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Prince Félix and Princess Claire Welcome A Son

  November 28, 2016 at 7:20 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a son early this morning in Geneva. The newborn was born at 3:59am today at Geneva’s Beaulieu General Clinic. Both the infant and Princess Claire are doing well. Prince Félix was by his wife’s side throughout. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, and Monsieur and Madame Lademacher and their families join in … Continue reading

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Maria Teresa Brings Daughter-In-Law Stéphanie To Annual Bazaar

  November 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm by

As patron, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg today opened the annual International Bazaar held at the Luxexpo centre. This year, she was joined by her daughter-in-law, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. The two women were shown around the bazaar, which raises money for dozens of charity projects; they inspected the over 60 stalls featuring traditional wares and cuisines from multiple countries from around the world. Also visiting the fair with Maria … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits HIV/AIDS Charity in London – With Some Luxembourg Royals

  November 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

Continuing the work he began earlier this year to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, Prince Harry has visited NAZ Project, the oldest and largest charity addressing sexual health in the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England. The Prince met with NAZ staff and volunteers, learning about their efforts to help the community with their sexual health, particularly how they develop their programs to be culturally sensitive to the people … Continue reading

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Noah Donates Communion Money to Charity

  August 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Prince Noah of Luxembourg, the younger son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, has donated the money he received on the occasion of his communion to a refugee shelter in the village of Marienthal. His mother shared the news on her Instagram page, along with two photos from the day the family paid a visit to the shelter to make the donation. “I could not be more proud of my … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Marks Luxembourg Team Arrival in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

As the Luxembourg Olympic Team arrived at the athlete’s village in Rio de Janeiro tonight for their official welcome, they were accompanied by Grand Duke Henri for the reception that followed. Brazilian dancers provided entertainment to welcome the latest teams to the village, ahead of the raising of the Luxembourg flag. Grand Duke Henri chatted with his country’s ten athletes during the reception. The Grand Duke is a member of … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Louis Turns Thirty

  August 3, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Prince Louis of Luxembourg, the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates his thirtieth birthday. He was born at the Maternité Grande- Duchesse Charlotte Hospital, and was educated in Luxembourg, Switzerland and the US before attending Richmond, the American International University in London, where he graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art in Communications. In September 2006, Louis married Tessy Antony – their … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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Princess Tessy At International AIDS Conference in Durban

  July 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm by

Luxembourg’s Princess Tessy is currently in Durban, South Africa for the 2016 International AIDS Conference. Today she attended a lunch with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, alongside Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland, eldest daughter of King Mswati III. They had earlier visited a wellness clinic that provides assistance to sex workers in Durban who have HIV. Tessy described the clinic’s workers as “incredibly strong women”. Let's empower young women and … Continue reading

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Second Child On The Way For Félix and Claire

  July 4, 2016 at 8:12 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced this morning that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their second child. The baby is due in the autumn. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa are “very pleased” according to the announcement. Prince Félix and Princess Claire were married in September 2013 and their first child, Princess Amalia, was born in June 2014. Claire and Felix after their civil wedding … Continue reading

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National Day Celebrated in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm by

Following yesterday’s evening events to kick-off National Day, the main events were held today in Luxembourg to mark the occasion. First up was a ceremony at the Salle de concerts Grande-Duchesse Josephine-Charlotte in which awards and honours were presented to citizens of merit. Afterwards was the military parade at Avenue de la Liberté attended by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal couples. The Te Deum at the Cathédral Notre-Dame followed, as per tradition. Luxembourg Grand … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s National Day Celebrations Kick Off

  June 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

The two-day celebrations of Luxembourg’s National Day began today, with visits to Troisvierges and Esch-sur-Alzette by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal Couples. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa first signed the Golden Book at the Town Hall, before 180 school children from the area performed them a song about welcoming people from all parts of the world. There was then wreath-laying ceremony before the couple headed … Continue reading

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Claire Is Pretty In Red As She Attends A Charity Dinner With Félix

  June 13, 2016 at 5:51 am by

Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg attended a charity dinner for Le Sourire de Lucie. Le Sourire de Lucie helps families with children that are affected with Sjogren-Larsson syndrome. The event was held at at Château Les Crostes. Prince Félix and Princess Claire are supporters of Le Sourire de Lucie. Merci à la princesse Claire et au Prince Félix de Luxembourg pour leur action au profit du sourire de Lucie. … Continue reading

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First Communion of Prince Noah de Nassau

  May 29, 2016 at 10:02 am by

Prince Noah de Nassau, grandson of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, yesterday celebrated his first holy communion at Nommern’s parish church. Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg at Communion of Prince Noah in Nommern pic.twitter.com/9Qr9A2gdvx — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May 28, 2016 Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich presided over the ceremony, as did the Chaplain of the Grand Ducal Court among others. Happily the weather was bright … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu For Guillaume and Stéphanie in Belgium, Wisconsin

  May 23, 2016 at 11:52 am by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Stéphanie are heading an Economic Mission to the United States this week. Yesterday they went to the town of Belgium in Wisconsin. Although the town is called Belgium, it actually has links to Luxembourg. There is a Grand Duke Henri Plaza, a statue of the Grand Duke and each year the town throws a Luxembourg Fest. The reason they went the town was … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Brings Her Diamonds Along to Finland

  May 10, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s lovely Grand Duchess didn’t let the small matter of her host being a republic stop her from donning a diamond tiara from the Nassau collection during this evening’s gala banquet in Finland. Maria Teresa wore the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara to accessorise her grey beaded Elie Saab evening gown. The gown was a flattering choice for the Grand Duchess (let’s be honest, Elie Saab usually is for Maria Teresa!) while the … Continue reading

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Four State Visits Not To Be Missed

  May 10, 2016 at 1:31 am by

Missing all the lavish welcoming ceremonies, dinners and the royal ladies in their crowns and ball gowns? No worries, there are four upcoming state visits starting today which the royal watchers will certainly enjoy. Here are the dates for the upcoming visits with a link to their threads. State Visit from Chile to Sweden, May 10-12, 2016 – Thread Luxembourg State Visit to Finland: May 10-12, 2016 – Thread State Visit from … Continue reading

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