Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wedding Guest List

After wading and wading and wading and wading through tons of pictures of the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his new wife née Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, I have come up with an exhaustive (and exhausting) guest list. I suspect that I have missed many guests or that I might have misidentified some of them, so my apologies if that happened. Added to my own identification are people from the released guest list, plus people that were pointed out to me by others (thanks to everyone!).

Photo: Christian Aschman / Cour grand-ducale
I know that some of the titles are not entirely correct; of course it should be “Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg” or “The Grand Duke of Luxembourg”. Nevertheless, to avoid confusion, every person is listed as “*Title* *Name* of *Place*”. In some case there was no appropriate translation into English, so the title in the original language stayed.

I’m also aware that in some European countries nobility is abolished. So technically, it would be “Georg-Friedrich Prinz von Preußen” which is the actual name of “Prince Georg-Friedrich of Prussia”. As I’m not in Austria and thus not under Austrian law, all archdukes and -duchesses are listed as archduke and -duchesses and not as “*Name* Habsburg-Lothringen”. As I’m sure that some, if not many, of them aren’t Austrian citizens and I have no clue what their actual last name of the country in question is. (No, I have never seen their passports. Outrageous, I know.)

The guests are in alphabetical order by their last name / country of origin, starting with the immediate families of the groom and bride. All wives are listed with their husbands names / titles, even though some of them might still be styling themselves with their maiden names / titles. Wives of noble descendent are mentioned as “née *Title* of *Place*” because I think it is interesting to see the family connections and interrelatedness. Under-aged children are listed with their parents.

Family of the groom

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
and Grand Duke Henri
(Photo: RTL)

Prince Félix of Luxembourg

Prince Louis of Luxembourg
Princess Tessy of Luxembourg
Prince Gabriel de Nassau

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

Archduke Carl-Christian of Austria
Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, née Princess of Luxembourg

Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum
Countess Marie-Christine de Limburg-Stirum, née Archduchess of Austria

Archduke Imre of Austria
Archduchess Kathleen of Austria
Archduke Christoph and his fiancée
Adélaïde (Photo: RTL)

Archduke Christoph of Austria
Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch

Archduke Alexander of Austria

Archduchess Gabriella of Austria

Prince Jean of Luxembourg
Countess Diane de Nassau

Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau

Prince Constantin de Nassau

Prince Wenceslas de Nassau 

Prince Carl de Nassau

Prince Nikolaus von und zu Liechtenstein
Princess Margaretha von und zu Liechtenstein, née Princess of Luxembourg

Princess Maria-Anunciata von und zu Liechtenstein

Princess Marie-Astrid von und zu Liechtenstein
Princess Sibilla and Prince Guillaume
with their children Leopold, Charlotte,
Paul-Louis and Jean (Photo: RTL)

Prince Josef von und zu Liechtenstein

Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg
Prince Paul-Louis de Nassau
Prince Léopold de Nassau
Princess Charlotte de Nassau
Prince Jean de Nassau

Prince Robert of Luxembourg
Princess Julie de Nassau

Marc Cunningham
Charlotte Cunningham, née Princess of Luxembourg

Hélène Vestur, former wife of Prince Jean of Luxembourg

Charlotte and Marc Cunningham,
she is the daughter of Prince Charles
Mr Luis Mestre, brother of the Grand Duchess
Mrs Nicole Mestre

Maike Mestre

Luis Mestre

Mrs Catalina Esteve, sister of the Grand Duchess

Natalia Esteve

Katarina Esteve

Victoria Esteve

Mr Antonio Mestre, brother of the Grand Duchess

Family of the bride 

Count Philippe de Lannoy

Count Christian and Countess Luisa
de Lannoy (Photo: RTL)
Count Jehan de Lannoy
Countess Caroline de Lannoy
Countess Louise de Lannoy

Count Christian de Lannoy
Countess Luisa de Lannoy

Mr John Hamilton
Mrs Nathalie Hamilton, née Countess de Lannoy
Antonia Hamilton
Charlotte Hamilton
Madeleine Hamilton

Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy

Countess Isabelle,
sister of
Count Philippe
(Photo: RTL)
Count Amaury de Lannoy

Count Olivier de Lannoy
Countess Alice de Lannoy

Mr Jean-Charles de le Court
Mrs Isabelle de le Court, née Countess de Lannoy
Isaure de le Court
Lancelot de le Court

