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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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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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