Monday, April 8, 2013

Belated News

Finding news on the extended Grand Ducal Family can be like looking for a needle in a haystack called internet sometimes. So we often do so with a delay; sometimes it's weeks, sometimes even months but as I'm sure that many of our readers are interested anyway, here we go...

Le Bal des Débutantes, held at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, is as famous for its fashions as it is for being a get-together for the rich and famous. Since 1992 the ball has garnered an array of celebrity daughters as well as offspring of politicians and aristocrats to make their debut into society. On November 24th last year, it was time for a Luxembourgish prince to get in his tuxedo mode and be a cavalier.

Prince Carl, the youngest son of Prince Jean and his first wife Hélène Vestur, participated in le Bal by accompanying Eliza Moncreiffe, the daughter of The Hon. Peregrine Moncreiffe of that Ilk, baron of Easter Moncreiffe and Chief of the Scottish Clan Moncreiffe. You can spot Carl almost hidden behind another cavalier in this picture, he is the first on the left in the third row.

In more recent news on February 19th, Prince Carl's cousin Princess Maria-Anunciata of Liechtenstein was out and about in Paris attending the opening of the exhibition organised on the occassion of the release of the book "Calder by Matter". The art exhibition  included over thirty works by Herbert Calder, including mobiles, stabiles, bronzes, decorative objects, gouaches and photographs. A picture of Anunciata can be found on the website of Cahiers d'Art, no spotting ability required this time.

And as a last point no news but a thanks to my and your fellow Luxaholic Iza, who keeps finding these awesome news of the extended family by looking through the haystack with me. Have I told you lately how amazing you are?!

Source: le Bal, Cahiers d'Art


  1. Apologies if this is too far off topic but Prince Carl's ball partner Eliza Moncrieffe also has some distant royal connections. Her mother Miranda is a cousin of the Duchess of York. Their Montagu Douglas Scott grandmothers were sisters who, in turn, were first cousins of Lady Alice MDS who became HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, when she married QE2's uncle...

  2. The royal (noble) world can be small sometimes...