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Guillaume and Stéphanie: the Pre-Wedding Interview



The joint monogram of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

An interview with HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy has taken place. The content of this interview, along with pictures and videos of the event, and new official pictures, have been embargoed until today, 8 October 2012.

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:41 AM
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On Monday, RT.lu will broadcast a sit down interview with Guillaume and Stephanie that they taped on Tuesday.

Should be interesting, the first interview since the very brief one they did at their formal engagement in April.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:41 AM
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On Monday, RT.lu will broadcast a sit down interview with Guillaume and Stephanie that they taped on Tuesday.

Should be interesting, the first interview since the very brief one they did at their formal engagement in April.
Wow, I'm looking forward to seeing the interview.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:15 AM
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Will this interview be held in French or German?
Stephanie, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't appear to master German yet.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:49 AM
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It was reported she is learning Luxembourgish, but maybe not fluent enough for a whole interview. Maybe a few sentences? She is a linguist, having done graduate work in Russian. When she learns Luxembourgish fluently, she will be an excellent speaker of it, and I predict the Luxembourgers will like that!
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:55 AM
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It was reported she is learning Luxembourgish, but maybe not fluent enough for a whole interview. Maybe a few sentences? She is a linguist, having done graduate work in Russian. When she learns Luxembourgish fluently, she will be an excellent speaker of it, and I predict the Luxembourgers will like that!
I agree, I'd like to hear her speak Russian though.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:29 PM
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Will this interview be held in French or German?
Stephanie, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't appear to master German yet.
She lived in Berlin while obtaining her Master's in German Philology. I am sure she is quite fluent in German, as is Guillaume.

I think the interview was conducted in French and Luxembourgish. Guillaume tends to speak Luxembourgish when he is being interviewed in his home country, but I am not sure how proficient Stephanie is at this point, so she probably used French.

It would be great PR for her personally if she is able to demonstrate some progress in Luxembourgish. I hope she will at least try.
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I agree, I'd like to hear her speak Russian though.
Me too .
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Me three.

I am deeply impressed with the idea of any young person in their early 20's relocating to a completely foreign land-in Stephanie's case Russia-because she loved Russian literature and wanted to immerse herself in the language and culture in order to appreciate it's great novels in their original tongue.

That not only requires high intelligence, but courage and discipline as well, imo.
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Will this interview be held in French or German?
Stephanie, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't appear to master German yet.
She has lived in Berlin in order to obtain her master degree in German. So the German language won't be a problem for her. The question is, how good her Luxembourgish is by now. I bet she's already doing quite well. She is very experienced in language studies, and also already knows German, which in many ways is similar to Luxembourgish. I'm already very curious about the interview.
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New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her mother's engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.



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New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.

http://i47.tinypic.com/905yt1.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u8f7fr.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/qohx7c.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2clm47.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/9r632x.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/25k2ck3.jpg
Thank you for the lovely images. They're a beautiful couple.
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New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.

http://i47.tinypic.com/905yt1.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u8f7fr.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/qohx7c.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2clm47.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/9r632x.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/25k2ck3.jpg
Is there an explanation for how that gesture honors her mother? Is that a tradition I don't know about?

Edit: Oh! Her mother's engagement ring. I misunderstood, and yes, that is a nice and tasteful gesture.
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Is there an explanation for how that gesture honors her mother? Is that a tradition I don't know about?

Edit: Oh! Her mother's engagement ring. I misunderstood, and yes, that is a nice and tasteful gesture.
Lol, I just realized how confusing that sounded and corrected it.
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Lol, I just realized how confusing that sounded and corrected it.
:) It happens. Thank you for posting the pictures.
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She looks so pretty with her hair down, specially when she's wearing the flowery blue dress
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New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her mother's engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.



http://i47.tinypic.com/905yt1.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u8f7fr.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/qohx7c.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2clm47.jpg

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http://i49.tinypic.com/25k2ck3.jpg
What a nice gesture. Her mother's ring looks beautiful.
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The Interview with the bridal Couple.
For now only ther german Version of wort.lu has it, but soon it will also be avalible in the english Version
Wort.lu - Plaudern mit Erbgroßherzog Guillaume und Gräfin Stéphanie de Lannoy
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Thank You for sharing.
I've found the French version of interview, and as I have a good knowlege of it I could understand about what they are talking. Rather interesting interview:about the wedding, their plans, how they met, the number of children they want to have etc.
Link to the French variant:
Wort.lu - Stéphanie et Guillaume à coeur ouvert
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Stephanie looks gorgeous! So young, fresh and pretty.
Love the way Guillaume is looking at her in some of the pictures: these two are really sweet together and on fast track of becoming my favourite royal couple.
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