo.   :dontknow:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Gwendolyn on October 21, 2012, 01:57:09 am
I have flat scars like that that don't tan with the skin around them.  They look just like that.  I'd guess they're scars.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: minime on October 21, 2012, 02:01:24 am
beautiful wedding  :loveshower:
Her dress was beautiful a real princess dress. I never understood the hype about Kate's except for the lace which is so hard to make. It looked nothing what a royal wedding dress should look like. Not regal too much clevage and sexed up, her hair was boring and ruined everything. I may stop here  :-X

I would have liked to see a more fuller skirt on Stephanie and less pearls but she looked every inch the princess she should . The best wedding dress so far. But I loooove Elie Saab  :loveshower:  kisss

It was a very beautiful wedding like Victoria and Daniel's (but I loved VD more)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Anastasia on October 21, 2012, 02:12:45 am
The dress was nice but it was too similar to the one she wore at night, and MT wore asimilar one. Toi many Saab dresses.

The kiss

http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/419277.aspx?CategoryID=639

Arrival to the gala dinner

http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/419249.aspx

Grand Duke´s speech

http://www.rtl.be/videos/video/419249.aspx



Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 21, 2012, 04:16:59 am
Some info on her ancestry and other interesting info


The Royal Wedding in Luxembourg, the House of Lannoy and Changing Trends in Royal Marriage
http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-royal-wedding-in-luxembourg-the-house-of-lannoy-and-changing-trends-in-royal-marriage/


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 21, 2012, 06:30:16 am
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The House of Lannoy is descended from the Counts of Hainaut, who controlled a strategic coastal region that overlaps with modern day Belgium. Hainaut’s prosperity and proximity to the British Isles, France and the Holy Roman Empire allowed the ruling house of Hainaut to make royal marriages.

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Charles de Lannoy commanded the Imperial army against French forces at the Battle of Pavia in 1525, which resulted in the capture of King Francois I. For his services to the Holy Roman Empire, Charles de Lannoy received the Imperial title of Count, which was inherited by his descendants. Count Lamoral de Linge, the ancestor of Stephanie’s paternal grandmother, Princess Beatrice de Ligne, received the title of Prince in 1601 from Emperor Rudolf II for his services as a diplomat.

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When Belgium gained its independence in the early nineteenth century, Stephanie’s Lannoy ancestors became burgomasters of the Walloon municipality of Frasnes-lez-Anvaing,


This has to be the most impressive possible lineage since Lady Diana came on the scene. The lineage being described here is older than most English/British royal houses. In all honesty, Guillaume made a fantastic match and she strikes me as a fantastic person. She looked so in love, but in so many ways, independent.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Acornia on October 21, 2012, 11:04:53 am
Is it just me or is her gown of a dirty white colour? I think it would've been better if she had a really really white gown. Also it's too fussy. I'd kill for the train though!

Also props to her for not tanning herself before the wedding and looking like a dried prune.  :P


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 21, 2012, 12:08:51 pm
I enjoyed the enitre wedding, Stephanie was dignified and demure naturally. Her dress was beautiful. Her tiara and hair were perfection. Stunning wedding all around.


Her lineage is amazing.  
 When I was watching on tv in Norway, it sounded like the announcer said that Stephanie was also a descandant of the Cleeves, related to Anne of Cleeves Henry VIII's wife.


The Courtier's in the British House must be wiping back tears.  :tehe:
Wikipedia:
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The House of Lannoy has been traced back to the 13th century nobility of Hainaut, its members distinguishing themselves in military command and affairs of state. Those descended from Charles de Lannoy, the victor of Pavia held the title of Imperial count/countess from 1526.[2] Stéphanie descends, through the cadet branch of the lords of Motterie, from the earliest known member of the family, Baudouin de Laval, who died c. 1301, having flourished at Lille. Since the beginning of the 19th century her ancestors have usually also been burgomasters of Anvaing. Stéphanie's paternal grandmother, née Princess Beatrice de Ligne (1898-1982), was a daughter of Ernest, 10th Prince de Ligne, head of one of Belgium's most historically powerful families. Stéphanie's maternal grandparents, Harold della Faille de Leverghem and Madeleine de Brouchoven de Bergeyck, were also members of Belgium's titled nobility belonging, respectively, to a baronial and to a comital family.

Also Wikipedia: :queeny:  Stéphanie became one of only two consorts of European crown princes who belongs by birth to the nobility, the other being Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, currently Duchess of Brabant .

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:flower:- WIKIPEDIA- The Hereditary Grand Duchess speaks French, English, German and Russian.[3] She is interested in music, foreign languages and sports such as swimming or skiing.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spitfire on October 21, 2012, 01:51:21 pm
I love that dress!  IMO, it's far nicer that KM's - I always disliked that pointy-boob bodice, too much like Madonna for my taste.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 21, 2012, 02:02:21 pm
It seems people had similar thoughts about Kate's pointy breast look ,in the bodice to her dress, they didn't like it.

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DAILY MAIL COMMENTS:
Now that's what I call a proper royal wedding with a proper aristocratic bride
. I liked Kate Middleton's dress in the main, but the way it clung to her breasts and outlined every detail of them was just awful. This bride is taste personified...well, she would be - she was born a countess. Why couldn't William have married someone like her? You do not find European royalty showing off acres of skin, partying naked with strangers, tottering around on five-inch heels, dieting themselves down to a coat-hanger in true Desperate Housewives fashion, letting their skirts blow up airports to show a naked bum or being photographed topless and bottomless. Our Continental counterparts have far more class, and they don't feel the need to be in the papers every five minutes, either. And they all have proper jobs. This bride is truly regal and it shows. I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful one. How sad for her that her mother couldn't be there to see this.
- Jones, Shanghai, China, 20/10/2012 9:09



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220578/Prince-Guillaume-marries-Countess-Stephanie-Lannoy-Luxembourg.html#ixzz29w925kv7


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Spitfire on October 21, 2012, 02:18:51 pm
 :hi: SG and thanks!  That comment in the DM sums it up perfectly. Luxembourg gets the Countess; the UK gets the chav Duchess (and her vulgar, free-loading family)! I think that Stephanie's dress is oyster-coloured which is unusual, but subtle, beautiful and SO discreet!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on October 21, 2012, 05:04:17 pm
I didn't like the dress. It was an evening gown, low cut in the back. In front the neckline looked unfinished.

I prefer a more royal dress without lace. Such as par example Victoria, Mary, Maxima.

But Stephanie looked beautiful and happy. The hairdue was awful and the tiara and veil was not elegant. But her face was just charming.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 21, 2012, 05:12:59 pm
Is it just me or is her gown of a dirty white colour? I think it would've been better if she had a really really white gown. Also it's too fussy. I'd kill for the train though!

Also props to her for not tanning herself before the wedding and looking like a dried prune.  :P

Her dress was ivory.  Dresses that are made in silk and satin are naturally ivory or cream while dresses that are made of man-made materials come in white.  So white dresses are really the cheaper, less-cultured option.

Info on Stephanie's dress: http://theroyalcouturier.blogspot.com/2012/10/princess-stephanie-of-luxembourg.html


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 21, 2012, 11:37:24 pm
Video: portions of Wedding Fireworks and end of video the royal couple driving away on their honeymoon.

http://www.wort.lu/de/view/feuerwerk-fiesta-und-noch-ein-kuss-50834c58e4b0aefcd9de3592


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 21, 2012, 11:42:51 pm
Nice collection of photos: http://revue.lu/hochzeit-des-jahres/


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 22, 2012, 09:49:32 am

Two more British guests, Lady Brabourne, and her daughter the Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kahleigh on October 22, 2012, 10:03:05 am
^Here's a pic of Lady Brabourne and Alexandra entering the cathedral for the wedding, they both look lovely!
http://pressphoto.rtl.lu/photo?id=64600&context=search&param


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 22, 2012, 10:29:26 am

Thanks for that photo Kahleigh. I'd missed that and their presence until I saw their names in a list.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 22, 2012, 11:40:33 am
^Here's a pic of Lady Brabourne and Alexandra entering the cathedral for the wedding, they both look lovely!
http://pressphoto.rtl.lu/photo?id=64600&context=search&param


Very nice to see they associate and are friends with the Continental aristocracy.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Acornia on October 22, 2012, 01:07:27 pm
Is it just me or is her gown of a dirty white colour? I think it would've been better if she had a really really white gown. Also it's too fussy. I'd kill for the train though!

Also props to her for not tanning herself before the wedding and looking like a dried prune.  :P

Her dress was ivory.  Dresses that are made in silk and satin are naturally ivory or cream while dresses that are made of man-made materials come in white.  So white dresses are really the cheaper, less-cultured option.

Info on Stephanie's dress: http://theroyalcouturier.blogspot.com/2012/10/princess-stephanie-of-luxembourg.html

Then how come Kate's dress that was also made of ivory and silk gazar was truly white?  (I'm really showing my ignorance on materials here  :tehe:)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Leila on October 22, 2012, 01:42:09 pm
Nowadays, with modern dyes/bleaching, the colour of the fabric has got nothing to do with what it's made of. You can get pure white silk just as you can get ivory synthetics.
Undyed silk, linen etc. are naturally off-white/dirty cream in colour and that's why they're associated with those shades.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 22, 2012, 01:54:10 pm
http://www.celebitchy.com/258515/prince_guillaume_of_luxembourg_marries_elie_saab-clad_stephanie_de_lannoy/


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 22, 2012, 04:02:46 pm
SG:  Tlhanks for the photos on that thread, lovely clear closeups.  Lovely tiara and earrings.  There was a great deal of embroidery on that gown.
During their marriage the then Lord and Lady Romsey have attended many royal functions, both because of Lord Louis and his ancestry and his sister's marriage into the Swedish Royal Family, making her Queen Louise of Sweden, sadly no children.  Sadly but it looks like Carl Philip is going to settle for a chav too.  What a princess of Sweden Alexandra would have made, come to that, what a bride for William.  I would guess that that is what PC and HMQ hoped for......


