Friday, April 27, 2012

"it was love at first sight."

copyright: Grand Ducal Court
"I'm very happy," Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg told a posse of press gathered at Schloss Berg.  He also revealed how the couple met. ""We met at a party of mutual friends.  It was love at first sight."

His 28-year-old fiancee, Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, said the relationship "gives me great pleasure."

Cameras focuses on the rather large diamond ring on her finger.  

Stéphanie said she was looking forward to discover Luxembourg and learning Luxembourgish.  She has already started lessons. "I have a very effective teacher," she said, laughing, as she looked at her fiance.

Before the "betrothal covenant was made,"  Guillaume introduced Stéphanie to representatives of state institutions at a reception for 40 people at the Grand Ducal Palace.   This was followed by a private lunch at Schloss Berg, which was attended Guillaume and Stéphanie's families.

The wedding will take place later this year, but not on September 8, which is when Guillaume's first cousin, Archduke Imre marries American Kathleen Walker.  They will be married at Mary the Mother of God Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.


emeraldcity said...

Why Washington DC?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Because that's where they live.

Jessica said...

I think the DC wedding is for the cousin and Kathleen, not Guillame.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Jessica - that's what it says - when Guillaume's first cousin .....

emeraldcity said...

Ah......I miss-thought it was Guillaume and Stéphanie who were getting married in DC.