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HGD Guillaume visits the US

  November 26, 2009 at 12:02 am by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume was recently on a working visit to the United States. The four-day visit took place between November 16th and 19th. HRH paid visits to the states of Delaware, Michigan and Ohio where he visited various industrial businesses. Guillaume visited the corporate headquarters of DuPont de Nemours in Wilmington, DE, the Guardian Industries and Delphi Automotive in Auburn Hills and Troy, MI respectively and the Goodyear Tire … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child Celebrated in Stockholm

  November 21, 2009 at 6:09 am by

Various royals flocked to Stockholm these past two days, to attend events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child convention. A private seminar on the celebration was held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm early on Thursday November 19th, and was attended by a large group of royal women: Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Paola … Continue reading

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Grand-Ducal Audience with Dr. Bertrand Piccard

  November 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm by

Grand Duke Henri received in audience Dr Bertrand Piccard, a psychiatrist, balloonist, lecturer, UN Goodwill Ambassador and the President of the charity ‘Wings of Hope’, which fights against childhood disease noma, in the Grand-Ducal Palace yesterday. Originally from Lausanne in Switzerland, Dr. Piccard is visiting Luxembourg to attend the conference ‘Innovation for Sustainable Performance’. For more information, please see this thread.

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Grand Duke Celebrates Railway Anniversary

  October 31, 2009 at 6:54 am by

Grand Duke Henri yesterday participated in the celebrations in Luxembourg of the 150th anniversary of rail travel in the Grand Duchy, attending an academic session at the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg. The first line, from Luxembourg to Arlon and Thionville, was opened on 4-5th October 1859. The Grand Duke also accepted the credentials of Madam Elisabeth Simbrao, the Ambassador of Angola to Belgium and the Netherlands as the Extraordinary and … Continue reading

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Elderly Grand Duke attends Concert with Children

  October 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm by

Grand Duke Jean yesterday attended a concert held by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. The 88-year-old Grand Duke was accompanied by his five children: HRH The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, HIRH Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, HRH Prince Jean, HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and HRH Prince Guillaume. The concert was held in homage to HRH the late Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duke Jean’s wife. The Grand Duchess died in January … Continue reading

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Luxembourg State Visit from President McAleese

  October 17, 2009 at 4:24 am by

Upon the invitation of HRH The Grand Duke, President Mary McAleese of the Republic of Ireland paid a state visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg this past Wednesday and Thursday. The President was welcomed by Grand Duke Henri and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume as she and husband Doctor Martin McAleese arrived in Luxembourg, before the delegation headed to the city for the official welcoming ceremony and a viewing … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri & Son at Government Reception

  October 14, 2009 at 6:34 am by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and his eldest son Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume gave a reception yesterday at the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg after the opening ceremony of the new term (2009/2010) of the Chamber of Deputies, Luxembourg’s parliament. Grand Duchess Mari­a Teresa was not in attendance, presumably due to a recent operation. For more information, please see this thread.

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Royal Attendance in Monaco for Cancer Gala

  October 13, 2009 at 1:06 am by

Last Friday, October 9th, members of several royal houses descended upon the tiny principality of Monaco to attend the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer gala. HSH Prince Albert II, the Sovereign Prince of Monaco played host to HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden, TRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, and TRH Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg for the charity gala, which was … Continue reading

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New Portraits Mark Nine Years of Grand Duke’s Reign

  October 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm by

The Court of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family today released a series of new family portraits to mark the ninth anniversary of HRH Grand Duke Henri’s accession to the throne. The set of fourteen photos features the entire Grand Ducal Family; and for the first time included Princess Tessy, the wife of Prince Louis, and the couple’s two sons, Gabriel and Noah, in an official photo with the whole family. … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Sons in America

  September 4, 2009 at 2:45 am by

Grand Duke Henri and sons Prince Felix, Prince Louis and Prince Sebastien were in the United States early in August on a private visit to witness the dedication of the Luxembourg-America cultural centre with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and wife Jessica Doyle, along with various government officials from both Luxembourg and the USA. Following the ceremony, the Grand-Ducal family and Governor were given a private tour of the centre and … Continue reading

