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Festivities in Maastricht to Mark 200th Anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  August 31, 2014 at 2:24 am by

The heads of state of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany gathered in Maastricht yesterday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt for the celebrations, entitled ‘Hello World!’, in Maastricht, which included a fashion show, concert and an … Continue reading

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Royals Commemorate the Start of WWI

  August 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm by

On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading

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Princess Amalia Christened in France

  July 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s tiny Princess Amalia was christened today, at the Chapel Saint-Ferréol-de Lorgues in France. The little Princess arrived to the chapel with her parents, Prince Félix and Princess Claire, and her two godparents, Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (her paternal aunt) and Felix Lademacher (her maternal uncle). Others in attendance were members of her immediate family: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hartmut and Gabriele Lademacher, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Princess Amalia Makes Her Debut

  June 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm by

The newest member of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family, Princess Amalia, made her public debut today, when she appeared before the media as she left hospital with her parents. Prince Félix and Princess Claire left the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in the early afternoon with their daughter, briefly speaking to the gathered press before departing for home. The Prince also registered his daughter’s birth with the Register of Civil Status of the … Continue reading

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Daughter for Félix and Claire

  June 15, 2014 at 7:48 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a baby girl earlier today. Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte hospital in Luxembourg City, and weighed in at 2,950 grams. She is the first child for Prince Félix and Princess Claire, who married in September last year. She is also the first granddaughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Prince Gabriel’s First Communion

  May 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family today celebrated their first communion of Prince Gabriel, the elder son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy. Taking place at the Saint Michael Church in Luxembourg City, the event was attended by the whole Grand Ducal Family, including great-grandfather Jean, as well as members of the Antony family. The Grand Duke’s siblings were also present. Prince Gabriel’s communion mass was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude … Continue reading

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175 Years of Luxembourg Independence

  April 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family yesterday attended an academic session to mark the 175th anniversary of Luxembourg’s independence as established by the Treaty of London. Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa (wearing a lilac sheath dress and matching jacket), Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie (in a white jacket and navy pants) attended the session at the Cercle Cité in Luxembourg City, which saw 300 invited guests … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Emaischen Festival

  April 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg spent some time at the traditional Emaischen festival in Luxembourg City today. Guillaume and Stéphanie were treated to music, dancing and displays of peckvillercher, hand-crafted ceramic birds. Traditionally, the birds are given as gifts between lovers. Guillaume was seen blowing into the tail of one bird, as the ceramics are designed as whistles. The festival is celebrated every year on Easter Monday, … Continue reading

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Archduchess Marie-Astrid Turns Sixty

  February 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria today marks her sixtieth birthday. The Archduchess was born a Princess of Luxembourg in 1954. The eldest child of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and his wife, Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, Marie-Astrid Liliane Charlotte Léopoldine Wilhelmine Ingeborg Antoinette Élisabeth Anne Alberte was born at Betzdorf Castle in east Luxembourg, her parents’ residence. Her four siblings – Henri, Jean, Margaretha and Guillaume – were also born at the … Continue reading

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Princess Anne, Royals Arrive In Sochi For 2014 Winter Olympics

  February 7, 2014 at 2:13 am by

Princess Anne has arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has been and will be joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Félix of Luxembourg, former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the German House … Continue reading

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Félix and Claire of Luxembourg Expecting First Child

  January 14, 2014 at 8:04 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their first child. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Duchess, with great joy, announce that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their first child,” read the statement released by the court. The infant is due in June. Prince Félix and Princess Claire were married in September last year.

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Belgian Official Visit To Luxembourg

  December 2, 2013 at 9:17 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made a one-day visit to Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg on Monday December 2th. The Royal Couple was accompanied by the Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. Arriving at 11 o’clock, the King and the Queen were welcomed by the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess, and after the inspection … Continue reading

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Religious Wedding of Félix and Claire

  September 22, 2013 at 1:30 am by

Prince Félix of Luxembourg and his bride, Claire Lademacher, were yesterday wed in a religious ceremony at the Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume. The Roman Catholic wedding mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich; the Apostolic Nuncio of Guatemala, Archbishop Nicolas Thévenin; and the Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, Dominique Rey. The couple chose to say their vows in two languages, French and German. Claire was stunning in a custom-made Elie Saab wedding gown, … Continue reading

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Prince Félix and Claire Lademacher Civilly Wed

  September 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm by

Luxembourg’s Prince Félix today married his German-born fiancée, Claire Lademacher, in a civil ceremony in the bride’s hometown. Taking place at the Villa Rotschild in Königstein im Taunus, a town in the state of Hesse, the civil ceremony began at 12:30pm. Prior to this, the bridal couple and their immediate families arrived at the hotel and posed for photographers. The Lademacher family – Hartmut, Gabriele and Felix – arrived first, followed … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit New York

  July 13, 2013 at 12:19 am by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg were in New York City earlier this week, to attend the postponed presentation ceremony of the Luxembourg American Business Award. In the evening of July 9th, Guillaume and Stéphanie attended the gala dinner where Airtech Advanced Materials Group was the recipient of the 2012 edition of the award. The company manufactures equipment and supplies for the manufacturing of composite parts, which are … Continue reading

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Louis & Tessy Take Boys To Garden Party

  July 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm by

Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg today attended a garden party at the Episcopal Palace. The party, called BBQ at Bëschof, was hosted by the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich, in the garden of his home. The majority of the guests were Luxembourg’s homeless citizens, who were invited for a barbecue lunch with the Archbishop. Louis and Tessy brought along their two young sons, Princes Gabriel and Noah, who were dressed … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Luxembourg

  May 26, 2013 at 1:38 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to Luxembourg on Friday May 24th. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were greeted at the Luxembourg Findel Airport by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, before the group travelled by car to the Grand Ducal Palace in the capital. Once at the Palace, the royal couples spent a few minutes greeting the crowds and posing for photos … Continue reading

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Félix and Claire to Wed in September

  April 23, 2013 at 11:50 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court yesterday announced that Prince Félix and his fiancée, Claire Lademacher, have set a wedding date – September 21. The couple’s religious wedding ceremony will take place on September 21, at the Sainte Marie-Madeleine de Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume Basilica in the south-east of France. The Grand Ducal Family spend summers close to the region. A civil wedding ceremony will take place four days prior, on September 17, in the … Continue reading

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