Countess Chantal de Lannoy

Countess Isabelle de Lannoy

Count Claude de Lannoy
Countess Claudine de Lannoy, née Countess d’Ursel

Dominique and Lydia
de Schaetzen (Photo: RTL)
Mr Ladislas della Faille de Leverghem
Mrs Anne della Faille de Leverghem, née de Schietere de Lophem

Knight Dominique de Schaetzen
Mrs Lydia de Schaetzen, née della Faille de Leverghem

Mr Claude de Goussencourt
Mrs Dominique de Goussencourt, née della Faille de Leverghem

Mr Arnaud della Faille de Leverghem
Mrs Marie-Pascale della Faille de Leverghem, née de Grand Ry

Royal and noble (-related) guests

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi

Countess Maria Beatrice von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, née Archduchess of Austria-Este

Countess Anna von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
Princess Dainé d'Arenberg
(Photo: RTL)

Princess Dainé d'Arenberg

Felipe, Prince of Asturias
Letizia, Princess of Asturias

Archduke Martin of Austria-Este
Archduchess Katharina of Austria-Este, née Princess of Isenburg

Archduke István of Austria
Archduchess Paola of Austria, née de Temesváry

Archduchess Yolande of Austria, née Princess de Ligne

Archduke Rudolf of Austria
Archduchess Marie-Hélène of Austria, née de Villenfagne de Vogelsanck

Archduchess Priscilla of Austria
Archduke Rudolf with his
mother née Princess Yolande de
Ligne, his wife Archduchess Hélène
and daughter Archduchess Priscilla
are in the background (Photo: RTL)

Archduchess Anna Gabriele of Austria, née Princess of Wrede

Archduke Karl-Peter of Austria
Archduchess Alexandra of Austria, née Princess of Wrede

Archduke Simeon of Austria
Archduchess Maria of Austria, née Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Archduke Michael of Austria
Archduchess Christiana of Austria, née Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

Margrave Maximilian of Baden
Margravinne Valerie of Baden, née Archduchess of Austria

Hereditary Prince Bernhard of Baden
Hereditary Princess Stephanie of Baden
Count Andreas of Bardeau
Countess Anita of Bardeau, née Princess of Hohenberg
Duke Max and Duchess
Elisabeth in Bavaria
(Photo: RTL)

Duke Max in Bavaria
Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria, née Countess Douglas

Prince Ludwig of Bavaria

King Albert II of the Belgians
Queen Paola of the Belgians

Queen Fabiola of Belgium

Prince Philippe of Belgium, Duke of Brabant
Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant

Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este
Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este

Prince Laurent of Belgium
Princess Claire of Belgium

Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma
The Duke and Duchess of Parma with
Queen Margarita of Bulgaria
(Photo: RTL)
Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Parma

Princess Lydia of Bourbon-Parma, née Countess Holstein til Ledreborg

Baron Philipp von und zu Bodman
Baroness Blanche von und zu Bodman, née Princess de Mérode

Lady Brabourne

Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Bragança
Dona Isabel, Duchess of Bragança, née de Castro Curvelo de Herédia

King Simeon II of Bulgaria
Queen Margarita of Bulgaria, née Dona Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela
Prince Kiril and his sister-in-law
Princess Miriam of Bulgaria
(Photo: RTL)

Prince Kiril of Bulgaria

Princess Miriam of Bulgaria, née de Ungría y López

Duke Rudolf of Croÿ
Duchess Alexandra of Croÿ

Duchess Gabriele of Croÿ, née Princess of Bavaria

Count Andrea Czarnocki-Lucheschi
Countess Isabella Czarnocki-Lucheschi, née Archduchess of Austria-Este

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
Prince Henrik of Denmark
Lawrence Frankopan,
friend and witness of
the Hereditary Grand Duke
(Photo: CGD)

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Don Lawrence Doimi de Frankopan

Charles de Fabribeckers de Cortils et Grâce
Anne-Marie de Fabribeckers de Cortils de Grâce, née Princess de Ligne

