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Old 10-13-2016, 10:17 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Tiara Thursday: Queen Geraldine’s Sapphire and Diamond Tiara

This tiara is truly awful.
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:55 PM
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'When I saw Elia in her dress, she too my breath away.'

Rrëfimi pas dasme, Princi Leka: Mbeta pa frymë kur pashë Elian...Princesha tregon bisedat me mbretëreshat - Lajme nga Shqipëria - GazetaExpress

Albanian press also pointed out how much attention the wedding got in foreign media
"Po, dua!", në mënyrë mbretërore, dasma e Elias dhe Princ Lekës edhe në mediat ndërkombëtare (Foto/Video) - Lajme rozë - GazetaExpress

(some screeshots are from blogs we know)

Some journalist 'crashed' the wedding and asked the royal guests questions

Të ftuarit mbretërorë në dasmën e Princit: S?e njohim, na çoi ftesë dhe erdhëm (Video) - Lajme nga Shqipëria - GazetaExpress

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'You are great friends with the couple?' 'Oh, no, when I get an invitation, I go' (or this what I could understand).


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Old 10-14-2016, 07:38 AM
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Geat Thanks to you Benjamin.
Their attendance was as important than the Royals and no pictures of them.

Great to tell us you were there. What was the impression of people of the Street ?
Were there Flags and Pictures of them , TV Screens in the City of Tiriana ?
Or was it a Royal Ghetto? What was your impression about the Wedding and your Favorite Moment ?
While I was in Albania, I did not really ask around to gauge what people thought about the wedding, so I cannot speak to that aspect.

That being said, there was a lot of Albanian press at the wedding at the Palace in the morning, then at the reception at the Royal Residence in the centre of Tirana, then back at the Palace for the gala dinner in the evening.

The Royal Palace, commonly known as the Palace of Brigades, is located in the Grand Park of Tirana. It is the property of the government and it has served as a residence for the country's president. Therefore, in addition to there being the obvious security for high profile attendees like Queen Sofía, the palace was not and is not accessible to the public based on its location and function.

I must say that there are Albanian flags flying everywhere in Tirana; the people are very proud to be Albanian. The country is still a republic, and Prince Leka and Princess Elia seem very discreet, so it probably would have been out of place if there were jumbo screens broadcasting the ceremony or if there were large photos of the couple hanging throughout the city. However, the wedding did get a fair amount of press, both TV and print, in the country both leading up to the day itself and then afterwards. The Mayor of Tirana presided at the ceremony; there were many political and diplomatic personalities there; the current prime minister hosted a luncheon for the Prince and Princess as well as their guests on Sunday, the day after the wedding.

One had the sense that the guests were excited and happy to be there. When we were in Istanbul waiting for the flight to Tirana, I happened to meet the Duke of Braganza (the Duchess had walked away to look at something) and he said that this his first time going to Albania. This was probably the case with most of the guests--and, since I was personally impressed with the rich culture of the country as well as the amiable spirit of its people, I imagine many of the guests were, too. Then, of course, there is the clearly strong affection that some of the attendees in particular have for Prince Leka. Queen Sofía and Grand Duchess Maria were both present when his parents got married in 1975, so they will have known Leka for his entire life. Members of the Zogu and Cullen-Ward families were also there, though they will have been largely undetected by the press, as was Mme Muselier--who really did look amazing...she must have the same constitution as her sister.

It was a memorable day. A sense of celebration was definitely in the air. Tirana had been receiving steady rain showers in the days before the wedding, but, on the day itself, it was perfectly sunny. One of the most striking memories I have from the day occurred when Prince Leka and Princess Elia arrived at the Royal Residence for the reception following their wedding. As they made the way up to their home, they had to walk by all of the members of the media, who were on both sides of the tree lined entrance way. Of course, I took plenty of photographs, but in the few moments where they began ascending the stairs to the residence, where I was standing, I put down my camera and offered my congratulations and Prince Leka gently said thank you as they kept climbing up. In that moment, I was struck by how thoughtful and kind this couple must be. Princess Elia is beautiful in a natural way, she resembles her mother very much. Prince Leka is so very tall, like his father. They form a regal couple and are at the same time still down-to-earth and approachable. My mother, who was also there, had the same impressions. Seeing them together on the day of their marriage... one could not but feel happy for them.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:57 AM
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'You are great friends with the couple?' 'Oh, no, when I get an invitation, I go' (or this what I could understand).
As far as how the guests handled the reporters, Fürstin Gloria was definitely one of the most amusing when giving her impressions.