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: sangre_real016 on October 22, 2012, 05:07:06 pm
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The House of Lannoy is descended from the Counts of Hainaut, who controlled a strategic coastal region that overlaps with modern day Belgium. Hainaut’s prosperity and proximity to the British Isles, France and the Holy Roman Empire allowed the ruling house of Hainaut to make royal marriages.

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Charles de Lannoy commanded the Imperial army against French forces at the Battle of Pavia in 1525, which resulted in the capture of King Francois I. For his services to the Holy Roman Empire, Charles de Lannoy received the Imperial title of Count, which was inherited by his descendants. Count Lamoral de Linge, the ancestor of Stephanie’s paternal grandmother, Princess Beatrice de Ligne, received the title of Prince in 1601 from Emperor Rudolf II for his services as a diplomat.

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When Belgium gained its independence in the early nineteenth century, Stephanie’s Lannoy ancestors became burgomasters of the Walloon municipality of Frasnes-lez-Anvaing,


This has to be the most impressive possible lineage since Lady Diana came on the scene. The lineage being described here is older than most English/British royal houses. In all honesty, Guillaume made a fantastic match and she strikes me as a fantastic person. She looked so in love, but in so many ways, independent.


True.. a legitimate aristocratic bride to marry into a royal family.. come to think of it, the House of Lannoy (Stephanie's family) is older than the House of Nassau-Weilburg (Guillaume's family).. the House of Nassau-Weilburg was founded on 1334 while the House of Lannoy was founded on 1329.. its just a 5 year difference, but hey, the Lannoy's are still older..

the House of Lannoy is one of the oldest noble families in Europe.. way older than the House of Windsor which was founded on 1917.. though the Spencers are older since they are the direct male-line descendants of the House of Tancarville which were already nobles since 920.. only a few families are older than the Lannoys so to say..

sadly Diana's gone.. but Stephanie, Sophie and Mathilde are still there to add in noble blood to the fast thinning "once-pure" royal blood of Europe's reigning families..  :bouncy:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: sangre_real016 on October 22, 2012, 05:15:04 pm


Also Wikipedia: :queeny:  Stéphanie became one of only two consorts of European crown princes who belongs by birth to the nobility, the other being Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, currently Duchess of Brabant .




actually, now they are three..

Countess Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant)
Duchess Sophie in Bavaria (Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein)
Countess Stephanie de Lannoy (Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg)

sadly, we lost Lady Diana Spencer  :sob:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 22, 2012, 05:54:11 pm
I loveeee the dress of the bride :), but her tiara  :flirt: :flower:

I hope they will be very happy :)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 22, 2012, 05:55:25 pm


Also Wikipedia: :queeny:  Stéphanie became one of only two consorts of European crown princes who belongs by birth to the nobility, the other being Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, currently Duchess of Brabant .




actually, now they are three..

Countess Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant)
Duchess Sophie in Bavaria (Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein)
Countess Stephanie de Lannoy (Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg)

sadly, we lost Lady Diana Spencer  :sob:

 :thankyou:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 22, 2012, 07:41:13 pm
Also Wikipedia: :queeny:  Stéphanie became one of only two consorts of European crown princes who belongs by birth to the nobility, the other being Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, currently Duchess of Brabant .

actually, now they are three..

Countess Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant)
Duchess Sophie in Bavaria (Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein)
Countess Stephanie de Lannoy (Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg)

sadly, we lost Lady Diana Spencer  :sob:

And ended up with "Duchess Kate." As for the rest, I am shocked at how up there Stephanie's lineage is, it's really refreshing to see.

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but Stephanie, Sophie and Mathilde are still there to add in noble blood to the fast thinning "once-pure" royal blood of Europe's reigning families..


It also shows that women born to the nobility are not all crazy head cases with a profound religious devotion to eating disorders and delusions.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 22, 2012, 10:33:14 pm

I've read a report, possibly on the Benelux Board that Mathilde and Stephanie are related to each other.  :bouncy:
That's really good news.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 23, 2012, 12:02:35 am
A winner was picked in Stephanie.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: benign on October 23, 2012, 01:54:01 am
Congratulations! love that she was wearing the looked of old lace...


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 23, 2012, 10:10:28 am

Yes indeed KF - very much a winner.

Have just read that Lady Brabourne and her daughter The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull were seated with the main royals. I don't know if this means they were in front of the Wessexs or not.  Will have to check.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: serene grace on October 23, 2012, 10:19:16 am
I could have sworn I saw Prince Edward and Sophie sitting just behind Pr.Felipe and Letizia, I don't remember who was next to them though.  ???


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: MOSAIC on October 23, 2012, 10:40:40 am

That is correct SG.  Lady Brabourne is in the sixth row, but haven't yet found Alexandra.
The seating is Duke and Duchess of Braganza, Duke and Duchess of Parma, Lady Brabourne (in a large black hat with ribbons on the back), then two unidentified people but no sign of Alexandra in that row.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: benign on October 24, 2012, 12:30:09 am
^thanks...heres a pic of Lady Brabourne and Alexandra too in blue..

http://pressphoto.rtl.lu/photo?id=65068&context=search&param[q]=Mariage+Princier&_i=45&_c=9
http://pressphoto.rtl.lu/photo?id=65067&context=search&param[q]=Mariage+Princier&_i=49&_c=9

Lady Brabourne and daughter Alexandra:

http://pressphoto.rtl.lu/photo?id=64600&context=search&param[q]=Mariage+Princier&_i=513&_c=9 ( page 58)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: Magnolia on October 24, 2012, 02:20:02 am
Very pretty bride you see this and the difference then see the Windsor men and think what is wrong with them all!


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on October 24, 2012, 06:10:29 am
Do you all see a resemblance between "Delano" and "de Lannoy."  Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a descendant of the de Lannoys.  However, I'm not sure if there is a relation with Stephanie and her family.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delano_family


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: YooperModerator on October 24, 2012, 06:59:05 am
Well according to wiki there is a connection with the now French town of Lille (the northern part of France used to be part of the Spanish Netherlands under the Hapsburg) so maybe...

Stephanie's wiki
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The House of Lannoy has been traced back to the 13th century nobility of Hainaut, its members distinguishing themselves in military command and affairs of state. Those descended from Charles de Lannoy, the victor of Pavia, held the title of Imperial count/countess from 1526. Stéphanie descends, through the cadet branch of the lords of Motterie, from the earliest known member of the family, Baudouin de Laval, who died c. 1301, having flourished at Lille.

Delano wiki
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The family name de Lannoy probably derives from the town of Lannoy (a name derived from the Latin alnetum and French “l’aulnaie” meaning “alder plantation”), also near Lille.

Oh it would be fun to dig into the family history of this line I think (not that have the time or knowledge to do it! :tehe:)


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: sangre_real016 on October 25, 2012, 09:00:47 am
Do you all see a resemblance between "Delano" and "de Lannoy."  Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a descendant of the de Lannoys.  However, I'm not sure if there is a relation with Stephanie and her family.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delano_family

yes, i have read that the surname Delano originated from the De Lannoy family.. if that's the case, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt is a descendant of the House of Lannoy.. also, it must be noted that the Roosevelts themselves are descended from the Spencers.. see: http://ntgen.tripod.com/bw/sp_engl_pres.html

so technically President Roosevelt is descended from the House of Lannoy from his maternal side, and from the House of Spencer from his father's side.. nice..  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: tequiero on November 08, 2012, 06:57:45 pm
HGD STEPHANİE 'S WEDDİNG DRESS SKETCH BY ELİE SAAB

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/11/hgd-stephanie-s-wedding-dress-sketch-by.html


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: HC on November 08, 2012, 07:06:12 pm
Very nice drawing of a woman 2 meter tall and weighing 30 kilo - in a weddingdress  :tehe:


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: tequiero on November 08, 2012, 07:15:39 pm
HC, you are very funny  :tehe: :tehe:

I'm glad Stephanie didn't pull a Kate and didn't starve herself to death to look the best worst on her wedding day  :flower: :flower: She looked so lovely and genuinely happy  :loveshower: :loveshower:


Title: Is Prince Felix going to announce an engagement to Claire L.?
Post by: serene grace on November 26, 2012, 04:18:35 pm
Could there be another Luxembourg Bride in the cards?
Claire Lademacher :queeny:  


(INFO and article)
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Claire Lademacher


Although we had some initial misgivings about Claire Lademacher, the team of Luxarazzi is now firmly on Team Claire. We hope that after you read this article that you will feel inclined to join us as cheerleaders on Team Claire (and Team Lademacher, in general). For years we've only known Claire as the girlfriend of Prince Felix, but she is much more than just that.

While there is no doubt that Claire is wealthy and attractive many people aren't aware that she is also intelligent, well educated and very hard working.



What do you think? Are you on Team Claire with us?

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Is Prince Felix going to announce an engagement to Claire L.?
Post by: berlin on November 26, 2012, 05:59:46 pm
Here's her bio on the Georgetown Visiting Researchers Program site: http://kennedyinstitute.georgetown.edu/programs/visitingresearchers-lademacher.cfm.  She sounds like a very well-rounded person.


