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Old 01-17-2020, 03:07 AM
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According to people from Lucarazzi they've decided to cancel the evening gala on the the National day and instead make the New year's reception a gala. The National day celebrations will from now on end with the Te Deum.
Awe, that's unfortunate. More family members attend National Day than New Year Receptions.

I assume Princess Alexandra is substituting for GD Maria Teresa this year and not a regular appearance. Hopefully the Cour encourages the others to attend but I imagine it's difficult as Luxembourg's New Year reception varies from early to mid-January, not a set day like January 1st for Japan and Denmark.

ETA: However, I am glad the GDF decided to upgrade New Year's Reception instead of simply cancelling National Day gala.

ETA: Replies under this tweet https://twitter.com/svenja_loves/sta...11296991137792

https://twitter.com/MaraSchustersc1/...18018740727810
https://twitter.com/MaraSchustersc1/...18713837563914
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According to people from Lucarazzi they've decided to cancel the evening gala on the the National day and instead make the New year's reception a gala. The National day celebrations will from now on end with the Te Deum.

I also read this on Twitter, but they were speculating on what I understood.
I hope the national day gala will continue, but this new year reception format will continue as well.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:58 AM
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I'll miss the National Day gala very much, it's a great tiara highlight before the summer break. But seeing white tie at the New Year Reception is really lovely. Both ladies looked great, though I'd have loved to see the other siblings as well.
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As far as i recall GD Maria Teresa got the Order of the Lion of Nassau when her husband became Grand Duke. But still a bit strange that the wife of the Heir does not have the hightest Order of the country which is the case in all other monarchies with the exception of the UK.

Now I see why Queen Beatrix did not made Stéphanie a Dame Ordre du Lion d'Or de la Maison de Nassau: her State Visit was in March 2012 and Stéphanie married in October 2012. The then Stéphanie comtesse de Lannoy did not take part in this State Visit. That will be the explanation.

But when King Willem-Alexander visited Luxembourg, he did not create Stéphanie in the shared Nassau Order either. Instead she became a Dame Grand-Cross in the Order of Orange-Nassau, see picture: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd5n0DbUwAAve9f.jpg
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:19 AM
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Hed Grand Duchess Stephanie wore as tiara a necklace belonging to the late Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte. Well done !
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I'll miss the National Day gala very much, it's a great tiara highlight before the summer break. But seeing white tie at the New Year Reception is really lovely. Both ladies looked great, though I'd have loved to see the other siblings as well.
Yes I agree Tilla C but thankfully we have the New Years Reception and its a white tie/Tiara gala.
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RTL Today - Grand Ducal Commitments: Royal Family will be selective on attending events at this time
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Though no official statement will state that events are cancelled or postponed due to the risks of Coronavirus, Luxembourg's Royals have pulled out of some scheduled appointments this week.

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In the case of the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume's scheduled appearance at the 50th Anniversary of "Clearstream Banking Luxembourg" gala being cancelled, this can be related to the COVID-19 protocals in place.

This coming Friday (13 March) was earmarked for an audience with Madame Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President of the Spanish Council of State at the Palace, as Grand Duke Henri was to open the doors to the Palace. Due to the current coronavirus situation, this visit has been put on hold.

A visit by Andorra's Prime Minister, Xavier Espot Zamora, on Monday 16 March looked set to go ahead early on Tuesday - but has subsequently been postponed. Grand Duke Henri was scheduled to meet the travelling party at the Royal Palace.
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The Grand Ducal Court was contacted about a Twitter account circulating in the name of S.A.R. the Grand Duke heir: @JeanNassau

This is a fake.
We ask the public not to give any credit and not to act.

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