Wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

  October 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm by

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The religious wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy took place today, 20 October 2012. The dress The designer of the wedding dress of the new Princess Stéphanie of Luxembourg is Elie Saab. The dress required 3200 hours of work and 700 hours of embroidery sewing. Among the items used, 50 meters of Chantilly lace, 40 yards of lace from Calais, 30 meters of satin organza, 70 meters tulle, crepe silk lining, … Continue reading

Camilla Greeted by her Grandsons on a Visit to Marlborough

  October 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm by

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The Duchess of Cornwall visited Marlborough, Wiltshire, as part of the ongoing Diamond Jubilee tours. During her visit, she unveiled a 10ft long mosaic – part of the town’s local history exhibition – which was designed by local children. The Duchess also had a guided tour of the prison cells at Marlborough Town Hall, which she described as “spooky”. A 200-strong crowd had gathered to greet the Duchess. Delighted, Camilla … Continue reading

Guillaume & Stéphanie Married in Civil Ceremony

  October 20, 2012 at 4:21 am by

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy were married in a civil ceremony held at Luxembourg’s Town Hall yesterday afternoon. The couple were joined by their immediate families and witnesses as they walked through the streets of Luxembourg to the Town Hall from the Grand Ducal Palace. Well-wishers lined the route to greet the royal family, before the ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Luxembourg City, Mr … Continue reading

Wedding Festivities Kick Off in Luxembourg

  October 19, 2012 at 7:56 am by

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Festivities to mark the marriage of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy have begun in Luxembourg today. The couple has attended a reception hosted by the government ahead of their civil wedding ceremony, which will take place at 15:30 local time (in around two hours time). The reception was held at the Grand Théâtre de la Villa, and was attended by members of the government, members of … Continue reading

More Information Released Ahead of Luxembourg Civil Wedding Tomorrow

  October 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm by

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Ahead of tomorrow’s civil wedding ceremony of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, several more details have emerged about the religious ceremony on Saturday. The Court has confirmed the complete bridal party – the couple’s witnesses, the maids of honour and the younger attendants. Prince Félix, Don Lawrence Doimi de Frankopan, Baroness Philippa von und zu Bodman and Princess Louise zu Stolberg-Stolberg will act as the witnesses … Continue reading

Day in History: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland

  October 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm by

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The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest … Continue reading

Letters from Prince Charles to Ministers to Remain Private

  October 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm by

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The Government has blocked the release of around 20 private letters the Prince of Wales wrote to ministers between 2004 and 2005. The letters were requested under the Freedom of Information Act but the Attorney General stopped their release, maintaining that the publication could potentially undermine the Prince’s position of political neutrality. The High Court had previously ruled that two dozen letters should be accessible under Freedom of Information Act. … Continue reading

Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back: Louis and Tessy

  October 18, 2012 at 9:30 am by

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The final installment of our ‘Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Miss Tessy Antony in 2006. Previous blog entries in this series looked at the weddings of Charlotte and Felix, Jean and Joséphine-Charlotte, Henri and Maria Teresa and Marie-Astrid, Margaretha and Guillaume. This couple’s relationship was first brought to public attention in September 2005, when the Grand Ducal Court … Continue reading

Mathilde’s Fashion Choices In Turkey

  October 18, 2012 at 8:09 am by

Princess Mathilde attends a concert while in Turkey; October 2012

It was all about snake print for Crown Princess Mathilde as she and Crown Prince Philippe started their economic mission to Turkey. Mathilde stepped off the plane in a plain cream skirt and a twin top set – the underneath top was snake print with a matching print lining her orange cardigan/jacket. The look was finished off with snake print heels and a tan clutch see here. On day two … Continue reading

Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back: Marie-Astrid, Margaretha and Guillaume

  October 17, 2012 at 6:30 am by

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The second-last entry in our ‘Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series is a triple-wedding treat: the entry looks at the weddings of Her Royal Highness Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Carl Christian of Austria, Her Royal Highness Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and His Serene Highness Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, and His Royal Highness Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Ms Sibilla Weiller. Previous entries focused on … Continue reading