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Surgery for the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  September 2, 2009 at 1:59 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal court today announced that HRH The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg has undergone surgery. The Grand Duchess’ surgery took place at the University Saint Luc Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. It was performed under the supervision of Professor Doctor Jacques Donnez, a renowned gynecologist. The surgery has been scheduled for some time, and was completed without any complications. It is expected that the Grand Duchess will take several … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Swears In His New Government

  July 24, 2009 at 6:12 am by

Grand Duke Henri yesterday swore in the new Luxembourg government at the Château de Berg. The Grand Duke spent the morning in audience with outgoing members of the government, thanking them for their “good and loyal service.” He also awarded the members of the government who had already served a first term the Order of Civil Merit of Adolphe. In the afternoon, at 2:30, the Grand Duke, as Head of … Continue reading

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National Day Celebrations Wrap Up in Luxembourg

  June 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm by

The final half of the celebrations for Luxembourg’s national day began with the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, Prince Sébastien, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Prince Félix and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attending the Te Deum laudamus with military and public officials and the heads of the various diplomatic missions to the Grand Duchy. The service was followed by a salute of 101 cannon shots at Fetschenhaff. As is normal, … Continue reading

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Grand Ducal Family Out in Force in Luxembourg City

  June 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

The entire Grand Ducal family, minus Princess Alexandra who is busily studying for her exams, turned out in Luxembourg City after the day celebrations by the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess in Ell to see the traditional torchlit procession and firework display. This is also an occassion for the entire family to be ‘seen’ by the public, as they walk from their city residence the Grand Ducal Palace to the … Continue reading

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National Day Celebrations Begin in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

The celebrations for Luxembourg’s National Day kicked off today in Ell with an official visit from the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess where, together with government officials and members of the community, they laid a wreath of flowers at the Monument des Mars before visiting the city council. They later visited the local school, where they watched a theatrical performance by pre-schoolers and then listened to speeches in the playground … Continue reading

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New Titles for Grand-Ducal Family

  June 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm by

During the celebrations of Luxembourg’s National day, Grand Duke Henri has announced that Tessy de Nassau, wife of Prince Louis, will now be styled as Princess of Luxembourg, and their two sons will be styled Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah de Nassau. His daughter Princess Alexandra has also received the position of a knight in the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, which is an order … Continue reading

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Audiences with the Grand Duke and Duchess

  June 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm by

The Grand Duke this week has held three audiences, the first of which, on Tuesday, was with the Prime Minister of the Ukraine, Yulia Timochenko. He then recieved on Friday the recipients of the Order of Adolphe, a chivalric order officially known as the Ordre du Mérite Civil et Militaire d’Adolphe de Nassau that was originally created for members of the Duchy of Nassau, and has now passed on to … Continue reading

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Royals Vote In European Elections

  June 8, 2009 at 6:05 am by

Over the last few days all member states of the European Union organised elections for the European parlament. Belgium’s royal family set a good example and all adult members of the royal family were pictured while visiting the polling stations. The duke and duchess of Brabant voted at a polling station in Laeken, as did princess Astrid, her husband Lorenz and their two eldest children prince Amedeo and princess Maria … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Kenya

  June 6, 2009 at 7:52 am by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg finished her African visit with a trip to Kenya, where she spoke at the opening of “Diagnostic to Action: Microfinance in Africa” in Nairobi. The Grand Duchess was in Burundi as UNICEF’s Eminent Advocate for Children, a post also held by Queen Rania of Jordan, but was in Kenya representing Luxembourg, as the patron of the Luxembourgish Appui au Développement Autonome/Support for Autonomous Development … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean in Hospital

  June 5, 2009 at 3:39 am by

Grand Duke Jean, former Grand Duke of Luxembourg, has been admitted into hospital due to basic circulatory problems. It is expected that he will be able to leave after a few more ‘days of observation’, according to Luxembourger Wort. Grand Duke Jean was also in hospital last year in Brussels, where he received a successful hip implant. He returned to Schloss Fischbach in early November. For more information, please see … Continue reading

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