Title: Re: Wedding for Guillaume
Post by: berlin on November 27, 2012, 04:14:33 pm
The royal wedding boosted tourism
LUXEMBOURG - Hotels filled very busy tourist ... The marriage of William and Stephanie gave a small boost to the economy of the city.
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.lessentiel.lu/fr/news/luxembourg/story/13256364&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.lessentiel.lu/fr/news/luxembourg/story/13256364%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=Uua0UKXEIsTQ2wXip4CoDg&ved=0CDEQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Is Prince Felix going to announce an engagement to Claire L.?
Post by: MOSAIC on November 28, 2012, 01:13:18 am

Very interesting and informative bio about Claire and her family.  Reading it I began to get a vibe about Claire, and also Felix. 
Would I be on team Claire?  Only as long as it doesn't attempt to ecclipse Team Stephanie and Guallaume. We'll see.


Title: Re: Is Prince Felix going to announce an engagement to Claire L.?
Post by: serene grace on November 28, 2012, 01:18:47 am
Rumours according to a guy who writes Luxembourg news on twitter, is  that many of the people were apprehensive about her at first. She loves being a sociallite type according to some reports, that put people in the Prince's small Country or circle of people,off a bit, but she has shown depth to her personality more and more with time so "supposedly" she is winning people around him over.

I like that she has pursued her education, but I don't know much else about her personally.


Title: Re: Is Prince Felix going to announce an engagement to Claire L.?
Post by: berlin on November 28, 2012, 06:50:23 pm
SG do you mind sharing the twitter name?  She's quite a mystery to me, but overall I have good feelings about the union.  I also think MT had some misgivings, but after Steph's mom died, they formed a better bond.


Title: Re: Is Prince Felix going to announce an engagement to Claire L.?
Post by: Alexandrine on November 28, 2012, 07:49:55 pm
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/please-enjoy-this-blog-on-this-blog.html

the luxurazzi owners are not happy when we post the whole content of their posts in forums.

Please take this into account in the future  :flower:

We don't want them to stop sharing good info.





Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on December 05, 2012, 02:08:47 am
Tomorrow the Grand Duke and Duchess and Guillaume and Stephanie will attend an art exposition: http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/agenda/index.html (it's the last entry)


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on December 05, 2012, 05:20:35 pm
Tomorrow, the 6th, the Grand Duchess and HGD Stephanie will attend a concert benefitting the organization SOS World Children's Village.  

Meanwhile, the Grand Dukes celeberated the 60th birthday for European Court of Justice
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/60th-birthday-for-european-court-of-justice-50bf267de4b07fdda78c8ee5


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on December 05, 2012, 08:53:31 pm
Pictures of the Grand Dukes and HGDs Guillaume and Stephanie at the art exhibition: http://www.manueldias.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=636

Stephanie really seems to favor blazer and pant suits.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on December 05, 2012, 09:00:59 pm
She should ditch the scarf and bag.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on December 05, 2012, 11:57:00 pm
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2012/12/two-couples-at-atelier-luxembourg.html
http://www.wort.lu/fr/view/la-famille-grand-ducale-voit-le-projet-making-of-50bf844de4b07fdda78c8fdd


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: YooperModerator on December 06, 2012, 12:06:59 am
hehe mybe she needed to hide a love bite her hubby gave her hence the big scarf :tehe:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Acornia on December 06, 2012, 10:17:58 am
She should ditch the scarf and bag.

I think she's pretty but her fashion choices are wearing her down  :shy: Not that fashion should be the be-all and end-all of things, but it would actually be nice to see her look good once in a while!


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on December 09, 2012, 02:27:38 am
Maria Teresa and Stephanie at concert gala for SOS Children's Village.  Another scarf for Stephanie!
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/maria-teresa-and-stephanie-join-forces-for-charity-50c1badde4b01bf23d29c4c9


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on December 12, 2012, 10:42:52 pm
At a reception for military members and their family: http://www.wort.lu/de/view/empfang-zum-jahresende-auf-schloss-berg-50c855d2e4b07fdda78c9c0d


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Snokitty on December 12, 2012, 11:21:09 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wort.lu%2Fde%2Fview%2Fempfang-zum-jahresende-auf-schloss-berg-50c855d2e4b07fdda78c9c0d

http://www.wort.lu/en/view/royals-celebrate-festive-season-with-armed-forces-50c87224e4b01bf23d29cd84


I hope I am not annoying anyone by translating these articles but English & Muskoke is pretty much it for me. Maybe I should learn some new languages.


Title: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: berlin on December 13, 2012, 02:06:21 pm
 :bouncy:

Official announcement (with a very sweet pic): http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2012/12/prince-felix-fiancailles/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2012/12/prince-felix-fiancailles/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=e-DJUOaSM4z02wWQuYGwCQ&ved=0CDQQ7gEwAA

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2012/12/engagement-announced.html

http://www.wort.lu/en/view/prince-felix-to-tie-the-knot-50c99c4fe4b0876371a72bdb

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.lessentiel.lu/fr/news/story/Le-Prince-Felix-annonce-ses-fian-ailles-20267055&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.lessentiel.lu/fr/news/story/Le-Prince-Felix-annonce-ses-fian-ailles-20267055%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=z-DJUPKcEs-_2QWdvIGoCA&ved=0CDEQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: serene grace on December 13, 2012, 05:54:27 pm
Prince Félix Engaged   :loveshower: :flower: :loveshower:


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: serene grace on December 13, 2012, 05:56:41 pm



 :flower:     http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/12/prince-felix-engaged-to-claire.html

PRINCE FELIX AND CLAIRE LADEMACHER ENGAGED!!!!!  :loveshower: :loveshower: :newyear:


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: memyselfandroyals on December 13, 2012, 06:04:50 pm
 :announcement: :announcement: :newyear: :bestwishes: :stars: :wed:


congratulations to the couple. i wish them all the luck!


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Gaeaskywalker on December 13, 2012, 06:09:28 pm
Congrats to the couple!  :loveshower:


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Acornia on December 14, 2012, 11:45:03 am
More detailed entry: http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2012/11/luxarazzi-101-claire-lademacher_26.html
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2012/12/engagement-announced.html

She has an impressive CV.  :thumbsup:


Title: Price Felix of Luxembourg engaged
Post by: Stephanie on December 14, 2012, 06:16:25 pm
http://www.helloonline.com/royalty/2012121310466/felix-luxemburg-engaged-claire-lademacher/
Cute!


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Alexandrine on December 14, 2012, 06:50:32 pm
He seems to be a downgrade for her, I don't see anything going on with Felix apart from being a prince.


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Stephanie on December 14, 2012, 08:26:59 pm
http://www.helloonline.com/imagenes//royalty/2012121310466/felix-luxemburg-engaged-claire-lademacher/0-52-940/felix-claire-3--z.jpg
Well, there is the cool and handsome part... :flirt:


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Snokitty on December 27, 2012, 08:27:24 pm
http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=158921693&EditorialProduct=Royalty

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2012/12/official-engagemen-photos-of-prince.html


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: berlin on December 27, 2012, 10:06:11 pm
The wedding will take place in Germany, where the bride's family resides:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.wort.lu/de/view/prinzenhochzeit-nicht-in-luxemburg-50dc3fe3e4b01992f27d37be&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.wort.lu/de/view/prinzenhochzeit-nicht-in-luxemburg-50dc3fe3e4b01992f27d37be%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=B8bcUOH8Oc7s2AX76YDgBw&ved=0CDYQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: berlin on December 27, 2012, 10:23:24 pm
Video http://www.wort.lu/de/view/video-claire-und-felix-stellen-sich-der-presse-50dc63d8e4b0ac8268fb4a57


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Acornia on December 28, 2012, 04:39:07 am
She looks great!

I'll cut her some slack with the hair because in previous engagements she always does something to it. It's not hanging around her face all the time.  :thumbsup:


Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on January 06, 2013, 11:33:47 pm
@All,
I was reading some of the posts here and I realized that there is not  much information people have on HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa so I decided to post.Many here think HRH Maria Teresa has no noble blood.
There is a person in Royal Forum by the name of Rayanera that has done great reseach on Maria Teresa and is extremely informed on HRH Maria Teresa .Therefore, I will quote one of her posts here in the hopes we learn something new that perhaps we did not know before. The post belongs to Rayanera  of Royal Forum therefore all credit is given to her.



Many people believe that MT was nothing more than a nouveau riche girl who married a prince. What they don't know is that MT has a very impressive family tree, and it comes from her mother's side. The Grand Duchess actually comes from a very illustrious family that is aristocratic in its own right.

Her mother, also named Maria Teresa, is a direct descendant of the Montalvo family. The Montalvo's arrived in Cuba from Spain in 1730. They became wealthy land barons and amassed an enormous fortune and then did what landed gentry did back in those days: they purchased a title of nobility from the Spanish crown. Remember, Cuba in the 1700's was a colony of Spain and Cuban citizens were subjects of the Spanish crown. This practice--of buying titles-- was common all over Europe. Landed gentry would aspire to join the nobility either through marriage or by buying a title if they had the money. A title of nobility meant greater rights and a higher social standing. This is what Princess Diana's ancestors did. They were landed gentry that obtained a title of nobility in 1603. Maria Teresa's nobility can be traced through many parts, but most directly through her ancestor Ignacio Montalvo who became the first Count of Montalvo in 1779. Among her distinguished ancestors, there are Mayors of Havana, Grandees to the Spanish Court, Marquises and bishops. One of her most impressive relatives was Maria de las Mercedes, Santa Cruz y Montalvo [1789-1852], the Countess of Merlin who lived in Paris and had the most respected literary saloon of her time. A writer in her own right, the Countess of Merlin wrote several books including popular travelogues about her visits to Cuba and the USA.


