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Old 04-23-2013, 04:52 PM
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It's sad for the people of Luxembourg that there won't be a wedding in Luxembourg. That surprises me, that a royal so high in the line of succession doesn't have a wedding in Luxembourg.
Yes, I'm rather surprised that France was chosen over Luxembourg (although I'm now aware of the family home in France). I like the idea of choosing Germany for the civil ceremony.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:42 PM
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As someone else pointed out, GD Henri's younger brother Guillaume was very high up in the succession to the throne when he married wealthy heiress Sibilla Weiler in Versailles France in 1994. Strictly speaking, it is only necessary that the heir be married in Luxembourg.

Maybe the GD Family want to avoid the grumbling about cost to the taxpayers among a certain segment of Luxembourg society that took place when Guillaume married last year? I don't blame them. Why take on that headache when the bride has an uber wealthy daddy who is able and willing to spare no expense in two different countries?

I Googled the Basilica of St. Marie-Madeleine and not only is it very ancient(circa 1295) sacred(the relics of Mary Magdalene repose there), it is also breath takingly beautiful inside and out. With the bride's family owning a castle nearby to host the reception, Felix and Claire could not have chosen a more perfect spot to have their Nuptial Mass, imo.
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what does the couple do?
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I don't know what Felix does besides look adorable and handsome, but his fiancée is a doctoral candidate in bioethics at Rome's Pontifical University.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:17 AM
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I don't know what Felix does besides look adorable and handsome, but his fiancée is a doctoral candidate in bioethics at Rome's Pontifical University.
This is cute! You made me chuckle!
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:38 PM
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USCtrojan, I just read somewhere that Felix studies at the Pontifical University as well, even though he is not getting his PhD. like Claire is. I don't know what Felix's course of study is but Claire sounds scary smart. Luxarazzi reports that she is currently a guest researcher/scholar at Georgetown University's Kennedy School of Ethics preparing her dissertation on the ethics of organ donation with relation to Germany, Austria and the U.S.

Very impressive young woman!

Also, according to Nice Matin no less than five bishops will concelebrate the Nuptial Mass including the Archbishop of Luxembourg and the Grand Duchy's papal nuncio.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:21 AM
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USCtrojan, I just read somewhere that Felix studies at the Pontifical University as well, even though he is not getting his PhD. like Claire is. I don't know what Felix's course of study is but Claire sounds scary smart. Luxarazzi reports that she is currently a guest researcher/scholar at Georgetown University's Kennedy School of Ethics preparing her thesis on the ethics of organ donation with relation to Germany, Austria and the U.S.

Very impressive young woman!

Also, according to Nice Matin no less than five bishops will concelebrate the Nuptial Mass including the Archbishop of Luxembourg and the Grand Duchy's papal nuncio.
Wow!

She is a very smart and ambitious lady for sure! She will be the first in the family with a PHD, correct? As I know the Grand Duke and Duchess both have bachelor degrees.

I just can't wrap my head around the number of religious figures who will be presiding over the wedding. No less than five? How many did Stephanie and Guillaume have?
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Stephanie and Guillaume seemed to have the entire Catholic clergy of the Grand Duchy up on the altar at their wedding, including Archbishop Hollerich and the papal nuncio to Luxembourg. There had to be at least 25 priests and bishops. At least two of the concelebrants were members of Stephanie's family.

Yes, the future Princess Claire will be the first member of the GD Family with a PhD. Stephanie has a Master's. Henri and MT can be very proud of their sons' choices indeed!
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Stephanie and Guillaume seemed to have the entire Catholic clergy of the Grand Duchy up on the altar at their wedding, including Archbishop Hollerich and the papal nuncio to Luxembourg. There had to be at least 25 priests and bishops. At least two of the concelebrants were members of Stephanie's family.
The wedding of Guillaume and Stephanie was celebrated by 15 priests, including archbishop Hollerich, the retired archbishop Franck, the papal nuncio to Belgium and Luxembourg, two members of the della Faille de Leverghem family and the four canons of the cathedral. The others were either abbots from Luxembourg or abroad.

On another note, Claire and Felix have chosen the charities who shall benefit from their wedding.

