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Luxembourg Twins Jean and Margaretha Turn Sixty

  May 15, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein today celebrate their sixtieth birthday. They were born on this day in 1957 at Betzdorf Castle, as the third and fourth children of the-then Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, Jean and Joséphine-Charlotte. Both siblings were educated in Luxembourg, before Jean continued his studies in Switzerland, France and England, where he did military training at Sandhurst; while Margaretha continued her … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Venice For 57th Biennale

  May 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg are making a brief trip to Italy today and tomorrow, where they will attend the opening of the 57th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Venice. On Friday, Guillaume and Stéphanie attended the preview of the Biennial, stopping in at the Luxembourg Pavilion where they viewed the set-up by Luxembourg’s representative artist, Mike Bourscheid, entitled ‘Thank you so much for the flowers’. The Biennial opens on Saturday … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Luxembourg For Treaty of London Anniversary

  May 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

The 1867 Treaty of London was commemorated yesterday in Luxembourg City, with members of the Grand Ducal Family in attendance, along with the Duchess of Cambridge. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel joined Kate at the Luxembourg City Museum for a tour of a new exhibition showcasing the history of the tiny country in honour of the anniversary. The 1867 Treaty was confirmation of … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Luxembourg Stand At ‘Révélations’

  May 3, 2017 at 2:34 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Paris on Wednesday where they visited the Révélations International Fine Craft and Creation fair. The duo visited the artists exhibited at the Luxembourg stand, which is making its debut at this year’s fair. Nine artists – who specialist in sculpting, glass blowing and ceramics among other things – are representing the small European country at the fair. Guillaume and Stéphanie … Continue reading

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Close Ties: Maria Teresa and Isabel View Portuguese Exhibition in Luxembourg

  April 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was joined by the Duchess of Bragança on Friday at the opening of a new exhibition at the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg City. Portugal – Drawing the World showcases over 150 pieces of art from several cultural institutions in Portugal on loan to the Luxembourg museum to “recount the long and fascinating journey of the almost nine century old country, still emerging from a process … Continue reading

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Prince Liam of Nassau Christened At The Vatican

  April 25, 2017 at 5:43 am by

The four-and-a-half month old son of Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg was christened at the Choir Chapel of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Saturday April 22. Prince Liam was christened into the Roman Catholic faith by Reverend Dr. George Woodall. His godparents are Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg and Anna Maria Pamin. Attending the ceremony were the Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Prince Sébastien Celebrates His Quarter Century

  April 16, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, the youngest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates his twenty-fifth birthday. He was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte Hospital in 1992 on his father’s 37th birthday. After primary and secondary education in Luxembourg and England, Sebastien headed to the United States of America for university. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communication from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. … Continue reading

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New Portraits of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple

  April 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has released a series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa are shown in the gardens of one of their homes. Several of the photos feature their pet dog. The photos were taken by Lola Velasco. A series of new photographs of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg have been released, taken by … Continue reading

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Guillaume & Stéphanie Take In Seattle From The Space Needle

  April 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm by

Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess are currently on an economic mission to the American West Coast centred around the space sector, which Luxembourg has recently invested in. The couple have begun in Seattle, where on Monday they attended a luncheon atop the city’s Space Needle. Guillaume and Stephanie took in the panoramic sights of the city, which the Hereditary Grand Duke later described in his speech as “beautiful, innovative and … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Reception Hosted At Château de Berg

  April 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Grand Duke Henri hosted a reception for members of the diplomatic corp on Tuesday April 4 at Château de Berg in central Luxembourg.  The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, was at the head of the diplomats assigned to Luxembourg for the reception. The Grand Duke, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie welcomed their guests and mingled with them throughout the reception.

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Prince Sébastien Welcomes Parents To Sandhurst

  March 27, 2017 at 9:50 am by

Another Prince welcomed his parents to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst over the weekend, as Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived at the Academy to visit their youngest son. Prince Sébastien is currently undertaking military training at the Academy, which he began in September last year. His father, paternal grandfather, Grand Duke Jean, and eldest brother, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, have all graduated from Sandhurst. Another … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Happy St Patrick’s Day From Elizabeth & Jean!

  March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am by

March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was joined by Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean for the presentation of shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the Elizabeth Barracks in Surrey. The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, served as a volunteer in the Irish Guards during the Second World War, before undertaking military training at Sandhurst and eventually rising the ranks to … Continue reading

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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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