What's more, one of MT's ancestors, the Irish side of her family, Ricardo O'Farrill O'Daly used to own a slave company.

Talking about MT's Irish side [this dates back to the 1600 and 1700's], I wonder if they were Irish aristocrats? Because as we all know, Ireland's aristocracy was destroyed by the British and many joined the Spanish Armada and some went to the new world including Spain's colonies. Maria Teresa's   Irish ancestors, the O'Farrill's, were very wealthy and illustrous in Cuba. One of them was a Mayor of Habana and the O'Farrill's ended up marrying into the ennobled Montalvo family. All of this means that the family had a very high social standing, i.e. mayor of Habana, marrying into a family of Counts, etc..

I don't know enough about this, but there was something in Ireland called the "Flight of the Geese" referring to the Irish nobles that left Ireland when they were driven out by the invading Brits. The social standing of Maria Teresa's Irish ancestors might suggest some type of noble origin. Knowing the mentality of the Spaniards in the 1600 and 1700's, they would not have named just a "regular guy" mayor of a city. Many of the leaders of the Spanish colonies were selected by the Spanish crown and were of noble birth.












Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on January 06, 2013, 11:38:53 pm
@All,
I was reading some of the posts here and I realized that there is not  much information people have on about the very classy and lovely Cuban woman,  HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa so I decided to post. Many here think HRH Maria Teresa has no noble blood. There is a person in Royal Forum by the name of Rayanera that has done great reseach on Maria Teresa and is extremely informed on HRH Maria Teresa .Therefore, I will quote one of her posts here in the hopes we learn something new that perhaps we did not know before. The post belongs to Rayanera  of Royal Forum therefore all credit is given to her.



Many people believe that MT was nothing more than a nouveau riche girl who married a prince. What they don't know is that MT has a very impressive family tree, and it comes from her mother's side. The Grand Duchess actually comes from a very illustrious family that is aristocratic in its own right.

Her mother, also named Maria Teresa, is a direct descendant of the Montalvo family. The Montalvo's arrived in Cuba from Spain in 1730. They became wealthy land barons and amassed an enormous fortune and then did what landed gentry did back in those days: they purchased a title of nobility from the Spanish crown. Remember, Cuba in the 1700's was a colony of Spain and Cuban citizens were subjects of the Spanish crown. This practice--of buying titles-- was common all over Europe. Landed gentry would aspire to join the nobility either through marriage or by buying a title if they had the money. A title of nobility meant greater rights and a higher social standing. This is what Princess Diana's ancestors did. They were landed gentry that obtained a title of nobility in 1603. Maria Teresa's nobility can be traced through many parts, but most directly through her ancestor Ignacio Montalvo who became the first Count of Montalvo in 1779. Among her distinguished ancestors, there are Mayors of Havana, Grandees to the Spanish Court, Marquises and bishops. One of her most impressive relatives was Maria de las Mercedes, Santa Cruz y Montalvo [1789-1852], the Countess of Merlin who lived in Paris and had the most respected literary saloon of her time. A writer in her own right, the Countess of Merlin wrote several books including popular travelogues about her visits to Cuba and the USA.










Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: MOSAIC on January 07, 2013, 11:46:32 am

Mon Roi Henry IX:  Thank you so much for posting that highly informative and interesting account of GD Maria Teresa's family.  And thank you for going to the trouble of posting that on RGI.
You're right, I don't think anything has ever been published in the UK, certainly nothing as detailed. It is also fascinating to read such an account of those times in which MT's family played such a part.
Thanks too to Reyanera of Royal Forum.  I used to go there quite a lot and enjoyed reading the posts from very well informed people, many with connections to their subjects I think.


Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on January 08, 2013, 12:20:20 am

Mon Roi Henry IX:  Thank you so much for posting that highly informative and interesting account of GD Maria Teresa's family.  And thank you for going to the trouble of posting that on RGI.
You're right, I don't think anything has ever been published in the UK, certainly nothing as detailed. It is also fascinating to read such an account of those times in which MT's family played such a part.
Thanks too to Reyanera of Royal Forum.  I used to go there quite a lot and enjoyed reading the posts from very well informed people, many with connections to their subjects I think.

@Mosaic,
As I am Cuban as Maria Teresa is I found her to be of great personal interest to me. I knew she had noble blood but I was not as well informed as Rayanara of the Royal Forum is. I don't post there though I do read some of the posts. As you seem to have an interest as well as I do in HRH Maria Teresa, I will post for you more informattion written by Rayanara. Again, all credit of that post goes to Rayanara in its entirety.
Mosaic the only thing Rayanara got mixed up with was this:

The "Flight of the Wild Geese" refers to the departure of an Irish Jacobite army from Ireland to France in 1691.
The "Flight of the Earls" occurred in 1607 when the ancient Gaelic aristocracy of Ulster went into exile.

Rayanara's informative post:
Nowadays, Maria Teresa would seem like an ideal royal bride, especially in light of the scandals that rocked Princess Di's marriage. What's more, Maria Teresa proved her harshest critiques wrong, she proved that she was the correct royal bride by the way in which she adapted so effortlessly into her role as Princess and Grand Duchess. No doubt thanks to her upbringing, which while not royal, certainly the result of that certain grace that comes from belonging to old money.

Among other things, Maria Teresa went to the best girl's school that money could buy. As a little girl, she went to the Marymount School in New York City, a school located in the most exclusive area of New York, she then went to the Institut Marie-Jose in Switzerland and she finally went to the University of Geneva. Her family were known philanthropists in Cuba and from them she learned that with wealth comes the responsibility of being charitable, a trait so important in a good monarch. Finally, because of her illustrious family, she no doubt learned from birth to feel comfortable and at ease around important and powerful people. Because she was born a "princess" figuratively speaking, that is to say, in everything but title [she even had a nanny growing up], she was well-grounded and didn't let her marriage to a real prince go to her head.

These are traits that are not easy to learn, because they are acquired from one's surrounding, one's home and one's environment.



BTW...Mosaic, most of the extended family of the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg refused to attend the wedding because of rumours that Maria Teresa had black  blood in her ancestry.
I will explain to you in a later post the confusion and misinformation on Maria Teresa having African ancestry which she did not.
Meanwhile here this is for you Mosaic (see below) . Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muNdE269Hsc






Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on January 08, 2013, 12:49:52 am
@Mosaic  :hi: and you're very welcome!

Here is more information on HRH Maria Teresa Grand Duchess of Luxembourg . She is highly educated and speaks five languages - French, German, Italian , English and of course her native language Spanish. Maria Teresa's mulitilingual talents gives her much accessibility to the people of Europe and it's as well a boon to Luxembourg. I have posted two articles for you.


http://mandysroyalty.org/royal_rep/2009/11/25/profile-grand-duchess-maria-teresa/

And this article that says Maria Teresa was born in Habana Cuba to José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre, both members of Spanish nobility:

http://www.royalinsight.net/monarchy-luxembourg/henri-maria-teresa-30-years-marriage


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: memyselfandroyals on January 09, 2013, 01:34:19 am
the bride-to-be looks gorgeous!!!


Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: MOSAIC on January 09, 2013, 07:55:03 pm

Mon Roi Henry IX

Thank you again for taking such trouble to post that information.  I can't read much at night due to my eyesight, but I will have a lovely day tomorrow catching up on everything you've sent through.  Very many thanks.
The only thing I had heard was that subsequent to her marriage to Henri - what a couple!! - she and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte did not get on well together.  It looks though as if she and her new daughter in law Stephanie will get on just fine.  With the loss of her own mother Stephanie needs Maria Teresa and I'm sure that Maria Teresa will offer all her help.


Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on January 09, 2013, 09:37:21 pm

Mon Roi Henry IX

Thank you again for taking such trouble to post that information.  I can't read much at night due to my eyesight, but I will have a lovely day tomorrow catching up on everything you've sent through.  Very many thanks.
The only thing I had heard was that subsequent to her marriage to Henri - what a couple!! - she and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte did not get on well together.  It looks though as if she and her new daughter in law Stephanie will get on just fine.  With the loss of her own mother Stephanie needs Maria Teresa and I'm sure that Maria Teresa will offer all her help.

^
Mosaic,
Not to worry . My eyes are not what they used to be so I understand.