Luxarazzi : Charities to Benefit from the Wedding of Félix and Claire
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I surely can understand the wish to not burden the people of Lux with expenses of another wedding. The setting in the south of France will be lovely, with a castle for a reception, wow, can't be more fantastic! Without doubt there will be appearances in Luxembourg later. I hope Tessy will be in the wedding in some capacity, perhaps as a scripture reader, as Felix was at Guillaume's wedding. I recall that I was uber-impressed that Felix read in English with NO accent. Perfect unaccented standard English. These people are really capable.
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Yes, Mariel, that blew me away too. I loved the way Gui and Stephanie incorporated members of both families into their ceremony. Their wedding was regal and personal all at once...very moving.

I hope it will be the same for Felix and Claire!
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At what time is the marriage expected to take place?
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:02 PM
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USCtrojan, I just read somewhere that Felix studies at the Pontifical University as well, even though he is not getting his PhD. like Claire is. I don't know what Felix's course of study is but Claire sounds scary smart. Luxarazzi reports that she is currently a guest researcher/scholar at Georgetown University's Kennedy School of Ethics preparing her dissertation on the ethics of organ donation with relation to Germany, Austria and the U.S.

Very impressive young woman!

Also, according to Nice Matin no less than five bishops will concelebrate the Nuptial Mass including the Archbishop of Luxembourg and the Grand Duchy's papal nuncio.
wow, Claire is very smart women!!! by the way is she come from noble family like Stephanie?
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:32 AM
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Maybe the GD Family want to avoid the grumbling about cost to the taxpayers among a certain segment of Luxembourg society that took place when Guillaume married last year? I don't blame them. Why take on that headache when the bride has an uber wealthy daddy who is able and willing to spare no expense in two different countries?

I Googled the Basilica of St. Marie-Madeleine and not only is it very ancient(circa 1295) sacred(the relics of Mary Magdalene repose there), it is also breath takingly beautiful inside and out. With the bride's family owning a castle nearby to host the reception, Felix and Claire could not have chosen a more perfect spot to have their Nuptial Mass, imo.
That´s true,I have also googled the church immediately after I read that they are going to chose it for their wedding ceremony,it looks so beautiful and romantic in the pictures :-)
It is a good decision to have the wedding in a different country,if they pay for the wedding expenses there will be less criticism and everyone can enjoy the wedding without having to make any nasty comments (as have happened in UK,Sweden and other nations.)
I do not understand why people constantly complain about the costs of a royal wedding so much-after all it is a great way of publicity for the nation who is celebrating, it stimulates tourism and it is a good news compared to all the misery that happens in politics and economy...
Personally I am delighed to watch a glamourous royal wedding because most commoners with a normal job could not afford to have such a big celebration-If there were no royal weddings, only people like Donald Trump and celebrities would have such big weddings... We would miss out a lot of elegance,beautiful traditions and class that only a royal wedding can deliver

I am really looking forward to the wedding of Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher & I am already wondering who is going to design the bridal dress? Surely Claire Lademacher is going to be a lovely, elegant bride-she looks very pretty in the pictures! I am glad to know that she is also very academic and smart
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:54 AM
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I'm sure this is going to be an elegant wedding. Claire will be a beautiful bride.
Looks like Claire's parents are footing the bill... well, I hope they will enjoy it at least! Glad we have the dates!
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wow, Claire is very smart women!!! by the way is she come from noble family like Stephanie?
No, Claire is not from the nobility. But her father Hartmut is quite brilliant, a self-made billionaire and a philanthropist with castles and real estate all across Europe and the USA.
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Since Claire is not from the nobility, will she wear a tiara? Will the GD give her a title before the religious ceremony or after? I can't remember what it was like for Stephanie, and Tessy was not exactly the normal case.
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Since Claire is not from the nobility, will she wear a tiara? Will the GD give her a title before the religious ceremony or after? I can't remember what it was like for Stephanie, and Tessy was not exactly the normal case.
stephanie wore a tiara both before her wedding and during. however, the tiara used for the wedding was one of her own family heirloom.
tessy did not wear a tiara.
i believe claire will wear a tiara, either a GD tiara or even a tiara bought by her own family for the ocassion (although i think it will most likely be a tiara lent by her future mother in law).
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The Grand Duchess seems very generous with her tiaras so I think Claire will wear a tiara.
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I share your belief that Claire will wear a tiara. Most likely it will be on loan from Maria Theresa.

The Grand Duchess has been very generous when it comes to sharing her tiaras with the younger generation. Although Tessy didn't wear one at her wedding, she wore at least three different tiaras afterwards.

I wonder if it will be the Congo necklace tiara? It was the wedding tiara of the previous generation, but in the meantime they thought of selling it off. And it hasn't been seen for decades.
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