Don Diégo Fernandez de Cordova y Cervero
Éleonore de Potesta

Mr Jean Fruchaud
Mrs Tatiana Fruchaud, née Princess Radziwill

Prince Piotr Dmitrievich Galitzine
Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, née Archduchess of Austria

Baron Baudouin Gillès de Pélichy
Prince Piotr Galitzine
and his wife née
Archduchess Maria-Anna
(Photo: RTL)
Baroness Elisabeth Gilles de Pélichy, née Princess de Ligne

King Constantine II of Greece
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece
Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

Princess Caroline of Hanover, née Princess of Monaco

Fürst Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern
Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern

Countess Antonia Holstein til Ledreborg

The Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan

Count Andreas of Bardeau
and his wife née Princess Anita
of Hohenberg, cousin of Grand
Duke Henri (Photo: RTL)
Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan
Princess Sarvath El Hassan of Jordan

Prince Rashid bin El Hassan of Jordan
Princess Zeina al Rashid of Jordan

Count Jefferson-Friedrich von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Countess Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, née Princess zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Claire Lademacher, girlfriend of Prince Félix

Fürst Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein
Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein

Princess Nora von und zu Liechtenstein

Princess Isabelle von und zu Liechtenstein, née de l'Arbre de Malander

Prince Wenzeslaus von und zu Liechtenstein

Princess Alix de Ligne, née Princess of Luxemburg
Prince Wauthier de Ligne,
a cousin of the Grand
Duke, and his wife Princess
Régine (Photo: RTL)

Prince Michel de Ligne
Princess Eleonora de Ligne, née de Orléans e Bragança

Princess Alix de Ligne

Prince Wauthier de Ligne
Princess Régine de Ligne, Countess de Renesse

Prince Antoine-Lamoral de Ligne
Princess Minthia de Ligne, née Countess de Lannoy

Count Bruno de Limburg Stirum
Countess Christine de Limburg Stirum, née Countess de Lannoy

Princess Françoise de Lobkowicz, née of Bourbon-Parma

Prince Charles-Henri de Lobkowicz

Fürst Alois-Konstantin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Fürstin Anastasia zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, née Princess of Prussia
Princess Xenia Galitzine
and husband Alberto Matta
(Photo: RTL)

Alberto Matta Maya
Xenia Galitzine de Matta, née Princess Galitzine

Count Christoph von Meran
Countess Marie-Charlotte von Meran, née Henckel Countess von Donnersmarck

Prince Charles-Louis de Merode
Princess Clothilde de Merode, née Countess d'Oultremont

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

Mr John Munro
Mrs Silvia Munro, née Countess Holstein til Ledreborg

Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon
Prince Jean-Christophe
Napoléon and Princess
Alix de Ligne
(Photo: RTL)

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
Princess Máxima of the Netherlands

Countess Sophie de Nicolay, née Princess de Ligne

King Harald V of Norway
Queen Sonja of Norway

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

Prince Antonio de Orléans e Bragança
Princess Christine de Orléans e Bragança, née Princess de Ligne
Prince Antonio de Orléans
e Bragança and his wife
née Princess Christine de Ligne,
a daughter of Princess Alix
of Luxembourg
(Photo: RTL)

Prince Lelio Orsini d'Aragona

Kinga, Edle von Poschinger

Baron Jean-Louis de Potesta
Baroness Sophie de Potesta, née Princess of Hohenberg

Veronica de Pottere, Lensgrevinde Holstein til Ledreborg

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia

Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani of Qatar

Fürst Alexander von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny
Fürstin Martina von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny

Count Jacques Rogge
Countess Anne Rogge

Crown Princess Margarita of Romania
Prince Radu of Romania

The Prince and Princess
of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
(Photo: RTL)
Count Axel of Rosenborg
Countess Jutta of Rosenborg

Fürst Alexander zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Fürstin Gabriela zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, née Countess von Schönborn-Wiesentheid

Hereditary Count Damian of Schönborn-Buchheim
Hereditary Countess Deirdre of Schönburg-Buchheim

Count Massimiliano Secco d'Aragona
Countess Catharina Secco d'Aragona, née Archduchess of Austria

Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia
Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia

Fürst Jost-Christian zu Stolberg-Stolberg 
The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel
of Sweden (Photo: RTL)
Fürstin Sylvianne zu Stolberg-Stolberg

