All this year we’ve seen National Day celebrations return across Europe after three years of shuttered doors. Over the last two days, it was Luxembourg’s time to shine. Alas, it appears the evening gala with tiaras, which was previously part of the celebrations, is no longer. However, they still left us with plenty to look at.
Wednesday – Eve of Luxembourg National Day
The Luxies know how to party, right? They extend their National Day by celebrating the day and night before. During the day, family members scattered to various locales. The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess visited Esch-sur-Alzette. I wasn’t sure exactly how to categorize Stephanie’s top – but I’ve learned it’s an Anne Fontaine Sleeveless Crepe Jacket – so put it in the “Not Functional Jacket” category.
The Grand Duke and Duchess visited the village of Lellingen in the municipality of Kiischpelt. Maria Teresa continues to show off some excellent hair, both the color and cut. The gold in her crop top really flatters her complexion.
Later in the day, the two royal couples, Prince Louis, Prince Gabriel, and Princess Alexandra, all took in the fireworks celebrating the Grand Duke’s birthday. MT donned a lot of colorful accessories to liven up her black separates, including her Taller Marmo coat. She went teal with her bag (Bottega Veneta) and purple with her shoes (Prada).
Princess Alexandra wore a pair of palazzo pants from Off White, paired with a black blazer and shell.
Stephanie did not shy away from color herself, wearing an orange and gray wrap dress with a deep v-neck.
Thursday – National Day
Thursday was a busy day, which included a ceremony at the Luxembourg Philharmonic, followed by a military parade. Later in the day, the family attended a Te Deum inter-denominational service at the Cathedral.
At the Te Deum, Stephanie wore the Tara Jarman Floral Print Midi, Maria Teresa wore an Alexander McQueen separates ensemble, and Princess Alexandra fashioned herself a 1920s flapper ensemble.
Maria Teresa also wore her McQueen for the ceremony at La Philarmonie. Although I find the flared trousers – and the whole ensemble – very flattering to her, it does seem a level or two more casual than her husband’s (and everyone else’s) formal gear. The birthday boy looks utterly fantastic.
I am going to let you take a stab at who designed Stephanie’s blue dress. …..if you guess Natan, you win the Handbag prize today. It’s the Natan “Juline” dress.
Princess Alexandra wore a gray dress with a metallic glow and a matching evening coat decorated with embroidered elements. We keep saying we want more evening coats!
We were hoping for a gala, but it appears it has been taken off the docket for this event. Well, we have had plenty of tiaras, and we do have another state visit next week! Enjoy the National Day togs, all!