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Old 06-24-2018, 01:02 PM
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At yesterday's pictures it again stood out that spouses of princes of Luxembourg are not treated equally to the born princes in terms of orders: Gold Lion of the Housemof Nassau for Henri, his children snd wife but only order of Adolphe of Nassau for his daughters-in-law. When can Stephanie expect yo be upgraded? When she becomes grand duchess? She has been more active in representing the house in 6 years than most of her siblings-in-law their whole life.

I can see why Tessy who was only elevated to princess of Nassau and not yo princess of Luxembourg woukd not receive the highest order but shouldn't it either be tight to the prince(ss) of Luxembourg title or to representation expectations?
The wives of the princes of Luxembourg can't receive the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, if king Willem-Alexander and grand duke Henri don't change the rules of conferring the Order

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The King and the Grand Duke of Luxembourg are joint Grand Masters of the Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau. They may confer decorations in this Order separately or together. The Order symbolises the unity and solidarity between the two branches of the House of Nassau. There is only one class: Knight. Princes and Princesses born into the two branches, and the sons, daughters, brothers and sisters of the heads of both branches are Knights of the Order of the Golden Lion of Nassau from birth. The Order may be conferred on sovereigns and members of other royal houses, and also on individuals with the title of ‘Excellency’ if they have earned a distinguished international reputation.
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Awarded for Luxembourg: sovereigns, princes of sovereign houses and heads of state for meritorious service to the Grand Duke and country
Princes who are sons or brothers of the heads of the two lines of the House of Nassau are born knights of the order. In 1984, Queen Beatrix and Grand Duke Jean made an agreement that princesses (daughters of the heads of the two lines of the House of Nassau) may be admitted when they reach the age of majority (18).
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I think it's always been that way. Josephine-Charlotte and Maria Teresa received the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau when their husbands succeeded.

Even daughters aren't treated equally. They only get the Order at 18 whereas sons are born members.

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, simply the current policy. Since the order is shared with the Dutch, any changes need agreement from both royal houses.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:21 PM
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At yesterday's pictures it again stood out that spouses of princes of Luxembourg are not treated equally to the born princes in terms of orders: Gold Lion of the Housemof Nassau for Henri, his children snd wife but only order of Adolphe of Nassau for his daughters-in-law. When can Stephanie expect yo be upgraded? When she becomes grand duchess? She has been more active in representing the house in 6 years than most of her siblings-in-law their whole life.

I can see why Tessy who was only elevated to princess of Nassau and not yo princess of Luxembourg woukd not receive the highest order but shouldn't it either be tight to the prince(ss) of Luxembourg title or to representation expectations?
According the Statutes of the Order in the Golden Lion of the House Nassau, children of the Head of the House of Nassau (Luxembourg) or children of the Head of the House Orange-Nassau (Netherlands) have the Order by birthright (but only wear it from the age of 18).

Also in other monarchies we see differences with spouses. Diana had and Catherine has no any British Order at all (I consider the RFO more as a private token of appreciation than as an Order.).

That Princess Alexandra has this Order has nothing to do with hard work or an exemplaric royal life. She already had it when she took her first breath. Likewise we may say that a Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy turned into a Princess Stéphanie just got the Order of Adolphe de Nassau for being the wife of.

I think we may expect the Golden Lion after the birth of a future Heir. Or when Prince Guillaume becomes the Grand-Duke.
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Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau
The Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau is a chivalric order shared by the two branches of the House of Nassau (the Ottonian and Walramian lines).

In the context of the elder Walramian line, this order is the highest Luxembourgian national order and is bestowed by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. It may be awarded to sovereigns, princes of sovereign houses and heads of state for meritorious service to Luxembourg and the Grand Duke.

In the context of the younger Ottonian line, this order is a house order (dynastic order) of the Dutch Royal House of Orange-Nassau and is awarded as a personal gift by the King of the Netherlands. In this case, the honour is conferred on a person who has rendered special service to the Royal House.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_...ouse_of_Nassau
Luxarazzi 101: Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau

The Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau
The Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau is an order of merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for meritorious service to the Grand Duke, the Grand-Ducal House and Luxembourg. It was founded in 1858 as a chivalric order of the Duchy of Nassau by Adolphe of Nassau in honor of his namesake and ancestor, Adolf, Count of Nassau, the only member of the House of Nassau to have been Roman King of Germany. After the Duchy of Nassau was annexed by Prussia in 1866 and Adolphe became Grand Duke of Luxembourg in 1890, he revived the order as an order of merit.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_...lphe_of_Nassau
Luxarazzi 101: The Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau

Order of the Oak Crown
The Order of the Oak Crown is an order of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Oak_Crown
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The Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
The Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is an order of merit of Luxembourg, instituted on 23 January 23 1961 by Grand Duchess Charlotte. Grand Master of the order is the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Besides the five classes, a gilt medal can also be bestowed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_..._of_Luxembourg
Luxarazzi 101: The Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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