Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Royal Profile:Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Princess Stéphanie Marie Claudine Christine, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was born 18 February 1984 in Belgium {Source}. At birth, she was part of Belgian nobility, therefore was titled Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy {Source}.She is the youngest of seven children of Count Philippe de Lannoy and the late Countess Alix della Faille Leverghem de Lannoy {Source}:
  1. Count Jehan de Lannoy
  2. Count Christian de Lannoy
  3. Countess Nathalie de Lannoy
  4. Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy
  5. Count Amaury de Lannoy
  6. Count Olivier de Lannoy
  7. Countess Isabelle de Lannoy
She began her education at Sancta Maria School Ronse{Source}. She attended College Sainte-Odile in France for two years {Source}.She completed her primary education at l'Institut de la Vierge Fidèle à Bruxelles{Source}.Princess Stéphanie spent a year in Russia, where she studied Russian Language and Literature{Source}.She obtained a Bachelors in Arts degree in Germanic Philology from the Catholic University of Leuven, with honors{Source}.After graduation, she moved to Germany, where she studied the influences of German romanticism on Russian romanticism {Source}.Upon her return to Belgium, she interned at an investment fund company {Source}.Also while in Germany, she completed an internship at the Walloon Export Agency at the Belgian Embassy {Source}.

From an early age, she studied music theory, piano and violin{Source}. She plays the violin{Source}.She speaks French (mother-tongue), German and English fluently{Source}. She is presently learning Luxembourgish{Source}.
Her engagement to The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg was announced on 27 April 2012 {Source}.The wedding took place in Luxembourg that October {Source}.
Her Wedding attendants included {Source}:
  1. Antonia Hamilton (niece of the bride, maid of honor)
  2. Countess Caroline de Lannoy (niece of the bride)
  3. Countess Louise de Lannoy (niece of the bride)
  4. Isaure de le Court (niece and goddaughter of the bride)
  5. Lancelot de le Court (nephew of the bride)
  6. Madeleine Hamilton (niece of the bride)
  7. Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (sister of the bridegroom, maid of honor)
  8. Prince Gabriel of Nassau (nephew of the bridegroom)
Upon her marriage, she became HRH Princess Stéphanie, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg {Source}.
She is a member of the board of directors of the Foundation of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess{Source}. In March 2013, she became High Patron of the Association and Foundation " Friends of Art and History Museums Luxembourg {Source}.

Some her her interests include classical music, reading, and foreign languages{Source}.
Princess Stephanie has made numerous trips with youth groups getting involved in volunteering{Source}.
She enjoys skiing and swimming{Source}.Her full title/style is: Her Royal Highness Princess Stéphanie Marie Claudine Christine, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Countess de Lannoy {Source}

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