: Those were my exact same thoughts when I first
: saw the pictures. Not sure what happened but
: it is strange because, as you said, it seems
: that the Grand-Ducal couple was
: “downgraded”. It is also strange to see the
: Grand-Duchess and the Hereditary Grand-Duke
: with higher orders than the Grand-Duke.
: Someone made a mistake (error of protocol)?
: Some criteria that we do not understand were
: Relatively to your question, accordingly to
: the website of the Portuguese Presidency,
: the collar and the sash can be used
: simultaneously (the use of the plaque is
: mandatory). It is also possibly to wear only
: the sash but, once again, the use of the
: plaque is mandatory.
: Here you have the link Order of Liberty
: (official webpage of the Portuguese Orders):
: Order of Liberty
: In the jewels department, the ladies looked
: splendid, specially the Grand-Duchess.
: You all can see more pictures at Portuguese
: Presidency webpage (note that the
: Portuguese president is using the plaque of
: the sash of the 3 orders)
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