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Grand Duchess’ Brother in Coma

  May 30, 2011 at 2:14 am by

The elder brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is critically ill in a Florida hospital. Antonio Mestre, 58, is currently in a coma after suffering from cardiovascular problems over the weekend. He is being monitored by doctors, and his condition has been described as “alarming” by the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court. The Grand Duchess will travel to Florida early this week to be with her brother, meaning she will … Continue reading

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New Stamps for Luxembourg Milestones

  February 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm by

To mark two major milestones in the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family in 2011, the Luxembourg postal service, P&TLuxembourg, has released two stamps featuring the individuals who will mark round birthdays. The first stamp is to commemorate former Grand Duke Jean’s 90th birthday, which took place on January 5th. The second commemorates the 30th birthday of the Hereditary Grand Duke, Guillaume, which will take place on November 11th. The stamps can … Continue reading

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20th Birthday of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

  February 16, 2011 at 7:43 am by

HRH Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, the only daughter of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, turns 20 today. Princess Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine was born on February 16, 1991, as the fourth child and only daughter of then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. She joined big brothers, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, then Prince Guillaume, and Princes Félix and … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Duchess Reach Pearl Anniversary

  February 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm by

Today, February 14th, marks the thirtieth wedding anniversary of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. The groom, then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri, son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, was 25; while his bride, Cuban-born Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista, daughter of José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla, was 24. The couple had met while studying political science at the University of … Continue reading

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30th Wedding Anniversary of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

  February 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm by

February 14, 2011, will mark the 30th wedding anniversary of TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. New pictures have been released to celebrate this joyful event. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa have 4 sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix, Prince Louis and Prince Sébastian, and 1 daughter, Princess Alexandra. Prince Louis is the only one of the children of the Grand … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Admitted to Hospital; Undergoes Angioplasty

  February 4, 2011 at 6:07 am by

Grand Duke Henri was admitted to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg yesterday, after complaining to the court physican of chest pains. A brief statement was released by the Grand Ducal Court a short time later, stating the Grand Duke was in a stable condition. It did not disclose a reason for his hospitalisation, however, the Grand Duke underwent an angioplasty later that afternoon. A statement released by the Communications Chief … Continue reading

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90th Birthday of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

  January 6, 2011 at 8:12 am by

HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg turned 90 yesterday, January 5, 2011. A concert was held in honor of Grand Duke Jean. Before the concert there was a photo opportunity with the Royal guests. In addition to the concert, there was a dinner at the ship “Princesse Marie-Astrid”. Among those attending the concert were, other then Grand Duke Jean, Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, née Princess of Luxembourg, oldest daughter of … Continue reading

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Royals Fashion Faceoff

  December 2, 2010 at 4:47 am by

It’s quite normal to see celebrities in the same outfit, especially on the red carpet, but is it normal to see royals in the same outfit/piece? Yes, especially if you share one designer like Belgian designer Natan, who is worn mostly by Crown Princess Mathilde, Crown Princess Maxima and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa – they have been seen in the same piece days after one royal has been seen in … Continue reading

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume visits Sweden

  November 24, 2010 at 6:42 am by

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg visited Sweden from November 14 till November 16, 2010. The Hereditary Grand Duke is joined on this visit by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Jeannot Krecké, and a delegation from the biomedicine sector in Luxembourg. The Hereditary Grand Duke first visited the Uppsala University, he then had a meeting with Daniel Johansson, and after that meeting he visited Hammarby Sjöstad. The … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean turns 90 on January 5

  November 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm by

HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg is turning 90 on January 5, 2011. To celebrate this, a picture was released of Grand Duke Jean with his oldest son and daughter-in-law, TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa. A concert will be held in honour of Grand Duke Jean on January 5 and according to Wort, Grand Duke Jean, his children and grandchildren will all attend. Grand Duke Jean … Continue reading

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‘European Vulnerable Children’ Conference in Belgium

  November 21, 2010 at 10:55 am by

On the initiative of Queen Paola, in her capacity as Honorary President of the NGO Child Focus, an organization dedicated to finding missing children, and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 a conference in the Royal Palace in Brussels with the theme “Vulnerable children on the run, a challenge for Europe.” The conference was sponsored … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visits Bazar de la Croix-Rouge

  November 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

HRH Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg visited traditional Bazar de la Croix-Rouge on November 14, 2010. The Grand Duchess is the President of the Luxembourgian part of the Red Cross. The benefits of this years Bazar will go towards activities of the Youth Red Cross and will help fund projects that help young people to build their future. The official website of the Red Cross can be found HERE. … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa receive the President of Germany

  November 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm by

TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg received the President of Germany, Christian Wulff, on November 12, 2010. After the official welcome, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess hosted an official lunch to honor the President. More information about the visit of the President of Germany can be found in the thread Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events Part 6 (March 2008 … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri attends the 75th anniversary of ALI

  November 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm by

HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attended the 75th anniversary of the ALI on November 10, 2010. ALI stands for “Association luxembourgeoise des ingénieurs”, which is French for “Association of Professional Engineers” The official website of foundation can be found HERE. In 1935 a group of 25 unemployed engineers was formed in order to defend the professional interests and the Association has been a non-profit organization since April 2002. More … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Theresa and HGD Guillaume attend Global Social Business Summit 2010

  November 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm by

HRH Grand Duchess Maria Theresa and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg attended the Global Social Business Summit 2010 on November 4, 2010 in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Grand Duchess and the Hereditary Grand Duke were accompanied by a delegation of national experts. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa has offered to host the Global Social Business Summit in 2012. More information about the Grand Duchess and the Hereditary Grand Duke attending … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri visits Projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation

  October 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm by

HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg visited several projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation on October 14, 2010. The Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation was established in 1982 in order to acquire and manage nature reserves. Over the years the main activity remained preserving and restoring of the natural environment. During the visit of the Grand Duke, it was announced that the symbolic threshold of 1000 hectares of nature reserves … Continue reading

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attends delivery of the Luxembourg American Business Award 2010

  October 24, 2010 at 4:30 am by

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg visited the United States of America. Accompanied by the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Jeannot Krecké, the Hereditary Grand Duke attended the delivery of the Luxembourg American Business Award 2010 on 20 October 2010. This year, the award was won by Husky Injection Molding Systems. Husky Injection Molding Systems supplies among others injection molding equipment. To read more about this company, you … Continue reading

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Beatrix and Henri at the Reopening of Villa Vauban

  May 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Luxembourg on May 1st, where she attended an event with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The trio reopened Villa Vauban after five years of renovations, and also opened the inaugural exhibition, entitled ‘The Golden Age Reloaded’, of the new museum. The museum houses a large part of a collection from the Dutch Golden Age (17th century works), as well as … Continue reading

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Firemen called to the Grand Ducal Palace

  February 5, 2010 at 8:27 am by

Earlier this morning, the fire department of Luxembourg City was called to attend to a fire at the Grand Ducal Palace. They arrived to find smoke coming from the windows of the palace’s basement, where the laundry rooms are. It is believed a faulty washing machine or dryer is the cause of the small fire, which caused damage to only minor parts of the palace limited to the laundry rooms. … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Princess Margaretha Open Dyslexia Forum in Paris

  February 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm by

‘Wort’ reports that on Tuesday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and her sister-in-law, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, opened the first dyslexia forum of UNESCO in Paris. The Grand Duchess held the opening speech of the forum. In her speech she said that world wide 300 million people are dyslectic. According to the Grand Duchess, these people are still marginalized. Maria Teresa also pointed out that it depended primarily on … Continue reading

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