Grand Ducal family hosted a diplomatic reception at Berg castle

The members of the Grand Ducal Family; Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie hosted a reception for the Diplomatic Corp on April 4, 2017 at Berg Castle (Luxembourgish: Schlass Bierg, French: Château de Berg) in Luxembourg.
Grand Ducal Family; Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
Grand Ducal Family; Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
Grand Ducal Family; Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
Grand Ducal Family; Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
Grand Ducal Family; Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
Grand Ducal Family; Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie

27 comments:

  1. Maria Teresa looks lovely. Stephanie: no grace, no poise, no elegance.The dress is ugly, too short and ill fitting as almost always.

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    1. The discrepancy in the appearance of these two ladies is striking! Maria Teresa knows a lot about fashion, about cuts and color, she should have held Stéphanie back to walk out like this.

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    2. I like Maria Teresa, she comes across as very sweet and lovely and at the same time she has regal poise and elegance. Having said that, I seldom find her wardrobe choices especially flattering, and this occasion is no exception. The nude look here is really bad I think, and that´s partly because I think that nude dresses shouldn´t exist in the first place, and because fuller figures look especially bad in nude. And it´s all-over, head-to-toe. In fact, it´s the fuller-figure-dressing 101 to not go for monochromatic outfits of ANY colour.
      I don´t necessarily like Stephanie´s outfit any better though (for other reasons).

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  2. I feel like Stephanie is dressed for a completely different type of engagement than her mother in law is. Stephanie looks under dressed and I don't love the dress she is wearing but my biggest issue with it is the length.

    Courtney

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  3. I always take a deep breath when I see a post about this family and see Stephanie in the picture.

    MT looks lovely. Henri handsome as ever.

    Did Stephanie's jacket or sweater shrink? The dress is too short and girlish for her. The cut is not good. She looks like a fire plug. Guillaume needs a tailor. Why doesn't he get his pants fixed? They are always too long.
    I just do not understand.

    But she has that....smile 😬

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    1. i mus agree with you Diane

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    2. I think we all do Diane ! Quickly followed by a sigh of disappointment ! :-(

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    3. Yes ladies it remains a mystery indeed... not sure it will ever get better

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  4. I think she must be pregnant, no waist at all. Hope I am right!

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    1. Well two days ago she was in a belted snug dress. I think she is not pregnant. Just a bad dress style for her body type.

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    2. @Tintomara: Royal houses generally announce pregnancies (especially dynastically important ones) with the end of the third month. The way Stephanie looks like here, she would be halfway through her 5th month.

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    3. Sorry Diane, but I'll never ever understand what's all the ado about her smile. Her smile never reaches her eyes which are without the slightest sparkling. Just compare her to MT in these pics and you'll know what I mean. We seldomly disagree, don't we?😉

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    4. @Romana I was being sarcastic LOL. As that is the only thing that we all can usually say is ok. However it does seem to be just planted on her face. It never changes. I don't know anyone who has a smile that is constant each time they smile or laugh. So one does begin to think that it is not genuine but planted for effect. Stepford Wive comes to mind 🤔

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    5. That could be said about other royals with unchanging smiles. CP Mary comes to mind in most of her public appearances.

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  5. I really wanted to like this because Stephanie looks very nice in the first photo (from the waist up...). The jacket is an odd length and makes her look shapeless around the waist (where is her waist? Does she have one?). The dress is too short and the white border at the hem just makes everything worse. So, not a success, sadly.
    The grand duchess looks very polished, as usual, but the coat and dress are a bit bland.

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  6. Upper part of Stephanie (until the breasts): lovely, lower part: omg!

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    1. Completely agree, Heather and Masha

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  7. Not a big fan of the outfit but Stephanie looks happy. Lovely to see the family.

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    1. I think sometimes "poor rich girl" looking at her pictures. :( But maybe I am completely wrong. Dress is really to short. The little jacket looks like a piece from past times which she quickly found for the event.
      BUT: stockings!! :)

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    2. I agree with you. She's just not into fashion.

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    3. Fashion is not her things but as long as she is happy... 😊

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  8. Are there no tailors or personal stylists in Luxembourg?!?

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  9. Stephanie has a very pretty smile, but I am not a big fan of this outfit, it is a bit short in my opinion.

    Maria Teresa is dressed beautifully as always however I think she may have reached the age where "less is more" when it comes to makeup. Might just be the photos, but her makeup looks a little heavy.

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  10. I don't know what Guillaume ever saw in Stephanie, but then, he is no prize either.

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    1. I think these two are happiest at home just the two of them. He likes to cook or so I have read. I always imagine them just watching TV as they cook. I am not sure they want the 'job'. Of course he will step up to the plate but I think they are both shy and quiet. Nothing wrong w that of course. I think it is a struggle for both of them to be on stage.

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  11. I agree that the Grand Duchess seems to be going a bit heavy on the eye makeup lately but she always looks lovely and polished, very appropriate for her role. As for Stephanie, I am perplexed, but her husband isn't doing much better in the appearance department.

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