Wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg

Happy 5th Anniversary to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg, who got married on this day in 2012. In honour of the anniversary, we are taking a look back at the grand celebrations-

Click HERE to check out the glittering pre-Wedding Ball.

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Countess Stephanie de Lannoy arrived at the Cathedrale de Notre-Dame in Luxembourg City and was escorted up the aisle by her oldest brother Count Jehan de Lannoy. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume arrived with his mother, Grand Duchess Maria Theresa.

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The ceremony, officiated by the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich, included a minute of silence for the late Countess Alix de Lannoy, mother of the bride, who had died just months earlier. The wedding ceremony was followed by a Catholic mass, which was concluded with the Nuncio to Luxembourg reading a message by Pope Benedict XVI.

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After the ceremony, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and the new Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie returned to the Grand Ducal Palace, where they waved to the crowd from the balcony, and even kissed.

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Guests at the wedding included King Albert, Queen Paola, Queen Fabiola, then Crown Prince Philippe, Crown Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, and Princess Claire of Belgium, Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, King Constantine, Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Princess Caroline of Monaco, then-Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands, King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Martha Louise of Norway, then-Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia of Spain, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Crown Princess Margretha and Prince Radu of Romania, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, King Simon, Queen Margarita, Princess Miriam, and  Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, the Princess and Princess of Venice and Piedmont, the Duke and Duchess of Braganza and many members of European nobility.

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume wore the Grande Tenue Uniform with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau and the Order of the Oak Crown. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wore a couture ivory lace and silver thread Elie Saab gown with a silk tulle veil, the Lannoy Tiara, Grand Duchess Maria Theresa’s wedding earrings, and her late mother’s engagement ring as well as her own.

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