Thursday, April 26, 2012

Royal engagement: Luxembourg

The official celebration of the engagement of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy will take place tomorrow. The bride-to-be will be introduced at a formal banquet, where the invited guests will include government officials, diplomats and religious leaders. 

Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker told the press that Stéphanie, as the Hereditary Grand Duchess, will assist Guillaume in his duties.

After the wedding, which will take place later this year,  the couple will live at Schloss Berg. 

Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, 28, is the youngest of eight children of Count Philippe de Lannoy and his wife, Alix de Leverghem della Faille.  Her paternal grandmother, Princess Beatrice of Ligne, was the aunt of the late Antoine, Prince de Ligne, who married Princess Alix of Luxembourg, who is Guillaume's great-aunt.

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