Sunday, June 23, 2013

Te Deum

Photos: RTL
Shortly before the clock struck ten this morning, the Grand Ducal Family arrived for the tradition Te Deum, one of the official celebrations of the National Day. For the first time in history, it was an interconfessional service and the Catholic archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich was joined by Alain Nacache, the chief rabbi of Luxembourg, Messouad Atrous, imam of the Muslim community, and Spyridon Tsekouras, priest of the Greek Orthodox Church.

And a rather surprising move, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy joined those we already saw yesterday - Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Princess Alexandra to name them - for today's festivities. A very welcome move at that!

To give you the sartorial rundown: the Grand Duchess is wearing Armani - that's a first, methinks - and a hat that looks like Philip Treacy, the Hereditary Grand Duchess is wearing Weill - see her coat here - and Princess Alexandra wears Natan and it looks like it - make of that comment whatever you want. 

Sadly, Pierre Dillenburg got a little confused when informing the viewers about the dressmakers. When Princess Tessy arrived, he said that she was also wearing Weill but later, when Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie arrived, he corrected himself saying that it was her who is wearing Weill and not Princess Alexandra. Go figure! Wouldn't surprise me though if Tessy's hat turns out to be Fabienne Delvigne.

First visuals can be found at RTL. More pictures to come later when they arrive, so make sure to check back later today. Next up is the military parade where we will see the Grand Ducal and the Hereditary Grand Ducal couples.

No comments:

Post a Comment