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Old 04-26-2012, 03:10 AM
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Engagement of HGD Guillaume & Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy; April 26th, 2012



Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume is engaged to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy.


The engagement of Herediary Grand Duke Guillame and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy was announced on Thursday 26.04.2012.
There will be a Press Conference at 10h30
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:12 AM
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Congratulation Guillaume! And best wishes to Stephanie!

Perhaps this was the reason Guillaume wasn't on most of the State Visit to Germany?
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Leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc et la Grande-Duchesse, ont la très grande joie d’annoncer les fiançailles de Leur fils, Son Altesse Royale le Prince Guillaume, Grand-Duc Héritier, avec la Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy.
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Congratulations ! Another royal wedding on the way !
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:21 AM
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If I've done the conversion right, the press conference will be in 1 1/2 hours at 10.50 CET, correct? Can someone in Europe confirm this?
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One of my biggest 30th birthday presents. Congratulations!
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Picture of the couple released by the court today
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:41 AM
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Congrats! I am so happy for them! I can't wait until the wedding!
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Such happy news!!!
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If I've done the conversion right, the press conference will be in 1 1/2 hours at 10.50 CET, correct? Can someone in Europe confirm this?
You are right! And it's in less than 1 hour now
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Congratulations to Guillaume and Stephanie, then the rumours were right afterall! They look very happy and very much in love. All my best wishes to them.
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Congratulations!
Does anyone know how old is Stephanie?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:49 AM
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Does anyone know how old is Stephanie?
She is 27.
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You are right! And it's in less than 1 hour now
Cheers for that! Hopefully someone can post a link for us to watch when it starts
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I didn't even realise he was dating, but then again I'm not altogether interested in the Grand Ducal family (besides the reigning couple that is).

So she's a granddaughter of Princess Beatrice of Ligne and a member of the high nobility in Belgium. With all the new blood that has been introduced into Europe over the past 4O or so years, it seems more perculiar (nowadays) that people of notable breeding should wed. Certainly for people outside of Europe I imagine.

That there shall be a wedding with a grand attendance no doubt (?), will surely be something to anticipate.
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Another picture by the court
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I didn't even realise he was dating, but then again I'm not altogether interested in the Grand Ducal family (besides the reigning couple that is).

So she's a granddaughter of Princess Beatrice of Ligne and a member of the high nobility in Belgium. With all the new blood that has been introduced into Europe over the past 4O or so years, it seems more perculiar (nowadays) that people of notable breeding should wed. Certainly for people outside of Europe I should think.

Well, there shall be a wedding with a grand attendance no doubt so that's something to anticipate.
According the Guillaume from last November, they've been together just over a year so it was perhaps easy to miss that they were dating.

I agree with you regarding the new blood over the last few decades, and especially since Guillaume's own mother and sister-in-law were not royals nor nobles prior to marriage (and the Grand Duchess wasn't exactly GD Josephine-Charlotte's first choice for her Henri), it seems odd that Guillaume would be the one heir to marry someone noble.
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It's fantastic that they've been dating only a year before the engagement announcement, the most royal couples had been dating for ages before any official announcement.
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My, they look happy! Wonderful!
I hope I'll be able to watch the press conference live. Does anybody have the link?
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Odd?What on earth for?No,natural,people meet,noble or not,and it was known for months this couple was an issue expected to last longer then a flirt.Just not here....well...

Congratulations to the lovely couple!!

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