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Luxembourg royal wedding

 20 October 2012 

Luxembourg royal wedding: Crown Prince Guillaume weds

BBC's Maddy Savage said the wedding dress was reported
to have taken 3,200 hours to make 

Luxembourg is celebrating the marriage of its Crown Prince Guillaume, 30, to 28-year-old Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy - the biggest royal event in decades in the tiny Grand Duchy.

Europe's royalty as well as ordinary citizens attended a service at Notre Dame cathedral, a day after the couple tied the knot in a civil ceremony.

The festivities will culminate in a pop concert later in the day.

Crown Prince Guillaume is first in line to Luxembourg's throne.

Limited-edition champagne, chocolates and china have filled the shop windows around the city of Luxembourg, with postcards and pins showing the smiling engagement photo of the couple, the BBC's Maddy Savage reports.

Luxembourgers have a reputation for being calm and reserved, but there is a strong undercurrent of excitement sweeping through the cobbled streets of the city, our correspondent says. (...)

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