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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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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie Becomes President Of Mudam

  February 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm by

It has been announced by the Ministry of Culture that Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie has been named as the president of the administrative board of the Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The Duchess joins several other members on the board. The museum was opened in 2006 and is a museum dedicated to contemporary art. This is the fourth patronage for the Duchess since marrying three years ago. For more on … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Konviktsgaart Retirement Home

  January 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guiallaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited yesterday the Konviktsgaart retirement home. During the couple’s visit, they attended a musical concert which was organized by the aid foundation of the nursing home. The concert was by “Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre” foundation. They bring music to people who dont have access to them like nursing homes, hospitals and educational centers. During the visit, Princess Stéphanie wore a black … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stephanie Visit The Namur Factory

  January 14, 2016 at 10:55 am by

The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg today paid a visit to the production factory of one of the purveyors to the Grand Ducal Court, Namur. Guillaume and Stephanie toured the production floor, where they saw a range of different products that Namur produces, including breads, cakes and chocolates. The couple sampled a few of the offerings and Guillaume even picked up a piping bag and tried his hand at adding … Continue reading

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Birthday Concert for Luxembourg’s Former Grand Duke Jean

  January 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

Luxembourg’s former head of state, Grand Duke Jean, has celebrated his 95th birthday with a concert at the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall tonight. The Grand Duke – whose actual birthday is on January 5 – was joined by his entire immediate family, as well as relatives and close friends from other royal houses (King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince El … Continue reading

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Royals at International Red Cross Conference in Geneva

  December 9, 2015 at 7:15 am by

A number of royals have attended the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Margarita of Romania were all present for the opening of the conference, which sees delegations from the 190 International Federation of the Red Cross societies and countries which are Geneva Convention signatories come together to … Continue reading

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