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Last Day in Luxembourg for Willem-Alexander and Máxima

  May 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm by

Today, Friday May 25, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima completed their state visit to Luxembourg. Accompanied by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Royal Couple visited the headquarter of the Neobuild company in Bettembourg. Neobuild is a technological innovation pole for sustainable construction that “aims to facilitate technological innovation and support Luxembourg companies active in this sector”. En ce troisième et dernier jour de la visite d’État, le … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg: Day Two

  May 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started their second day in Luxembourg today, Thursday May 24, with a visit to the Belval steel plant where blast furnaces were built in 1911. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present as well. Belval was the site of Luxemburg’s biggest ironworks until 1997 when the blast furnaces were shut down. In 2001 an international urban planning designed by the Dutch architects’ … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to Luxembourg

  May 23, 2018 at 8:00 pm by

At the invitation of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands started today, Wednesday May 23, a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. Upon their arrival at the Luxembourg Findel Airport, the Royal Couple was received by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. Then, at the Grand Ducal Palace, the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by … Continue reading

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The Royals in PyeongChang: Opening Weekend

  February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm by

Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked in to high gear over the weekend, with the first medals awarded and dozens of events held across PyeongChang and neighbouring Gangneung. Amongst the thousands of spectators were royals from the Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg and the UK. King Willem-Alexander, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were on hand on Saturday to congratulate three … Continue reading

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New Year’s Receptions At The Grand Ducal Palace

  January 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm by

On Wednesday January 10th, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg hosted New Year’s receptions at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City. The guests were members of Luxembourg’s Government, headed by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, and the President and members of the House of Representatives. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie also attended.

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Grand Duke Jean Joined By Next Generation At Joséphine-Charlotte Memorial Concert

  November 30, 2017 at 5:05 am by

At the Philharmonie Luxembourg on Wednesday evening, the 12th annual concert arranged in the memory of Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte was held. The 96-year-old Grand Duke Jean was present, accompanied by his grandson, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, with his wife Stéphanie. The concert was performed by the Orchestra des Champs Elysées, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe. Grand Duke Jean,Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie attended the 12th concert organized in … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Begins State Visit to Japan

  November 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg began a four-day state visit to Japan on Monday, accompanied by his daughter, Princess Alexandra. The visit’s purpose is to mark the 90th anniversary of bilateral relations between Luxembourg and Japan. The pair were welcomed at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, with whom they had a fifteen-minute audience after the Grand Duke reviewed the traditional military guard of honour … Continue reading

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Royal Princesses Make Their Debut At Le Bal des Débutantes

  November 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm by

Several royal young ladies made their official debuts into society on Saturday evening at the famed Le Bal des Débutantes, held at The Peninsula Paris in the French capital. Princess Charlotte of Nassau, only daughter of Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg; Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal, only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Braganza; Princess Gauravi Kumari of Jaipur, only daughter of Diya Kumari Singh, the daughter of the last Maharaja of Jaipur; … Continue reading

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A Grand Duchess’s Best Friend: Maria Teresa Cuddles Puppy During Bazaar Visit

  November 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

During her visit to the Luxembourg Red Cross’s annual bazaar at the Victor Hugo Hall in Limpertsberg on Sunday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was greeted by an adorable black puppy, whom she was quick to affectionately pat with a large smile on her face. The Grand Duchess is President of the Luxembourg Red Cross, which hosts the bazaar as a fundraiser each year. This year the money raised will go towards … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Honour Deceased Family Members

  November 2, 2017 at 10:40 am by

At the Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Luxembourg City on Thursday, members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended a mass of commemoration in honour of deceased members of their family, as part of All Soul’s Day. Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich led the mass, before the family headed to the crypts beneath the Cathédrale for a special blessing. Those attending the mass were Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Hereditary Grand Ducal … Continue reading

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Two Be(ne)lux State Visits Announced

  October 27, 2017 at 7:10 am by

Two Benelux State Visits have been announced yesterday. Both state visits will take place in November. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be visiting India from November 5th to 11th. The Belgian king and queen will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and by the prime ministers of Belgium’s various regions and communities. The visit will focus mainly on New Delhi and Mumbai. The State Visit of the Grand … Continue reading

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Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau Weds in Spain

  September 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm by

At the Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz in Marbella, Spain on Saturday September 2nd, Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau wed her love Antonius Willms in a religious ceremony in front of 300 guests. The bride, who is the only daughter of Prince Jean of Luxembourg and his first wife Hélène Vestur, wore a wedding gown designed by Lorenzo Caprile that featured thousands of Swarovski crystals and silk flowers on the train, … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Opening of ‘Flux Feelings’ Exhibition

  July 7, 2017 at 8:10 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg on Friday evening were present for the opening of a new exhibition at the Chapelle de la Charité à Arles, in Arles, a city in the south of FRance. Flux Feelings has been curated to “capture the key concepts of light, movement and sensations” of photography. It is part of this year’s Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, and Luxembourg artists are exhibiting for the … Continue reading

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Grand Ducal Couple At Tour de France Fourth Stage

  July 4, 2017 at 1:10 pm by

The Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg watched the start of the fourth stage of the Tour de France. The Grand Duke gave the start of the race at 12:10. A few politicians attended the event and the Grand Duke awarded awarded a few sportsman with medals. The Grand Ducal couple also spoke to some of the cyclists taking part in the race. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Dukes Host Garden Party At Schloss Berg

  June 30, 2017 at 4:21 pm by

On Friday, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted their second garden party of the season at Schloss Berg. They were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie as they welcomed guests from the culture, sports, media, charity and business sectors for canapés and champagne in the castle’s gardens, as a military band provided a joyful atmosphere.

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Palace Profile: Berg Castle

  June 25, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Colmar-Berg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Built: 1907-1911 Architects: Max Ostenrieder and Pierre Funck-Eydt Commissioned By: Guillaume IV of Luxembourg Style: Baroque On The Palace Grounds: Greenhouses, Orangery Current Owner: The Luxembourg State Current Use: Private residence of T.R.H. The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Fun Fact: Grand Duchess Charlotte sold the Castle and surrounding grounds to the Luxembourg State in 1934 for 20 million Francs A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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Luxembourg Celebrates Its National Day

  June 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

It was National Day in Luxembourg on Friday, and there was a smaller showing of Grand Ducal family members for this year’s celebrations: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were only joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie throughout the day, as opposed to several of their children as we have become accustomed to seeing. The royal quartet began the day at the Philharmonie Luxembourg for … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Kräizbierg Foundation Anniversary

  June 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg have attended the celebrations marking the fortieth anniversary of the Kräizbierg Foundation on Thursday in Dudelange. Guillaume and Stéphanie met a number of individuals who have received training via the Foundation, which provides practical job training to people with disabilities and special needs. The training typically runs for three years and includes work placement in a corresponding sector. Since 2011, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume … Continue reading

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Félix and Claire At Cannes Charity Gala

  May 26, 2017 at 7:53 am by

Earlier this week, Luxembourg’s Prince Félix and Princess Claire made the trip to Cannes for a gala benefiting Le Sourire de Lucie, a charity which raises money to support sufferers of the rare Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome, a recessive type of ichthyosis. Félix and Claire posed for photos on the red carpet during the event, held as part of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, on Tuesday evening. The Princess wore a lovely baby pink strapless lace … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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