The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg > Major Royal Events

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #421  
Old 09-26-2012, 01:12 PM
Dman's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 7,339
It's a shame that the Cambridges won't be attending but it's going to be a beautiful wedding anyway.

I really like their monogram.
__________________

__________________
  #422  
Old 09-26-2012, 01:15 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,421
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeOfAster View Post
I had not heard the Crown Princess of Japan was having any health problems so that is nor good to hear. Speedy recovery.
The Crown Princess has suffered from depression for many years now; Masako effectively withdrew from public life and only makes handful of appearances.
You can read more of that in this thread - Crown Princess Masako's adjustment disorder
__________________

  #423  
Old 09-26-2012, 01:20 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Posts: 373
Doesn't Stephanie look skinnier than ever in those new pics??

So now we have Hakoon and MM, Daniel and Victoria confirmed.
and Charlene was seen in Paris doing Haute couture dresses so I guess she and Albert are attending,, I guess Mary and Fred and going, no idea about Marie and her hubby (forgot his name).
__________________
  #424  
Old 09-26-2012, 01:30 PM
DukeOfAster's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pembroke, United States
Posts: 180
I think she looks thinner because of her hair being down and straightened. I think she looks GREAT for a person who had ALOT on her plate.
__________________
  #425  
Old 09-26-2012, 01:42 PM
kathia_sophia's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South, Portugal
Posts: 1,723
i LOVE that the Norwegen royals are attending in full, i just wished that the Swedish royals could come full too, but im happy anyway for Victoria and Daniel only...

Maxima and WA will attend of course, as Guillaume is godfather of Ariane, but i not sure about Queen Beatrix and Prince Constanjin and Princess Laurentien but as both families are close, they might attend as well.

Charlene, Albert, Mary and Frederik will highly go as well, i think Marie and Joachim will stay on their homeland to be regent if Queen Margaret goes, if she doesnt go, then i think they might attend too.

althought Masako is more happy now than before, she will not attend, she kept away from this kind of thing since having depression. but im happy for Crown Prince Naruhito.

so its almost 100% that the Earl and Countess of Wessex will represent Great Britain. they alway attended this kind of affairs, so its not surprising.

Felipe and Letizia might go as well to represent Spain along with Queen Sofia.

the Belgian royals...we know that they all go...

now, for other royal houses, Princess Lalla Salma or Prince Moulay Rachid or Princess Lalla Meryem will probably represent Morocco. i wonder if the Sultan of Brunei will attend as well. Probably no Bhutan royals. and i wonder if Rania will go with her husband or if they'll send Queen Noor or other member of Jordanian royal family. Prince Alois and Princess Sophie will probably represent Liechenstein, and i expect to see some non-reigning houses like the Greek royal, Romanian royals, Bulgarian royals, Portuguese Duke and Duchess, etc...

im so freaking excited!!!!!!!!!
__________________
♫A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.♥
  #426  
Old 09-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,190
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRoyalCouturier View Post
Charlene was seen in Paris doing Haute couture dresses so I guess she and Albert are attending...... Marie and her hubby (forgot his name).
Whilst it is likely she'll go, Charlene going on one shopping trip in Paris (of which you cannot tell what she bought) hardly proves she's going to the wedding.

Marie's husbands name is Joachim, he is a Prince of Denmark.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
  #427  
Old 09-26-2012, 04:09 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duchess of Durham View Post
Stumbled on this article about the cost of the wedding, Cost of Luxembourg's royal wedding is revealed as excitement builds.


"They (The Grand Ducal Family) will be responsible for paying for the accommodation and travel arrangements of foreign guests, among whom are likely to be a glittering array of European royals."

Is it customary for the royal family throwing a royal wedding to pay for travel arrangement for foreign guests?
My guess is they mean travel within Luxembourg....cars or busses between hotels, the palace and the cathedral etc.
__________________
  #428  
Old 09-26-2012, 05:18 PM
Duchess of Durham's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Durham, United States
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by NGalitzine View Post
My guess is they mean travel within Luxembourg....cars or busses between hotels, the palace and the cathedral etc.
That make sense. Thank you, NGalitzine!
__________________
  #429  
Old 09-26-2012, 05:46 PM
MissByrd's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ashburn, United States
Posts: 121
I so hope that we will be able to see the wedding here in the US. Our "media" is so totally ignorant of most of the European royals. They innundate us with info on political types and Hollywood types. There are tons of us who don't care at all about these self promoting "stars".
Anyway...hopefully, we will be able to see it somehow. I still look back to Victoria and Daniel's wedding as one of the most beautiful weddings ever. No thanks to any of our media sources.
__________________
"...and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story." C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  #430  
Old 09-26-2012, 09:05 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 4,905
I love their new monogram. It's beautiful and elegant.

