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EMB 12-30-2015 04:05 AM

Grand Duke Jean's 95th Birthday Celebrations: January 9, 2016
 
Members of the public can join the celebrations for Grand Duke Jean's birthday in 2016 by attending a special concert at the Philharmonie.

Birthday concert on January 9, 2016

EMB 01-05-2016 08:05 AM

Nice story and photos of Grand Duke Jean

Grand Duke Jean at 95

beautiful photogallery of Grand Duke Jean

Le Grand-Duc Jean célèbre aujourd'hui son 95e anniversaire

EMB 01-09-2016 11:11 AM

Homage to "a national hero"

Duc_et_Pair 01-09-2016 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by EMB (Post 1854452)

That is a nice picture of the late Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte. Often she had such a stern look on pictures but this one is nice. Also the Grand-Duc in his impeccable classic countryside suit looked perfect.

Stefan 01-09-2016 12:56 PM

On rtl.lu they have the guestlist for the Concert today. Apart from all children and grandchidlren also Queen Sofia, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Beatrix, King Constantin II. and Queen Anne-Marie, Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath and Princess Irene of Greece will attend.
RTL.lu - People - All d'Kanner an Enkelkanner den Owend mat derbäi

eya 01-09-2016 01:00 PM

Fantastic. Nice surprise so royals gathered and big Greek presence surprised me.

Duc_et_Pair 01-09-2016 02:17 PM

It is nice that the former Chef of the House Orange-Nassau visits this special birthday of the former Chef of the House Nassau.

Picture: in 1990 the Chef of the House Nassau welcomed the Chef of the House Orange-Nassau to celebrate that 100 years ago the Grand-Duchy went from the one branch of the dynasty (Orange-Nassau) to the other branch (Nassau).

Blog Real 01-09-2016 02:27 PM

Is there any link to see the ceremony live?

Duc_et_Pair 01-09-2016 02:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eya (Post 1854472)
Fantastic. Nice surprise so royals gathered and big Greek presence surprised me.

Queen Anne-Marie and Grand-Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte were cousins. The mother of Anne-Marie was Princess Ingrid of Sweden. The mother of Joséphine-Charlotte was Princess Astrid of Sweden. On this picture you see the later Queen of Italy and the later Queen of Denmark as bridesmaids to King Léopold III and Queen Astrid.

Princess Astrid would become mother of two Kings and a Grand-Duchess. Queen Ingrid would become mother to two Queens and a Fürstin. Those were the days. It was still fun to follow royals because everything was connected to everything.

:flowers:

Duke of Marmalade 01-09-2016 02:42 PM

The GD looks great for his age!!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYTR4cGWYAAyleS.jpg

Sofia is too much center stage for my taste.

Lumutqueen 01-09-2016 02:42 PM

https://twitter.com/Patrickvkatwijk/...03814298316800

Group picture.

Marika86 01-09-2016 03:29 PM

More pics

Belga Image

SydneyLux 01-09-2016 03:54 PM

Luxarazzi : Family and Royal Guests Celebrate 95th Birthday of Grand Duke Jean

Luxarazzi : Birthday Concert for Grand Duke Jean

Luxarazzi : Guest List for Grand Duke Jean's Birthday Concert

HereditaryPrincess 01-09-2016 06:24 PM

I love the group photo! It's always nice to see the European royals together. I would've liked to have seen a British representative there but a couple of other countries are missing, so it's not like they're the only ones who didn't go.

Marengo 01-09-2016 07:12 PM

A pity that King Albert II and Queen Paola could not make it, though it is nice that their son attended with Queen Mathilde. I suppose the sisters of GD Jean were also not well enough to attend and were represented by one daughter each.

Happy birthday to the Grand Duke!

An Ard Ri 01-09-2016 07:37 PM

Its a pity that neither of his 2 remaining sisters could make it,but given their age that is understandable.

All in all a lovely royal gathering!

SydneyLux 01-09-2016 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1854539)
A pity that King Albert II and Queen Paola could not make it, though it is nice that their son attended with Queen Mathilde. I suppose the sisters of GD Jean were also not well enough to attend and were represented by one daughter each.

