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Old 03-19-2018, 05:55 PM
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I agree. Why are footballers, actors and singers in black tie at the Festival de Cannes, at the Laureus Awards, at the Césars, the Ballon d'Or and not guests at a State Banquet in the Palais de l'Élysée?

I am curious to learn if the grand-ducal couple will organize a black tie return event, like the Dutch did at the Petit-Palais. (M. Hollande ignored that dresscode anyway).
Not a return dinner so to speak but a cocktail party in the gardens of the Rodin Museum.

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It was an embarrassment, if not borderline rude : he stayed only for 15 minutes !
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Yes, for a country with the stature of France this is a pathetic display when hosting a STATE visit.
To be fair: it was already downsized under Chirac (black tie), furtherer downsized by Sarkozy (business suit). One could not expect the socialist Hollande to return to black tie.

Macron already is nicknamed Jupiter for his studied grandesse. He has clearly upped, like the ceremony at Les Invalides and the long dresses for ladies. Let us give some credit. The anti-establishment media can be merciless when Jupiter becomes Dieu (in their eyes)....
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Wort's combined gallery for Day 1: Toutes les images de la visite d'Etat en France

The court also updated their Day 1 gallery. GD Maria Teresa's dress flows nicely.
http://www.monarchie.lu/pictures/pho...f_diner_01.JPG
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:30 PM
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Yes, for a country with the stature of France this is a pathetic display when hosting a STATE visit.
I will not call this sight "pathetic". But it's a matter of ... taste i presume.

https://blobsvc.wort.lu/picture/5556...5df3922aed977e

Another sign (?) of a long waited upgrade, the formal introductions in the Murat room, supressed by Hollande, were reintroduced tonight.

https://www.gettyimages.fr/license/934698816
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Another sign (?) of a long waited upgrade, the formal introductions in the Murat room, supressed by Hollande, were reintroduced tonight.

https://www.gettyimages.fr/license/934698816
That rug... so ugly.
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That rug... so ugly.
It's an expensive woolen carpet by the Savonnerie manufacture, part of a project of Mrs Macron to show French modern design at the Elysée palace.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:03 PM
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Thanks Nico. Ah...well, I appreciate Mrs. Macron's efforts even though I dislike the look.
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More pics of the welcome + meeting at the Elysée Palace, from the Grand ducal court website.

Visite d'État en France - Première journée - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Mars 2018

Quite a warm welcome i must say...
Thanks for the link!
French military uniform, especially upper ranks, is the best in Europe.
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That rug... so ugly.
I agree. Aesthetically speaking that rug is very unfortunate. ..
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Thanks for the link!
French military uniform, especially upper ranks, is the best in Europe.
I agree. And very recognizeably French also.

It was no dresscode cravate-noire (smoking) but I saw lot of guests with a black suit and black tie, like President Macron. In this way it is not distracting. Actually it was the Grand-Duke with his ugly striped tie whom was off-key next to his glamorous spouse: picture.

We saw it earlier with the Chinese State Visit to Amsterdam. The Chinese guests did not follow the dresscode cravate-blanche (white tie) but by wearing black, they did not clash with the non-Chinese attendants at the banquet, it all looked uniform and stylish: picture.

My recommendation would be, if no cravate-noire is set as dresscode: "Gentlemen in black suit with black tie".
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First photos of day 2 today, March 20 (gettyimages calls it day 3 due to the arrival photos on Sunday..):


** gettyimages gallery: Official Visit OF Grand-Duc Henri Of Luxembourg and Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa Of Luxembourg : Day Three **
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I am sorry to say, but the Grand-Duchess looks way too casual for a State Visit. In trousers? No hat? No gloves? No jewels?
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:36 AM
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Video of the State Dinner :



Blast from the past : the state dinner at the Elysée palace back in 1978.

https://cd-i-hosted-pageflow.codevis...JPG?1464918692

White tie for men ... but still Joséphine-Charlotte didn't wear a tiara !
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Visite d’État en France: Jour 2 - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Mars 2018
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Updated gallery of the day 2 :

https://www.wort.lu/fr/luxembourg/to...097cee25b8570d

And a very special visit at the Académie Française.

http://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Polit...ancais-1482857
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Visit at the French Senate !

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Luxembourg State Visit to France: March 19-21, 2018

More family attended the evening event at Musée Rodin.
http://www.monarchie.lu/pictures/pho..._Rodin_002.JPG
http://www.monarchie.lu/pictures/pho..._Rodin_005.JPG

Visite d'État en France - Deuxième journée - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Mars 2018
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super excited to see all the family in the state visit! awesome cameos.
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Very nice ! I believe one or two of the children currently live in Paris.
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I am sorry to say, but the Grand-Duchess looks way too casual for a State Visit. In trousers? No hat? No gloves? No jewels?
She looked lovely. All you mention are out of date relics of the past.
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