I agree with Miss Byrd about the lamentable ignorance of the American media when it comes to European Royalty(unless they are named William, Catherine or Harry )

But never mind. I will find an internet live feed and watch it live. I have not been so excited about a Royal Wedding in many years. Nothing will cause me to miss this.
__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena
  #431  
Old 09-27-2012, 01:05 AM
stellad's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: , New Zealand
Posts: 678
Lovely monogram.
__________________
  #432  
Old 09-27-2012, 05:17 AM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 7,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissByrd
I so hope that we will be able to see the wedding here in the US. Our "media" is so totally ignorant of most of the European royals. They innundate us with info on political types and Hollywood types. There are tons of us who don't care at all about these self promoting "stars".
Anyway...hopefully, we will be able to see it somehow. I still look back to Victoria and Daniel's wedding as one of the most beautiful weddings ever. No thanks to any of our media sources.
This is so very true. I wish the media would take a break from the ugly pre-election hoopla, and classless behavior of the Kardashians (or whoever is dominating the 'See How Trashy I Am' scene), and give us a chance to view something decent that's happening on the world stage. Maybe the wedding won't be a top story,but it sure would give people a good reason to tune in to something that's happening beyond their backyard.
__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
  #433  
Old 09-27-2012, 05:23 AM
bertie5252003's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,680
mmmm ... well we all wish that DariaS, but I do love these new photos and the dress Stephanie is wearing .. one of the very few dresses that colour I have really liked...
__________________
  #434  
Old 09-27-2012, 07:02 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissByrd View Post
I so hope that we will be able to see the wedding here in the US. Our "media" is so totally ignorant of most of the European royals. They innundate us with info on political types and Hollywood types. There are tons of us who don't care at all about these self promoting "stars".
Anyway...hopefully, we will be able to see it somehow. I still look back to Victoria and Daniel's wedding as one of the most beautiful weddings ever. No thanks to any of our media sources.
I agree with your sentiments. It's, however, sadly doubtful that it will be carried on US TV for anything more than a few seconds in the news on certain channels. "We're" only interested in the British royals here! [tongue-in-cheek]. Thank God for the Internet. As others have pointed out, we will be able to see it over live streaming on certain web sites. It's better than nothing.
__________________
  #435  
Old 09-27-2012, 08:03 AM
KittyAtlanta's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: KittyLand Junction, United States
Posts: 3,023
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duchess of Durham View Post
Stumbled on this article about the cost of the wedding, Cost of Luxembourg's royal wedding is revealed as excitement builds.


"They (The Grand Ducal Family) will be responsible for paying for the accommodation and travel arrangements of foreign guests, among whom are likely to be a glittering array of European royals."

Is it customary for the royal family throwing a royal wedding to pay for travel arrangement for foreign guests?
This used to be the way it was done, for everyone. When I married in 1969, my parents arranged and paid for hotel accommodations and travel (unless by private car) for out-of-town guests. This isn't the case any more.
__________________
  #436  
Old 09-27-2012, 08:44 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Posts: 2,271
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rayarena View Post
I agree with your sentiments. It's, however, sadly doubtful that it will be carried on US TV for anything more than a few seconds in the news on certain channels. "We're" only interested in the British royals here! [tongue-in-cheek]. Thank God for the Internet. As others have pointed out, we will be able to see it over live streaming on certain web sites. It's better than nothing.
I must agree!

(Frankly, I doubt that the majority of Americans could even find Luxembourg on a map, and I'd venture to say most have no clue that the country even has a ruling family! So, hoping for media coverage is futile, imo.)

But someone here will come through with pictures for us.
__________________
  #437  
Old 09-27-2012, 09:57 AM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 647
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meraude View Post
But remember how it ended, two people virtually strangers before the wedding didn't made a happy marriage. (And Diana was not the only royal virgin bride whose marriage ended unhappily.)
One can never know, but I honestly don't see this happening with Guillaume and Stephanie, mostly because they are a low-profile couple . Also, both seem serious about their religion in the same way that the Royal Family of Belgium is, both staunch Catholics. Therefore I do not see divorce in their future, rather till death do they part like their parents' respective marriage(s). jmho.

Here's wishing them a long happy healthy marriage with two children, as the world is overpopulated as is with 7 billion people, thus two babies is more than enough imho. Time to set an example.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Rayarena View Post
Stephanie is a lovely young woman, and she looks very elegant in that hairdo and dress, but she more often than not looks so matronly. That dress just hangs down, no designs, no buttons, nothing but a long blue robe. In fact, it makes her look as if she's expecting. Surely, she could compromise, find an outfit fitting of a young aristocrat and royal bride-to-be and at the same time take advantage of her youthfulness. I remember the late Lady Diana Spencer and her many pictures with Charles. She seemed to find a nice balance that looked elegant and at the same time youthful.
I agree about the matronly look, but once again mine eyes see the same similarity with Lady Diana Spencer. Who can forget (those of us alive & cognizant at the time that is) the matronly ill-fitting black engagement dress she wore (see here: http://madameguillotine.files.wordpr...l2010_pa_b.jpg ), as well as the official engagement photo, wherein she too looked like she was expecting with her boobs sagging already: http://princessdianabookboutique.fil...engagement.jpg

Lol, I remember at the time I could *not* believe that she was a teenager. No way I said. She looked like no teenager I had ever seen before, not like my eldest brother who was her age at the time nor anybody in my highschool. Seriously, she looked old beyond her years.

