Monday, June 23, 2014

Tiaras, Gowns and Dashing Gentlemen

Photo: Anouk Antony / Luxemburger Wort / Wort.u
TA-DA! Seems like somebody's annual rant is finally paying off as we are literally swamped with pictures of tonight's gala event. (Well, swamped in comparison to previous years but who cares, there are PICTURES!!! Thanks,!)

Our usual suspects from earlier today minus Prince Félix, who might have been back on baby duty as he possibly was last night, hosted the members of government, parliament, judiciary, administration and the diplomatic corps for a gala (standing) dinner at the palais grand-ducal tonight. 
Photos: Anouk Antony / Luxemburger Wort /
And BAAM, didn't Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie look great?! Her tiara though is a bit of a mystery to me. It's too small to be the Diamond Vines Leaves Tiara and, in my humble opinion, it doesn't lie flat enough on the head to be the the Nassau Floral Tiara though if I'd need to make a guess, I'd say it probably is the latter one. (Upon closer inspection, I don't think it is. So is it a new one? A new old one uncovered from the vaults? The mystery continues...) In difference, the Hereditary Grand Duchess' gown is much less mysterious, it's by Phase Eight.

Thankfully it's way easier to identify the aquamarine tiara on Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa's head also thanks to the matching earrings. The dress is a repeat from the state visit to Poland earlier this year and I still assume it's Elie Saab which just goes to show that I don't love everything that is by Saab just because it's Saab.

Needless to say, Grand Duke Henri and three of his sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Louis and Prince Sébastien all looked their dashing selves sporting the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau. So head over to Wort in German, Wort in French and Wort in English and indulge in the first time in years we get to see numerous pictures of the national day gala.


  1. I cant believe there's actually pictures of this event!!! also is this the first time that Prince Felix,Prince Louis and Prince Sebastian has gone to this event? I don't remember them at the others.

  2. I think the others have attended the event in the past but always in different compositions. I also didn't help either that we usually got to see one picture of it in previous years.

  3. Where are Princesses Alexandra and Tessy? :-(