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Stefan 04-26-2012 03:10 AM

Engagement of HGD Guillaume & Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy; April 26, 2012
 
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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume is engaged to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy.


The engagement of Herediary Grand Duke Guillame and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy was announced on Thursday 26.04.2012.
There will be a Press Conference at 10h30
RTL.lu - Society - Ierfgroussherzog Guillaume: Verlobung confirméiert!

American Dane 04-26-2012 03:12 AM

Congratulation Guillaume! And best wishes to Stephanie! :luxstandard:

Perhaps this was the reason Guillaume wasn't on most of the State Visit to Germany?

stephanievl 04-26-2012 03:14 AM

The announcement

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Leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc et la Grande-Duchesse, ont la très grande joie d’annoncer les fiançailles de Leur fils, Son Altesse Royale le Prince Guillaume, Grand-Duc Héritier, avec la Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy.
Palais, le 26 avril 2012

Elektra 04-26-2012 03:15 AM

Congratulations !:flowers: Another royal wedding on the way ! :luxflag:

American Dane 04-26-2012 03:21 AM

If I've done the conversion right, the press conference will be in 1 1/2 hours at 10.50 CET, correct? Can someone in Europe confirm this?

principessa 04-26-2012 03:24 AM

One of my biggest 30th birthday presents. Congratulations!

stephanievl 04-26-2012 03:33 AM

Picture of the couple released by the court today

IloveCP 04-26-2012 03:41 AM

Congrats! I am so happy for them! I can't wait until the wedding!

SLV 04-26-2012 03:42 AM

Such happy news!!!

Elektra 04-26-2012 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by American Dane (Post 1403889)
If I've done the conversion right, the press conference will be in 1 1/2 hours at 10.50 CET, correct? Can someone in Europe confirm this?

You are right! And it's in less than 1 hour now :flowers:

Archduchess Zelia 04-26-2012 03:45 AM

Congratulations to Guillaume and Stephanie, then the rumours were right afterall! They look very happy and very much in love. All my best wishes to them.

Lenora 04-26-2012 03:47 AM

Congratulations!
Does anyone know how old is Stephanie?

stephanievl 04-26-2012 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Lenora (Post 1403900)
Congratulations!
Does anyone know how old is Stephanie?

She is 27.

American Dane 04-26-2012 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Elektra (Post 1403897)
You are right! And it's in less than 1 hour now :flowers:

Cheers for that! Hopefully someone can post a link for us to watch when it starts :flowers:

Madame Royale 04-26-2012 03:52 AM

I didn't even realise he was dating, but then again I'm not altogether interested in the Grand Ducal family (besides the reigning couple that is).

So she's a granddaughter of Princess Beatrice of Ligne and a member of the high nobility in Belgium. With all the new blood that has been introduced into Europe over the past 4O or so years, it seems more perculiar (nowadays) that people of notable breeding should wed. Certainly for people outside of Europe I imagine.

That there shall be a wedding with a grand attendance no doubt (?), will surely be something to anticipate.

stephanievl 04-26-2012 03:54 AM

Another picture by the court

American Dane 04-26-2012 03:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Madame Royale (Post 1403903)
I didn't even realise he was dating, but then again I'm not altogether interested in the Grand Ducal family (besides the reigning couple that is).

So she's a granddaughter of Princess Beatrice of Ligne and a member of the high nobility in Belgium. With all the new blood that has been introduced into Europe over the past 4O or so years, it seems more perculiar (nowadays) that people of notable breeding should wed. Certainly for people outside of Europe I should think.

Well, there shall be a wedding with a grand attendance no doubt so that's something to anticipate.

According the Guillaume from last November, they've been together just over a year so it was perhaps easy to miss that they were dating.

I agree with you regarding the new blood over the last few decades, and especially since Guillaume's own mother and sister-in-law were not royals nor nobles prior to marriage (and the Grand Duchess wasn't exactly GD Josephine-Charlotte's first choice for her Henri), it seems odd that Guillaume would be the one heir to marry someone noble.

Lenora 04-26-2012 04:01 AM

It's fantastic that they've been dating only a year before the engagement announcement, the most royal couples had been dating for ages before any official announcement.

Tilia C. 04-26-2012 04:02 AM

My, they look happy! Wonderful!
I hope I'll be able to watch the press conference live. Does anybody have the link?

lucien 04-26-2012 04:05 AM

Odd?What on earth for?No,natural,people meet,noble or not,and it was known for months this couple was an issue expected to last longer then a flirt.Just not here....well...:whistling:

Congratulations to the lovely couple!!

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