|Today is February 18 and birthday of Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Before her birthday, Grand Duchess gave two different interviews to French magazine Point de Vue and Luxembourg newspaper Telecran. Crown Grand Duchess Stephanie answered the questions of the reporters about her childhood, first years of her Luxembourg life and her love in Prince Guillaume.|
Summary of Interview
In 2012, you became part of Luxembourg Grand Duke family. Within three years, you adapted to that new life, how did you succeed in that?
That was a very important step for me. I am not a person who can adapt easily. Even on the first days of my marriage, I began to feel like a hereditary Grand Duchess and that became a part of me. Of course, I knew that I will have many duties that I am not used to when I marry a Prince but I could not realize exactly what these duties will be. Since that time, I learned a lot of new things but above all, I learned a lot about myself. Now, I feel like at home in Luxembourg.You became the president of MUDAM (Grand Duke Jean Modern Art Museum) recently. How do you see your role as the president?
It is a big honor for me to be the president of MUDAM. That museum is known as a part of Luxembourg culture and has a big team including experienced directors and specialists. For this reason, I am sure that I will be successful.
|In early February, you visited Picasso and Lucien Clergue exhibitions in Paris. Can we say that "culture and art" are among your priorities?|
I always had a big interest in art. As you know, there is Luxembourg Museum Friends Association (et d'Histoire Lüksemburg Les Amis des Musees d'Art) which is under my patronage. When I get married, I gave heed to everything about the culture and customs of Grand Dukedom. For that reason, the first impulse for me was to participate in the Luxembourg museum actively. Luxembourg is a country with rich culture and there is an interesting and unique collection in the museum.
|What kind of a role does music play in your new life?|
My family gave importance to music education and all of my sisters and brothers received a music education. My family chose piano but I preferred violin and began to play violin, this is my choice. I love violin and music is still a part of my life, I can't think a life without music.
|What do you think about the values and information that your family transferred to you? |
My family has always been a role model for me. They taught me to take responsibility. I appreciate them a lot for the legacy they left me. I was born in Belgium. My family has always took part in the local community life, my father became the president, my mother established a village library. Thanks to them, I realized how valuable responsibility is.How can you define your husband with a few words?
Guillaume is very attentive to me, always listens to what I say and I know he will understand me very well. Guillaume easily finds a common language with others and succeeds in putting people together. And that is a very rare talent that can be found in people. In addition to that, we both love music a lot despite different likings. I feel very lucky for I married him.
|Regarding the reporter's question about being a mother, she replied "I am very happy with the moments I spend with my husband, there isn't a plan about being a mother yet".|
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg was born on February 18, 1984 and she is the wife of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume who is the inheritor of Luxembourg throne. Happy 32nd birthday to you Princess Stephanie.