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Princess Robijn 10-05-2012 01:04 PM

Guillaume and Stéphanie: the Pre-Wedding Interview
 
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ndStphanie.jpg

The joint monogram of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

An interview with HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy has taken place. The content of this interview, along with pictures and videos of the event, and new official pictures, have been embargoed until today, 8 October 2012.

Please use this thread for discussing the interview.
Thanks and happy Posting!

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Moonmaiden23 10-06-2012 12:41 AM

On Monday, RT.lu will broadcast a sit down interview with Guillaume and Stephanie that they taped on Tuesday.

Should be interesting, the first interview since the very brief one they did at their formal engagement in April. :tongue:

Dman 10-06-2012 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 (Post 1468659)
On Monday, RT.lu will broadcast a sit down interview with Guillaume and Stephanie that they taped on Tuesday.

Should be interesting, the first interview since the very brief one they did at their formal engagement in April. :tongue:

Wow, I'm looking forward to seeing the interview.

Lenora 10-06-2012 10:15 AM

Will this interview be held in French or German?
Stephanie, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't appear to master German yet.

Mariel 10-06-2012 11:49 AM

It was reported she is learning Luxembourgish, but maybe not fluent enough for a whole interview. Maybe a few sentences? She is a linguist, having done graduate work in Russian. When she learns Luxembourgish fluently, she will be an excellent speaker of it, and I predict the Luxembourgers will like that!

Lenora 10-06-2012 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Mariel1 (Post 1468736)
It was reported she is learning Luxembourgish, but maybe not fluent enough for a whole interview. Maybe a few sentences? She is a linguist, having done graduate work in Russian. When she learns Luxembourgish fluently, she will be an excellent speaker of it, and I predict the Luxembourgers will like that!

I agree, I'd like to hear her speak Russian though.

Moonmaiden23 10-06-2012 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Lenora (Post 1468722)
Will this interview be held in French or German?
Stephanie, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't appear to master German yet.

She lived in Berlin while obtaining her Master's in German Philology. I am sure she is quite fluent in German, as is Guillaume.

I think the interview was conducted in French and Luxembourgish. Guillaume tends to speak Luxembourgish when he is being interviewed in his home country, but I am not sure how proficient Stephanie is at this point, so she probably used French.

It would be great PR for her personally if she is able to demonstrate some progress in Luxembourgish. I hope she will at least try.

Daria_S 10-06-2012 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lenora
I agree, I'd like to hear her speak Russian though.

Me too :biggrin:.

Moonmaiden23 10-06-2012 03:19 PM

Me three. :smile:

I am deeply impressed with the idea of any young person in their early 20's relocating to a completely foreign land-in Stephanie's case Russia-because she loved Russian literature and wanted to immerse herself in the language and culture in order to appreciate it's great novels in their original tongue.

That not only requires high intelligence, but courage and discipline as well, imo.

Tilia C. 10-06-2012 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lenora (Post 1468722)
Will this interview be held in French or German?
Stephanie, if I'm not mistaken, doesn't appear to master German yet.

She has lived in Berlin in order to obtain her master degree in German. So the German language won't be a problem for her. The question is, how good her Luxembourgish is by now. I bet she's already doing quite well. She is very experienced in language studies, and also already knows German, which in many ways is similar to Luxembourgish. I'm already very curious about the interview.

dbarn67 10-07-2012 11:44 PM

New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her mother's engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.



http://i47.tinypic.com/905yt1.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u8f7fr.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/qohx7c.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2clm47.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/9r632x.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/25k2ck3.jpg

Daria_S 10-07-2012 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbarn67
New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.

http://i47.tinypic.com/905yt1.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u8f7fr.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/qohx7c.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2clm47.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/9r632x.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/25k2ck3.jpg

Thank you for the lovely images. They're a beautiful couple.

HRHHermione 10-07-2012 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbarn67
New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.

http://i47.tinypic.com/905yt1.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u8f7fr.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/qohx7c.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2clm47.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/9r632x.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/25k2ck3.jpg

Is there an explanation for how that gesture honors her mother? Is that a tradition I don't know about?

Edit: Oh! Her mother's engagement ring. I misunderstood, and yes, that is a nice and tasteful gesture.

dbarn67 10-08-2012 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HRHHermione (Post 1469096)
Is there an explanation for how that gesture honors her mother? Is that a tradition I don't know about?

Edit: Oh! Her mother's engagement ring. I misunderstood, and yes, that is a nice and tasteful gesture.

Lol, I just realized how confusing that sounded and corrected it.

HRHHermione 10-08-2012 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbarn67

Lol, I just realized how confusing that sounded and corrected it.

:) It happens. Thank you for posting the pictures.

leidi 10-08-2012 12:48 AM

She looks so pretty with her hair down, specially when she's wearing the flowery blue dress :flowers:

IloveCP 10-08-2012 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbarn67 (Post 1469092)
New photos of the couple have been released today. To honor her mother Stephanie will wear her mother's engagement ring on her right hand during the wedding. What a tasteful to remember her mother without being maudlin at such a bittersweet time.



http://i47.tinypic.com/905yt1.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2u8f7fr.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/qohx7c.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2clm47.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/9r632x.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/25k2ck3.jpg

What a nice gesture. Her mother's ring looks beautiful.

Stefan 10-08-2012 02:52 AM

The Interview with the bridal Couple.
For now only ther german Version of wort.lu has it, but soon it will also be avalible in the english Version
Wort.lu - Plaudern mit Erbgroßherzog Guillaume und Gräfin Stéphanie de Lannoy

Lenora 10-08-2012 03:08 AM

Thank You for sharing.
I've found the French version of interview, and as I have a good knowlege of it I could understand about what they are talking. Rather interesting interview:about the wedding, their plans, how they met, the number of children they want to have etc.
Link to the French variant:
Wort.lu - Stéphanie et Guillaume à coeur ouvert

Artemisia 10-08-2012 03:24 AM

Stephanie looks gorgeous! So young, fresh and pretty.
Love the way Guillaume is looking at her in some of the pictures: these two are really sweet together and on fast track of becoming my favourite royal couple.


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