What you've heard is correct. The Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte was not at all nice to María Teresa Mestre y Batista- Falla.
It is widely rumoured Josephine Charlotte called María Teresa and quite often, 'Le petit Cubaine' which means the ' little Cuban' in French. Needless to say, meant in a derrogatory manner.
Her mother-in-law Josephine Charlotte insisted and believed Maria Teresa had African heritage. She was quite mistaken. This belief of hers possibly originated from the fact that MT's maiden name is the same as that of the Cuban Presidente Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (January 16, 1901– August 6, 1973) . To confuse matters more, Grand Duchess María Teresa is the goddaughter of Marta, wife of Batista .Therefore, many believed and continue to believe that Maria Teresa is a blood relative of President Batista who himself was indeed of mixed blood (a mulatto). María Teresa's mother's name was  María Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre. Hence , the confusion.
However, María Teresa is not a blood relative of President Batista. Her mother's relatives were  a completey different family from Presidente Batista whom came from a very poor as well as undistinguished family in Cuba.
Personally, I don't believe for a moment, that Josephine Charlotte being in the position that she was, at the time of María Teresa's engagement and then marriage, had no way of finding out what I just explained to you. I believe she did not like MT because she was born in Cuba and because MT had a way of being warm and friendly towards all.
María Teresa is a 'Cuban Lady Diana' if you want to understand what I'm trying to convey when it comes to warmth and charisma with the people.
Josephine Charlotte did not like the fact that on María Teresa exiting her wedding with Grand Duke Henri she  literally knelt in front of a child that was offering her flowers. María Teresa is also very warm and kind to her staff and servants and treats them in a very kind manner and it's rumoured she never makes them feels they are below her as human beings .This is  part of our Cuban culture. Poor or wealthy one should be warm, friendly and generous with others.
Besides, MT has nothing to prove by being mean to others .She's secure in who she is and where she comes from. It's only the nouveau rich or those that think they're more intelligent than others that have a need to show off.

Grand Duchess of Luxembourg María Teresa will have a better relationship with her daughter-in-law than what she had with her mother-in-law. I heard that after Josephine Charlotte died María Teresa made an very tearful interview to tell the world how badly she had been treated by Josephine Charlotte. Some blamed her and said she did a 'Lady Di'. IMO...just because somebody is dead it does not make them nice nor are they excused for nasty attitudes commited while alive. As for me, I'm happy to know she spoke the truth whic was that for many hyears she suffered humilliation and bad treatment just because she was Cuban and not European born.
BTW...the genes of Native Americans or people of African ancestry are very strong. Look at  María Teresa's children and make your own conclusion.

 :loveshower: Have a wonderful day Mosaic!


Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on January 09, 2013, 10:55:21 pm
Mosaic  :flower:,
Also MT took her son HRH Guillame, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, to Cuba as he in fact is half Cuban.She wanted him to know his ancestral roots. HRH Guillame was taught Spanish by her and he speaks it fluently. I suppose her other children speak it too.

Here are videos you have probably not seen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIgZLKsUC2Y


When she was younger with her family:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLa7rinYGvk


This video though not clear ( sorry) will show you how she treats people that are her chefs, cooks,hairdresser, ect. In this video she's speaking in French . Note how soft spoken she is always .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9d8BrZ94zY


Title: HGD Guillaume and HGD Stephanie of Luxembourg News and Pictures
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on January 10, 2013, 06:09:40 pm
@Mosaic,
Thanks to you  I found the photo I have been looking for. I so wanted to show it to you. It took me quite a long time but here it is! Photo of MT exiting her wedding in 1981 and kneeling in front of child to receive flowers. Scroll down and you'll see it:

http://mx.hola.com/realeza/201209102308/boda-grandes-duques-enrique-maria-teresa-luxemburgo/


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on January 10, 2013, 07:35:28 pm
New Years reception:

A happy new year at the Palais
The Grand Ducal family said Thursday its New Year's reception.

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.wort.lu/de/view/ein-frohes-neues-jahr-im-palais-50ef0543e4b0092f07fcc0c4&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.wort.lu/de/view/ein-frohes-neues-jahr-im-palais-50ef0543e4b0092f07fcc0c4%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=cBXvUJqPHarM2AXhmYGYAg&ved=0CDMQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on January 10, 2013, 07:38:16 pm
Is the first time Stephanie looks young even younger than her age.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on January 10, 2013, 07:40:08 pm
Yeah she looked beautiful, so did Maria Teresa.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on January 10, 2013, 07:44:14 pm
MT changed outfit but not Stephanie? The second outfit is too natan-ish for my taste.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on January 11, 2013, 06:30:01 pm
Video


Diligent shaking hands at the New Year reception of the Grand Ducal Family
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wort.lu%2Fde%2Fview%2Ffleissiges-haendeschuetteln-beim-neujahrsempfang-der-grossherzoglichen-familie-50efbca8e4b0ac82691c4979&act=url


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on January 24, 2013, 06:11:58 pm
Grand Duchess Visits School Sainte-Anne
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2013/01/grand-duchess-visits-school-sainte-anne.html

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2013/01/coupleh-emission-philatelie/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2013/01/coupleh-emission-philatelie/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=w3gBUcHLGeSi2wX724DwCw&ved=0CDYQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on January 28, 2013, 07:08:41 pm
Tomorrow the Grand Duchess and Hereditary Grand Duchess:


29-01-2013
Visit "Staatlech Kannerheemer" Schifflange
15:00: "Staatlech Kannerheemer" (Children's Homes of the state, Stade Street, L-3877 Schifflange)

Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duchess and the Duchess visit the Heiress "Staatlech Kannerheemer." After a presentation of the operation of Children's Homes of the state, the Grand Duchess and the Duchess visit Heiress infrastructure, then go to meet the children and supervising staff to share their experiences and their daily lives.

More information: www.mee.lu
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/agenda/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.monarchie.lu/fr/agenda/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=_MsGUfq6K6f42QXW2IHoAw&ved=0CDcQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on January 29, 2013, 07:38:11 pm
The event at the orphanage.  They seem to get along so well:
Maria Teresa and Stéphanie visiting ship Linger orphanage
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wort.lu%2Fde%2Fview%2Fmaria-teresa-und-stephanie-zu-besuch-in-schifflinger-kinderheim-5107fbc0e4b0d95920ca2917&act=url

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-visit-to-childrens-home.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: MOSAIC on January 31, 2013, 09:57:02 pm
New Bells for Notre Dame Cathedral

TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, accompanied by their daughter HRH Princess Alexandra will attend the consecretion of Notre Dame Cathedral's nine new bells in Paris on Saturday.
Nine new bells will be blessed and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa will be assisting with the blessing of one, which has been named in her honour, eight other people will also play a part in the blessing of the eight other bells..
Cardinal Andre XXIII, Archbishop of Paris will preside at the blessing.  This marks the Cathedral's 850th anniversary.
I very much look forward to seeing the photographs of this occasion.













Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on February 01, 2013, 04:27:42 am
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.wort.lu/fr/view/la-grande-duchesse-marraine-du-bourdon-de-la-cathedrale-de-paris-510a3618e4b0d95920ca2d9c&prev=/search%3Fq%3D


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on February 04, 2013, 04:32:31 pm
Henri, Maria Teresa, and Princess Alexandra at the blessing of the bells at Cathédrale Notre Dame in Paris MT is a patroness if the bell named Marie:

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/
video http://www.wort.lu/en/view/paris-crowds-hail-new-bells-for-notre-dame-cathedral-510e4b28e4b04af8b819dcf1#.UQ6fkVtOZy0.twitter
pictures http://www.imageforum-diffusion.afp.com/ImfDiffusion/Search/Results.aspx?numPage=1&srchMd=8&fsearch=luxembourg+notre+dame+2013+&ID_Fulcrum=2135447353_0&mui=1#numPage=1
info about the bell http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.notredamedeparis2013.com/projets/nouvelle-sonnerie-de-cloches/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.notredamedeparis2013.com/projets/nouvelle-sonnerie-de-cloches/%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=ieIPUf--NYag2QW9xYGoCA&ved=0CDQQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on February 04, 2013, 04:43:12 pm
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/agenda/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.monarchie.lu/fr/agenda/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=luEPUfCCIuiy2wXdpIGAAQ&ved=0CDQQ7gEwAA

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/agenda/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.monarchie.lu/fr/agenda/index.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=luEPUfCCIuiy2wXdpIGAAQ&ved=0CDQQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 06, 2013, 10:48:53 pm
 :thankyou: Berlin for posting. I'm always interested in reading about them.  :loveshower:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 07, 2013, 08:28:27 am
Do you guys think Stephanie is as into Guillaume as he is into her?

I mean, if he fell in love with her, surely it would be impossible for her to refuse since her family would be more than thrilled that a Crown Prince is as interested in her as he is and she was hardly able to realistically refuse without being disowned. So really I wonder if she would have married him if she had been able to refuse.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on February 07, 2013, 06:02:23 pm
Do yo really think that her parents would disown her for not marrying Guillaume? I really doubt it.

That she wanted to marry him because he was going to be grand duke, who knows? But that she had family pressure to marry? I don't believe it.

He seems to be very into her but some people do not like to show their emotions in public so only time will tell.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on February 08, 2013, 04:38:14 am
Stephanie has always been part of Guillaume's circle. I have a feeling that she would not wait past two years for Guillaume to ask her for marriage.  I'm confused as to how long they actually dated.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 08, 2013, 05:29:56 am
Do yo really think that her parents would disown her for not marrying Guillaume? I really doubt it.

Oh, yeah, sorry, the Midds Mentality is so pervasive that I made the mistake of thinking along those lines.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 08, 2013, 03:30:40 pm
Stephanie seems to be a person of a very cool character. I'm not implying she's an iceberg, what I'm saying is that she's one of those people that does not seem, at least to me, a very warm person. Not demonstrative and warm as the Grand Duchess María Teresa. H.R.H Guillaume is his mother's child that is why he seems warmer and more expressive . One's parents and parents' culture has much to do with who we are. The warmth we project or the lack of it, is a part of that.
However,the way she looks at him seems like she genuinely loves him, and is happy to be with him.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on February 08, 2013, 04:11:00 pm
Mon Roi Henry IX, you've perfectly explained what I thought but couldn't really put to words.  Henri is also a cool character, but he's definitely not cold.