Princess Louise zu Stolberg-Stolberg

Queen Silvia of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Prince Daniel of Sweden

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden

Mr Hugo Townsend
Mrs Yolande Townsend, née Princess de Ligne
The Duke and Duchess of
Vendôme (Photo: RTL)

Prince Jean of France, Duke of Vendôme 
Philomena, Duchess of Vendôme, née de Tornos y Steinhart

Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont 
Clothilde, Princess of Venice and Piedmont

Hereditary Countess Mathilde von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg, née Duchess in Württemberg

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Fürst Mariano Hugo zu Windisch-Graetz
Fürstin Sophie zu Windisch-Graetz, née Archduchess of Austria


Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich
(left) and the apostolic nuncio Monsignor
Giacinto Berloco (Photo: RTL)
Monsignor Giacinto Berloco, Apostolic Nuncio of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Abbot Vincent della Faille de Leverghem

Brother Emmanuel della Faille de Leverghem

Abbot Pascal André Dumont

Monsignor Fernand Franck, Archbishop emeritus of Luxembourg

Canon Ernest Gillen

Canon Henri Hamus

Canon Georges Hellinghausen

Fernand Franck, archbishop
emiritus (Photo: RTL)
Monsignor Jean-Claude Hollerich S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg

Abbot Dominique Janthial

The Right Reverend Father Abbot Michel Jorrot O.S.B, Father Abbot of Clervaux

Canon François Muller

Abbot Jean-Pierre Reiners, master of ceremonies

Abbot Romain Richer, ceremonial official

Dignitaries, politicians and others

Prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker
and his wife Christiane Frising-Juncker
(Photo: RTL)
Orignally, I planned to also list all the dignitaries and politicans to attend the wedding. But as the wedding had hundreds of guests, it would be tiring for me (and probably also you) to list them all. Just to give you a short run-down... Of course, prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker and his whole cabinet were there, as were loads of members of the parliament. There were even more politicians in form of mayors like the mayor of Luxembourg City Xavier Bettel.  Also in attendance were the presidents of the supreme and of the adminitrative courts of Luxembourg, as were the leading figures of the Luxembourgish army and the grand ducal police.

Additionally, there were some European dignitaries like Viviane Reding, European commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, José Manuel Barroso, president of the European commission, and Vassilios Skouris, president of the European court of justice.
Edouard Vermeulen with
Princess Isabelle and Prince
Wenzeslaus of Liechtenstein
(Photo: RTL)

All resident ambassadors to the Grand Duchy were among the guests.

The cour grand-ducale and employees of the ministery of foreign affairs were out in full force to accompany the above mentioned guests.

Last but certainly not least, the designer of the dress Elie Saab, his wife Claudine and their son Elie Jr were also among the guests; as was Edouard Vermeulen, the man behind the Natan creations.


  1. Does look like it was copied from my website ... a special that is officially not even open yet. I just placed a link to the list on the Nobiliana forum.

  2. But it wasn't copied. The use of alphabetical order just makes it seem that way. This list includes names that are not on your excellent list.

    I am not a member of Nobiliana so I cannot speak for what is posted there. I'm sure that we had help from some of the same people.

  3. Wonderful work, thank you!

  4. Remarquable travail ! Merci

  5. is there a picture of elie and his family at the wedding?

  6. Great work!

    I understand most of the connections though I am wondering if you know what the connection between the Grand Ducal family and Lady Brabourne and her daughter is? Same goes for Prince Ludwig of Bavaria? Or the members of the Jordanian family that attended?

  7. The Grand Ducal Family is good friends with Prince El Hassan of Jordan, Princess Sarvath and their family. They have spent holidays together in the South of France.

    Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and the Grand Ducal Family are actually quite closely related, Ludwig and Guillaume are 3rd cousins:

    Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg - Princess Antonia of Luxembourg - Princess Irmingard of Bavaria - Prince Luitpold of Bavaria - Prince Ludwig of Bavaria

    Grand Duke Guillaume IV of Luxembourg - Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg - Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg - Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg

    Through his paternal grandparents Prince Ludwig is also closely related to the Arenberg, Croy, Ligne and Orleans e Braganca families, which probably means that he and the members of the extended Grand Ducal Family often mingle in the same circles.