Royal wedding Published on 20.10.12 14:07

Guillaume & Stéphanie share sweet kisses after Cathedral wedding ceremony

(CS) Crown Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie showed their love to the waiting crowds at the Palais after their wedding at Notre-Dame Cathedral on Saturday morning.

After all the guests had settled and the bride and groom had taken their places, the nuptials in Luxembourg City began in a rather somber tone, with a minute's silence for the deceased mother of Stéphanie, Countess Alix de Lannoy. 

But this touching remembrance could not break the festive spirit of the occasion, and the ceremony, which lasted for almost two hours, became a show of love.

While the bride and groom may have seemed nervous at first they later showed their more affection side, holding hands and stealing some glances just between themselves.

The pair had taken a big role in the planning of the ceremony, choosing hymns sung at the ceremony, as well as prayers and readings.

When the big moment came, it was not the Archbishop who asked the couple whether they want to be husband and wife, but they asked one another, and both Guillaume and Stéphanie answered with a clear "Jo, ech wëll."

Members of the family and friends joined in the celebration, for example reading the intercessions.

When it was time to leave the Cathedral, a beaming Guillaume and Stéphanie met the crowds outside and took a detour through the City before arriving at the Palais, leaving bystanders the chance to catch a glimpse of the couple.

The crowds waiting outside the Palais for the first kiss of the newlyweds were rewarded with not just one but three kisses as the couple waved to the people below.

The pair were joined by the Grand Ducal family before heading back inside the palace for a reception with the wedding guests.

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