In other news, Henri visits an exhibition related to the Prix Grand Duc Adolphe

Grand Duke Visits Exhibition *
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2013/02/grand-duke-visits-exhibition.html

A journey through 70 years of art history Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri at the inauguration on Thursday night the'' Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe'' exhibition at the Neumünster Abbey (with video)
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.wort.lu/de/view/ein-streifzug-durch-70-jahre-luxemburger-kunstgeschichte-5114ecf8e4b0b4b7e9792d8d&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.wort.lu/de/view/ein-streifzug-durch-70-jahre-luxemburger-kunstgeschichte-5114ecf8e4b0b4b7e9792d8d%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=JiIVUeaaKoXD2QXg5oDADA&ved=0CDMQ7gEwAA

Also Henri and Maria Teresa will be visiting Austria in April:
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2013/02/grand-ducal-couple-to-visit-austria.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on February 08, 2013, 05:25:42 pm
Berlin,
 :thankyou: for video and links .

As for Henri you're correct he's also has a cool character, but he seems to be the type of cool character that enjoys the warmth of others and enjoys receiving it albeit in a shy way.
It might not be in his personality nor culture to be as warm as María Teresa but he likes it!  :tehe:
I like him. I think he's a nice and kind gentleman. Oh! and very intelligent too.  :loveshower:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on March 08, 2013, 02:21:40 am
In Belgium

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture/editorial/all/coverage/4200650.html
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/03/grand-ducal-couple-in-brussels.html
Video: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wort.lu%2Fde%2Fview%2Fgrossherzogliches-paar-zu-gast-in-der-eu-kommission-5138bdc8e4b0a65581e14923


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on March 08, 2013, 04:33:23 am
Prince Felix audience with Catholic Archbishop
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.elperiodic.com/pvalencia/noticias/224410_monseor-osoro-recibe-audiencia-principe-felix-luxemburgo.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.elperiodic.com/pvalencia/noticias/224410_monseor-osoro-recibe-audiencia-principe-felix-luxemburgo.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=iGk5UcmqNoPr2QWuhoD4BA&ved=0CDUQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on March 08, 2013, 01:35:25 pm
Berlin,
 :thankyou: for posting.  :flower:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on March 20, 2013, 05:25:52 pm
Photos of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess María Teresa of Luxembourg in the inauguration of the Holy Father Pope Francis I.
Duke Henri as handsome as ever and María Teresa looking lovely with her usual sweet facial expressions .


http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/rJqgMwmwq05xwWmP.V7EVw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTMxNDtweW9mZj0wO3E9ODU7dz00NTA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2013-03-19T110258Z_1_CBRE92I0UP600_RTROPTP_2_POPE.JPG


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1Bhh_aWK8yM/Tb3kQSw2dTI/AAAAAAAAGYY/xK2Ngvs1e-o/s1600/Grand%252BDuke%252BLuxembourg%252BJohn%252BPaul%252BII%252BBeatification%252B4GydJgmsOLtl.jpg

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/photos/inauguration-mass-pope-francis-20130319-063307-930.html


Letter to Pope Francis from the Luxembourg Royal Family:

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-letter-to-pope.html



Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on March 28, 2013, 03:52:13 am
King William-Alexander and Queen Maxima will visit the Grand Duchy in May.  This may be their first foreign trip as monarchs. Makes sense, given their shared history.
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2013/03/dutch-royals-to-visit-luxembourg.html
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/nieuws/nieuwsberichten/2013/maart/koning-en-koningin-bezoeken-luxemburg-en-duitsland/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/nieuws/nieuwsberichten/2013/maart/koning-en-koningin-bezoeken-luxemburg-en-duitsland/%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den&sa=X&ei=Pr5TUZO-KfCu2AWsg4GADw&ved=0CDkQ7gEwAA


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Snokitty on April 23, 2013, 01:04:37 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/04/the-date-for-wedding-of-prince-felix.html


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on April 23, 2013, 02:51:17 pm
^
A very natural and loving photo of the couple. Not like they are posing for it.
Thanks for posting. I  also noticed there seems no strain/stress vibes on them.


Title: Re: Engagement of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher
Post by: Snokitty on April 23, 2013, 05:27:15 pm
You are welcome. I think they truly love each other.   kisss


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on May 25, 2013, 08:28:45 pm
WA and Maxima in Luxembourg-their first official visit overseas as monarchs:  http://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?zoektype=2&search=24-05-2013%20Luxembourg http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/05/dutch-king-and-queen-visit-luxembourg.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on June 10, 2013, 12:30:04 am
Maria Teresa and Princess Tessy at an event to celebrate the anniversary of Tessy's old primary school:
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/royal-support-for-school-anniversary-51b32444e4b0e794460f8f96
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/06/meanwhile-in-luxembourg.html


Title: Princess Tessy in the Dailymail
Post by: berlin on June 13, 2013, 02:04:15 am
Take note Kate.  Is it just me, but is the Dailymail covering other royals more than ever before since Kate has joined the firm?

Who'd want to be a Princess?
Quote
She’s a thoroughly modern royal with two children, stacks of charities and a career as a student. But life has certainly changed for Princess Tessy of Luxembourg.
Seven years ago, she caused a sensation in the tiny Grand Duchy when she became pregnant out of wedlock.
A former Army lorry driver, Tessy, 27, married Prince Louis, third son of Grand Duke Henri in 2006, with their infant, Gabriel, among the witnesses.
‘I suppose I could just sit around being a Princess, but I don’t want to,’ says Tessy. ‘I could just spend my time going to lunch and having my hair done!’
Tessy and Louis now live in London where they are studying. ‘I’m doing an International Relations degree at the American College. It’s hard work, but I still like to come home and cook my husband supper.’
The Princess, who was among guests at a charity launch hosted by jewellers Chavin, adds: ‘I suppose I am a modern royal lady who wants to do something with her life and not just sit on a throne!’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2339985/RICHARD-KAY-Putins-pals-Palace-punch-up.html#ixzz2W3P8eme0
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Title: Re: Princess Tessy in the Dailymail
Post by: Alexandrine on June 14, 2013, 04:18:29 pm
Ok she doesn't want to be a "princess" but she doesn't seem to do much either. Both of them seem to have been studying for ages and no job or finished degree.


Title: Re: Princess Tessy in the Dailymail
Post by: berlin on June 15, 2013, 12:31:03 am
Tessy went to a technical school, instead of a traditional high school, so I've wondered how she was taking on the challenges of University.  However, I should add that she performed in one of the University plays.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on June 23, 2013, 08:40:20 pm
National Day-Luxembourg:  See all coverage and links here: http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/06/national-day-pictures-and-videos.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Snokitty on June 24, 2013, 04:33:47 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/06/luxembourg-national-day-2013.html

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=171389280&EditorialProduct=Royalty

http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=171389373&EditorialProduct=Royalty



Title: Re: Princess Tessy in the Dailymail
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 30, 2013, 06:04:06 am
Ok she doesn't want to be a "princess" but she doesn't seem to do much either. Both of them seem to have been studying for ages and no job or finished degree.

I didn't hear about her refusing the "HRH Princess" title; she leaped on it quickly enough and frankly I don't think she deserved it. What is her job again?

Quote
The Princess, who was among guests at a charity launch hosted by jewellers Chavin,

Yeah, real strenuous work there.

Quote
adds: ‘I suppose I am a modern royal lady who wants to do something with her life and not just sit on a throne!’

She has no throne to sit on; she is hardly doing landmine work and I don't think she has any real job beyond the charity circuit.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: berlin on July 10, 2013, 01:10:36 am
Princess Stephanie's wedding dress on display.  It looks stunning in up close.

Open Palace With a Special Surprise
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/
http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2013/07/08072013-palais-visitesecole/index.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Nighthawk on August 22, 2013, 02:11:31 am
One month to go until Luxembourg's next royal wedding
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/one-month-to-go-until-luxembourg-s-next-royal-wedding-52138f4ee4b02e25c23684ed
Quote
Just one month remains until Luxembourg Prince Félix ties the knot with German heiress Claire Lademacher in the south of France.

The religious ceremony, to be held on September 21 at the Sainte Marie-Madeleine de Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume basilica in Provence, France, comes less than a year after the wedding of Luxembourg's hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume to Stéphanie.

Félix and Claire announced their engagement in December last year following reports that they had been spotted together at a number of events.

Claire, 28, was also a guest at Prince Guillaume's wedding in October last year; however, she did not sit with Prince Félix.

The couple are believed to have met at the prestigious Beau Soleil boarding in Switzerland. The pair also studied Bioethics together in Rome.

In addition to the religious ceremony, a civil marriage service will be held at the bride's home in Königstein im Taunus in Germany on September 17.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Nighthawk on September 08, 2013, 04:20:10 am
Say HELLO! to the next royal bride: Claire Lademacher
http://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2013090714470/royal-bride-claire-lademacher-luxembourg-royal-wedding/


Title: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Snokitty on September 17, 2013, 04:26:24 pm
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/felix-and-claire-get-hitched-in-germany-52384334e4b0568dd202cff7?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Luxembourg's Prince Félix and Claire Lademacher were met by waiting crowds and the press when the arrived for the 12.30pm civil marriage ceremony in Königstein im Taunus in Germany.

Claire wore a white ensemble with capped sleeves by designer Jan Taminiau, together with nude heels. Prince Félix played it safe wearing a classic dark suit.

