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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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Princess Tessy Receives The Mrongovius Medal

  April 19, 2016 at 7:34 am by

Princess Tessy has received the Mrongovius Medal from the University of Olsztyn in northeastern Poland. The 30 year old Princess received the medal fro “spreading humanistic ideas worldwide”. I am very honored to have been awarded as well as Princess Ingrid Detter de Frankopan the Mrongovius Medal for spreading Humanistic Ideas Worldwide at the conference on the Limits of Christianity today in Poland. #Poland #education #humanity #futurgenerations #languages #culturalmemory I … Continue reading

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Belgian-Born Stéphanie Attends Minute Silence at Embassy in Luxembourg

  March 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were remembered with a minute’s silence at the Belgian Embassy in Luxembourg today, the vigil attended by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his Belgian-born wife Stéphanie. At 12:15pm the 300-strong crowd fell silent in honour of the 31 people who were killed in the attacks. Also joining the Hereditary Grand Dukes was Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich, and … Continue reading

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Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Turns 60 Today

  March 22, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg celebrates her 60th birthday today. Born on March 22, 1956 in Havana, Cuba, to parents José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre. In 1959, the family moved to New York city because of the revolution. After completing high school, Maria Teresa moved to Switzerland, it was there where she met her future husband and was at the time … Continue reading

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An Audience With The Pope For The Nassaus

  March 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and their immediate family have had an audience with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. @Gertsroyals The Luxembourg Grand-Ducal family hosted by the Holy Father today on Vatican City pic.twitter.com/FCoSmLTYG3 — Ben Ben (@BenjaminAlm3456) March 21, 2016 The Grand Duchess exercised her privilège du blanc, wearing a simple white suit, while the other ladies in the family – Hereditary Grand Duchess … Continue reading

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Prince Gabriel de Nassau Turns 10

  March 12, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau was born on March 12, 2006 to parents Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy Antony in Geneva, Switzerland. Gabriel de Nassau was not given a title when he born because his parents weren’t married. Gabriel de Nassau has a younger brother, Noah. On June 23, 2009 his grandfather, Grand Duke Henri, gave Gabriel and Noah the title Prince of Nassau and the style of … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Princess Tessy in Geneva with UNAIDS

  March 9, 2016 at 6:31 pm by

Earlier this week, Princess Tessy paid a visit to Geneva to attend events organised by UNAIDS ahead of International Women’s Day, which is held annually on March 8. “Ending AIDS means respecting women’s and girl’s rights,” the Princess said in a promotional photo posted on her Instagram and the UNAIDS Twitter account. Tessy is a UNAIDS Global Ambassador for Young Women and Adolescent Girls. @unaidsglobal #humanrights #2030 #princesstessy #globaladvocateforyoungwomenandadolescentgirls @marcinlobaczdesigner … Continue reading

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Maria Teresa Speaks Out: ‘It Is Unethical To Solve Our Problems With Taxpayers Money’

  March 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa gave an interview to French press agency AFP today. The Grand Duchess was rather open and also used the interview for some critical self reflection and talked about her dream to return to Cuba. The Garnd Duchess said that the Luxembourg monarchy has to become more authentic and transparent. She supports her husband’s initiative to reorganise the Luxembourg court. This openess also comes with a price: the … Continue reading

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“I Feel Completely a Luxembourger” – Stéphanie Gives Magazine Interviews

  February 18, 2016 at 9:01 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie has given an interview to two magazines – Télécran and Point de Vue – to mark her 32nd birthday, which is today. Among the things she discusses in the interviews is how she has changed since becoming a member of the Grand Ducal Family and moving to the tiny country: “I [have] gained confidence, I see myself as more daring when it comes to new projects…I have learned, evolved … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra at 25 – Her Top Five Looks

  February 16, 2016 at 3:00 am by

Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra, the only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates her 25th birthday. To mark her quarter of a century, we’ve compiled a list of her five best outfits. 1. While there are no full-length photographs of this outfit, what was seen is much to one’s liking. At the gala dinner held the night before her eldest brother Guillaume’s wedding in October 2012, Alexandra wore satin … Continue reading

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35th Wedding Anniversary of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  February 14, 2016 at 9:30 am by

Today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Grand Duke Henri first met his wife to be María Teresa Mestre y Batista while he was studying in Geneva, Switzerland. The Grand Duke and Duchess tied the knot in a civil ceremony on February 4, 1981. On February 14, 1981 they had a religious ceremony. For the religious ceremony, Maria Teresa wore a … Continue reading

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New Photos To Mark Upcoming Coral Wedding

  February 13, 2016 at 2:13 am by

The Grand Ducal Court in Luxembourg released four new photos Grand Duke Henri and Garnd Duchess Maria Teresa. The Pictures were released to mark the couple’s upcoming coral wedding. They married on Valentine’s Day 1981, 35 years ago. Photos from the Cour Royale/Carole Bellaïche

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