Princess Anne de Ligne and Countess Antonia of Holstein-Ledreborg are goddaughters of Grand Duke Jean and were thus present at the palais. There were also others, such as Princes Sophie of Hohenberg e.g., present for the concert.

EMB 01-10-2016 03:43 AM

Grand Duke Jean celebrated his 95th birthday Saturday night with a concert at the Philharmonie with family, royals and members of the public in attendance.


Royals celebrate Grand Duke Jean's birthday

EMB 01-10-2016 04:06 AM

More photo's of the celebration

All d'Kanner an Enkelkanner e Samschdeg den Owend mat derbäi

Duc_et_Pair 01-10-2016 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HereditaryPrincess (Post 1854529)
I love the group photo! It's always nice to see the European royals together. I would've liked to have seen a British representative there but a couple of other countries are missing, so it's not like they're the only ones who didn't go.

It is pretty much family and good friends:
Philippe of Belgium = cousin of the late Grand-Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte
Anne-Marie of the Hellenes = cousin of the late Grand-Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte
Sofía of Spain = cousin of the late Grand-Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte
Irene of Greece = cousin of the late Grand-Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte
Beatrix of the Netherlands = former Chef of the House of Orange-Nassau (Jean is the former Chef of the House Nassau)
Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath = they maintain warm relations with almost all royal families

QUEENECE29 01-10-2016 07:38 AM

GRAND DUKE JEAN 95TH BIRTHDAY | Selda Göktaş

suztav 01-10-2016 09:04 AM

Happy birthday to Grand Duke Jean! Rather surprised that there wasn't any representation from Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.


On another note ... I just do not understand Stephanie's lack of style (or interest in). She has designers at her disposal -- as proven by her wardrobe during her wedding festivities. She has a great deal of potential -- unfortunately, she usually looks like she just went into her closet and selected whatever was at arm's length.


She seems to be a lovely girl but she seriously needs to upgrade her fashion sense. JMHO.

Duke of Marmalade 01-10-2016 10:13 AM

To be honest, I think the whole family deserves an award for 'worst dressed'.

Princess Robijn 01-10-2016 01:23 PM

A great event to celebrate the 95th birthday of Grand Duke Jean. Good to see his family like this. :flowers:

Duc_et_Pair 01-10-2016 01:23 PM

At the background in this picture you can see two footmen in livery: darkblue coat with orange accents and a nassaublue pair of trousers. This was the livery under the Orange-Nassau Grand-Dukes and I love it that the Nassau Grand-Dukes still continue it. Here on this archive picture you have a better view on the traditional uniform of a footman at the Grand-Ducal Court.

Duc_et_Pair 01-10-2016 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by suztav (Post 1854680)
[...]

She seems to be a lovely girl but she seriously needs to upgrade her fashion sense. JMHO.

Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy comes from a traditional and conservative countryside background and married into a family with a traditional and conservative countryside background. No Rania-like fashionistas wobbling on Louboutins in the Grand-Duchy.

Stéphanie in beige gown

Stéphanie in mourning

Stéphanie in greyish green

Stéphanie in lightblue lace

Stéphanie in rose

Stéphanie in cobaltblue lace

Stéphanie in beige gala

Stéphanie in antracite gala

Stéphanie in grey

There is not much wrong with her outfits. It is only very Tüchtig, as might be expected from Luxembourg...

:flowers:

salma 01-10-2016 02:40 PM

Las Casas Reales arropan a Juan de Luxemburgo en su 95º cumpleaños

Duke of Marmalade 01-10-2016 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1854771)
Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy comes from a traditional and conservative countryside background and married into a family with a traditional and conservative countryside background. No Rania-like fashionistas wobbling on Louboutins in the Grand-Duchy.

Stéphanie in beige gown

Stéphanie in mourning

Stéphanie in greyish green

Stéphanie in lightblue lace

Stéphanie in rose

Stéphanie in cobaltblue lace

Stéphanie in beige gala

Stéphanie in antracite gala

Stéphanie in grey

There is not much wrong with her outfits. It is only very Tüchtig, as might be expected from Luxembourg...