Some 40 journalists waited for the couple, who arrived together with their families. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore an outfit by Edouard Vermeulen for Natan, while Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Princess Alexandra both chose Prada. Princess Tessy wore Lynn Adler.

Claire's mother wore an outfit by Moschino.

Security guards and around 15 police officers were on site to ensure the safety of the family celebration.

The couple were married by Königstein mayor Leonhard Helm, with Claire's brother Felix acting as Prince Félix's witness and Princess Alexandra acting as Claire's witness.

More pictures of the wedding will follow over the course of the afternoon. The couple is expected to depart Königstein around 2.30pm.

On Saturday, a religious service will follow in the south of France with around 370 guests expected to attend.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUW_sVECYAA4_XD.jpg


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: serene grace on September 17, 2013, 05:32:51 pm
https://twitter.com/mysterybride/status/379920511863513089/photo/1

Love her, so elegant.


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: Snokitty on September 18, 2013, 12:24:49 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2013/09/wedding-of-prince-felix-and-claire.html
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Civil wedding ceremony  of Prince Felix  and Claire Lademacher  at Villa Rothschild Kempinski in Konigstein, Germany.


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: berlin on September 18, 2013, 02:44:08 am
A Princess Sybilla Mark 2.  They look so lovely.  This definitely put a smile on my face.


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: Polonia on September 18, 2013, 03:18:23 am
Snokitty, thank you for posting the pictures!!!

This is just wonderful!!!Sheer joy!!!


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 18, 2013, 03:41:32 am
Lovely


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: MOSAIC on September 18, 2013, 06:12:04 pm

Beautiful pictures. Congrats to them both.  Now for Saturday and the religious ceremony.  She'll make a perfect bride.  :flower: :bouncy:


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: serene grace on September 21, 2013, 11:36:20 am
http://www.wort.lu/de/view/prinz-felix-und-claire-lademacher-geben-sich-das-ja-wort-brautkleid-von-elie-saab-523c91ebe4b04c22d3f7f28b#.Uj1x355He5g.twitter

Princess Claire's Wedding dress is by Elie Saab and it's Stunning.

 :loveshower: Congratulations to the couple.


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 21, 2013, 02:08:07 pm
Now that is what I call a wedding dress.. Beautiful.  And the photos catching their loving glances towards one another, sadly missing in the wimpo and wasty wedding.  These two put wimpo/wasty to shame.  Just beautiful.  This is a royal wedding and no mistake.


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: serene grace on September 21, 2013, 03:40:13 pm
"Monaco's Pierre Casiraghi & Beatrice Borromeo arrive at Wedding of Prince Felix of Luxembourg"

http://www3.daylife.com/photo/0bcSaBbfpb62G?q=Luxembourg 

Bride, the new Princess Claire  w flower girls
http://www3.daylife.com/photo/07JN3vDcRv1cL?q=Luxembourg

Bride and Groom
http://www3.daylife.com/photo/048k8IreZReM1?q=Luxembourg


Title: Re: Félix and Claire get hitched in Germany
Post by: MOSAIC on September 21, 2013, 06:04:13 pm
Now that is what I call a wedding dress.. Beautiful.  And the photos catching their loving glances towards one another, sadly missing in the wimpo and wasty wedding.  These two put wimpo/wasty to shame.  Just beautiful.  This is a royal wedding and no mistake.

Perfect, just perfect.  What a truly beautiful bride and handsome groom.  There is just no adding to your post Gingerboy.  You said it all.
Their families must be so proud.  Lucky Luxembourg.  They will be a credit to Luxembourg together with Guillame and Stephanie. :loveshower:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Mon Roi Henry IX on October 30, 2013, 10:12:52 pm
Latest news:
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/maria-teresa-and-mickey-mouse-526a2fbde4b0e4d54907ba53
http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/10/24/pope_francis_receives_the_heir_to_the_throne_in_luxembourg_and_meets/en3-740330
and....
Luxembourg National Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxcbdH_02dU

For those interested in Luxembourg Empire Tiaras:
http://tiarasandtrianon.com/tag/maria-teresa-grand-duchess-of-luxembourg/


Title: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: berlin on November 01, 2013, 11:51:26 pm
Their first public engagement as a royal couple; they were in the presence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan!

http://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/info/news/2013/11/globalnews_909/20131101news?kind=0
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/felix-claire-at-university-anniversary-in-tokyo-5273d7fce4b0b582f958eb58


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: berlin on November 16, 2013, 04:17:37 pm
Princess Claire and Prince Félix at Special Olympics opener
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/princess-claire-and-prince-felix-at-special-olympics-opener-52871602e4b0ac47d99b715f


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Vesper on November 16, 2013, 04:22:06 pm
Wonderful couple!


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 20, 2013, 03:05:40 am
http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms/imagegallery/2013/11/02/21469//520//f67cacdf32c0ee638154831745f4c3a0.jpg

http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms/imagegallery/2013/11/02/21469//520//c4ad9a8c377818ffd0c3310ebb003849.jpg

http://lifestyle.rtl.lu/entertainment/fotoen/21469/photo/5/?back=/entertainment/fotoen


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: berlin on November 29, 2013, 03:25:00 am
Claire and Felix will be taking over Claire dad's vineyard business:

http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2013/11/felix-and-wines-business.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 14, 2014, 03:10:53 pm


Leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc et la Grande-Duchesse ont la grande joie d’annoncer que le Prince Félix et la Princesse Claire attendent Leur premier enfant.  La naissance est prévue pour le mois de juin. Le Grand-Duc, la Grande-Duchesse, le Grand-Duc Jean et toute la Famille grand-ducale, ainsi que la famille Lademacher, s’associent à ce grand bonheur.
http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/evenements/2014/01/14012014-comm-marechalat/index.html

Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess had the great joy to announce that Prince Felix and Princess Claire expect their first child. Birth is scheduled for the month of June. The Grand Duke, Grand Duchess, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Ducal Family and the Lademacher family join in this great happiness.



Congrats  :bouncy:


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 14, 2014, 09:00:54 pm
Another royal baby on the way! Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg are expecting their first child in June



The Luxembourg royal family is set to expand by one this summer when Prince Félix and Princess Claire welcome their first baby.

On Tuesday, the Grand Ducal household announced with 'great joy' that the 29-year-old Prince and his longtime love Claire, 28, who were married in September, are expecting in June.

The couple's firstborn will be the third royal baby born this year, as both Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Zara Phillips, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, have due dates in the coming weeks.


Prince Félix, who is second in line to the throne, and Princess Claire tied the knot with not one but two ceremonies - the first an intimate civil ceremony and the second a larger religious wedding with 350 guests.

The civil ceremony took place in Claire's (née Lademacher) hometown of Frankfurt, Germany, and was attended by both their families including the Prince's parents, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2539330/Another-royal-baby-way-Prince-F-lix-Princess-Claire-Luxembourg-expecting-child-June.html



Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on January 14, 2014, 11:43:17 pm
The heir couple will have to suffer rumours and rumours if they do not get pregnant soon...


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Nighthawk on January 15, 2014, 12:05:40 pm
Another royal baby on the way! Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg are expecting their first child in June
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2539330/Another-royal-baby-way-Prince-F-lix-Princess-Claire-Luxembourg-expecting-child-June.html#ixzz2qT52FVnK


Congrats to the couple


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: berlin on January 18, 2014, 03:26:31 pm
Very happy for them.  This couple make me smile.


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Vesper on January 18, 2014, 05:24:26 pm
^Me too. It didn't take them long, eh. Can't wait to see their little family!


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Snokitty on March 01, 2014, 06:39:24 am
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/luxembourg-princes-deny-involvement-in-1980s-bombing-scandal-53102436e4b01171e9aa412b

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Both brothers of Grand Duke Henri, Prince Jean and Prince Guillaume, took to the witness stand in the “Bommeleeër” trial on Thursday, denying allegations that have seen them implicated in a series of bombings in Luxembourg in the 1980s.

Prince Jean said under oath that he had not found about the witness report, which placed him near one of the bomb attack sites in 1987, until 2005, when his brother Henri told him. “First I laughed out loud, because I couldn't believe it, he said, “until my brother told me that it's serious.”

Jean said that he was shocked to find out that these rumours had existed since the 1980s, adding that he was living and working in Paris at the time and unaware of the allegations. “I was never informed about it,” the prince said. “Had I known, I would probably have reacted differently.”


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Snokitty on March 28, 2014, 05:39:29 pm
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/luxembourg-s-princess-amalia-a-nameless-face-53344c3de4b008eb793f9bb6
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A politician has called for the contributions one of Luxembourg's most prominent women in history to be recognised with a plaque.

The statue of Princess Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach has stood proudly in Luxembourg City's central park since it was erected in 1876. However, to passersby who do not know the history of this remarkable woman, the plaque attached offers little help.

Indeed, curious readers who look more closely will only learn that the statue was dedicated to “The Princess”, by Henri of the Netherlands, 1830 to 1872. “No mention is made of her name nor or her merits,” MP Claudia Dall'Agnol lamented in a recent parliamentary question.

Princess Amalia was married to Henri of Orange Nassau, prince of the Netherlands and governor of Luxembourg. Despite having little influence in political decisions, the princess is credited for having played a role in resolving the Luxembourg crisis in 1867, leading to the second Treaty of London which gave Luxembourg its independence and neutrality as a Grand Duchy.


