Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the 2019 Femmes d’Influence award ceremony in Paris

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended the award ceremony of Prix de la Femmes d'Influence 2019 (Woman of Influence Award) as the guest of honour. The award ceremony took place at the Palais Brongniart in Paris on Monday. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was among the finalists of the prestigious Femmes d'Influence Award for the year 2019 in the category "Politics", alongside former UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French Minister of Solidarity and Health Agnès Buzyn, Jeanine Mabunda Lioko, President of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Salomé Zourabichvili, President of Georgia.
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award. Valentino embroidered coat
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award as the guest of honour
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award as the guest of honour
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award as the guest of honour
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award as the guest of honour
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award as the guest of honour
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award as the guest of honour
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the award ceremony of 2019 Woman of Influence Award as the guest of honour
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa wore Valentino Embroidered Drill Drap Pea Coat
Valentino Embroidered Drill Drap Pea Coat

13 comments:

  1. Another day, another award...... Not clear, however, who won the award.
    Really, these royals and other “people in high places” doling out prizes and awards to each other, for what exactly?
    Lily T.

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    1. I feel the same as you, Lily. It´s just an endless award giving extravaganza and the high society celebrating itself. I´m tired of that, but I know why they´re doing it. An award is very often just a way of legitimizing a person or an agenda, a way of silencing critics, because you can always point to such and such prize awarded, so it looks like it has some merit. The actual merit may be very questionable, or miniscule, or even non-existent. In ancient times, people would be elevated above criticism by being declared holy. It´s much the same mechanism.
      And then there´s the aspect of stealing some royal glamour by awarding a prize to a royal. It´s possible to turn down an invitation, but very inpolite to decline an award, so the royal person is almost forced to accept it, and to attend to receive it. It is a very efficient method to elevate any event, gala or cause. Again, legitimizing it all.
      Some awards are very real and mean something, but many do not. And even the most prestigious prizes can be "bought" by subtly corrupting the committe or whoever decides who gets the prize. It´s a common practice.
      I have come to question all prizes unless awarded by the general public, in a democratic open-to-all voting process, or at least awarded in a very transparent way. The rest is just fake. If you look at the number of prizes given to high ranking royals, or politicians, or celebrities, you´d think they´re superheroes. Which of course, they are not.

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    2. @Vanessa: well said. These awards given to royals ( to each other sometimes: the Spanish king gives an award to the Spanish queen, hilarious), are set up to try to give these people some relevance. Same with the “jobs” they are doing, e.g. for the UN..... Nobody knows what they are achieving, but the fawning over their “hard work” , also on this blog, is enormous..... hilarious again.
      Lily T.

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    3. @Lily. That´s right. Celebrities awarding each other with prizes is ridiculous, and often yet another person holds the laudatio, for maximum "effect". Most prizes are show business prizes anyway, they mean nothing, they are the most superficial thing on the planet. As for the UN: I think most UN embassadors generally take their assignments seriously and try to make some real difference, but I also often wonder what exactly qualifies them to carry out such a crutial-to-humankind task, and often the answer I find is 'nothing'. They are chosen anyway for promotional purposes, making use of the high publicity factor that comes with their titles or names. The real work is done by others, who almost never get any recognition. Now, Letizia at least dedicated her prize to the people working behind the scenes, and I think that was genuine and decent of her. Many others just collect awards like personal status symbols.

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    4. Agree completely with Vanessa and Lily. In one word it is ridiculous.
      - SF

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    5. Royalty fan

      Vanessa, you nail it on the head. Like leaders of a country, giving a MEDAL, for a visiting president, for what? What did that guest leader do, to deserve it? And like Britain's queen Elizabeth, who made some one here, and some one there, a member of the Empire. OBE. And it happened a few times, in recent years, that the world learn, of an offence, committed, by this person, and he/she is stripped from this knight wood.

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    6. Royalty fan

      Apology, knight hood. Not wood.

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  2. Another day, another award...... Not clear, however, who won the award.
    Really, these royals and other “people in high places” doling out prizes and awards to each other, for what exactly?
    Lily T.

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    1. I think when a celebrity, politician or royal are awarded for their involvement in a cause can be useful. It brings attention to the cause, helps raise money and also encourages others to donate and to get involved as well. I personally would like to know what is embroidered on her sleeve. If anyone knows give us a shout out please!!!

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  3. ok nice, some work with crunches. But I don't like her outfit.

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  4. I don´t understand that kind of award. I wouldn´t want a prize for being female or for being powerful/influential. I´d only accept a prize for accomplishments.

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  5. Don't care so much for this boxy looking jacket from the GDss. But nice to see her there.

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