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Old 04-29-2012, 03:51 PM
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This thread is really long, what post has images of the ring?
Also this is another engaged lady who wore blue; clearly these ladies have a memo that passes between them that they have to have some blue in their outfit when they announce an engagement.
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NM Marika has some pix in her post.
The ring is pretty and big without being gaudy.
I really can't believe people have a problem with this ladies looks. I admit I have only seen a few pictures but she definitely is not ugly or plain.
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This question was in this topic, but does somebody know if dad of Countess Stephanie - Count de Lannoy has trouble with walking? I notice on this photo a wheelchair behind Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess MT.

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:40 PM
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I think what most of you are forgetting is this is MY opinion and how I see it. I didn't say anything disrespectful, I respect all of your comments and I don't try to tare them down. You have your opinions and are free to express them just like I am. Plus I didn't say there was anything wrong with arranged marriages, for some it works for them. The end, now I hope you all can jump off the bandwagon.
Your cynicism could very well have waited for another day.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:42 PM
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I think what most of you are forgetting is this is MY opinion and how I see it. I didn't say anything disrespectful, I respect all of your comments and I don't try to tare them down. You have your opinions and are free to express them just like I am. Plus I didn't say there was anything wrong with arranged marriages, for some it works for them. The end, now I hope you all can jump off the bandwagon.
In all fairness, HRHAmy, you posed a question in your initial post ("Does anyone else get the feeling that this is an arranged marriage?"), so it is not surprising that you received answers. Some people may strongly agree or disagree with you, but no one (at least IMO) has been insulting or disrespectful on either side of the debate.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:52 PM
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Your cynicism could very well have waited for another day.

I do not understand what was going on. This is a public forum and everyone can write here what he thinks. There was discussion, and if one does not insult other people, not using the censored words it does no harm can be expressed in the discussion about whether or not the marriage was arranged. I know this is speculation, but sometimes people like to talk on such subjects, and there is nothing wrong with that if if the statements do not offend other forum participants.

So please be calm and come back to topic :)

So anybody know the answear to my last question?
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:38 PM
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Marta (welcome fellow poster from Poland ), it could be GD Jean on this wheelchair, you can see him on this side on other pictures from PPE.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:09 PM
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Your cynicism could very well have waited for another day.
Because that is really fair, please. You should post a warning in the beginning of this thread if you wanted it to be all one sided.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:21 PM
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To Marta19plÀs you know from the beginning of this thread , Stephanie’s father is nearly 90 years old the same age than Guillaume’s grandfather.
We saw him on TV and he looked and spoke very very slowly and he may move with the help of a wheelchair
To me , but it is just my opinion , he has been ill and it is therefore that the official engagement was postponed until he was going better and able to come to Luxembourg.
The de Lannoy family belongs to Belgium’s highest Nobility and they don’t deserve this out of topic remarks . regards MO
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:50 PM
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Marta (welcome fellow poster from Poland ), it could be GD Jean on this wheelchair, you can see him on this side on other pictures from PPE.
Hello agami.pearl, nice to meet you :) I've seen many of your posts on various topics in this forum, but I never noticed that you're from PL

I think --> http://www.ppe-agency.com/preview.ph...4-2012%20Ducal --> that is fahter of Countess Stephanie - Count de Lannoy.

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To Marta19plÀs you know from the beginning of this thread , Stephanie’s father is nearly 90 years old the same age than Guillaume’s grandfather.
We saw him on TV and he looked and spoke very very slowly and he may move with the help of a wheelchair
To me , but it is just my opinion , he has been ill and it is therefore that the official engagement was postponed until he was going better and able to come to Luxembourg.
The de Lannoy family belongs to Belgium’s highest Nobility and they don’t deserve this out of topic remarks . regards MO
I asked out of curiosity and did not want to offend anyone. I know that the Count has 90 years, and it may be sick, but I wanted to know - if you know - is ita serious disease and if he could appear at the wedding of his daughter. That's it.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:30 PM
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I wonder if we will see Stephanie appearing on day to day events with Guillaume? I'm guessing we will Stephanie at The National Day celebrations.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:35 PM
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Stephanie doesn't have to win any beauty prizes. They suit one another in terms of looks, IMO. Of course, it's natural for Guillaume's fans to feel disappointed, this is totally understandable.
And why an 'arranged' marriage? Didn't they date for two years?
Amen my friend. I do not have to type much other than read the above post.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:43 PM
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I think --> [DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto --> that is fahter of Countess Stephanie - Count de Lannoy.

