Our favorite Luxembourg outfits

Brittani:

I have to say that I really liked the amethyst gown by Marcin Lobacz that Princess Tessy wore to the Big Dutch Masters Gala on October 13, 2016, in London. It was from his Spring-Summer 2017 Couture Collection. I think the color really flattered her, and I really liked the way it was cut on the shoulder. 

I love a lot of Claire's outfits, and I really wanted to include her wedding gown. BUT, I thought it better to choose regular outfits she's worn. I really like the blue v-necked, sleeveless Jenny Packham gown that Claire wore to the wedding of Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau and Antonius Willms in Spain in 2017.

I've also always really liked the green Reem Acra dress which featured one long sleeve on the left arm. She wore it to the christening of Princess Amalia (the daughter of Prince Felix and Princess Claire) in 2014. More about the outfit can be read here.

Heaven:

I think my favorite Luxembourg outfits is this blue Elie Saab gown worn by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in London in 2012. It's no secret Elie Saab is my favorite designer, and I think Maria Teresa wears his designs so well. This gown was my favorite of the collection at the time and it was so flattering on Maria Teresa, i loved it! (Truth be told, I could have chosen almost every Saab gown Maria Teresa has ever worn)

Another favorite is the Elie Saab gown Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie wore for her pre-wedding dinner in 2012. We never got to see it in full-length but I still think it's the best Stéphanie has ever looked - except for he wedding day of course.

I thought about choosing another Elie Saab gown as my third favorite but that would have been too obvious so I chose this Denis Durand gown Princess Claire wore for the Le Sourire de Lucie gala dinner in 2017. It is not a well-known designer but the gown was beautiful and flattered her a lot and I loved the way she styled it, everything was on point.

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Laura:

A favorite is the red Yves Dooms gown from the official portrait here. I love how stately this gown is. It’s gorgeous and a great color for Maria Teresa. Plus, I think this neckline suits her so well. 

 © 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

© 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

The red Elie Saab gown from Will and Kate’s pre-wedding dinner. Again, I love red on Maria Teresa. And I love that bow detail. It adds interest but doesn’t overwhelm the look. It’s just a gorgeous, timeless gown. Read more: http://ufonomore.com/blog/2018/4/13/royal-wedding-of-will-and-kate-the-guest-outfits

Also, I like the white Ralph Lauren gown Stephanie wore to Cannes. I think she carries this simple gown well. There’s a bit of detailing around the waist which I like. And I love her bold earrings.

Sarah:

All I have to say about my three picks is: SAAB, SAAB, SAAB. All were by Elie Saab, and I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Samantha:

My first choice is the white Ralph Lauren sleeveless gown that Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wore to the opening of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. 

My second choice is the green dress by Natan that she wore during the Dutch state visit by the King and Queen to Luxembourg in May 2018. 

The white Paule Ka coat she wore for her last official photo released on her birthday is also one of my favorites. 

 © 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

© 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

Hereditary Grand Duchess at Luxembourg's 2017 National Day

For 2017's National Day in Luxembourg, only Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie took part in the public celebrations. 

For the National Day Te Deum service at Notre Dame Cathedral, Stephanie wore a hot pink Georges Rech dress that came to the knee. It also featured a cape like backing with a jeweled neck. She carried a metallic silver clutch and wore matching heels. Her hot pink hat was by the France based milliner Sylvia Martinez of Les Folie’s Bibis. 

 Copyright: © Grand Ducal Court / Claude Piscitelli / all rights reserved

Copyright: © Grand Ducal Court / Claude Piscitelli / all rights reserved

National Day in Luxembourg is celebrated over two days. Day one begins in the evening with the traditional torchlight procession. On day two, there is a Te Deum service with representatives from different faiths in Luxembourg, as well as an official reception at the Grand Ducal Palace. Additionally, there is a military parade earlier in the day. 

Usually, more members of the Grand Ducal Family take part in the festivities. It is not known why only the four took part last year, but some suspect it was due to the announcement that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy were divorcing earlier in the year. Louis would have been at the events solo, and therefore, drawing attention to the ongoing divorce. 

National Day in Luxembourg is on June 23 with the festivities starting on the evening of the 22nd.  You can read more about National Day in Luxembourg, here

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie's outfit in her new portrait

Yesterday, the Grand Ducal Court (Cour Grand-Ducale) of Luxembourg released a new photograph of Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie ahead of her 34th birthday on Sunday, February 18. 

The image was taken at an unknown location last year by Lola Velasco. 