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 27, 2014, 05:52:11 pm
Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg visited the infrastructure of the centre of perinatal consultation “Liewensufank Initiative” in Itzig
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/87011218072/prince-felix-and-princess-claire-of-luxembourg

Octave pilgrimage in Luxembourg City on Sunday
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/87012169482/octave-pilgrimage-in-luxembourg-city-on-sunday


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 29, 2014, 02:05:26 am
she look cute
http://onemoreblogaboutroyals.tumblr.com/post/87014053211


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 15, 2014, 02:27:36 pm
British Royals@ BritishRoyals

Congratulations to Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg, who welcomed their first child - a daughter named Amalia - this morning!


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: berlin on June 15, 2014, 02:49:55 pm
Congrats to them!  Lovely choice of names
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.com/2014/06/its-girl.html


Title: Re: Prince Felix & Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 16, 2014, 06:03:00 pm
Felix + Claire = Amalia
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/88966093247/felix-claire-amalia


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 25, 2014, 01:16:46 am
New Official Photos of HGD Guillaume and HGD Stéphanie
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/06/new-official-photos-of-hgd-guillaume.html

Members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended Luxembourg National Day celebrations.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/06/national-day-in-luxembourg.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 26, 2014, 02:31:39 am
Members of the Luxembourgish Grand Ducal Family attend the Gala Dinner for Luxembourg Day.
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/89747402062/members-of-the-luxembourgish-grand-ducal-family


The Hereditary Grand Duchess is wearing a brand new tiara
http://royalwatcher.tumblr.com/post/89899687497/royalwatcher-members-of-the-luxembourgish-grand


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Countess of Holland on July 12, 2014, 07:50:35 pm
Today Princess Amalia, daughter of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher, was baptised. Some lovely pictures of the couple, their daughter and family.

Does anyone see the difference with the Cambridge baptism? (Hint: see pictures 3 and 4 in the article)

http://www.tageblatt.lu/people/story/Die-Taufe-von-Prinzessin-Amalia-13963947


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 17, 2014, 04:58:00 am
Princess Alexandra visited the 'Red Cross' charity bazaar
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2014/11/princess-alexandra-visited-red-cross.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: YooperModerator on November 17, 2014, 08:45:01 pm
^This seems nice and normal and she appears to be quite engaged.  No?


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 17, 2015, 08:59:33 pm
Vianden Marks 70th Anniversary of its Liberation
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/02/vianden-marks-70th-anniversary-of-its.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on February 17, 2015, 09:14:28 pm
They look cute.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Little light on February 17, 2015, 10:32:23 pm
And they both look delighted to see the wee girl and seem interested in what she is saying too.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 02:44:51 am
Cute.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: danifaul on June 25, 2015, 04:58:43 am
Luxembourg Celebrates National Day - Day 1

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/06/luxembourg-celebrates-national-day-day-1.html

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/yk2XsxSWFE0/Luxembourg+Celebrates+National+Day+Day+1/Prince+Guillom+of+Luxembourg/browse
------------
Stephanie - It seems, finally, is more comfortable.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SNXAG-35qZs/VYiW02OcNGI/AAAAAAAAsLQ/cDRg5VTIjWY/s595/Princess-Stephanie-8.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Luxembourg+Celebrates+National+Day+Day+1+V4xGnGUkLwJl.jpg
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Luxembourg+Celebrates+National+Day+Day+1+V_bTdk2gwpml.jpg


Luxembourg Celebrates National Day : Day 2

It is a tribute, or a theme, the fashion history?
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Princess+Tessy+Luxembourg+Celebrates+National+W1XPIeOFmqWl.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Princess+Tessy+Luxembourg+Celebrates+National+UDIRNqCoYT6l.jpg


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on June 25, 2015, 03:55:52 pm
thanks Danifaul

Claire is the most stylish one but she looks like someone who knows this and is a bit pretentious about it. So I prefer Stephanie, her outfits are never 100% perfect but in that sense she is more natural. And she looks pretty good on the yellow dress. Would have loved to have have a better picture of the silver gala dress.

Alexandra in the gray dress looked pretty awful.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: danifaul on June 26, 2015, 01:43:22 pm
^  :hi:

I like most of Tessy.


http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/famille/princesse-tessy/index.html  :flirt: i like new pic of Tessy


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: danifaul on July 04, 2015, 12:35:43 am
Tess and family
http://40.media.tumblr.com/e7f1896ee6f24f9f5414bd154bb12ab5/tumblr_nq3ee4HrDW1r6jme9o1_1280.jpg   :flirt:  I Like!
http://blobsvc.wort.lu/picture/f4b14131ac95a2cf6dbaa0cc720afb13/700/466/wortv3/1840e50469401c4de2996f7c8594918552ffa119
http://blobsvc.wort.lu/picture/4d00e267308e8badc338464b8259c852/467/700/wortv3/ab79bfb50d200c27c065a1fb1c72f419c0c67b3a


source - editorathomeroyaldisk


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: simplyme on August 08, 2015, 03:57:54 am
Is three years from their wedding and not children, good they don't have the pressure,  like other royal couples had


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Rosella on August 08, 2015, 04:24:41 am
Yes, Gui and Stephanie stated, at the time of their engagement I think, that they wouldn't be starting a family for the first three years of their marriage. It seems they've kept to that and their first child could be born next year.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on August 08, 2015, 03:32:46 pm
Hope they do and they don't have problems.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: simplyme on August 09, 2015, 05:58:51 am
Anyway, no problem if they can't in this family not miss the sostitutes


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on August 10, 2015, 08:14:28 pm
But they come from big families and I'm sure they expected children. So must be hard to bear not being able to have them.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 18, 2017, 05:59:29 pm
Prince Louis and princess tessy are to divorce
http://duchesskatexxx.tumblr.com/post/156042500480/prince-louis-and-princess-tessy-are-to-divorce

Has anyone seeing this posted anywhere else


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Alexandrine on January 18, 2017, 06:06:41 pm
I did! Here   http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,9068.0.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 20, 2017, 04:16:27 pm
Princess Stephanie visited Mudam in southern Luxembourg
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/02/princess-stephanie-visited-mudam-in.html



Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Kuei Fei on February 20, 2017, 08:11:39 pm
Prince Louis and princess tessy are to divorce
http://duchesskatexxx.tumblr.com/post/156042500480/prince-louis-and-princess-tessy-are-to-divorce
Has anyone seeing this posted anywhere els

Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg are granted a 'quickie' divorce in London because of his unreasonable behaviour
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4235098/Prince-Louis-Princess-Tessy-Luxembourg-divorce.html#ixzz4ZG3S8f2n

I hope she loses her princess status and he moves on. He gave up his place in the succession for her sake and she was never any kind of innocent. Her husband's family paid for her education (I don't think she was so well off at nineteen that she could pay her own way) and supported her while she studied.

Instead of either making the best of a comfortable drama free marriage while having royal status in a country that grovels to titles, she prefers to give the middle finger to her husband and his family and their generosity and now suddenly she's eager for single life and independence. So much for the fairy-tale.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: deGuernsey on February 20, 2017, 10:23:02 pm
So are you saying she asked him for a divorce and not the other way around? Shocker!


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: Rosella on February 20, 2017, 11:57:41 pm
We don't know what ended this marriage or whether it was a mutual decision in the end even though it was  Tessy who applied for it. The phrase 'unreasonable behaviour' is the UK equivalent of 'irreconcilable differences', just legal terminology.

This couple were very young when they wed, and they may well have had family pressure to marry because babies were being produced. It wasn't really clear at the time what title Tessy would get in the run-up to the wedding, as far as I remember..

Anyway, Tessy has lost her Royal title. She's now probably Mrs Nassau or something. It's not specifically a rule aimed at Tessy, but is the result of a shakeup of the Luxembourg House rules in 2012 when it was decreed that any wife of a minor Royal (not Grand Duchess or wife of the heir) would lose her title/styling on divorce.

http://www.luxarazzi.com/2017/02/its-official-no-title-for-tessy.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: jackiew on June 30, 2017, 05:04:10 pm
Garden party at Berg Palace.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/06/grand-ducal-family-held-garden-party-at.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: jackiew on July 02, 2017, 12:06:02 pm
Second garden party at Berg Castle.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/07/grand-ducal-family-hosted-second-garden.html


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: beline on October 14, 2017, 09:36:42 am
Prince Louis and soon-to-be ex-wife Tessy's divorce is getting bad.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/14/princess-branded-gold-digger-takes-divorce-uk-court/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/14/princess-branded-gold-digger-takes-divorce-uk-court/)

That's really sad but I do wonder why she keeps asking for more $$$. Her sons will always be taken care of (they are Lux princes and the Grand-Duke grandsons) and Tessy has a job. Wanting more money makes her look like a gold digger. :thumbsdown:

Her behaviour on Instagram was also quite weird these last months. She kept posting veiled allusions to her marriage, even comparing hers to Charles and Diana's  :easter-sly: but simultaneously saying how she loved Louis. She also criticised 'gossiping girls' chatting about her still being a Princess and posted pictures of her in various tiaras, asking her followers which one suited her best.
All of this contrats with her behaviour during her tenure as a Lux princess.


Title: Re: Luxembourg News and Events
Post by: HRHOlya on October 14, 2017, 05:19:02 pm
Luxembourg prince faces a fight over money with his 'gold-digger' ex-wife after their 'quickie divorce' in London

    Prince Louis of Luxembourg split from Princess Tessy of Luxembourg in 2016
    High Court judge has been asked to make rulings about how assets should split
    Princess Tessy has faced accusations of being a gold digger since the break-up


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4978590/Luxembourg-royals-fight-money-London-divorce-court.html