Court Releases New Pictures of Estelle

  October 17, 2012 at 3:08 am by

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In conjunction with the opening of an exhibition on her birth and christening, the Swedish Royal Court has released a series of new photographs of Princess Estelle. The series of photographs, taken by Kate Gabor, shows the almost eight-month-old infant in the grounds of Haga Palace with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Wearing a cute point-hooded jacket, the infant appears content to sit and play with leaves. … Continue reading

Anniversary of the Execution of Marie Antoinette

  October 17, 2012 at 2:29 am by

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Yesterday marked the anniversary of Marie Antoinette’s execution. On October 16th, 1793, Marie Antoinette of Austria, former Queen of France, left her prison cell at the Conciergerie in Paris, where she had been imprisoned since August of that year, for the last time. Having been found guilty of treason by the Revolutionary Tribunal on October 14th, Marie Antoinette was condemned to death, her trial having been a complete farce. King … Continue reading

Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back: Henri and Maria Teresa

  October 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm by

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Welcome to part three of our ‘Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series. Parts one and two looked at the weddings of Charlotte and Felix and Jean and Josephine-Charlotte. This edition takes you to the 1981 marriage of Friday’s groom, His Royal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duke and Ms Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista. Hereditary Grand Duke Henri announced his engagement to Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista on November 10th, 1980. The … Continue reading

Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back: Jean and Joséphine-Charlotte

  October 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm by

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Following our first installment of ‘Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Charlotte and Felix – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our second installment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Her Royal Highness Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium. The engagement between Hereditary Grand Duke Jean and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte was announced in late 1952, with their marriage taking place on April 9th, … Continue reading

Death of Former Cambodian King

  October 15, 2012 at 9:45 am by

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The former King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, has died. He passed away in a Beijing hospital today after suffering a heart attack. He was eighty-nine years old. Norodom Sihanouk was King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955, and then again from 1993 to 2004, when he abdicated in favour of his son Norodom Sihamoni. His abdication stemmed from ill health: the King battled cancer three times (first in 1993, then … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Celebrate National Day 2012

  October 15, 2012 at 9:32 am by

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On Friday October 12th, the Spanish Royal Family presided over the annual National Day celebrations in Madrid. Members of the Royal Family present this year were the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. Notably absent this year was the presence of Infanta Cristina and her husband the Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca. Also notable this year was the fact that … Continue reading

Princess Marie in Cambodia

  October 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm by

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Princess Marie paid a working visit to the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia last week, in conjunction with her patronage of DanChurchAid. She arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, on October 9th, accompanied by the Secretary General of DanChurchAid, Henrik Stubkjær. The first engagement of the visit was to the DanChurchAid office in the capital. “I’m excited to see how you work,” Marie told the staff at the office as … Continue reading

Where to Watch the Luxembourg Royal Wedding

  October 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

The wedding between Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy on Saturday, October 20, 2012, can be watched live online at the following links: RTL Luxembourg will broadcast live from 10.00 AM – 13.00 PM. They will also stream live via their website. OR L’essentiel, a newspaper from Luxembourg, will stream live via their website. OR NOS will broadcast live (in Dutch) from 10.50 AM – 13.15 PM on … Continue reading

Day in History: Battle of Hastings

  October 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm by

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On October 14th one of the most important battles in British history was fought – Battle of Hastings. Not only did it signify the end of Anglo-Saxon era and the beginning of the Norman one, it was also the very last successful invasion of England. Since then, for nearly 1,000 years, no one succeeded to repeat the feat of William the Conqueror, the illegitimate son of Robert I, Duke of … Continue reading

Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back: Charlotte and Felix

  October 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm by

Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix on their wedding day

To mark the marriage of the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy this coming Friday and Saturday, the TRF blog will be stepping back in time and looking at past royal weddings in Luxembourg. We begin this series with the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and His Royal Highness Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma. Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix were married … Continue reading

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