 © 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

© 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

For the new photo, Stephanie is in a white and black coat by Paule Ka. It features black around the cuffs, neck, belt buckle and down the middle where it buttons. Her Royal Highness is also in a pair of black dangling Kenneth Jay Lane earrings. 

Our fashion editor, Heaven found the coat, while our founder, Sarah ID'd the earrings. 

All of us here at UFO No More are wishing Stephanie a happy early birthday! 

Wedding of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy

On the 19th and 20th of October 2012, Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy married in both a civil and religious ceremony which reportedly cost 500,000 euros - or $650,000 US. 

Their civil ceremony was held on the 19th (with Stephanie also becoming a naturalized Luxembourg citizen on the same day). It was a small service conducted by Luxembourg Mayor Xavier Bettel which took place in the Town Hall (a break from tradition as the civil ceremony is usually held in the Grand Ducal Palace). Afterwards, the couple greeted the assembled crowds and collected gifts like paintings from children in the crowd. The couple spent over an hour speaking to those in the crowds. 

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Stephanie wore a white suit with minor silver embellishments on the pockets, arms and down the center by Chanel. She wore matching silver heels by the designer. Continuing the Chanel theme, her silver bag was also by the designer.

That evening a gala dinner was held at the Grand Ducal Palace for the guests invited to the ceremony the next day. The guests included an array of foreign royals. Stephanie wore a gorgeous couture long sleeved lace Elie Saab gown with the Vine Leaves Tiara. 

Guests dined on wild sea bass and lobster, chicken, green cabbage, and dark chocolate pears. 

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The Roman Catholic religious service took place in French the next day on October 20th at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg at 11:00 am. It was officiated by Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Luxembourg. Stephanie walked down the aisle with her eldest brother - Count Jehan - due to their father being confined to a wheelchair. However, when she arrived at the altar, her father was helped to his feet so he could kiss his daughter and speak to her and her groom for a few moments. 

 Photo: Denis Probst  (  CC BY-SA 3.0 lu )

Photo: Denis Probst (CC BY-SA 3.0 lu)

The wedding attendants included Guillaume's sister, Princess Alexandra and Stephanie's niece, Antonia Hamilton as the maids of honor. The flower girls and ring bearers were Stephanie's nieces and nephew - Madeleine Hamilton, Countess Caroline de Lannoy, Countess Louise de Lannoy, Isaure de le Court, and Lancelot de la Court - and Guillaume's nephew - Prince Gabriel.

The bride and groom exchanged rings made of fair trade gold. After exchanging vows and receiving a blessing from the Archbishop, the Luxembourg national anthem was sung and the couple signed their marriage register. 

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Stephanie wore a custom Elie Saab lace wedding gown featuring three quarter sleeves, high neckline that dipped in the back, and a 4.5 meter train. According to The Royal Splendor, "Masses of fabric went into this creation: 70 meters of silk crepe and tulle for the lining, plus another 30 meters of satin organza, 50 meters of Chantilly lace, and 40 meters of Calais lace. More silk tulle was used for the veil. The leafy pattern embellished all over the ensemble included 50,000 pearls, 80,000 crystals, and 10,000 meters of silver embroidery thread."

She chose to wear her family tiara (the Lannoy) for the occasion as her sisters and sisters-in-laws had done before her. Stephanie also wore diamond earrings, as well.

The wedding was a joyous occasion, but marked with sadness for the future Grand Duchess. Tragically, Stephanie's mother died after suffering a stroke just two months before the wedding. Stephanie wore her mother's ring during the ceremonies to keep her close to her heart. An additional tribute to her mother saw the statue of the Lady of Consolation in the cathedral being draped in her mother's veil.

Aside from the Grand Ducal Family, royal guests included the majority of the Belgian Royal Family; 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-Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain; Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden; and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

A reception was held after the wedding at the Grand Ducal Palace where the couple waved to the crowds from the balcony and shared a kiss.

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie at National Day 2015

National Day is the highlight of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family's annual calendar. Festivities start on 22nd June with fireworks and the ceremonial Changing of the Guard. Then on the 23rd the whole family gather for an official ceremony and a service of thanksgiving at the Cathedral Notre-Dame. 

For the 2015 ceremony, the whole family was in attendance for the Te Deum to celebrate National Day: all four of Maria Teresa and Henri's children were in attendance alongside their spouses (including Louis's now ex wife Tessy). 

Stephanie brought plenty of sunshine to the event with her outfit. She wore a white hat, white open toed shoes, and a bright yellow dress with a boat neckline. The dress is from French designer Paule Ka, a popular brand amongst royal ladies.