That all changed, however, on the day she got married. Ah, sweet magical memories. She had literally transformed into the quintessential fairy-tale princess, one I'll never forget, one-of-a-kind, all others will forever be compared with her in my mind, and always have been.

Anyhow, I see a similar transformation occuring in Countess Stephanie, as the wedding draws nearer she's looking better & better, slimmer, more youthful, but still that innocence is there, the same kind of innocence that Lady Diana Spencer had.

Here's hoping Stephanie takes care of her beautiful fair peaches & cream complexion, and avoids tanning at all costs, as that's what ruined Princess Diana's skin imho, especially after the divorce. :(

Love one another, hold tight, grow old together, that's my wish for Guillaume and Stephanie.
__________________
"only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be"
  #438  
Old 09-27-2012, 10:47 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
One can never know, but I honestly don't see this happening with Guillaume and Stephanie, mostly because they are a low-profile couple . Also, both seem serious about their religion in the same way that the Royal Family of Belgium is, both staunch Catholics. Therefore I do not see divorce in their future, rather till death do they part like their parents' respective marriage(s). jmho.

Here's wishing them a long happy healthy marriage with two children, as the world is overpopulated as is with 7 billion people, thus two babies is more than enough imho. Time to set an example.




I agree about the matronly look, but once again mine eyes see the same similarity with Lady Diana Spencer. Who can forget (those of us alive & cognizant at the time that is) the matronly ill-fitting black engagement dress she wore (see here: http://madameguillotine.files.wordpr...l2010_pa_b.jpg ), as well as the official engagement photo, wherein she too looked like she was expecting with her boobs sagging already: http://princessdianabookboutique.fil...engagement.jpg

Lol, I remember at the time I could *not* believe that she was a teenager. No way I said. She looked like no teenager I had ever seen before, not like my eldest brother who was her age at the time nor anybody in my highschool. Seriously, she looked old beyond her years.

That all changed, however, on the day she got married. Ah, sweet magical memories. She had literally transformed into the quintessential fairy-tale princess, one I'll never forget, one-of-a-kind, all others will forever be compared with her in my mind, and always have been.

Anyhow, I see a similar transformation occuring in Countess Stephanie, as the wedding draws nearer she's looking better & better, slimmer, more youthful, but still that innocence is there, the same kind of innocence that Lady Diana Spencer had.

Here's hoping Stephanie takes care of her beautiful fair peaches & cream complexion, and avoids tanning at all costs, as that's what ruined Princess Diana's skin imho, especially after the divorce. :(

Love one another, hold tight, grow old together, that's my wish for Guillaume and Stephanie.
OMG! I had forgotten about that horrible blue dress that made her bosom sag as if she were a much older woman! I guess I was thinking of some of the non-official pictures that were taken of Diana were she looked like a lovely, youthful creature. But then again, those were unofficial pictures. Interestingly enough, Maria Teresa always looked youthful even in her official engagement pictures. I don't know if its because M-T had a cherubic face with the little turned up nose and she was so petite, or if she just chose better designs?
__________________
  #439  
Old 09-27-2012, 12:39 PM
Meraude's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: City on islands, Sweden
Posts: 1,099
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
One can never know, but I honestly don't see this happening with Guillaume and Stephanie, mostly because they are a low-profile couple . Also, both seem serious about their religion in the same way that the Royal Family of Belgium is, both staunch Catholics. Therefore I do not see divorce in their future, rather till death do they part like their parents' respective marriage(s). jmho.
I don't know (nor do I want to know) whether Stéphanie and/or Guillaume are virgins or not, and that is something that only matters to them. There are no longer any tradition or need to hang out the sheets for the wedding bed to prove (or disprove) a bride's virginity.

With the exceptions of Stéphanie appearing to be shy in those first photos' after the engagement, and being from a noble family, I don't see that many similarities to Diana. Charles and Diana hadn't had many opportunities of being alone and learn to know each others before their engagement, while Stéphanie and Guillaume have been dating for two years before they got engaged and have probably learned to know each others during those years. Stéphanie is almost ten years older than Diana was when she got engaged, and Stéphanie have more life experience than Diana had at the time, as she has studied and lived abroad. Stéphanie is more mature and she most likely has a more realistic view of what marriage means and what her role as a hereditary grand duchess will be, and what difficulties a life as a public person will bring.
__________________
  #440  
Old 09-27-2012, 01:38 PM
kathia_sophia's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South, Portugal
Posts: 1,723
as i thought, Queen Beatrix is attending as well as the Duke & Duchess of Braganza...
now the Danish could announce too, i wonder why not yet since they already updated some of their October engagements.
__________________

__________________
♫A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.♥
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Popular Tags
belgium brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy germany grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia luxembourg nobility official visit olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven poland president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince daniel prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen fabiola queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]