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Old 03-07-2006, 08:17 PM
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They do, Grand Duke Jean's mom, Grand Duchess Charlotte was the monarch before she abdicated in favor of her son. But as Warren said, the male line has to be completely extinct before the women gets the throne. It's Semi-Salic Law.
Actually, I said that.

That's not to discredit Warren, though, I'm just making a point.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:57 PM
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Actually, I said that.
That's not to discredit Warren, though, I'm just making a point.
How did I get mixed up in this? . The credit is suturegeisha's. :)
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:53 PM
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I'm sorry I didn't see your post! :(
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:05 PM
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I have a question,where did the Grand Ducal couple met,i know they met at university or something like that,but I want to know more about which univesity,the duke studied there or it was a special event,and does Maria-Theresa came from a wealthy family?
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:04 PM
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I have a question,where did the Grand Ducal couple met,i know they met at university or something like that,but I want to know more about which univesity,the duke studied there or it was a special event,and does Maria-Theresa came from a wealthy family?
The stories about how they met vary a bit; according one, they met in the university study group. He was using a false name and his coverstory was that his parents were diplomats or something like that. She learned the truth only after they had dated sometime and dumped him because he had lied to her He chased her around for a long time and then she finally gave in and married him. Other story goes that she was visiting friends in Barcelona, and he was there too; someone asked her to act as his guide to all things mundane, as he was a little helpless due to his status and upbringing. They went later to the same university and continued to date. Third version is that they met in Geneva through mutual friends, while studying there. The last one is probably true. Did you know, by the way, that Henri wanted all his children to go to ordinary schools because he was taught at home and has hence always regretted for not having close friends because of that?

The interesting thing is that I have read articles in which MT has pretty much confirmed each version, so who knows what the reality is

MT's grandfather was a Cuban bankman, and it is said that the reason Henri was allowed to marry her was that she had money of her own. Though how much money, is unclear; her family doesn't strike to me as fabulously rich. MT's parents are dead, but her brother attended the silver anniversary; he was the bald, sort of boxer-looking guy whose wife had big, blond hair.
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:54 PM
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MT's grandfather was a Cuban bankman, and it is said that the reason Henri was allowed to marry her was that she had money of her own. Though how much money, is unclear; her family doesn't strike to me as fabulously rich. MT's parents are dead, but her brother attended the silver anniversary; he was the bald, sort of boxer-looking guy whose wife had big, blond hair.
I think her family was very rich. Have you ever seen pictures of the house (mansion) in Geneva where she grew up? BTW, that was her younger brother Luis and his wife Nicole. She also has a sister, Catalina, and an older brother, Antonio.

According to interviews with MT, she and Henri were introduced through mutual friends of both of their parents with whom Henri came to live when he attended the University of Geneva. Henri and MT were in the same political science program for four years. They decided early on that they were meant "one for the other" but kept it a secret from everyone. (However, she has said that her parents had Henri over to dinner every night.)

There seem to have been many ups and downs over the last ten years. There have been rumors of Maria Teresa's alcoholism and Henri's affair with Lydie Polfer, along with Maria Teresa's nervous breakdown, breast implants, and tearful meeting with journalists to tell of the abuse of Josephine-Charlotte. Her son, Crown Prince Guillaume, appears to have dropped out of college and now Prince Louis has had a child at nineteen. All rather shocking from the "nice" Luxembourg royal family.
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Old 09-03-2006, 06:20 PM
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There seem to have been many ups and downs over the last ten years. There have been rumors of Maria Teresa's alcoholism and Henri's affair with Lydie Polfer, along with Maria Teresa's nervous breakdown, breast implants, and tearful meeting with journalists to tell of the abuse of Josephine-Charlotte. Her son, Crown Prince Guillaume, appears to have dropped out of college and now Prince Louis has had a child at nineteen. All rather shocking from the "nice" Luxembourg royal family.
They are people. Wow.