When Gloria was walking down the steps of the Palace after the wedding ceremony, she was approached by the one TV reporter who happened to be there at the time. My mother and I were both standing in two different sections for the media; she taking little films with the iPad and I taking pictures. Neither of us could make out what the reporter asked, but Gloria responded loud enough for everyone to hear: "We love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love Tirana! We love the Prince and Princess! It is wonderful!"

Her daughter Princess Elisabeth was standing next to her mother and seemed to be laughing (as was everyone who heard the comment and knows about Gloria's personality).

Video: https://www.facebook.com/sethbenjami...type=2&theater
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:50 AM
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When photographed on it's own, yes I agree it is awful. However from a distance and when being worn, I found that it wasn't as terrible. Elia wore it splendidly on her wedding day IMHO.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:48 PM
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As far as how the guests handled the reporters, Fürstin Gloria was definitely one of the most amusing when giving her impressions.

When Gloria was walking down the steps of the Palace after the wedding ceremony, she was approached by the one TV reporter who happened to be there at the time. My mother and I were both standing in two different sections for the media; she taking little films with the iPad and I taking pictures. Neither of us could make out what the reporter asked, but Gloria responded loud enough for everyone to hear: "We love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love Tirana! We love the Prince and Princess! It is wonderful!"

Her daughter Princess Elisabeth was standing next to her mother and seemed to be laughing (as was everyone who heard the comment and knows about Gloria's personality).

Video: https://www.facebook.com/sethbenjami...type=2&theater
Like her or not, Gloria is a hoot.

Amazing experience, thanks for sharing
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:03 PM
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Veja o casamento majestoso do Príncipe herdeiro da Albânia – MoveNotícias

Photos by Roland Balla, Eduard Pagria
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:25 AM
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:36 AM
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(I mean no one has a worse website like the Liechtenstein Family though )
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:36 PM
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Noblesse et Royautés au mariage princier à Tirana : détails de la cérémonie - Noblesse & Royautés

Noblesse et Royautés au mariage princier à Tirana : la cérémonie de mariage - Noblesse & Royautés
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:33 PM
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do we know where the couple has gone on honeymoon?
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:04 PM
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IIrc they wanted to go to South Africa (where he was born).
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:02 AM
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One more group photo from royal musings:

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-em1ZsvvNv.../s1600/alb.jpg

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When photographed on it's own, yes I agree it is awful. However from a distance and when being worn, I found that it wasn't as terrible. Elia wore it splendidly on her wedding day IMHO.
I think the tiara is lovely - finely and delicately wrought, evidently easy to wear, and incorporating design elements of great cultural and historical significance to the royal family.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:38 PM
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An interview with the couple about the wedding, 15 October



(no subtitles, sorry)
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:54 PM
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Prince Leka and Princess Elia are spending their honeymoon in Spain.

«La Familia Real española es un ejemplo de cómo unir a un país»
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fantastic news to hear that they decided to visit spain in their honeymoon. i guess the country has a deep family connection with leka's family.

shame the video of their interview after the wedding does not have subtitles, it would be great to hear what leka and elia thought about their big day!
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Can anyone tell me how Prince Leka speaks Albanian in an interview?Is it with an accent or fluently without any trace of an accent?

I don't understand Albanian but hearing him I thought that he speaks and pronounces a bit "lighter" then her who is "true" native...
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:08 PM
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Prince Leka and Princess Elia are spending their honeymoon in Spain.

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Thanks! Seems they changed their mind. According to the article they felt never home in South Africa. The family very much was everywhere in their exile.

http://www.schweizer-illustrierte.ch...?itok=XpwpMGoz

A whole look on the second dress. The designer did a great job overall.
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It should be royal! Here were invitations, envelopes, placement cards, menus, napkin rings, accreditation cards and key rings for the royal wedding in Tirana, Albania. Where beautiful Elia and Leka got married
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