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On This Day: Death of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Charlotte

  July 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm by

Thirty years ago, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, who reigned the small European nation for 45 years, passed away at the age of 89. “A great lady has entered history, after preserving, leading, strengthening and inspiring our country for so long. She has taken a definitive place in our hearts and memories,” the then Prime Minister, Jacques Santer, said in a statement after the Grand Duchess’s death, which occurred in the … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Luxembourg!

  June 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm by

Luxembourg celebrated it’s National Day today, which also doubles as the Grand Duke’s official birthday, and the entire Grand Ducal family was out en force for the events of the day. First it was over to the Philharmonie Luxembourg for the official National Day ceremony, which is a new tradition that only began last year. Speeches were given by Grand Duke Henri and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the reception which was … Continue reading

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New Photos of Luxembourg’s Young Princes

  June 17, 2015 at 8:49 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of Princes Gabriel and Noah. The photographs also feature the boys’ parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, and show the family in a variety of combinations in an outdoor setting. Prince Louis is the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and the two young princes – aged 9 and 7 – are … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple Visit Villeroy & Boch

  June 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a visit to ceramic maker Villeroy & Boch today in Septfontaines, where the company used to have a factory. At Château de Septfontaines, the Grand Ducal Couple met with three winners of the ‘Design Challenge’ that has been implemented by Villeroy & Boch and Luxinnovation, the national agency for research and innovation in the tiny European nation. The three winners – Anne Kieffer, Trixi … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Young Royals Go Voting

  June 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien all hit the ballots today to vote for the referendum 2015. They vote on foreigner voting rights, the right to vote from the age of 16 and limiting ministerial mandates to 10 years. The young royals – who went out voting together – cast their votes at the polling station in Luxembourg City, which they … Continue reading

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Prince Felix of Luxembourg Turns 31

  June 3, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Born in Luxembourg on June 3, 1984, Prince Félix is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. His full name is Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume and he is second in the line of succession. Prince Félix studied in Luxembourg and Switzerland. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Britain but didn’t continue due to a knee injury. Prince Félix went on to study in … Continue reading

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Princess Tessy Attends Charity Event In London

  May 13, 2015 at 4:35 am by

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg attended the Spring Gala in Aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital hosted by the Quercus Biasi Foundation and Kerzner Calliva at Claridge’s Hotel in London. The star-studded charity is to help raise money for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Princess Tessy wore a floor length strapless evening gown that featured bow detailing and embellishments on the upper … Continue reading

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Closing of the Octave Celebrated in Luxembourg

  May 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg today celebrated the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, one of Luxembourg’s most important religious ceremonies. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was joined by two of her sons, Princes Félix and Louis, and one daughter-in-law, Tessy, in the morning for the mass at the Cathedrale de Luxembourg held in honour of the event. Later, the family was joined by Grand Duke Henri, Princess … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Mauthausen Anniversary

  May 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

Alongside 22,000 others, Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were today present at the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria. The couple – both wearing a blue and white striped neck scarf bearing a red triangle with the letter ‘L’ in the centre, this was symbolic of the ‘badges’ the Luxembourger prisoners had to wear while at … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

  May 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie In Venice

  May 8, 2015 at 1:22 am by

On Thursday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie visited the Luxembourg Pavilion during the Venice Biennale. The title of the Luxembourg pavilion is “Paradiso Lussemburgo”. The Hereditary Grand Duke, who wore a suit, and the Hereditary Grand Duchess – dressed in red pants with a matching top – also toured with a few guests the lagoon city and went on a short gondola ride.

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Gabriel and Noah Go To The Circus With Grandpa Henri

  May 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm by

It was a family outing for Luxembourg’s young Princes Gabriel and Noah on Friday afternoon, when they went to the Circus Roncalli at Glacis Field. The two Princes, aged 9 and 7, attended the circus performance with their parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, as well as their grandfather, Grand Duke Henri. The entire family appeared to greatly enjoy their time at the circus, getting in to the spirit and throwing … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s Return to Luxembourg

  April 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm by

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s return to Luxembourg after a five-year exile during World War Two. A commemoration was held at Clairefontaine Square in Luxembourg City. Grand Duke Jean, the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte, was present for the ceremony alongside his eldest son and the current reigning Grand Duke, Henri, and his wife Maria Teresa. Members of Luxembourg’s government, parliament and diplomatic corps were also … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Honours Former IOC President

  March 3, 2015 at 4:37 am by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri yesterday welcomed the former President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, to Château de Berg for an audience. During the audience, Count Rogge (a member of the Belgian nobility since 2002) was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau, the second highest order of Luxembourg. The order is granted to person in recognition of “meritorious service … Continue reading

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Older Brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Dies

  February 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court announced this evening the death of José Antonio Mestre, the older brother of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Mr Mestre passed away at his home in Miami, Florida at the age of 62. No cause of death was announced. He suffered serious cardiovascular problems in 2011, which resulted in a week-long coma. Mr Mestre has been present at several events of his sister’s family, most recently … Continue reading

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Guillaume & Stéphanie Mark War Anniversary in Vianden

  February 13, 2015 at 10:14 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg were present for commemorations that mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the north-eastern town of Vianden on Thursday night. Accompanied by Francine Closener, the Secretary of State for Defence, the couple attended a church service at the Trinitarian Church where the eleven American soldiers who died fighting to achieve Luxembourg’s liberation were honoured. Guillaume and Stéphanie also laid a wreath … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Attend Mass for the Deceased

  February 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

The Belgian Royal Family today attended the annual mass in honour of the deceased members of the family at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde led the family, including King Albert II and Queen Paola, Princess Claire, Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz, Princess Esméralda and Princess Léa, in the celebration. Also present were Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, whose infant son Leopold … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Dukes Attend Holocaust Memorial Concert

  January 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm by

While their son and daughter-in-law were in Poland for the official commemoration, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa tonight attended a concert to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The concert, organised jointly by MemoShoah and the Israelite Consistory of Luxembourg, was held at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg City, and was attended by a members of Luxembourg’s government and members of the Jewish … Continue reading

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Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Visits Red Cross Bazaar

  November 17, 2014 at 9:47 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg paid a visit to the Red Cross Bazaar in Limpertsberg on Sunday. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa usually attends this event, however she is still recovering from knee surgery. The Princess stopped and spoke to the volunteers manning the over 30 stalls in the Victor Hugo Hall, who were selling a variety of second-hand items. Household items, books, clothing and handmade Christmas decorations were all available for shoppers, with … Continue reading

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