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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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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa in Burundi

  June 2, 2009 at 8:04 am by

Yesterday was the first day of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg’s five-day visit to Kenya and Burundi. She is in Burundi from 31st May to 3rd June and Kenya on 4th and 5th June in her role as “Eminent Advocate for Children”, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the International Convention on Child Rights. The Grand Duchess yesterday visited projects for the reintegration of child soldiers and young girls who … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri holds Audiences

  May 26, 2009 at 5:06 am by

Today, Grand Duke Henri received in audience at the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg the organising committee of the centenary celebrations of the Fédération d’Aéronautique un d’Astronautique Luxembourgeoises and the senior members of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. For more information, please see this thread.

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Presentation of the Charlemagne Prize & Audiences

  May 24, 2009 at 5:15 am by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa attended the International Charlemagne Prize ceremony at the Hotel de Ville of Aix-la-Chapelle, which was presented to Dr. Andrea Riccardi, historian and founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio. For more information, please see this thread. The Grand Duke also received this week in audience the Secretary-General of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, HE Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, during his official visit … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family attends Octave Closing

  May 18, 2009 at 1:47 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force yesterday, celebrating the closure of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg. The event is an annual event attended by the family. In attendance this year, as usual, were the Grand Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Prince Felix, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sebastien and Prince Louis and his wife Tessy de Nassau. The family participated in the traditional procession, where the statue … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Receives Directors of De Verband Fédération Agricole Luxembourg

  May 8, 2009 at 10:27 am by

Today Grand Duke Henri received in audience members of the Board of Directors of De Verband Fédération Agricole Luxembourg SC, a company which specialises in agricultural machines rental, machines for horticulture and cattle feed. The Grand Duke has also received recently in audience the Director General of UNICEF, Madame Anne M. Veneman, the new Director General of MUDAM, the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, the Russian Minister of … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Opens Grünewald Forest to the Public

  April 10, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Grand Duke Henri yesterday opened the forest of Grünewald to the public, following an agreement made on January 16th between the State of Luxembourg and the Grand Duke that the forest would be put at the disposal of the state and its people during certain times of the year and that the state would pay for a portion of the maintenance and upkeep of the Grünewald. As part of the … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg: 28 years of style

  April 8, 2009 at 4:18 pm by

In February 2009, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. The former Maria Teresa de Mestre of Cuba is clearly partial to color and floral prints. Her lovely smile and warm personality are the perfect accompaniments to her fashionable wardrobe. Something even more beautiful than her wardrobe is the love that she and Grand Duke Henri still have for each other, 28 … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Visits Art Exhibition

  April 6, 2009 at 4:26 am by

Grand Duchess Mari­a Teresa of Luxembourg visited the exhibition “Lebensbilder” at the Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünste Cultural Centre with Luxembourgish artist Madeleine Weiss-Bauler. This exhibition was the first exhibition to show the complete catalgoue of works of this local artist. For more information, please see this thread.

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HGD Guillaume Awards Work Promotion Diplomas

  April 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm by

Earlier today, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume awarded Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. The event took place at the Grand-Théâtre de la Ville, and Guillaume awarded the dilpomas to young master craftsmen and those who were awarded with the Work Promotion 2008/2009 diplomas. A picture gallery of the event can be found here. The HGD’s current events thread can be found here.

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Princess Alexandra attends Basketball Final

  March 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra attended the final of the Luxembourg Men’s Basketball Cup 2009. The event was held at the National Sports and Cultural Center in Coque on March 21st. T71 Diddeleng defeated AB Contern 78-60 to take home the trophy, presented by Princess Alexandra. Click here to see more pictures and information.

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Grand Duchess Presents Awards to Blood Donors

  March 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

Today Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, as President of the Red Cross, presented decorations and congratulations to blood donors who had provided 20, 40 and 80 blood donations at the Cultural Center of Prince Henri Walferdange. The Grand Duchess is also celebrating her 53rd birthday today; she was born in 1956 in Havana, Cuba. For more information, please see this thread. To offer a birthday message for the Grand … Continue reading

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Prince Jean of Luxembourg Weds

  March 21, 2009 at 5:31 am by

Grand Duke Henri’s younger brother, Prince Jean of Luxembourg, wed for the second time last Wednesday in Roermondm, Holland. The bride was Jean’s long-time partner, Diane de Guerre. The civil wedding ceremony took place at the Roermondm City Hall, and was performed by the town’s Mayor, Mr H. van Beers. Relatives of the bride and groom attended the small ceremony, but the only member of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal family … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Parliament Removes Grand Duke’s Power

  March 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm by

The Luxembourg Government passed an amendment to Article 34 of the Luxembourg Constitution on March 12th, removing Grand Duke Henri’s power to vote on parliamentary matters. The Grand Duke now has a more ceremonial role in the Government; while he must sign the acts and bills of parliament, he does not enact them. This is much like the role of several of Henri’s European counterparts. The issue of the Grand … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Duchess hold audience at Chateau Berg

  March 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Yesterday Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg received in an audience the Director General of the Grand-Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Marie-Claude Beaud at Chateau Berg, a private residence of the Grand-Ducal Family situated about 30 kilometres from Luxembourg City. For more information, please see this thread.

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Prince Felix attends Ladies Cup

  March 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm by

On March 14th, Prince Felix attended the final of the Coupe de Luxembourg des dames (LaLux Ladies Cup). At the end of the game, Felix presented the winning team – Residence – with the trophy. The Prince attended the event as patron for the Luxembourg Basketball Federation. More information can be found in this thread.

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Grand Duke and Duchess in Esch-sur-Sure

  March 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm by

The Grand Duke and Duchess paid a joint visit to the dam of Esch-sur-Sure, and then attended the academic session at the Cultural Center Heiderscheid. The visit was part of the festivities of the 50th anniversary of the Lac de la Haute-Sûre and the 10th anniversary of the Parc Naturel de la Haute. For more information, please see this thread

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