I know that the Count has 90 years, and it may be sick, but I wanted to know - if you know - is ita serious disease and if he could appear at the wedding of his daughter.
Marta, I am pretty sure that the gentleman who is in a wheelchair in this photograph is Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. But Count Philippe de Lannoy was born in 1922, and, as Maria Olivia has noted, he appeared quite weak in the videotaped interview. I wouldn't be surprised if he, too, needed a wheelchair. As for whether he will appear at his daughter's wedding, I imagine that his health will be the determining factor.
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I know nothing about Stephanie or her family or the one she is marrying into. How old is Stephanie? It appears she is about 60yrs younger than her father.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:01 PM
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Marta, I am pretty sure that the gentleman who is in a wheelchair in this photograph is Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. But Count Philippe de Lannoy was born in 1922, and, as Maria Olivia has noted, he appeared quite weak in the videotaped interview. I wouldn't be surprised if he, too, needed a wheelchair. As for whether he will appear at his daughter's wedding, I imagine that his health will be the determining factor.
Sorry, but you don't understand that the person I'm talking about. I know how to look Grand Duke Jean and I know that man on the left side of this photo is GDJ, but I talk about the person on wheelchair which I see behind Countess de Lannoy and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The rest of your post is understandable to me :)

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I know nothing about Stephanie or her family or the one she is marrying into. How old is Stephanie? It appears she is about 60yrs younger than her father.
Stephanie is 28 years old - she was born on February 18th 1984. Her father has 63 years old when she was born. Some posts earlier you can read about this.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:52 PM
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Sorry, but you don't understand that the person I'm talking about. I know how to look Grand Duke Jean and I know that man on the left side of this photo is GDJ, but I talk about the person on wheelchair which I see behind Countess de Lannoy and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.
I saw another picture where it appears to be Philippe de Lannoy in the wheelchair with a woman wearing all white (nurse?) behind him. I'm glad that he was well enough to make the trip to Luxembourg and participate in the engagement activities.
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How do you think, will the wedding be aired online by RTL or maybe some other channels?
German TV channel ZDF will definitely broadcast the wedding just like they did for Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Albert II.

But what is the exact date of the wedding?
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:04 AM
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German TV channel ZDF will definitely broadcast the wedding just like they did for Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Albert II.

But what is the exact date of the wedding?
The exact date isn't known yet.


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Old 04-30-2012, 02:58 AM
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Wow, what a surprise, I am a bit late to the thread, good luck to the new couple, they seem to be very well matched and look lovely together. Cant wait for the wedding, it will be one of the few remaining A List events remaining until the new royal crop gets into gear what will take two decades. They both look a bit awkward so to say what makes them very likable to me.

In terms of arranged marriage, I cant understand the underlying negativity. If it was arranged in the sense that both were encouraged the move in the same circles then fine. If in time a relationship develops what is wrong with that. Nobody captured Stephanie and brought her to the palace, pointed a gun at Guillaume and said Now you marry her or else.
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I´m not sure if this particular wedding will be broadcasted life on german television as there are hardly any reports on the grand ducal family on german television and hardly anyone in this country knows them. The Grand Duke and Duchess paid a state visit to Germany a week ago and there was very little coverage of it, as well as on this engagement (not even on the 2 most popular celebrity television shows)! They always use to cover royal events heavily, but Luxembourg is always left out...

I don´t know if this has been discussed before here, but how old have Stephanies parents been when she was born?! When I first took a look at the group photograph I thought they were here grandparents...!

Stephanie herself is pretty on the scale of the two Berleburg princesses - not a rare beauty like CP Mary or the Duchess of Cambridge, but still pretty. She´s not my cup of tea, but Guillaume looks very happy and that´s what counts!

Being a countess doesn´t mean nessecarily this is an arranged engagement; they both look very happy and in love.
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