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Old 10-30-2013, 08:05 PM
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I agree with you and thank you for bringing it up. Are they members of opus dei? The whole family?
I agree about the issues of representing a country vs. divisive.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:32 PM
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Good points Marengo, but I don't believe that the GD family as a whole is that conservative. Felix and his now wife Claire reportedly co-habitated in Rome for several years before their wedding in September. Louis famously impregnated his girlfriend as a non-married teenager. Guillaume is good friends with the openly gay mayor of Luxembourg City, who was permitted to escort his same sex partner to Guillaume's pre-wedding Gala.

Most Royal Catholic couples go to Rome for a pontifical audience and blessing soon after their wedding. They also receive a special benediction at their nuptials. This is the rule, not the exception.

As for the population, no, I agree that Luxembourg is probably not crawling with Opus Dei members. But they are more conservative, Catholic and low key than most other countries(except Lichtenstein) and as such, the current Grand Ducal family seems ideal for them.

As far as has been demonstrated, the religious beliefs and observances of the Grand Duke and his family have not been a divisive issue for Luxembourgers.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:11 AM
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thanks for the video of G and S visiting the pope. they looked delighted to meet him.


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So only the CATHOLIc Queens can wear white mantilla? Interesting. It means that Queen Margarete of Denmark, or Queen Beatrix worn BLACK mantillas? I did not know.
Apparently Quuen rania considered that she has this right, because she repeated the white veil while visiting Pope Francis

Stephanie and Guillaume bowed to the Popem but the Pope bowed to Queen Rania.


I dont know what the protocol is concerning mantilla colours. the catholic queens privilege du blanc is for the dress they wear, and mantilla as well - but i dont know if wearing JUST a white mantilla would be wrong protocol. judging rania has worn a white headscarf (note this is not a mantilla), i assume this is the right thing to do.

concerning why the pope bowed to queen rania, i am also dubious - i guess it's just the polite greeting to a stateswoman by a man: since rania is not catholic, they are just greeting each other like any two statespeople would. maybe someone else has a better explanation though.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:59 AM
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Queen Rania caused a firestorm when she was received by Benedict XVI and wore a silvery grey/white outfit with matching mantilla. It was very definitely inappropriate, as she is not a Catholic queen and was entitled to wear only black.

But she looked incredibly beautiful, just the same!

Queen Rania wore it in an audience with John Paul II, not with Benedict XVI.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:53 AM
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Yes she did Noor Mariam, I have realized my mistake. Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:41 PM
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Queen Rania caused a firestorm when she was received by Benedict XVI and wore a silvery grey/white outfit with matching mantilla. It was very definitely inappropriate, as she is not a Catholic queen and was entitled to wear only black.

But she looked incredibly beautiful, just the same!
I think this is the photo you're talking about:

Pope John Paul II Meets King Abdullah Of Jordania And Queen
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:46 PM
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Don't know what the fuss was about. She was standing beside the Pope who was wearing white and whatever colour Rania was wearing . . . it was not white!

The style and type of Audience with the Pope have changed a lot over the years. I will never forget QEII in 1980 when the Queen made history after becoming the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican.

Wow, a tiara occasion no less.

https://www.google.com/search?q=quee...tm%3B238%3B178

Times have changed a lot since then and I cannot see the present Pope being big on Ceremony. I don't think he would embarrass any guest, official or private, if they were not dressed in accordance with the "Rules".

I think the Swiss Guard would maybe toss out a bare waisted woman with a ring in her navel . . . but that is just good taste!
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This wonderful dress again. I love it !
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This wonderful dress again. I love it !
I do too! She looks just stunning in this dress! It's a god done looking forward to seeing it again in the future.
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Luxarazzi : Guillaume and Stéphanie Out and About
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Thanks julliette. This is an incredibly worthwhile cause, and is exactly what Stephanie indicated before marriage that she was interested in. Too bad there are not more photos and publicity.
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Thank you, Julliette.

I like Moonmaiden23, would have loved to see pictures. It's a shame that some of these go pictureless...
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Their Royal Highnesses HGD Guillaume & HGD Stéphanie attend the academic meeting organized on the occasion of 25 years of "Bio-Lëtzebuerg - Bio-fir Vereenegung Landwirtschaft Lëtzbuerg association" which was held at the Cultural Center An der Dällt in Munsbach.



Bio-Lëtzebuerg Vereenegung fir Bio-Landwirtschaft Lëtzbuerg asbl célèbre ses 25ans - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Novembre 2013
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Stephanie looks lovely from the neck up, but I am not sure about what she is wearing. I can't see it well as she is sitting, but it looks rather schoolmarm-ish.

Oh well, no matter. It's good to see she and Guillaume out and about again. I was starting to become concerned!
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Not enough pix but she looks lovely !
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Stéphanie and Guillaume attended an event by the Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg. There's a video (starting at 1:55).
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Cérémonie de remise de prix européen pour jeunes entrepreneurs - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Décembre 2013

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Luxembourg's Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie will visit China for a second time from December 16 to help develop new business and strengthen ties between the two countries.
The couple will be part of a delegation, including Economy Minister Etienne Schneider and Secretary of State for Economy Francine Closener, which will remain in China from December 16 to 20.
Wort.lu - Guillaume and Stéphanie make return trip to China
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