:flowers:

Nobody is asking for a fashionista - an outfit that is not plain ugly or ill fitting would already be sufficient.
The waist area reminds me of pyjama pants. The top is ok.
https://blobsvc.wort.lu/picture/74b3...9cfb6748315879

TLLK 01-10-2016 05:24 PM

I love these group photos for royal events. The challenge of having a large group all smile at the camera at the same time. I see at least three heads turned away and Queen Anne Marie appears to be in the middle of a conversation. :tongue:

Congratulation to Grand Duke Jean on this milestone birthday.

Marijke 01-11-2016 08:00 AM

Monarchie:

Célébration du 95è anniversaire de Son Altesse Royale le Grand-Duc Jean - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Janvier 2016

Célébration du 95è anniversaire de Son Altesse Royale le Grand-Duc Jean - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Janvier 2016


WORT:

Video:

https://www.wort.lu/de/lokales/geburt...a165c55dc51003

sjetajiem 01-11-2016 09:19 AM

May be that the dress of Countess Marie Christine de Limburg-Stirum looks a bit odd, but I would not be surprised if she was expecting her third child.

All the older grandchildren paid a tribute to their grandfather after the concert

Princess Robijn 01-11-2016 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sjetajiem (Post 1854969)
May be that the dress of Countess Marie Christine de Limburg-Stirum looks a bit odd, but I would not be surprised if she was expecting her third child.

All the older grandchildren paid a tribute to their grandfather after the concert

Could be.
https://www.monarchie.lu/pictures/pho..._800_thumb.jpg

carlota 01-11-2016 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1854771)
Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy comes from a traditional and conservative countryside background and married into a family with a traditional and conservative countryside background. No Rania-like fashionistas wobbling on Louboutins in the Grand-Duchy.

Stéphanie in beige gown

Stéphanie in mourning

Stéphanie in greyish green

Stéphanie in lightblue lace

Stéphanie in rose

Stéphanie in cobaltblue lace

Stéphanie in beige gala

Stéphanie in antracite gala

Stéphanie in grey

There is not much wrong with her outfits. It is only very Tüchtig, as might be expected from Luxembourg...

:flowers:

i admire stephanie for her classic wardrobe choices which denote her upbringing, and i'm glad about there not being wobbly louboutins out there :) we have enough of those royals out there if we want to check that style out! well done to stephanie for staying true to herself. i think it has to be applauded.

having said that, i think she could do with having clothes fitted to suit her body.

TLLK 01-11-2016 12:56 PM

Happy birthday to Grand Duke Jean! Rather surprised that there wasn't any representation from Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.


This seems to be more of a family and close friends event. However I wouldn't be surprised if GD Jean received many birthday wishes from the other reigning monarchs.:smile:

EMB 01-11-2016 02:06 PM

Photos Paris Match

CyrilVladisla 01-17-2016 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by EMB (Post 1854598)

The photo of Grand Duke Jean and the boys Gabriel and Noah is touching. A happy great-grandfather is a pleasant gentleman.

Cris M 01-17-2016 10:13 PM

Were Grand Duke Jean's surviving sisters, the Dowager Countess of Holstein-Ledreborg and the Dowager Princess of Ligne present?

Countessmeout 01-17-2016 10:56 PM

It doesn't seem so, which considering they are 90 and 86, may not have been the easiest trip for them. But children of theirs are in attendance. Marie Gabrielle's daughter Countess Antonia Charlotte Jeanette Marie Holstein til Ledreborg who it seems is a nun or a member of a holy order from what I read, and the Dowager Princess de line's daughter Anna and her 2nd husband were both in attendance. Both nieces are goddaughters of Jean.

Cris M 01-17-2016 11:07 PM

Thank you. Yes, they probably didn't attended because of difficulties related to their ages.

I think the Dowager Princess of Ligne's last public appearence was at the wedding of HGD Guillaume, in 2012. She did not attended her granddaughter Princess Amélia of Orleans-Braganza's wedding in Brazil, in 2014.

I once heard she now needs a wheelchair to move. Such a pity. I met her in 2004, here in Brazil. She was very nice and down to earth.


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