The Grand Ducal Family Meets With Pope Francis

Today, on March 21, 2016, Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg met with Pope Francis in Vatican.
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien, diamond earrings, diamond rings, diamond baracelet, newmyroyals, new my royals, newmy royals
Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Prince Félix, Princess Claire, Princess Amalia, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Prince Gabriel of Luxembourg, Prince Noah of Nassau, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Pope Francis Vatican

21 comments:

  1. Lovely to see the whole family ! Especially the younger members. Princess Amelia is adorable !

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    1. Oh yes, she is. But the sons of Louis and Tessy are very pretty, too. I just love how sweet they are with their little cousin.

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  2. María Teresa eclipsa totalmente a sus jóvenes nueras. Las princesas Tessy y Claire van correctas y adecuadamente vestidas para la ocasión y están muy guapas, sobre todo Tessy. Sobre la gran Duquesa Stephanie prefiero no opinar.

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    1. Totalmente de acuerdo, aunque personalmente me intriga el por qué no se asesoró correctamente a la Gran Duquesa heredera sobre el protocolo a seguir, a pesar de que todas las demás damas de la familia Gran Ducal lo cumplen a la perfección, a no ser que ella no quisiera hacerlo. El llevar una falda por arriba de las rodillas y no ir toda vestida de negro, no es en ella lo correcto durante una audiencia Papal.
      Nota aparte, Amalia es un bombón.

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    1. Yes, and there are lots of people here pretending that she has much more class than her commoner born colleagues.

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  4. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie wearing a miniskirt to a Papal meeting... Really?
    There is a protocol to follow and skirts above knee length are unacceptable.
    I am surprised and, above all, deceived.

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  5. He's catholic, not orthodox jew, and the dress isnt that short. The poor thing is usually being criticized for dressing too matronly. Give her a break!

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    1. The dress is too short for the Occasion. And she looks matronly in whatever she wears because she is internally old.

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    2. Wow - mind reader and soul searcher!

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  6. That dress is too short for this visit.

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  7. I don't mind her wearing miniskirts, but not to a Papal meeting where protocol should be followed.
    Even for tourists there is a dress code that states 'no skirts above the knees'.
    I like Stéphanie but, in my opinion, this time it was a faux-pas.

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    1. I agree with you completely. I am astonished she did not knew that.

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  8. Agreed. Her dress was too short. Google anyone meeting the Pope and it is always at knee or little below. Even Michelle Obama wore just below knee. Little surprised that the Grand Duchess didn't say 'no no'.


    I do agree that Stephanie dresses matronly. She seems so reserved. I don't think wearing a short skirt changes that view. She is very.... shy and no fashion plate. Which is ok too. Not everyone is a Letizia, Maxima or a Catherine.

    But yes the hem is too short and the headpiece looks like a nuns habit.

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  9. Sorry I don't understand all the fuss! Some rules, such as those which dictate what women should and should not wear are meant to be broken!

    Women and only women should decide what women wear!

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    1. So if one wants to be nude and wear just a bra? That is ok? Because women should have the right to break the rules?

      I agree that we should not be told what to wear all the time. But all societies have rules. Without them we have chaos. It is a sign of respect to the church. Any church on dress. Especially when the nation of Luxembourg is Catholic. They should knowe the dress code. Even a non Catholic will obey the dress code when meeting the Pope. The direction is given prior to the meeting. Colors and style is given as to sleeves, length, color, head wear etc. I have been to the Vatican and this is a standard.

      Don't be silly

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    2. When it is a matter of diplomacy and protocol, certain rules and standards are to be, or should be, followed. This has nothing to do with wanting. At certain levels, when you belong in certain circles, respect must be shown, specially when visiting. There is a clear dress code in the Vatican and this time, wether we like it, approve it, or not, it was not followed as it should have been. HGD Stéphanie should have worn, as the rest of the ladies, a skirt below the knees, and going to extremes, also have worn full black. 'Le privilège du blanc', does not apply to her, even if it is just the blouse.

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    3. So it is ok when a royal lady wears jeans and T-shirt for a gala dinner when the dresscode demands long evening gowns and tiaras ?

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    4. Stephanie really needs a stylist! Compare her to her sisters-in-laws and mother-in-law and you will see they are all dressed correctly and their dresses flatter them. Stephanie looks like an old handbag that has been carried way past its prime. The white blouse is not appropriate for the situation even if the color code may seem archaic in the 21st Century, it is tradition. There are very few traditions left in this world so what is wrong with this little tradition being observed? But apart from the white blouse mishap, her suit doesn't fit on her very well. I can only believe that Stephanie really doesn't care at all for fashion. Some women are that way and focus their attention on what they believe to be more important in life than clothes. But considering her position in the royal family she has married into, she should make the effort anyway whether she is a clothes horse or not. Her clothes nine times out of ten look horrible on her. Sad but true. She always looks frumpy which is a shame considering she is only in her early 30's.

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