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Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 PM
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Yes, that was one of a series of photos from the private de Lannoy family album released last April on the occasion of Stephanie's engagement.

My personal favorite is the one taken when she is about six months old. She is in her mother's arms grinning up at her while chewing at Countess Alix's necklace. It is so precious to see the look of total delight on the face of that baby, looking at her mama!

In fact most of Stephanie's baby pictures depict her smiling. She was utterly adorable as a child, as was her fiance Guillaume.

Their own children should be spectacular.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:34 PM
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Yes, that was one of a series of photos from the private de Lannoy family album released last April on the occasion of Stephanie's engagement.

My personal favorite is the one taken when she is about six months old. She is in her mother's arms grinning up at her while chewing at Countess Alix's necklace. It is so precious to see the look of total delight on the face of that baby, looking at her mama!

In fact most of Stephanie's baby pictures depict her smiling. She was utterly adorable as a child, as was her fiance Guillaume.

Their own children should be spectacular.
Was a link to these pictures ever shared on this forum? I'd love to see them.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:13 PM
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Thank you for the pictures. She was a very lovely child and turned out into a very lovely young lady.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:40 AM
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Here is a wonderful article that just came out in Hello Magazine entitled: "Ahead of the Luxembourg royal wedding: Memories of Grand Duke and Duchess, Henri and Maria Teresa's union." It's full of great pictures of Henri and Maria Teresa's engagement and wedding where one can she how absolutely lovely young Maria Teresa was. In my humble opinion, she was one of the prettier royal brides in recent history.

With a month to go until the Luxembourg royal wedding we remember the union of Grand Duke Henri and his wife Maria Teresa - hellomagazine.com
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:15 AM
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I agree!
She was very attractivewhen she was young.

(I was so surprised, I never expected that was the same woman, she looks so different now).
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:05 AM
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Does anyone know who will represent the BRF?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:11 AM
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Does anyone know who will represent the BRF?
Nobody has been confirmed as attending from the BRF. There are rumours it will be William and Catherine.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:15 AM
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Does anyone know who will represent the BRF?
I'm guessing it will be TRH The Earl & Countess of Wessex.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:18 AM
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Nobody has been confirmed as attending from the BRF. There are rumours it will be William and Catherine.
Haven't those rumours already been denied?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:20 AM
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Nobody has been confirmed as attending from the BRF. There are rumours it will be William and Catherine.
*crosses fingers*
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I'm guessing it will be TRH The Earl & Countess of Wessex.
Yes you're probably right Dman
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:33 AM
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Haven't those rumours already been denied?
Not publicly as far as I am aware. The official calender for the 20th October lists no one doing engagements except The Duke of Kent.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:38 AM
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I think it's a given that it will be The Earl and Countess of Wessex, particularly if all the other "Crown Princely" couples will attend, as Edward and Sophie know them very well and have attended many of their weddings (Charlene and Albert's, Fred and Mary's, Mette-Marit and Haakon's, Willem and Maxima's, Martha-Louise and Ari's and Daniel and Victoria's to name a few.), and they are considered friends. Perhaps Charles and Camilla will go as well, as Prince Michael and Princess Michael attended Albert and Charlene's.

I believe the rumour of William and Catherine attending was made a rumour and it wa said that they would not be attending as they had other committments. No one on the BRF court circular is listed as going, and the only member with an engagement that day is The Duke of Kent.

I think it is only right that Edward and Sophie go, they have probably met Guillaume and perhaps know him slightly better than William and Catherine will ever know him. The Wessex's appear to have developed relationships with the other foreign Royals, and are considered friends. They are invited to family occasions (Willem 40th and Martha-Louise's 40th birthdays, and Sophie went to the Monaco Grand Prix with Albert and Charlene, even though they were private and not state occasions), and they are the only one's who greeted Daniel and Carl Philip when they walked past them at the Olympic's in 2012. They have forged good friendships, and the BRF would do well to allow them to keep this up, as it will enable Charles to have allies (if we can use that word) when he becomes King, thanks to his younger brother and sister-in-law's hard work. Even before he married Sophie, Edward attended many foreign Royal occasions and he can be seen with the other Prince's (Fred, Haakon and even Princess Victoria) at many state occasions prior to Sophie coming along. Edward attended Infanta Cristina's and he attended the 60th birthday celebrations for Haarold and Sonia in 1997. He was obviously sent as he was the youngest child of the Queen, and the one nearest the other attendees ages, however he has done a good job at keeping up the friendships.

I do have to say it is quite bad that the BRF only ever normally send one couple to represent them, when many other Royal families send their Monarch and heir-apparent, but it's how the BRF works.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:40 AM
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What about Jordan , Morocco & the Gulf states?
I remember GD Maria Teresa attended prince Hamzah & princess Noor of Jordan`s wedding.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:01 PM
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I think the Wessexs will be going although it wouldn't hurt for the Cambridges to start attending these kind of events too. Since the "Firm" is starting to slim down the Monarchy and putting forward the new faces of the royal family, it would be nice for William & Catherine to establish a relationship with their royal counterparts. The Wessexs do a pretty good job at this but I do think it's time for the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge to start establishing a relationship with other royals. Their teaming up with Crown Prince & Princess of Denmark was a good start.

I'm just looking forward to watching the coverage of the wedding. No doubt Stephanie will make a very beautiful bride.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:21 PM
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Of all people, it should be Charles and Camilla making connections. William and Catherine should be making connections in a few years when their counterparts are of a decent age to talk properly.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:29 PM
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Well, that's true it would be nice for the Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall to attend the royal wedding but lets not forget that Guillaume & Stephanie are around the same age as the Cambridges as well as Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel.

Whoever represent the British royal family at the wedding will do a good job and enjoy mingling with everyone at the wedding.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:50 PM
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Although I don't think the attendence of the royal wedding have anything to do with age. If that was the case, al lot of the younger royals should've attended William & Catherine's wedding last year.

I think it's all down to who's invited and who's schedual will allow them to attend. Until a few years ago, Prince Charles used to attend foreign royal weddings but now the Queen usually send the Earl & Countess of Wessex. The Kents and Gloucesters also go to these things. I don't see any official engagements schedualed for Edward & Sophie during October 20th, so I'm thinking they will attend. I was just stating that I think it's time for the Cambridges to establish a relationship with their young royal counterparts and attending Guillaume & Stephanie's wedding would've been great.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:59 PM
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I bet a lot of people of the Belgium Royal familly will attend. But princess Astrid's children too?
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:21 PM
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Norway will be represented at the wedding by King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn, according to the Norwegian Royal Court's information chief, Sven Gjeruldsen.

Hele kongefamilien drar til Luxembourg - VG Nett om Kongehuset
Is there any particular reason for such a strong showing from the Norwegians or is this common for so many members to attend a wedding?
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