Luxembourg has never made headlines before because the country was too small and tranquil to draw the media’s interest. During the following period, however, all eyes will be on Luxembourg as the country gets festive for the royal wedding, according to the Associated Press.
30-year-old Prince Guillaume will exchange vows with 28-year-old Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy this weekend and the entire population is excited about the royal event. The wedding will last two days, so the couple will say “I do” during the civil wedding on Friday afternoon and the religious ceremony on Saturday morning. The special moment will be celebrated with lots of fireworks, concerts and a gala dinner.
The arrangements that have been made for the royal wedding have captured everyone’s attention. The fact that royalties from all over the world have been invited to attend the ceremony has given the press many more reasons to keep a close eye on Luxembourg. Thus, kings, queens, princes and princesses from countries like Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Denmark, the Netherlands, Romania and Britain, as well as Morocco, Jordan and Japan are expected to arrive in Luxembourg within the following days.
Although her work tasks have doubled in the past days, Nadine Chenet, a 46-year-old street cleaner is happier than ever that her small country gets all the attention. She told reporters that the royal wedding is very benefic for Luxembourg’s image as many people will come and visit the country. Besides these material advantages, Chenet stated that everyone loves the royal family because they make efforts to give a good impression of the country.
Prince Guillaume and the duchess-to-be Stephanie de Lannoy have won everyone’s admiration due to their prestigious education and good reputation. The Prince knows four languages, is a graduate of international politics and lieutenant colonel in the Luxembourg army. Stephanie, too, majored in the study of German and Russian romanticism, plays piano and violin and is a fluent speaker of French and German, two of the three official languages in Luxembourg. The countess has also started studying Luxembourgish, a spoken language that is widely spread among the population.