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Louis & Tessy’s Divorce Granted In London Court

  February 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm by

The Central Family Court in London has today approved a decree nisi granting Prince Louis and Princess Tessy’s divorce. Their divorce will become official in six weeks and one day. According to The Daily Mail, who broke the story, the cause of the divorce – initiated by the Princess – was listed as ‘unreasonable behaviour’. This is one of the five valid reasons for divorce in the UK, and despite its negative connotations, is the … Continue reading

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Princess Tessy Makes First Appearance Since Divorce Announcement

  January 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

In her first public appearance since the announcement she and husband Prince Louis were divorcing, Princess Tessy of Luxembourg attended the 2017 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner in Utah on Sunday night. She wore a white satin cocktail dress with a side panels of lace and a black belt for the event, posing for photographs with other attendees on the red carpet. The Creative Coalition is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan … Continue reading

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Divorce For Louis and Tessy of Luxembourg

  January 18, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Prince Louis, the third son of Grand Duke Henri, and his wife Tessy have made the decision to divorce after ten years of marriage. “TRH The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess regret to announce that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy have decided to divorce. In these painful circumstances, they rely on the understanding of all to respect the private sphere of … Continue reading

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Meets With Belgian & Luxembourg Leaders

  January 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid quick visits to Luxembourg and Belgium today, meeting with the leaders of both nations. First stopping in Luxembourg, Chancellor Merkel had an audience with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Grand Ducal Palace. King Philippe of the Belgians then had his own audience with the Chancellor when she made her way to Brussels; the Belgian Royal Court’s Twitter praising the … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Hosts New Year Reception

  January 10, 2017 at 10:27 am by

At the Grand Ducal Palace today, the Luxembourg Grand Duke and Grand Duchess welcomed members of Parliament and government for their annual New Year’s reception. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, wearing an orange shift dress with floral embellishments, were also present to greet the guests, including Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and the Parliamentary President Mars Di Bartolomeo. A second reception will be held tomorrow for members of … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean Hospitalised Over Christmas

  December 27, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has today confirmed that Grand Duke Jean was hospitalised last week to receive treatment for bronchitis, and spent Christmas Day there. The physicians treating the 95-year-old Grand Duke find that his recovery is “very satisfactory”, but will be keeping him in hospital for a few more days to allow proper medical supervision as he continues to recover. Grand Duke Jean will celebrate his 96th … Continue reading

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie Visits Exhibition in Belgium

  December 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duchess made a trip to Belgium today, where she visited the ’21, rue La Boétie’ exhibition in Liège. Accompanied by Guy Arendt, Luxembourg’s Secretary of State for Culture, Stéphanie was given a tour of the exhibition by Anne Sinclair, the author who wrote the book of the same name the exhibition is based on. ’21, rue La Boétie’ tells the life of Paul Rosenberg, one of the early … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Newest Prince Has A Name: Liam

  December 6, 2016 at 4:48 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has this morning announced the name of its newest member, the baby son of Prince Félix and Princess Claire who was born on November 28. He has been named Liam Henri Hartmut, both middle names in honour of his paternal and maternal grandfathers. Several photographs taken by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of the newborn with his parents and elder sister, Princess Amalia, were also … Continue reading

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Prince Félix and Princess Claire Welcome A Son

  November 28, 2016 at 7:20 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a son early this morning in Geneva. The newborn was born at 3:59am today at Geneva’s Beaulieu General Clinic. Both the infant and Princess Claire are doing well. Prince Félix was by his wife’s side throughout. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, and Monsieur and Madame Lademacher and their families join in … Continue reading

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Maria Teresa Brings Daughter-In-Law Stéphanie To Annual Bazaar

  November 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm by

As patron, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg today opened the annual International Bazaar held at the Luxexpo centre. This year, she was joined by her daughter-in-law, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. The two women were shown around the bazaar, which raises money for dozens of charity projects; they inspected the over 60 stalls featuring traditional wares and cuisines from multiple countries from around the world. Also visiting the fair with Maria … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits HIV/AIDS Charity in London – With Some Luxembourg Royals

  November 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

Continuing the work he began earlier this year to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, Prince Harry has visited NAZ Project, the oldest and largest charity addressing sexual health in the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England. The Prince met with NAZ staff and volunteers, learning about their efforts to help the community with their sexual health, particularly how they develop their programs to be culturally sensitive to the people … Continue reading

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Noah Donates Communion Money to Charity

  August 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Prince Noah of Luxembourg, the younger son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, has donated the money he received on the occasion of his communion to a refugee shelter in the village of Marienthal. His mother shared the news on her Instagram page, along with two photos from the day the family paid a visit to the shelter to make the donation. “I could not be more proud of my … Continue reading

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Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Marks Luxembourg Team Arrival in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

As the Luxembourg Olympic Team arrived at the athlete’s village in Rio de Janeiro tonight for their official welcome, they were accompanied by Grand Duke Henri for the reception that followed. Brazilian dancers provided entertainment to welcome the latest teams to the village, ahead of the raising of the Luxembourg flag. Grand Duke Henri chatted with his country’s ten athletes during the reception. The Grand Duke is a member of … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Louis Turns Thirty

  August 3, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Prince Louis of Luxembourg, the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates his thirtieth birthday. He was born at the Maternité Grande- Duchesse Charlotte Hospital, and was educated in Luxembourg, Switzerland and the US before attending Richmond, the American International University in London, where he graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art in Communications. In September 2006, Louis married Tessy Antony – their … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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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”.

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