Luxembourg Royal Wedding: Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie Get Married
Although Luxembourg may be one of the tiniest countries on the planet, the wedding of Prince Guillaume and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy had all the pomp and circumstance we would expect to see in any royal European ceremony.
The 30-year-old Prince married his 28-year-old Princess on Saturday at a religious ceremony preceded by a two-day wedding gala full of red carpet attendees, such as Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Prince Naruhito of Japan, and Prince Edward and his wife Sophie of Britain.
As heir to the throne, Guillaume is Luxembourg’s Duke-in-waiting. His Belgian bride has announced that she will renounce her Belgiam citizenship so that when the day comes, she can become Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess.
The festivities didn’t garner a huge amount of international new coverage, but was the talk of the town in tiny Luxembourg. Many Luxembourgians watched the ceremony on TV while others hung out, enjoying the wedding projected on a huge screen in a popular square. The ceremonies were conducted in a mixture of French, German, and Luxembourgish.
The couple made their rounds to greet the public, touring the city in an open topped car and waving to well wishers on the streets. In true royal wedding fashion, the couple stopped at the royal palace to greet onlookers below from a balcony and offer a picture perfect kiss. After the traditional wedding banquet attended by 800 of their closest friends and family, the returned to the streets to shake hands with onlookers before a fantastic fireworks display.
Sounds like a good time to me! Congratulations to the happy couple!