- Aug 21, 2017
I agree with you. Maria Teresa should have been at the funeral. It looks unbecoming that she is not. Regarding Stephanie, it is ironic that her mother was so fertile as are her many siblings, yet we are 6 years into the royal marriage and no baby. The court of Luxembourg of course says nothing. What can they say? I feel really sorry for Stephanie. Her parents must have been very proud that she married a royal heir, yet, the mother unexpectantly died before the wedding and the father dies before she is able to produce an heir. Her mother would have been so proud to see Stephanie walk down the aisle with a prince and her father equally proud to further consolidate the noble Lannoy family with the birth of a princely heir. Now nothing. On top of the pain of losing her father, it must weigh heavily on Stephanie that she was not able to give her father that desired grandson. It's heartbreaking to see her in the photographs. She looks as if she is the very personification of pain and hurt.
I know that the focus in this topic is on Stephanie but the same could be said for Guillaume (who is one of 5 siblings). It is not Stephanie who hasn't 'produced an heir' (which doesn't have to be a boy/grandson). It is the two of them that unfortunately don't have children and knowing that not just their families but also a whole country is waiting for their grandchild/niece or nephew/heir must be even harder, adding to their personal struggle with their lives being different than expected/hoped for.