Edited by Pedro on 6/5/2019, 13:07:49
Posted by Pedro
on 4/5/2019, 18:12:27, in reply to "IDs
How great is to see Prince Leka starting to mingle with other royalty more often. I had no idea he had any sort of close contacts with the Luxembourgish Grand Ducal Family.
And that's quite an impressive British delegation: the Princess Royal, the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Lady Elizabeth Shakerley.
Surprisingly it seems Empress Farah of Iran and the Serbian Crown Princely couple were absent. Also, no one from Japan (recent abdication and accession), Thailand (coronation this weekend) or the Arab monarchies (Jordan as the exception).
The lady indeed is Penelope Mountbatten. I mentioned, but made a mistake to name her Pamela, which is her aunt by marriage.
Next to Prince Leka are sitting the Duke and Duchess of Arenberg, son of Princess Sophie of Bavaria, only remaining first cousin of Grand Duke Jean.
Isn't that lady Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Moutbatten of Burma?
The gentleman next to Queen Anne-Marie of Greece if the former Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva.
I believe the gentleman behind the Duchess of Braganza is Prince Leka of Albania. Not sure if his wife Princess Elia is next to him.
Next to Princess Lea of Belgium is:
Lady Elizabeth Anson
Margareta of Romania
X arrived with the Brits, and she looks familiar but I just can’t remember her name.
Thank you, Marianne, for these first pictures
At www.wort.lu there are a couple more
The picture from the cathedral shows they are seated according to precedence.
In the first row, the reigning monarchs ranked after accession:
HM Queen Margrethe of Denmark
HM King Carl Gustaf of Sweden (no Queen Silvia apparently)
TM King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway
TM King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
HRH Hereditary Princess Sophie and HSH Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (on the front row as I think he is regent of the principality)
In the second row, representatives from other monarchies (and European neighbours):
TM King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain
HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
HRH The Princess Anne of the United Kingdom of GB and NI, Princess Royal
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
HE Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of the French Republic
HE Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt, former President of the Federal Republic of Germany
TRH Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan
HRH Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium
TI&RH Archduchess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz of Austria, Princess and Prince of Belgium
HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium
TRH the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
(HRH Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece?)
(HRH Princess Badia of Jordan?)
HH Princess Astrid of Norway
HRH Princess Lea of Belgium
three ladies I do not recognize
on the same row the Duke and Duchess of Braganca
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