I think the press meeting did happen. Louis had his baby. JC wasn't too keen on MT - but was she too keen on anyone? About the rest, well, it's possible. Anything can happen, and sometimes even the best of people get sidetracked. I think - and don't kill me for saying this - that the reason H and MT have become a good target to all sorts of rumours is that they look like two extremely different people. He's shy and retiring, she's outgoing and bold. He likes books and classical music and fishing and hunting, she enjoys pop and dancing and clothes. He is private and modest, she likes attention. He's athletic (as in has run marathons), she enjoys her chocolate ice-cream. Sometimes the same opposites that attract at first later tear you apart.

Except these two don't have that kind of luxury. They run a conservative country. They have five kids. I recently read that H barely knew his parents growing up and so has been very careful to be the best father. They present a nice picture outside, and quite really, no-one knows what goes behind that but they themselves.
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Oh fabulous... I've finally discovered a preety normal royal family!! Yeahhhhh!!!
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Old 11-30-2006, 01:59 AM
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No one is perfect espically not the Luxembourg royal family even tho they hold titles and we don't does not make them mistake free. They have the most normal lives out of all of the European royal families I watch this show callled royal families of the world and saw the members of Luxembourg royal family . Riding their bicycles on a nice summer day this show was taped back in 1998 when Herni was still Hereditary Grand Duke not Crown Prince because he was not heir to a throne of a kingdom or a empire that is the correct title of the heir
to the Luxembourg throne is Hereditary Grand Duke period.
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Oh fabulous... I've finally discovered a preety normal royal family!! Yeahhhhh!!!
I hate to be the gossip queen (as if ), but I read from some other forum that the unofficial word in Luxembourg is that the GD Maria Teresa actually lives in Paris, alone, and comes back only to attend her official duties. No reason as to why that is though...
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House of Nassau?

What could you possibly tell me about the House of Nassau ?

Especially the Nassau-Weilburg connection ?
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:57 PM
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Different kinds of Nassau surname

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i wanted to ask a few questions if its ok maybe someone can answer

-which of the grand duke's siblings live in luxembourg?

-which of the castles do they stay in or do they stay with the GD and his family?

-where is GD Jean living?

-and if anybody knew their protocol
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:26 PM
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wikipedia says that henri and his family reside in berg castle.
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i wanted to ask a few questions if its ok maybe someone can answer

-which of the grand duke's siblings live in luxembourg?

-which of the castles do they stay in or do they stay with the GD and his family?

-where is GD Jean living?

-and if anybody knew their protocol
Grand Duke Jean lives at Fischbach castle which was before the residence of Grand Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. They switched their Castles in 2002 and Henri and Maria Teresa live now at Colmar-Berg. They have also the use of the Palace in Luxembourg-City for official acts.
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Old 02-12-2007, 05:23 AM
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i wanted to ask a few questions if its ok maybe someone can answer

-which of the grand duke's siblings live in luxembourg?

-which of the castles do they stay in or do they stay with the GD and his family?

-where is GD Jean living?

-and if anybody knew their protocol
Grand Duke Henri's younger brother Prince Guillaume is living with his wife Sibilla in Contern (Luxembourg).

All the other siblings are living abroad: Princess Marie Astrid with Archduke Hans Christian of Austria are living somewhere in Austria, Princess Margaretha with Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein are living in Brussels because her husband is Prince Nikolaus is the Ambassador of Liechtenstein in Belgium and non-resident Ambassador to the Holy See.
Prince Jean is living in Paris with his children after the devorce of Helen Vesture and giving up his rights in 1986.

For Grand Ducal protocol look here: http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ocol-4251.html
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Corret me if I am wrong but the House of Nassau is a branch of the Dutch royal house of Nassau-Orange.
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The Dutch Royal House

Genealogy of the House Orange-Nassau

Joan's Dutch Royal Genealogy (Orange-Nassau)

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