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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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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Attend Remembrance Mass

  November 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

This morning members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended the annual mass of remembrance at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg honouring deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Archduchess Marie-Astrid and Archduke Carl Christian for the mass, which was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich.

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Happy 30th Birthday Princess Tessy of Luxembourg

  October 28, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Princess Tessy of Luxembourg turns 30 years old today. Born on October 28, 1985, Tessy Antony is the daughter of François Antony and his wife Régine Anne and has 3 siblings. Tessy graduated from high school and joined the army with her brothers at the age of 18. While she was in the army, she met Prince Louis during one of his visits. In March 2006, Princess Tessy gave birth to a son which … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Bernard Massard Winery

  October 20, 2015 at 12:57 am by

On Monday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the Bernard-Massard winery in Grevenmacher, a city in eastern Luxembourg. The couple toured the winery and were told how the wines are made, and about the different types which they also got to try. They were also briefed on where the wines are exported to. Present during the visit, was the Mayor Léon Golden and Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Food and … Continue reading

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Royals Gather In Luxembourg For IPC Meeting

  October 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted The 5th meeting of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was held today at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. Honorary Board Members attending the meeting were HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco. View image | gettyimages.com During the meeting, the board members were briefed of the IPC work … Continue reading

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“Gathering of the Heirs” in Norway

  September 14, 2015 at 4:41 am by

The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway hosted their counterparts from Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg at Mågerø, the summer home of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, on the island of Tjøme over the weekend. A photograph released by all four royal courts shows Haakon, Mette-Marit and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, posing in the garden of Mågerø with Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family on Vacation in Southern France

  August 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

Almost the entire Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg decamped to the south of France recently for their summer vacation. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by four of their five children, as well as the Grand Duke’s siblings with some of their own families. Photos were taken by French photographer David Nivière of the family frolicking on the beaches of Cabasson. A game of beach volleyball was … Continue reading

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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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