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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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Closing of the Octave Marked in Luxembourg

  May 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg helped to mark the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, a major religious celebration in the small Grand Duchy that takes place each year on the 5th Sunday following Easter. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present at a morning mass, before they were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Félix and Princess Claire … Continue reading

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Stéphanie Stuns In White Ralph Lauren At Cannes Film Festival

  May 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg pulled out all the stops Wednesday evening for her first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, wearing a lovely white Ralph Lauren evening gown. Stephanie paired the simple gown (previously seen on Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria last year) with a gorgeous pair of diamond and pink stone figure-eight earrings. She is currently in Cannes with her husband, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and the Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Civil Wedding Held For Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau and Antonius Willms

  May 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm by

Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau was married to Antonius Willms in a civil ceremony in Luxembourg City on Monday May 15. Attending the ceremony at the Luxembourg City Town Hall presided over by Lydie Polfer, the Mayor of Luxembourg City, were the parents of the bridal couple, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and her three … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Twins Jean and Margaretha Turn Sixty

  May 15, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein today celebrate their sixtieth birthday. They were born on this day in 1957 at Betzdorf Castle, as the third and fourth children of the-then Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, Jean and Joséphine-Charlotte. Both siblings were educated in Luxembourg, before Jean continued his studies in Switzerland, France and England, where he did military training at Sandhurst; while Margaretha continued her … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Venice For 57th Biennale

  May 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg are making a brief trip to Italy today and tomorrow, where they will attend the opening of the 57th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Venice. On Friday, Guillaume and Stéphanie attended the preview of the Biennial, stopping in at the Luxembourg Pavilion where they viewed the set-up by Luxembourg’s representative artist, Mike Bourscheid, entitled ‘Thank you so much for the flowers’. The Biennial opens on Saturday … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Luxembourg For Treaty of London Anniversary

  May 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

The 1867 Treaty of London was commemorated yesterday in Luxembourg City, with members of the Grand Ducal Family in attendance, along with the Duchess of Cambridge. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel joined Kate at the Luxembourg City Museum for a tour of a new exhibition showcasing the history of the tiny country in honour of the anniversary. The 1867 Treaty was confirmation of … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Luxembourg Stand At ‘Révélations’

  May 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Paris on Wednesday where they visited the Révélations International Fine Craft and Creation fair. The duo visited the artists exhibited at the Luxembourg stand, which is making its debut at this year’s fair. Nine artists – who specialist in sculpting, glass blowing and ceramics among other things – are representing the small European country at the fair. Guillaume and Stéphanie … Continue reading

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Close Ties: Maria Teresa and Isabel View Portuguese Exhibition in Luxembourg

  April 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was joined by the Duchess of Bragança on Friday at the opening of a new exhibition at the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg City. Portugal – Drawing the World showcases over 150 pieces of art from several cultural institutions in Portugal on loan to the Luxembourg museum to “recount the long and fascinating journey of the almost nine century old country, still emerging from a process … Continue reading

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